Don Gordon’s Bandolier: New Single, “Cryin Out.”
‘Cryin’ out for someone
To walk out in the rain…’
It’s been a sad week here in the UK, so it’s time to listen to the blues. If you are unaware, Don Gordon is a multi-talented Scottish historian, songwriter, writer, and guitarist. Bandolier is his project to bring some great blues to us all. He is an established artist, he was previously a member of Glasgow garage rock band The Primevals, and as a solo artist he has one album already under his belt, the 2018 released “Bandolier Tales.”
If you are a sucker for Roy Orbison or latter day Elvis, then this single is in that vein. It’s catchy and touches on a country sound as well as the blues. “Crying Out” features two really strong vocal performances from two very special guests; the distinctive lead vocals of Ronnie Costley and the accompanying backing vocal arrangements of his daughter, Éadaoin.
One of the things we have as a mantra here at Rock the Joint Magazine is that we are here to point out artists that we believe in and know deserve a wider audience. This is a foreshadowing of the new album (the second single released), and I am looking forward to getting my hands on it!
And if you want a slab of classy rock ‘n’roll, then “Cryin Out” should be on your playlist.
By Stevie Ritson