Original Progressive Americana, Rock, Blues, Jazz,,...

 

 

 

"Al Smyth of the Free Beer 'n' Chicken Coalition caught my ear with his trio's version of thumpin' juke-joint, sit-down guitar-playing blues 'n' boogie. Quite the colorful character, and very funky, too.... He's stolen back every lick Keith Richards stole from the country blues players...

  - John Petric, The Other Paper


 
Comfort Me, the sophomore release from Columbus, Ohio based, guitar slinger Al Smyth is here, and what a scorcher it is. Purists beware! This isn't your daddy's blues, but that's a good thing, as this is one of the coolest and most enjoyable discs that I've heard in ages. Comfort Me is packed full of slashing slide guitar, rock, soul, '70s funk, Americana, and '60s British Blues all meshed together to create a fascinating musical blend that satisfies from the very first note, to the fading sounds of the fife & snare drum that close this thoroughly engaging, well-written, and well-produced set.
  - Robert D. Lehrian, Supporting The Blues