New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 72

Pier in New York City.’s Rockin’ Rich Lynch had the pleasure of seeing this tour and says, “It was my favorite Neil show and I’ve seen a bunch. The Blue Note band had it all from jazz, to jam, blues and soul. Maybe Neil will reprise this grouping some day.” This was blue collar Neil Young at his best and it’s get no better than the anthemic and energizing ‘Ten Men Workin’ “... Brian Keenan’s Fits and Starts is the artist’s second full length album and the record captures the many moods and influences of the man - from Wil- burys-esque road songs to Scott Walker ballads, Replacements burners and syrupy sweet Donovan folk numbers. In total, there are 10 tracks of vivid imagination and storytelling that add color and definition to the singersongwriter’s catalog. He is joined by a cast of veteran players including James Preston (Zachary Cale, Heaven’s Jail), Rob Heath (Justin Townes Earle, Allison Moorer), and Kirk Schoenherr (Chet Faker). Also featuring Jen Keenan in her debut on keyboards and vocals... See ya next month! For articles & event previews visit CD / DVD Reviews • Music News Feature Articles & More! 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 72