Alex Di Reto - My Own SongAlex Di Reto album My Own Song is a nice collection of blues songs. All the music on My Own Song was recorded with only Alex voice and guitar. The first track, Giovy, is a beautiful instrumental dedicated to his wife.
Key to the Highway is a slow blues with Alex singing like the classic blues singers. Alex not only has the feeling to sing the blues, but he also knows how to play blues guitar with good slide guitar technique. And even though Alex is Italian, all lyrics are in English, including a good version of the classic Hey Joe.
Shhh, my son is asleep is another instrumental, this time a ballad with a country music feeling. My Own Song, is an original blues song with good sliding guitar solos. The next two tracks, Wrong side of the road and We’re gone, have a strong country music influence, both in the music and Alex singing phrasing. Rocking girl is another country music song, showing the similarities of blues and country roots.
The album includes also well played version of classic blues, Leadbelly Bring me little water Sylvie and Robert Johnson Walking Blues. One of the highlights is the live recording of Stevie Ray Vaughn Lenny.