Jeff Golub With Brian Auger – Train Keeps A Rolling | Album Review

Jeff Golub with Brian Auger – Train Keeps A Rolling
Entertainment One Music
11 songs – 48 minutes

by MARTY GUNTHER. You’ll have to excuse Jeff Golub for straying away from the mainstream blues he displayed so successfully in his most recent CDs – “Blues For You” and “The Three Kings,” a tribute to B.B., Albert and Freddie. He’s had his own share of the blues in the past two years. Not only did he lose his sight when his optic nerve failed, but he also went through a near-death experience while attempting to catch a subway in New York. He fell off the tracks and suffered minor injuries when brushed by a passing train before being saved by good Samaritans. It’s for that reason that he stands defiantly between the tracks on the cover of this disc, his guide dog Luke at his side. During the past 30 years, Golub’s built a huge following in several areas of the music universe. A native of Copley, Ohio, he studied music at Boston’s Berklee College of Music and played behind Bay State harp legend James Montgomery before moving to the suburbs of Manhattan. He recorded 11 albums and toured the world eight times while featured guitarist in the bands of rockers Billy Squier and Rod Stewart, and was a member of Dave Koz’s Kozmos, the house band for Emeril Lagasse’s TV show. His smooth, clean guitar styles combine the techniques of childhood hero Wes Montgomery with Chicago blues legends. As displayed on this CD, the eleventh release under his own name and fourteenth as leader, the end result is a sophisticated blend of soulful fretwork that instantaneously displays style and class no matter the format. READ MORE