I’ll go ahead and let it be known.. this is not a common type of record that I would post about. Honestly, when I found out that it’s instrumental, sort of ‘jam-band-ish’ almost, I nearly skipped right over it. I’m glad I didn’t…
I was taken for quite a ride the first time I listened to Andrea Balestra’s album ‘Fine Arts Avenue’!
When I pressed play, I felt like I should be dancing at Beale Street Music Festival or Bonaroo. Then, when track 2 (Portraits of Isabelle) kicked in, I felt like I should be chillin’ at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
Fans of instrumental/bluesy/jam bands, you will admire this record. All others.. well, you will too. I just can’t really convince you with words, because I wasn’t convinced with words.
Give this beautiful album from Andrea Balestra a chance. You’ll be glad you did…
LoveSound Rating – 7/10
Favorite Tracks – ‘Wishing Well’ & ‘Portraits of Isabelle’
Andrea Balestra – http://www.AndreaBalestra.com