Pete Anderson: "Even Things Up"

"Pete Anderson was born in Detroit, and grew up to become the creative partner of one of the most significant country artists of the 1980s, Dwight Yoakam."

"Even Things Up is [also] a return to the blues-rock sound that he showcased on Working Class, his first solo effort. "Honky Tonk Girl" kicks things off with Anderson's big, twangy guitar perfectly straddling Chicago blues and California country swing. His punchy solo keeps the chooglin' beat rollin' down the road like an out of control semi. " ~ www.allmusic.com

Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers: "d:o"
"Alligator Records, Chicago's leading contemporary blues label, might never have been launched at all if not for the crashing, slashing slide guitar antics of Hound Dog Taylor."

"The first album and the perfect place to start. Wild, raucous, crazy music straight out of the South Side clubs. The incessant drive of Hound Dog's playing is best heard on "Give Me Back My Wig," "55th Street Boogie," and "Taylor's Rock," while the sound of Brewer Phillips' Telecaster on "Phillips' Theme" gives new meaning to the phrase "sheet metal tone." One of the greatest slide guitar albums of all time.
~ www.allmusic.com