Dave Thompson's first album is an astonishing blues debut. The album includes eleven songs, all originals, none stylistically indebted to any obvious influence. The grooves range from slinky funk to hell-for leather shuffles to Latin beats. The lyrics come directly from Dave's life, without acquiring a veneer of irony or posturing as so many contemporary bluesmen seem to do. Dave's guitar work crackles with electricity, emotional intensity, and deep blues feeling. And it's all thoroughly original. At the age of 24, Dave is already his own man musically, his inspirations and role models entirely absorbed into his own highly personal style.