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Album Review: STEVIE NIMMO

Sky Won’t Fall (MANHATON RECORDS)

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.