HOO2: The Devil and Gasoline
David Aaron DeSoto
With a writing style similar Tom Waits, David Aaron DeSoto has produced a blues album full of genuine wit and stylish lyricism. Accompanied usually by guitar, DeSoto’s blues are rhythmic and orchestrated to perfection. With a message of a true bluesman, DeSoto carries his music to his listeners delivering surprises at every turn of his songs. Seamless transitions and a visionary voice to match. Well done!
Tr. 1: Ghost in the Study – This track is an excellent choice for the beginning of this CD. The track itself opens up with a ephemeral guitar pastoral and moves into a fast pace acoustic session. Great harmonies and a distinct vocal tonality are underscored by a moving guitar.
Tr. 4: Dead Man Walking – An excellent choice of blues that would go well with any drink. Song writing skills similar to Tom Waites—longing for elation and full of energy. This track can only be compared, if at all, to last track. Killer track also with electric accompaniment.
Tr. 5: The Devil and Gasoline – An extremely unique original. Intense story and climactic set down ending. Fantastic!
Reviewed by Ron Ingalla at Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion