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The latest from guitarist Paul Mayasich and his band of buddies is an eclectic mix of American music. You get blues of all kinds, country, folk, and lots more – all of it laced with Mayasich’s biting electric guitar and acoustic slide.

If big crunchy guitar is your idea of a good time, “High Time” is a fine place to start. It’s a slow, bluesy boogie that features his lowdown slide soloing. “Insane” is a fun up-tempo tune mixing organ and guitar to craft a memorable lick that sticks like a good meal. The last two minutes of the song is basically a free-for-all amongst the entire band.


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It was really just a matter of time till he put himself front and center. With the release of his brand-new disc “Solitary Soul,” his debut solo project, the results show it’s been worth waiting for. It contains all the ingredients I’ve admired through the years but with more of everything.

The great Fred “I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll” McDowell’s “Jesus Is on the Mainline” features a repetitive (almost hypnotic) vocal over solid chunked-out rhythm. It builds tension leading to a blitzkrieg of compressed-sounding slide with some of the hottest, most exciting electric bottleneck lines this side of Sonny Landreth.


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With the release of THREADS, Paul Mayasich delivers the most realized and satisfying album of his long career. The ferocity of his fretboard styling is equally matched by Mayasich’s voice . . . 

Combined with his accomplished original songwriting, Paul Mayasich is the complete package. His music is an aural quilt built of what is today called the Americana genre: country, rock & roll, blues and folk, shaken and stirred into a satisfying musical brew.