It's Al in Your Head
'It's Al In Your Head' the first CD-length project of Columbus Ohio blues artist Al Smyth, takes listeners on the same energy-filled musical journey through the traditions of blues, jazz and rock that has caught the public's attention at Smyth's live performances. With this release, Smyth treats his CD audience to a tasty assortment of blues standards, acoustic slide solos and original tunes. Each is captured in the bold, whimsical style. ***** VOTED ONE OF Dr. STEVE'S - WCBE COLUMBUS, BLUE COLLAR SHOW - TOP 10 CDS OF 2005 ***** THINK OF ME - Little Milton I'VE GOT MY OWN HELL TO RAISE - Bettye LaVette A BIGGER BANG - Rolling Stones THE SOUL TRUTH - Shemekia Copeland IT'S AL IN YOUR HEAD - Al Smyth BRING 'EM IN - Buddy Guy SADIE MAE - Nick Moss & The Flip Tops COMING HOME - Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges I'M FROM PHUNKVILLE - Mem Shannon THE DUKE MEETS THE EARL - Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard 'Al Smyth of the Free Beer 'n' Chicken Coalition caught my ear with his trio's version of thumpin' juke-joint, sit-down guitar-playing blues 'n' boogie. Quite the colorful character, and very funky, too.' 'He's stolen back every lick Keith Richards stole from the country blues players...' - John Petric, The Other Paper 'Instead of trudging through the pentatonic minor scales that pour from blues bars the world over, Smyth prefers to work out a tighter structure of riffs and hooks.' - John Ross, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH.