2010 WBS Holiday Party you witnessed the VOICE! Yes SAMMY EUBANKS, the VOICE, is back with a new CD - Riding Alone. Let's get this out of the way - is it Blues? Well, yes and no. Blues based yes, but hardly true blues as the hardcore blues fan would determine. More twang than blues slang . More cowboy boots than two-toned dress shoes. And, there is definitely more cowboy hat than fedora. But, that really doesn't matter. It's catchy music, delivered with a straight ahead style. And, of course, it's the VOICE.
Backed by bassist Dale Lewis and drummer Gary Smith (with the addition of John Rickard on steel guitar and Charles Swanson on sax on a couple tunes), the Sammy Eubanks band is just what you expect, a tight trio putting out fun, danceable music - with a VOICE you won't hear anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest. If you liked Sammy's first CD, you'll definitely enjoy Riding Alone - if nothing else for the highly enjoyable (and festival popular) "Dancing like a White Guy" and his great rendition of the standard "Hound Dog". I've found out that its' great driving music. Pick up a copy, I bet you'll enjoy the hell out of it.