Arya, Anthony / Road, The
Album: Road, The   Collection:General
Artist:Arya, Anthony   Added:Apr 2021
Label:Self Release  

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 05, 2021: On The Road with Anthony Arya (rebroadcast from June 8, 2021)
The Road
4. Aug 07, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
2. Sep 28, 2021: On The Road with Anthony Arya
5. Jun 08, 2021: On The Road with Anthony Arya
The Road
3. Sep 21, 2021: On The Road with Anthony Arya
California Air
6. May 06, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
The Road

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2021-05-02
In his 2nd release, this guitar virtuoso and Zoo DJ expands his sound with a full band resulting in an impressive jazz infused rock sound. His singer-songwriter core is still there but the well polished band, which includes strong piano and sax players form a great bed for his jazzy guitar work and unique vocal styling. Add to that clever lyrics, e.g. she's the 'queen of hearts but she'll call your bluff' and interesting arrangements and you've got a disk that would fit any rock or indie show. Earn yourself some DJ bragging rights by spinning him before he makes that Swift woman look small time.

RIYL: Robert Plant, Tommy Bolin

California Air - lovely piano/guitar on this toe tapper about travelling west (fast, 3:56)***
Judge Taylor - muscular drums complemented by guitar and strong vocals ala 'Gallows Pole' (fast, 4:58)***
The Road - simple guitar intro builds to powerful rocker (fast, 4:40)**
Sarah - melancholy tinge to this uptempo story of a young woman finding her way in life (fast, 4:00)***
It's All Too Much - spare guitar opening nicely complements his soaring vocals (med, 4:30)
Moonlight - full bore rocker ala J. Geils Band with funky break (fast, 2:30)**
Won't Be Too Long - nice John Fahey styled guitar work (med, 3:40)
Forgive Me Mama - bitter sweet, etherial song of lost love (med, 5:10)**
Don't It Always - fun red dirt country tale of getting back to one's baby with great fiddle (fast, 3:00)**
Close Your Eyes - interesting jazzy guitar/sax interplay on the break (med, 3:26)
USS Tullibee - tragic story of a W.W. II sub on eternal patrol, e.g lost at sea (med, 5:28)

Track Listing
1. California Air   6. Moonlight
2. Judge Taylor   7. Won't Be Too Long
3. The Road   8. Forgive Me Mama
4. Sarah   9. Don't It Always
5. It's All Too Much   10. Close Your Eyes
  11. USS Tullibee