Kelowna, British Columbia’s Rick Halisheff - a.k.a.
Poppa Dawg - turns in a solid set of traditional Blues penned by
the excellent guitarist and singer.
‘Nobody Here Feels Sorry For You’ bounces between Hokum and Jump; ‘Croc
Talkin’, a greasy, minor-key funk instrumental features some of the
snarkiest wah tone ever waxed; and ‘This Man’ is a towering deep soul
number. ‘I Ain’t Leavin’ shuffles with
Stevie Ray Vaughan power, ‘1, 2, Gone’ swings like Ronnie Earl’s best
work and ‘Cool Little Number’ is reminiscent of Little Charlie and Rick
Estrin’s hipper stuff.
Great singing, tones, playing, songs and a refreshing variety of approaches
make Dawg’s self-release ‘Same Dog, New Suit a winner. ~Tom Hyslop (Blues
Revue Magazine, August/September 2006)