Danny Bryant – Blood money

album by:
Danny Bryant
Version:
CD
Price:
13.59

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On January 7, 2016
Last modified:January 7, 2016

Summary:

"Blood money" is the best Danny Bryant album to date - absolutely superb Blues music

British Blues guitarist Danny Bryant is back with a new album, less than 18 months after the release of “Temperature rising”, his last album.  In between these releases he’s been busy touring – he certainly works hard.  On this album he’s got two special guests – Bernie Marsden, and Walter Trout, freshly recovered from a major illness.

Brief comments on a few tracks…

Opening track “Blood money” features a guest appearance from Danny Bryant’s mentor – Walter Trout.  I’m not fond of the opening few seconds – a drum part that just has a very hollow and unnatural sound, but after those opening couple of seconds the rest of the song is fantastic.  You can listen to the song below.

“Slow suicide” is a slower song, and Danny adjusts his vocals to suit.  It’s a beautiful track.

“On the rocks” is a homage to the late American blues guitarist Albert Collins.  It’s a superb instrumental led of course by the guitar, and there really is some superb guitar work here.  Backing up the guitar you have the drums and the Hammond organ.  It’s really a fantastic track and one of many highlights of the album.

“Sugar sweet” might seem like the title of a ballad but this is no ballad – it’s a great blues-rock song.

“Just won’t burn” features a guest appearance from Bernie Marsden.  At almost seven minutes long it’s the longest track on the album, and it’s also a real highlight – this really is a stunningly good song, and the guitar solo is just sublime.

“Blood money” is the best Danny Bryant album to date – absolutely superb Blues music.  I’ve been listening to the album a lot over the last few weeks, and now the review is written I’m going to keep on listening – it’s just too good to put down.  I look forward to hearing some of the songs played live on Danny Bryant’s UK tour (check below for the dates).

“Blood money” will be released on 29th January 2016

Track listing:

1. Blood money
2. Master plan
3. Slow suicide
4. Unchained
5. On the rocks
6. Sugar sweet
7. Fool’s game
8. Holding all the cards
9. Just won’t burn
10. Sara Jayne

FEBRUARY 2016 UK TOUR
with special guests Red Butler

The Robin 2, Bilston
Wednesday 10th February 2016

Tickets: £14.00/£16.00 / Box Office: 01902 401211
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
Venue:
www.therobin.co.uk
Tickets:
http://bit.ly/1GDhpa5
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ

The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
Thursday 11th February 2016

POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
DUE TO VENUE FLOODING

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Friday 12th February 2016

Tickets: £14.00/£16.00 / Box Office: 084444 77 1000
Doors: 7:15pm / Stage: 8:00pm
Venue:
www.thevoodoorooms.com
Tickets:
http://bit.ly/1GDhURz
19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, Lothians, EH2 2AA

The Meeting Room, Elland
Saturday 13th February 2016

Tickets: £13.00/£15.00 / Box Office: 01422 370 333
Doors: 7:15pm / Stage: 8:00pm

Venue: www.themeetingroomelland.co.uk
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2079GYv
Marshall Hall Mills, Elland Lane, Westbury St, Elland, HX5 9DU

The Engine Shed, Lincoln
Sunday 14th February 2016

Tickets: £11.00/£13.00 / Box Office: 01472 349222
Doors: 7:00pm / Stage: 7:45pm
Venue:
www.engineshed.co.uk
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1PPIkl2
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

The Leopard, Doncaster
Thursday 18th February 2016

Tickets: £11.00/£13.00 / Box Office: 01472 349 222
Doors: 7:00pm / Stage: 7:45pm
Venue:
www.leopard-doncaster.co.uk
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1R8QqUs
2 West Street, Doncaster, DN1 3AA

The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Thursday 19th February 2016

Tickets: £13.00/£15.00 / Box Office: 0845 413 4444
Doors: 7:00pm / Stage: 7:30pm
Venue:
www.rescuerooms.com
Tickets:
http://bit.ly/1MeOO7g
25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB

Raven Hall, Corby
Friday 20th February 2016

Tickets: £13.00/£15.00 / Box Office: 01536 202313
Doors: 7:00pm / Stage: 7:45pm
Venue:
www.cornmarketblues.co.uk
Tickets:
http://bit.ly/1P0UQh1
63 Rockingham Rd, Corby NN17 1AG

Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve
Sunday 21st February 2016

Tickets: £14.00/£16.00 / Box Office: 0333 666 3366
Doors: 7:45pm / Stage: 8pm
Venue:
www.cleeveconcerts.com
Tickets:
http://bit.ly/1R8RlnS
Cheltenham Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LU

Public Halls, Harpenden
Thursday 25th February 2016

Tickets: £13.00/£15.00 / Box Office: 01472 349222
Doors: 7:45pm / Stage: 8pm
Venue:
www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1WdwZR9
Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PD, United Kingdom

Old Clee Club, Grimsby
Friday 26th February 2016

Tickets: £11.00/£13.00 / Box Office: 01472 349222
Doors: 7:45pm / Stage: 8pm

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1WdKCu3
Clee Crescent, Grimsby, South Humberside, DN32 8LS

The Waterfront, Norwich
Saturday 27th February 2016

Tickets: £12.00/£14.00 / Box Office: 01603 508050
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
Tickets: 
http://bit.ly/1PNWzIb
139-141 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH

Leo’s, Gravesend
Sunday 28th February 2016

Tickets: £12.00/£14.00 / Box Office: 01474 566127
Doors: 7:00pm Stage: 8:00pm

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1NvRbGc
Crete Hall Rd, Gravesend DA11 9AA, United Kingdom

The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
Thursday 22nd September 2016

RESCHEDULED THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY SHOW
Tickets: £14.00/£16.00 / Box Office: 0844 844 2920
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
Venue:
http://oldfirestation.carlisle.city
Tickets:
http://bit.ly/1P0TZNh
The Old Fire Station, Warwick Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8QW

 

 

"Blood money" is the best Danny Bryant album to date - absolutely superb Blues music

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.