Your crusty chronicler does his own thing. Still, when Examiner asked for support for their “List” format, it was impossible not to be open-minded. So, with that spirit of teamwork and unity in mind, your rockin’ reviewer presents this relatively new series—“Track by Track” in which we review certain select CDs “track by track”.
This edition we (ahem) examine singer-multi-instrumentalist Alias Means’ debut disc Light Matter. On this 10-track work Alias leads the way with lead guitar, harmonica, piano and lead vocals. On this self-produced project, he is backed by a bevy of other assorted artists from L.A. including: keyboardist Darice Bailey (Eugene Edwards, The Coals), backing vocalist Brian Descheneaux, guitarists Jorden Levine (Ocean 11) and Gene Micofsky, drummer Matt Lucich (Queensryche, Pat Monahan), bassist Paul Marshall (Strawberry Alarm Clock, I See Hawks in LA) and Marty Rifkin (Glen Campbell, Dwight Yoakam, Bruce Springsteen) on dobro, pedal and lap steel.
(View the list to learn more about the music of Alias Means.)