Joanna is bad-ass guitar slinger and plays blues, but also has a style of blues rock that I think is better described as blues metal, but that is limited to the first 3 numbers of the disc. Her vocals are blues metal, too, but don’t equal the level of her playing. The songs come out swinging, on the 4th cut things mellow and nylon strings might surprise you. These tracks wade in the water of gospel and then the song Heaven dives all the way in.
Gaetano, or Tom, is a student of music. After he graduated from Kent State with a business degree, he started studying music composition. When he finished that 6 yr program, he studied classical and jazz guitar for 6 yr. He also took lessons from George Benson and Pat Martino. He’s been playing for 40 yrs and fronts 2 trios, one blues, one jazz. This CD has him playing with a different band, the Underworld Blues Band, a six piece outfit with a Hell of a bass player.