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Sardinas, Eric: Eric Sardinas and Big Motor Live (DVD)

God damn can this guy play the blues! Part Hendrix, part Stevie Ray Vaughan and part Elmore James, Eric Sardinas coaxes more sounds out of a guitar than you can imagine. As fiery as the devil himself, Sardinas fingerpicks and plays slide guitar like you've never seen before. Along with his band Big Motor, Sardinas and Co., lay down some seriously raucous Delta Blues injected with old school Country/Bluegrass and then slammed with a Rock n Roll attitude. This DVD, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor Live, is as honest and true as music can get and captures this 3 piece band on fire!!

Eric Sardinas is a MASTER on the old Dobro style Acoustic/Electric Resonator guitar. The Resonator is much louder than a normal acoustic guitar and was originally designed to be able to be heard over horns and orchestras of the 20's and 30's, with it's round metal spun cones. Add a pickup to this guitar as Sardinas has done and you spawn a new sound and more flexibility. This DVD is a solid statement of good ol' American music, as the band just romps through down and dirty bluesy and rocked up tunes. Filmed in HD, this DVD really does catch the emotion, power and showmanship as well as some stellar musical performances. Sardinas and his rock solid backing band, Big Motor, put on an honest, hard working show that features Sardinas in all of his slide and finger picking goodness. He really is a modern day SRV from his stage presence to his guitar phrasing at times. If you can imagine Stevie playing ONLY with a slide and thumb and forefinger picks, you are beginning to get the picture. Simply put, Eric Sardinas is NASTY!!!!

Every single song just showcases Sardinas awesome and down home vocals and some bad ass guitar playing. His guitar prowess and bluesy songwriting even caught the attention of one Steve Vai, who snatched up Sardinas and Big Motor and in 2008 released their self titled record on his new record label, Favored Nations. And if Vai thinks he's good, that's saying something! The DVD, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor Live, will not only make you want to play guitar (even Air guitar) but leaves you feeling good. The songs are all great and have that blue collar, working class, whiskey drinkin' quality to them and on top of that this DVD just looks and sounds great, as well. Remember his name because Eric Sardinas is one of the nastiest Blues guitarists out there. Fiery, intense and wailing, Eric Sardinas and Big Motor are a band to check out, NOW! Only wish this DVD was longer.

Track Listing

  1. Intro
  2. I'm Worried
  3. Eric and Big Motor
  4. Almost Done
  5. Can't Be Satisfied
  6. 8 Goin' South
  7. Love Me
  8. As The Crow Flies

Added: December 15th 2010
Reviewer: Butch Jones
Related Link: Artist Website
Hits: 2110
Language: english

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