Blues Hall of Fame award winning guitarist Jeff Pitchell’s style blends B.B. King and Duane Allman, which was endorsed by Gregg Allman. His diverse songwriting catalog recalls the variety of Eric Clapton’s classics and his vocal delivery, which ranges from smooth tenderness to Billy Gibbons ZZ Top-like power, received high praise from J. Geils. His songwriting award winning “An Eye for an Eye” was recorded by British blues legend John Mayall. Pitchell’s Anthology collection covers decades of work including “Alone,” dedicated to his late friend who planned on opening up a blues club with him, being heartfelt blues with tasteful guitar accents. “Beautifully Broken” is a touching piano ballad. “American Way,” written for the James Woods film An American Girl, is a patriotic soldier tribute, perfect for Memorial Day and Veterans Day airplay. The guitar and organ blend on Pitchell’s version of “Soulshine” captures The Allman Brothers Band’s foundation on this Warren Haynes composition, with Michael Allman as guest vocalist. He turns a pair of 1970s Top 40 hits into logical blues songs, The Atlanta Rhythm Section’s “So into You” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” joined by saxophonist Charles Neville. A half-dozen songs from Pitchell’s Billboard Top 10 blues album Heavy Hitter are also included.
Warren Kurtz – Contributing Editor
Goldmine – The Music Collector’s Magazine
Over the years Jeff Pitchell has shared the stage with J. Geils, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Jaimoe, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, Joe Cocker, Johnny Winter, Bo Diddley, Ben E. King, Clarence Clemons, Elvin Bishop, Pat Travers, James Cotton, Phil Lesh, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Simon Kirke of Free and Bad Company, Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult, and so many more.
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