ROSIE FLORES

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSICREVIEWS - JOE BREEN

Work­ing Girl’s Gui­tar Blood­shot Records ★★★ “I don’t drink as much tequila as when I was in my 30s and 40s. I’m healthy as a horse and I’m tak­ing care of my­self.” Rosie Flores seems to have been around for­ever, but the sea­soned rock­a­billy singer/ gui­tarist is only 62 – a young­ster com­pared to the Dy­lans and Co­hens, and sound­ing a match for many half her age. On this spir­ited and en­ter­tain­ing trawl through her in­flu­ences, Flores breaks a glass ceil­ing of her own when she plays all the gui­tar parts for the first time. This means ev­ery­thing from echoladen surf gui­tar to blis­ter­ing rock’n’roll, from mus­cu­lar blues to a jazzy re­work­ing of While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps. The way Flores man­han­dles her gui­tar on Too Much leaves lit­tle doubt about how she en­joys her­self. Down­load: Surf De­mon #5, Too Much

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