Fantastic, unique, breath of fresh air!
This CD has been in my player for over a month and I have to say it just makes me feel happy all over. It's a breath of fresh air to hear someone who's not trying to jump into the wannabe crowd--Mike Breen is a man in his own musical world, and not afraid to do his own thing here. Do I hear movie scores or WHAT!?
great bender playing, enjoyed very much
great b-bender playing, really enjoyed sleepwalk and apache, as well as beautiful playing on the accoustic numbers.
This CD showcases Mike Breen's skills as a multi-instrumentalist, but especially as a guitarist. He nicely illustrates the contributions in a variety of styles that a B bender can make to the voice of the electric guitar and the person who plays it. And all this in a CD that is very listenable and not just a technical tour de force. Breen's taste and creativity shine through on a number of levels.
Doug Steven UK
It caused me to buy a B Bender Telecaster
Honky Tonk #22 is what it's all about,a simple tune that gets you where you feel it most.Ridin'The Fence is the fun tune on the album,while flavours of Jerry Donahue and Johnny Hiland are also in the recipe, of this very tasty collection of B Bender instrumentals.
Get this CD and it will restore your faith in music!
After many years of playing, recording and being involved in all things guitar, it is hard to impress me. I can honestly say that this CD REALLY impressed me. This is the real stuff - music played without compromise. Recorded beautifully. Every nuance is clear to your ears. If you are into great guitar playing and want to have a party for your ears, check out Mr. Breen. The B-bender guitar gives an amazing blend of traditional and slide/steel playing that mixes and blurrs the edges of county, rock and blues. WOW!
Great CD, Musicians take note!
OK, here is a guy that can play and takes the B-Bender guitar beyond what you would traditonally expect. This is a great collection and shows that Mike Breen can play and not only B-Bender guitar but, mandolin, flat top, banjo. If your into great guitar...get this CD!
Mike has a great approah to everything he plays..the bender guitar stuff was very tastefully done...Dan Schafer
This C.D. is fantastic. Mike Breen is a master of the B Bender Guitar!
This cd is fantastic. Mike Breen is a master of the B Bender guitar! Highly recommended.