Review by: David (DOS) O’Sullivan
This is the album number nine for this great Aussie artist whose songwriting and guitar playing get better and better as time passes. He is a relentless tourer, having played at 32 Australian festivals and 25 overseas festivals and has just completed his latest European jaunt.
The album opens with “Devil on my shoulder”, it’s hypnotic beat accompanied by some tasty electric playing. Lloyd’s style is best described as deconstructed blues…..he takes it down to the basics and rebuilds it in his own style as a background to some clever songwriting. “This time tomorrow” is an acoustic tune ( a nod to Cole Clarke guitars here who Lloyd endorses ) and it is a fingerpick, Piedmont style tune and beautifully played.
Track six, “Lost like me “reminds me of Joe Bonamassa…..a not too shabby comparison at all. “Cure my soul” has a New Orleans vibe about it featuring some fine trumpet playing. The close out tune on this 10 track outing is “Call you when I get there” which is a slow blues and I think the best song on the album.
All up ‘This Time Tomorrow’ is a damn impressive album and well worth the addition to any good collection.
‘This Time Tomorrow’ will be available in stores from July 3rd, through Only Blues Music – with preorder available now.
Lloyd Spiegel is about to embark on a National album launch tour this June:
Friday 16th June
The Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
$30 + bf
Saturday 17th June
The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
$15 + bf presale, $20 door
Sunday 18th June
The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival
Macquarie Hotel, Windsor, NSW
Friday 23rd June
The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Tickets: 03 5255 1566
Friday 30th June
The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Friday 7th July
Hickinbotham Winery, Dromana, VIC
Friday 14th July
Suttons House of Music, Ballarat, VIC
$20 + bf presale, $25 door
Thursday 20th July
The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
$25 + BF presale, $30 door
Friday 21st July
The Mullumbimby ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 22nd July
The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
$20 presale, $25 door
Saturday 5th August
The Melbourne Guitar Show
Friday 11th August
The Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC
$30 + BF presale
Friday 12th August
The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo, VIC