Garland & The Blue Monks -
'When It's All Said & Done'
With combinations of blues,
rock and some jazzy swing the Blue Monks deliver
a tasty sampling featuring English blues guitar-man
Rob Garland, now a St. Louis resident. When
It’s All Said & Done is Garlands fourth
mentioned that while recording (this was done
on analog) there were unusual clicks that perhaps
it was even haunted. Rob said “lot's of
different influences come out, so there are
blues songs, but also funk, pop, folk and jazz
elements. Although our live shows feature a
lot of improvisation, the 'When It's All Said
& Done' CD was primarily about songwriting,
so the solos are pretty short and I attempted
to layer tracks that best serve the songs.”
Rob Garland - Guitars &
Byron James - Bass
Tobin Hall - Drums
Frank Bauer - Saxophone on
tracks 2 & 4
songs written by Rob Garland
1) Never Be The Same – bluesy guitar solos,
2) Where My Baby Be – 3 ½ minutes
of straight up blues.
3) Tide – more blues guitar, I liked the
4) Change In The Weather – a bluesy shuffle
with a jazzy feel.
5) When It's All Said And Done – the song
is good, the guitar solo is great.
6) El Monk – a jazz instrumental piece.
7) Can't Take That Away – acoustic guitar,
almost a Kenny Loggins like song.
mellow combination of jazz with blues guitar.
The seven songs were good, would’ve liked
more. Check out Rob & The Monks when in
St. Louis or on
for now, peace.