Category Archives: DEL BROMHAM
…Cherry Lee Mewis really adds something to this album and for me the strongest number is her duet with Del on ‘What Comes Around’ with it’s killer guitar riff and harmonica work, you can really sense the chemistry between them in this slab of deep south style, swamp blues and I love some off the slide guitar work…a more than impressive album.
Classic Rock Society (September/October 2013)
Each track on the album is a good showcase for Bromham’s vocal and guitar playing. “The Ballad of JD”, the title track, “Nine Yards”, “Everybody has to Sing the Blues”, “Words”, “Bring Them Home”, “Smiling Face”, with its wonderful acoustic guitar, “Bills”, and the closer “Catch You When You Fall” are the best tracks on the album from my ears.
All in all a good introduction for me to this English blues legend. Give it a try if you are a blues fan that wants to hear a new voice and rhythm.
Sea of Tranquillity (September 2013)
…Del remains a force to be reckoned with, and his new Angel Air album delivers an arresting celebration of the power of the blues, whether it be the acoustic charms of the title tune or the more high octane delights of tracks such as “The Ballad of JD”, “Words” or “Don’t Throw Your Love Away”.
Kevin Bryan, Halesowen News (August 2013)
While Stray’s sound leans more towards straight-ahead, classic/ hard rock, Devil’s Highway allowed him the chance to finally indulge in his love of traditional blues. The result was this stripped down, eleven track, acoustic / electric affair , that took him outside of the familiar sound of his ‘other’ band.
From the opening acoustic, swamp slide of the title track, it won’t take the listener long to realize that Del is indeed the real deal…
Well into his sixth decade in music, Del Bromham is still going strong and thankfully shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. If you want a real taste of what an authentic blues record should sound like in the 00′s, then look no further than Devil’s Highway. This was a superb release back in 2004, but now with the added bonus tracks, you can consider this reissue to be the definitive version.
Ryan Sparks, www.seaoftranquility.org (June 2011)
An album that takes a time-honoured approach to music, rock fans will lap this one up
Hi-Fi magazine (June 2011)
..splendid solo set…indulging his lifelong love of the blues…
Kevin Bryan, various UK regional press (July 2011)
Good though ‘Devil’s Highway’ is this set of bonus songs actually makes this version into a far better album than it originally was.
Fireworks (Sept/Oct 2011)