ROBERT JON & THE WRECK Glory Bound.
This band are as Rock and Roll as you can get, with a no nonsense sound that gets down to business from the first note of opener The Devil Is Your Only Friend. They take blues/rock to a whole new level, which I personally never tire of. Hailing from Orange County, Southern California, this five piece, ably led by Robert Jon Burrison on vocals/guitar, assisted by fellow guitarist/vocalist Kristopher Butcher, drummer Andrew Espantman, Steve Maggiora vocals/keys and Nick Phakpiseth on bass, have only been together two year’s. Within six months, they had toured extensively and released a five track ep, Rhythm Of The Road, produced, as here, by Warren Huart (Aerosmith). There is a definite nod to Southern Rock with tracks titled Blame It On The Whiskey, Steppin’, Georgia Mud and the beautifully crafted title track .The dual guitar attack works a treat throughout, but the tempo is brought down for the, dare I say, AOR of Mary Anne, on which Nicole Vaughn adds vocals. There is not a bum track on here, forty five minutes of bliss.