Love That You Want
ARTIST HISTORY Following 9 years touring with the Celtic-Rock band Tempest, in 2000 Rob Wullenjohn released his first solo album, 'Blue on Green'. That album featured original and traditional compositions, adding Irish fiddle and banjo to the rock band sound. His second album 'Love That You Want' released in April 2002, features a new band and a more consistent mix of blues inspired music. Rob Wullenjohn's blues guitar stylings packs a punch to his original Americana styled tunes. His guitar sound is reminiscent of the English blues players -- those favoring the Les Paul through an overdriven Fender amp tone. The music shifts in style, with the guitar keeping a consistent voice throughout. He effortlessly moves from slide guitar in the opening R&R number to an up tempo swing blues, then to a country inspired vocal duet with notable singer Nancy Hall. There is a beautiful flute performance by Peggy Johnston on the original middle-eastern tune entitled 'Baladi'. The CD contains two remakes -- the 60's tune Gold and Silver pays homage to psychedelic guitar and the jazz standard Take Five, and a rocked-up version of the traditional Irish tune 'Whisky In The Jar' having more energy than the Metallica version. The guitar rave up in the middle section in the tune Secret Surfer, sends a shiver up the spine. Styles shift again as Rob plays slide, and sings about being down on his luck and having to sleep on a 'friends' couch. Then with slide guitar again, in the song Blues For Green Hawaii, he's blending a Hawaiian steel sound with old time jazz. Truly, this sophomore effort of blends blues guitar with many styles of music, showing both the versatility of the guitarist and the blues medium. Blue On Green's music is both a treat when performed live and listening to on CD. CD RECORDINGS 'Love That You Want' Released Apr. 2002 'Blue On Green', Released Jan. 2000 GROUP MEMBERS & INSTRUMENTS Rob Wullenjohn - Guitar and Vocals. Mark Macario - Drums. Jeff Roberts - Rhythm Guitar. Peggy Johnston - Flute and Vocals. Paul Clanon - Acoustic Bass. Mark Christensen - Saxophone. PRESS REVIEWS - 'Blue on Green, shifts effortlessly among it's myriad styles. The songs encompass the style of the Grateful Dead, Irish reels and airs, folk rock, bluegrass and sultry to rocking blues.' Half Moon Bay Review, Stacy Trevenon. - 'I dig what they're doing. That Cat's a great songwriter.' Bruce Lattimer, from the 'Bruce Lattimer Show' 2001. - 'You can count on this CD for a variety of styles and instruments fitting tightly together like a jigsaw puzzle.' SF Gate, Shand Walton. - 'If you enjoy a good time, want to dance a jig or rock out in one setting this is for you!' Amazon.com, Marta Irvin.