On That Train & Gone
'The opener 'Good Morning Blues'is played in a rough barrelhouse styling with some neck-rack harp. Things slow down for 'Brain Cloudy Blues' a Bob Willis song, which is really well played, I liked the piano work here.There is a good version of Leadbelly's 'Midnight Special' and an interesting take on 'Reconsider Baby', not usually a piano led song.'See What You Done' chugs along nicely. Jesse Fuller's 'San Francisco Bay Blues' gets a makeover into a stride piano piece and it works well. Willie Dixon's 'You Shook Me' is done as a slow piano blues and again it works - the highlight of the album.The album closes with 'Worried Man Blues' which is up tempo and almost Rock n Roll in style. Dave has a reasonable voice, a steady left hand and, overall, a chunky piano style a la Henry Gray or Champion Jack Dupree. Dave is a pianist who is willing to take on songs not usually associated with the piano.Worth checking this one out.' Jim Greaves (Blues in Britain magazine) Dave has met Jerry Lee Lewis and played in Sun Studios, Memphis, as well as New Orleans, Cuba, France, Italy and Sicily. He led the 'Riot Squad' a resident band at the Manchester Rock n Roll Appreciation Society once supporting Gene Vincent's 'House Shakers'. As a solo performer, he has played regularly in pubs and colleges in Didsbury, Whitby and Stockport where he also ran a blues/folk club. He plays piano, blues harp, guitar, accordion and also writes his own songs which can be downloaded from https://davelaycock.bandcamp.com/.