Myles Kennedy

Year Of The Tiger

Guitarist - - Music - Na­palm Records

Al­ter Bridge man tri­umphs on his solo de­but For an al­bum that’s rooted in such a per­sonal and dark sub­ject mat­ter (the loss and af­ter­math of Kennedy’s Chris­tian Sci­en­tist fa­ther’s death when the singer/ gui­tarist was just four years old) Year Of

The Tiger moves con­fi­dently be­tween melan­choly and hope in its songs, rooted in tan­gi­ble emo­tion. And it also re­veals new depths to Kennedy’s of­ten-over­looked prow­ess as a sub­lime and ver­sa­tile player – there’s nods to his love of Zep­pelin’s acous­tic flour­ishes, but few would as­so­ciate him with the Stray Cats-strut of Devil On The

Wall, or the soul­ful slide that pro­pels the bluesy Blind Faith and lifts the break of Love

Can Only Heal up high. But it’s all in­te­grated into his sound ef­fort­lessly. Kennedy is dig­ging deep here and the re­wards speak for them­selves. [DH] Stand­out track: Ghost Of Shangri La For fans of: Al­ter Bridge, Chris Whit­ley

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