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'Cornbread'By Cornbread

Rob Garland & The Blue Monks -  Rob 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 release.

Rob 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 & Vocals
Byron James - Bass
Tobin Hall - Drums
Frank Bauer - Saxophone on tracks 2 & 4

All songs written by Rob Garland

1) Never Be The Same – bluesy guitar solos, great vocals.
2) Where My Baby Be – 3 ½ minutes of straight up blues.
3) Tide – more blues guitar, I liked the dominant bass.
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.

A 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 the web.

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP
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