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Blues Quanta: Power Trios – Johnny Stachela, Eddie Turner, Paul Deslauriers, Jeff Jensen, Lee Delray

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Who on earth invented the power trio? It might be easy to say Cream or Jimi Hendrix, as they were pioneers, but who first? It could be Buddy Holly and the Crickets or Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two (if we could call them “power" trios). No matter what, all examples have the blues as their common thread. The tradition of the blues power trio remains alive, well, and recording, as we can see here. Johnny Stachela Band ...

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Johnny Stachela: Walk Through Fire

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Los Angeles-native Johnny Stachela may be a Southern Californian, but he is one tempered by the Allman Brothers Band and baptized in Southern-fried Dixie. Influenced by the music of the late '60s and early '70s, Stachela presents himself as his own artist on the present EP Walk Through Fire. Stachela updates the Southern Stomp of the '70s with a practiced precision that incorporates all of the evolution in rock music since that time. Where The Black Crowes reminded us of ...