DISCONNECT by Wayne Madder: Album Review
Wayne Madder is a Canadian folk/blues artist with a solid drive for making admirable songs. His album “DISCONNECT” is filled with an array of tracks guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings and make you groove at the same time. Each tune has a pleasant cadence with bluesy licks, fingerstyle arrangements, a bit of percussion, and finally a natural singer in the spotlight.
The musical direction of Wayne’s album follows the tropes of heavy guitar-driven music. This is where his essence of being a natural bluesman arrives from. But before getting to that genre appeal, the entry to the album initiates with the folk track “Angels.” It’s a calming acoustic number filled with atmosphere and a swell vocal passage. Immensely charming to hear, this opening number sets the right balance to keep us hooked for the next ones on the list. “Not Going To Cry” is an emotional blues-rock hymn filled with raw guitar solos and a lovely sway in its rhythm structure. I simply adore the guitar’s tone in this piece, as it has a neat drive to it!
Making my way to the delta-blues-inspired song “Coming Back Home” was such a delight. It sounds like something right out of Robert Johnson’s blues book. Along with that, a singer’s pain can be felt, reminiscent of the sort B.B. King specialized in, like the type that oozes tragedy. So folks, if you’re an avid fan of the aforementioned genres, I think you’ll have a good time hearing this polished album by Wayne Madder!
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Review by: Damien Reid