Terry Davidson & the Gears 'Sonic Soul Sessions' - Bangshift Music

Terry Davidson plays the blues and has been a veteran of the music scene around the United States for over fifty years. His band, The Gears, deliver a solid support to the guitar dexterity of Davidson and the harmonica playing of Mike Gilliland is quite prominent across the thirteen tracks. The horn section adds colour to the song arrangements and the keyboards swell with the backing vocals, adding to the dynamic of songs like Chicagoland and So Hot.

Styles and influences range from Texas blues, with the Too Late to Change track channelling Stevie Ray Vaughan, to traditional Chicago blues (Stomping Ground) and some traditional blues rock (Tapped Out).

The playing is dynamic and full of energy with the production, by Terry Davidson and Joe Viers, both crisp and clean. Anyone who enjoys the sweet sound of blues guitar workouts, backed by restrained and sensuous ensemble playing will have plenty of happy hours with this release.