Review of Ross Neilsen Band – Resurrection (Independent)

Ross NeilsenFredericton’s Ross Neilsen has often (and deservedly) been pegged as a blues artist. With his newest record Resurrection, Neilsen is clearly looking to shatter any pre-conceived notions on what he should sound like. This is rock n roll, straight and true, and what a treat it is. Walk On By sounds as though it could be an outtake from ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres while the sprawling album closer Juanita owes much to Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Resurrection isn’t so much an artistic reinvention as it is Neilsen exploring different musical avenues. The bottom line is that it works. And it works well.