Snowy White & The White Flames: Something On Me (CD)
In many ways, Snowy White is the latest in a line of British blues guitarists that goes back to the roots of the British blues movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His slowhanded style certainly recalls names like Clapton and Peter Green (with whom he shared a fruitful collaboration), mixed with the prog style of Dave Gilmour and the Latin feel of Carlos Santana.
White is, to a large extent, the sum of his parts, which means that although you hear fifty years of blues in his playing, he remains his own man as a player. Interestingly, part of that uniqueness doesn't even stem from his guitar work, but from his careful vocal style, which cements him as a one-off rather than an imitator of the genre's more obvious American tropes. You get the sense that White's blues stem from the fact that his car broke down on the outskirts of town rather than the result of satanic dealings that took place in Mississippi. And that's part of the overall charm.
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