Joel Paterson
  Handful of Strings
Speedin' North - Twin Guitar Shuffle - Pensacola Rhythm - After You've Gone - Swingin' Easy - Northern Gentleman - Callin' the Cat - La Paloma - Flyin' Low - Seven String Ride - Blue Steel Serenade - Mable's Rock - Fender Freeze - King Freddie's Blues

One thing is certain: Joel Paterson is a man of taste. So, when he decides to record an all instrumental album on which he plays all the instruments (he's also a man of many talents) it doesn't sound like all those sterile records that too often sound like a guitar method. He draws influences from all the guitar greats. The more obvious here being Les Paul and Buddy Merrill but it covers a wide spectrum of genre from the Jimmy Bryant tinged "Pensacola Rhythm" to the funky tribute to freddie King (King Freddie Blues) with jazz, rock'n'roll and plenty of Joel Paterson in between. And as usual with Ventrella the package is superbly designed. Highly recommended.

Fred "Virgil" Turgis