Anthony Gomes: Up 2 Zero Review

Up 2 Zero is the latest album from blues artist Anthony Gomes. Channeling his inner Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, and Jimi Hendrix, Gomes gives this album a great variety of old and new sounding blues.

With a growling voice and clean blues guitar licks, “Room 414” captures the old style of blues. It was inspired by the hotel room Robert Johnson recorded in. “Fly Away” is a more modern sounding blues song. It starts out with some gritty guitar and flows nicely into a clean, strong melody in the chorus.

One song that really stood out in the album was “Last Bluesman Gone.” Gomes sings about the blues greats who are gone and expresses concern about the blues dying out. It’s a soulful song with a single guitar lick that drives the tune all the way through along with some haunting backup vocals.

Even though so many greats have passed, blues lovers are lucky to have Anthony Gomes as a new voice to sing and play honest blues. This album is a definite must hear.

The Review: 8.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Room 414
– Fly Away
– Last Bluesman Gone
– Love Sweet Love

The Big Hit

– Fly Away


Review by Liz Lohnes

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete founded Blues Rock Review in 2010 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

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