WA Blues Society Reviews Double Dare

If loud stomping rocking blues is your forte than look no further then the new release by slashing slide master Frank Bang & the Secret Stash.  Frank knows how to amp it up; but more importantly he also knows how to be subtle and leave space so his music is never an overbearing barrage.  In fact about half the tracks are mellower fare.  The opening title track informs you that Frank means business and “Burnin’ Up In The Wind” to which Russ Green adds some crack blues harp, lets you know he is no one trick pony.  Frank “Bang” Blinkal worked his way up from a part time job as a doorman at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, to after hours jams with friend Wayne Baker Brooks to a five year stint in Buddy’s band traveling the world supporting acts like the Stones, Plant, BB and Santana to name a few.  Frank shows another side of playing acoustic Dobro and lap steel on “Wonder Woman” a song of many layers that also features Green’s expert harp and deserves serious major FM radio air time.  Frank shows some of his Austin roots on “This Is What Its All About” giving it a touch of twang.  Frank closes things out on Dobro with the pleasant groove of “Mattie’s Girl.”  With the release of Double Dare I expect we will be hearing much more from Frank Bang & the Secret Stash in the future.

Malcolm Kennedy

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One comment on “WA Blues Society Reviews Double Dare
  1. Rea Hagan says:

    I’ve known Frank for years and I’m thrilled.for him. He need get a gig in Wa.

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