Something's Gotta Give

Shawn Pittman

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Something's Gotta Give Review

by Cub Koda

Pittman's second album shows no sophomore jinx as he tackles a stack of original tunes with energy galore. No speed burner or Stevie Ray Vaughan-abee, Pittman exhibits not only taste and tone, but a wide range of influences from Hound Dog Taylor to Eddie Taylor and an understanding of when to burn and when to lay back. His lyrics show a large development from his debut disc and tunes like "Make It Through," "Just a Game" and the title track display a depth you usually don't find on "young man blues" albums. Those looking for a new blues guitar hero who also exhibits taste and subtlety would do well to pick this one up.

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