When it comes to the blues, Dennis McClung has been called "a force of nature", "the real deal", and "the genuine article."
"Prisoner of the Blues" is blues played the way it should be played.
Blueswax, the world's largest virtual blues publication, heard the Dennis McClung Blues Band's authenticity calling Prisoner Of The Blues "tasty blues, served up hot and intense ... the kind you'd like to feast on in a hot, smoky club. Prisoner of the Blues has a quality sound that is hard to come by."
Blues Revue magazine also caught the "Real Deal" nature of Prisoner of the Blues saying: "This CD finds its power in McClung's potent voice and precise stinging lead guitar. If you asked me to guess where the Dennis McClung Blues Band hailed from, based only on the group's sound, my answer would be some Windy City tavern ...that's the pulse it has its finger on."
The songs on Prisoner of the Blues are testimonies about the things that happen in life, tastefully arranged over intoxicating grooves that make it impossible for audiences to keep their feet still.
"Playing the blues," McClung says, "is like speaking a language: the greater your vocabulary, the more you can say." The blues is, according to McClung, "the language of the Truth." The fire, passion and soulfulness in his playing and the intensity in his voice show that he has plenty to discuss............., and it is, all the truth!!!!