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Album Review: STEVIE NIMMO

Sky Won’t Fall (MANHATON RECORDS)

STEVIE NIMMO

When you can’t let your kid brother make you look bad…

The Nimmo Brothers are British blues veterans and with Alan kicking ass in King King, Stevie Nimmo isn’t about to let his kid brother hog all the glory. Sky Won’t Fall, his second solo album, comes roaring out of the gates with the muscular power of Chains Of Hope. There’s plenty of potent blues-rock, but the elder Nimmo shows his range, dipping into country (complete with sweet, sad pedal-steel) on Walk The Thin Line, and switching to soul on Change and Lovin’ Might Do Us Good. But the real diamonds are the slow blues tracks, when Nimmo stretches out on guitar with spectacular results – the magnificent Gambler’s Roll builds to a searing finale. Anyone can play the notes, but communicating emotion through your instrument is the mark of a true talent and Stevie Nimmo has it in spades.

After starting his writing career covering the unforgiving world of MMA, David moved into music journalism at Rhythm magazine, interviewing legends of the drum kit including Ginger Baker and Neil Peart. A regular contributor to Prog, he’s written for Metal Hammer, The Blues, Country Music Magazine and more. The author of Chasing Dragons: An Introduction To The Martial Arts Film, David shares his thoughts on kung fu movies in essays and videos for 88 Films, Arrow Films, and Eureka Entertainment. He firmly believes Steely Dan’s Reelin’ In The Years is the tuniest tune ever tuned.