|When I receive CD's for review, the package will usually tell
a great deal of what is contained within. This CD was all that and more. It was very
professional in every sense. Their super tight rhythm section features Jimmy Pritchard
working the bottom end and on drums Ian Greaves adding lots of sparkle and snap.
had the pleasure to work with Jimmy on several occasions. I know that he is a great
player, and a real nice guy. There were many nights that he worked with the Randy
Lippincott Band or the Paul Nelson Blues Band and on each occasion his performance was
nothing less than stellar.
I have said it before, and I'll say it again because it's worth repeating: the guys
from the Del-Mar-Va-Pa region are monsters of their craft. Roy Buchanon, Delbert
McClinton, Danny Gatton, Billy Price, and the Nighthawks have called this place their
home. The Roger Girke Band is a great example of the kind of musicians that come from this
area. You can tell they are having fun the instant you hear them. This quality comes
through loud and clear on this release.
Roger Girke fronts his band with solid vocals, and tasty guitar. Joe Lasorte adds some
more flavor with his own guitar as well. Then there's Glenn Bickel on keys, Pete Mayforth
on sax. Factor in their wicked rhythm section and you've got the recipe for FUN! These
guys ROCK! Don't miss your chance to see The Roger Girke Band. These guys pump out a
hearty dose of house-rockin blues.