Are you a fan of blues rock? Do you often find yourself looking for guitarists who can use a wah pedal for more than just making pornographic movie theme songs? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then The Jay Trainer Band may very well be what you are looking for. The band’s latest release “A Whisper of Ruin (Deluxe Edition)” is a fifteen-track album with a lot to offer.
A Whisper of Ruin is a display of not just bluesy rock tunes soaked in wah, but also songs that harken back to the writing style of the folk singers of yester year. The combination creates a well-blended that flows seamlessly from beginning to end. The group uses dynamics to their advantage on most of the tracks and are not afraid to use space in their sound to get the point across. The album over all has a very emotional and reflective feel to it (as most good blues albums do) and shows a band that seems to be focused on strong songwriting above all else. If all of this wasn’t enough, the album also features two acoustic tracks and two live tracks (one of the live tracks being a performance of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child”)
At the end of the day A Whisper of Ruin (Deluxe Edition) is a solid effort. From beginning to end it has a plethora of well written and well produced songs. It displays a solid level of musician ship that doesn’t hide behind an overwhelming level of effects, or postproduction edits. It definitely merits a listen from anyone that appreciates a solid sounding album. You can check out The Jay Trainer band at the links provided below.