Green Sky Grey

Walking Blind

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Not since the mid-'80s band Quarterflash has the saxophone been put to such spirited use in rock music. That is, not until Columbus, OH's Green Sky Grey appeared on the scene. Lead singer Paul Jones blows a mean horn and emotes majestically as a vocalist, with sincerity and conviction, but this hybrid classic rock/pop-blues band is by no means living on the thrust of his pipes alone. Walking Blind expresses an array of sonic flavors, from meditative guitar rock ("Decide"), swinging blues, funk-rock ("Short Goodbye"), and Southern rock ("Song Called Truth"), to all the modern sounds in between. On some cuts, the lean guitar chords of DJ Harris lead the way, while on other tracks, it's the steady rhythm of Mike Hartless' bass and Rick Ritzler's percussion holding center stage. Make no mistake about it. Green Sky Grey succeeds from the first acoustic strains of the title track all the way to the strongly melodic and meaningful "For Better or Worse." Independently produced rock has found a new champion in these rocking dudes.

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