Friday, March 9, 2018

Stephen Inglis’ Cut The Dead Some Slack” is a treasure of a tribute album.

  Grateful Dead zealots are a fevered fanbase and we are convinced the world would understand the genius if  only the music was digested under the right circumstance. Well my friends, Stephen Inglis’ tribute album “Cut The Dead Some Slack,” paints the music in that perfect context. His Hawaiian slack key guitar style and angelic voice flushes out the magic of our sacred songs. In such a true manner that deadhead’s wives will finally understand our obsession while we remember the reason we fell in love with these timeless tunes. “Cut The Dead Some Slack” surpasses any Dead tribute album to date for a variety of reasons. The tracklist is phenomenal, Stephen’s selections are diverse and performed in a style that shines new light on our beloved material. His style is reminesinent to Robert Hunter performing solo but without the anger. David Gans lends a hand on back up vocals which adds gravity to some of the powerful ballads. Stephen’s album feels like dancing with a past lover, many feelings come rushing back as I fell in love with the songs all over again. This album will be treasured by any musical enthusiast, but as a deadhead it's a must for your collection.
I am usually not a fan of tribute albums, then again I’ve never heard my favorite songs on a back porch in Hawaii. I strongly suggest you head to pledgemusic and order this revelation on double CD or Vinyl package. It's akin to an acoustical  tropical vacation.
Words: Kevin Long

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Stephen Inglis’ Cut The Dead Some Slack” is a treasure of a tribute album.

  Grateful Dead zealots are a fevered fanbase and we are convinced the world would understand the genius if  only the music was digested...