Rock, funk, and straight-ahead blues are all covered with ease on Across the Water, guitarist Bernard Allison's first release on the Tone-cool label. Allison is the son of blues guitarist Luther Allison and while the blues was a constant in his early listening, the rock and funk influences of his generation also played a natural part in his musical upbringing. Allison employs producer Jim Gaines who has worked with Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Albert Collins, helping to achieve the right blend of musical influences without getting away from the blues focus.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell