Connoisseurs say Julian Sas is Europe's best (blues) guitarist. And a mean vocalist too.' Bound to Roll', Sas' new studio album, his best so far according to critics and fans, is a very personal record about experiences that, says Sas, I hope, made me stronger and a better human being. Besides nine originals, 'Bound to Roll' also features three superb covers; Rory Gallagher's 'Shadow Play', Bob Dylan's 'Highway 61 Revisited' and Humble Pie's '30 Days In The Hole'. Steve Marriott is one of my favourite singers and writers, says Julian, I love the aggression of the riff, a lot of anger, one of the greatest rock-riffs ever. 'Bound To Roll' is an album Julian Sas and his partners Tenny Tahamata and Rob Heijne should be proud of. It's a riveting listen and bursting to the gills with craftsmanship, inventive playing and emotion. The blues as it should be. Julian Sas, one of the most popular live acts on the continent and headlined the annual Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland several times, will make his live UK debut in February 2013 and is expected to tour the UK and Ireland again later in 2013. (Amazon Info.)
Anybody that can play as well as Rory, makes me a fan, 4.25 rating.