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The luscious rich and full tonality, phrasing, and unbridled passion that fans have come to expect from Robin Trower comes shining through on his recent Roots and Branches. A Must Have album, one that should be equally embraced by the blues world and the classic rock community.
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Steve Lukather, founding member of TOTO, has just released ‘Transition’, his seventh solo recording; it’s an abounding mixture of satisfying melodic rock, pop, blues, and funk/jazz-tinged music.