Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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John Milstead "Sides of the Soul," 2010

John Milstead - Sides of the Soul

Variety is the spice of life -- all you need is a guitar and a song (and a few backing musicians). Yes, there are indeed many intriguing sides of Mississippian multi-instrumentalist John Milstead’s soul. He's a rocker ("Your Crime"), a bluesy crooner ("Don't Believe In Love" -- be sure to check out JM’s neo-psychedelic solo breaks), a romantic troubadour ("Hold Me Like You Mean It"), an R & B purveyor ("Got This Love Thing"), a torch song balladeer ("Always Goodbye," "No Feeling"), and a reggae man ("Hideaway"). With a delivery that evokes iconic vocalists such as Pat Monahan (Train), Paul Rodgers, John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), and Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) Milstead can do no wrong on "Sides"... melding pop and blues melodies atop his no nonsense guitar artistry (i.e. a simple yet refreshing blend of rhythm, supportive harmony and space). This is the stuff that made Mellancamp, Springsteen, and Petty stars... let's hope there's room for John Milstead -- he’s certainly got the goods as evidenced on SOTS.

original article published by © Tom Semioli,

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