I just recently heard for the first time this blues artist. He is the best! If I had to say who he sounds like it would be a cross between Jimmy Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, he makes love to his guitar. Wooo. Stays true to the old blues style. My favororite cut is called "Ceiling Fan Blues"! Now I ask ya.... I was surprised he has not been snapped up by the big labels. What makes it the best is he is a local Georgia boy and I can go to Savannah and see hime almost anytime! The CD was in great shaped, no skips or repeats.
This is Eric's first CD, I think so anyway, and I like it because it's sort of a souveneir of his live performances, plus I bought it from him in person after a show. This guy has mad skills on the pine, and he doesn't play games when it comes to being true to the music he loves, blues. I'm honored to have been able to hear him play in Crossroads blues club, and I'm chomping at the bit to see him at his own club, Savannah Blues. I would say his style is Chicago, straight up, when he's in the zone, but, he can adapt to just about anything that's thrown at him. He also plays some kick [butt] Texas blues ala... Freddy King, Albert Collins, and Albert King. Entertaining, always! Scary at best! WoooooooWeeeeeee. Makes me wanna scream! I love the guy and am looking forward to future releases. My favorite track on Blues is My Religion is Morning Light. Beautiful little melodies inside the main grooves make it a treat for a fellow guitarist. No Rules to the Game is better. The track Savannah Swing is legendary. Wow, tasty. Eric's got what it takes. No question.
It looks like the blues is alive and well in Savannah Georgia. While other young blues guitarists around the country seem intent on speed licks, Culberson combines tasteful licks with intelligently written and well sung vocals. From the opening "Blues Is My Religion" to the closing "Wrapped In Love Again", it's power blues with a feeling. I don't know how something this good gets buried for 5 years. No doubt about it, King Snake has a winner in this release.
I have been going to see Eric for at least five years now, and I have enjoyed every show. The band that he plays live with blows away the CD studio guys. You have got to check out his drummer. He is a powerful driving force. I am waiting for the live CD. If you are in Savannah Georgia you have to see this band. Savannah Blues find it, you won't regret it.