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CD REVIEW: Joey Graziano - "A Road Well Traveled"
By Stacey Board - 04/19/2005 - 09:13 PM EDT

Artist: Joey Graziano
CD Review: Graziano’s sound can be soft or full of energy but the overall tone is that of classic rock.

There is not much detail on the CD cover, which is a very humble but artfully decorated cardboard sleeve. My guess is that Graziano is a guitar player with a lot of electronic accompaniment that he has programmed.

And a very good guitar player he is. He has a clean yet richly emotive tone to his electric guitar. He also seems to playing some acoustic on some tracks and it also sounds good.

His influences seem to be Led Zeppelin’s softer acoustic side, a touch of Donovan poetry in the lyrics, a little psychedelia, and perhaps a dash of Pat Matheny.

Graziano has a nice way with melody and harmony and the songs are all enjoyable. Some of the strongest in my opinion are “lightly cool” for its melody and “My blues are starting to show” for its especially fine guitar work. Most of the tracks are under three minutes or barely over it. He is a skilled guitar player that has the rare gift of knowing how to not overnoodle.

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