CD Review – Hit the Rock by Krissy Matthews
Big Lake Music – 4710902
Rating – 8
Krissy Matthews has just turned 19. He is four albums into his career. He is well worth listening to.
“Hit the Rock” finds the talented songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist playing 13 songs, most of which are his own. Although he leads from the front on bluesy guitar, he employs support from Dad Keith on Bass, Mike Smith on Drums, and Keyboard player Charlie Coombes. The songs range from the slow blues of the instrumental “Images” to the funky “Time Machine” and the rock of the title track.
He plays his best rockabilly licks on the cover of “Mystery Train” a fine falsetto vocal on the Rolling Stones’s “You Can’t always get what you want” and early Traffic like grooves and sounds on ‘Tell Me’ and the album finishes with the more experimental, but highly listenable ‘Back on the Road’.
All in all, a fine album, and it shows Krissy Matthews is entering early adulthood with a firm hand on his career and talent.