Review by: Alessandro Mascellino
The Alley Walker, the newest album by Dan Blakeslee and the Calabash
Club, is a successful mix of rock-and- roll and bluesy folk style.
Recorded by a waterfall near the railroad tracks in Rollinsford, NH, the
album is a follow-up to 2014’s “Owed to the Tanglin’Wind“, named Album
of the Year by online music magazine Red Line Roots.
Every track on the album represents a part of the story of Blakeslee’s
“Johnny and June” begins softly, on a typically country note and ends at
full power, with all the members of the band joining in.
“Lone Star” on the other hand is energetic from the start. It is a brilliantly
optimistic song. “No Shame In Wasting Time” has a retro feeling to it,
urges the listened to slow down again and think of the past.
The Alley Walker is a great album overall, a harmonious sequence of
different emotions, and the next step in Blakeslee’s musical
The Alley Walker (and assorted Dan Blakeslee and the Calabash Club
swag) is available now for purchase.
For more information, please visit: http://danblakeslee.com