Words and poetry of John Trudell’s latest material is sung, arranged, and played by Trudell’s Bad Dog guitarist mark Shark.
While Trudell’s modus operandi of performance is spoken word, Shark successfully translates that verbalization into lyric and song. There’s a heavy country accent with shades of Tom Petty and Jackson Browne.
As the title suggests, much of the material concentrates on love and the heart, but there’s an artistic and technical side that shines. Many guitarists can play the slide guitar, but very few play it well and Shark performs with an ease, passion and maturity that represents pure artistry.