West Coast Special: “superb!”

West Coast Special (Rust Belt Recordings, 2012)

“The previous album by this San Francisco group put a spell on me, and the charm is far from being broken. One word can sum up what they offer: superb!

The mix of Hillbilly bop/western swing is identical, as is the virtuosity of the players, in spite of personnel change within the quintet, right now made up of Greg Yanito, Eric Reedy, Pierre Laik, Larry Chung, and Billy Zelinski. The only non-hillbilly bop or western swing title is a hillbilly blues one, “When The Darkness Turns To Light.” Out of the 12, there is not a weak track. The large majority of which are originals so good you’d think they’re out of the 1950s and you could mistake them for covers, which is no small compliment.” –Bernard Boyat, Rock and Roll Revue, Dec 2012