"Passion, Soul, & Fire"
- David M'ore|
reckoned. His promo materials list many of the great
classic rock and electric blues influences: Hendrix, Albert King,
Ritchie Blackmore and others, but I would say that of all those
listed I sense more of Gary Moore than the others, though surely
the influences of the others can be heard at times.
M’ore’s vocals are very Billy Gibbons like, gruff and
earthy. It takes a spin or two for you to get used to them (as did
Billy G’s in the day) but they are enjoyable after your
initial adjustment period. But this recording is not about vocals,
it’s about incredibly good and intense 3 piece blues/rock and
classic rock guitar driven music, my favorite of all the many types
||“Passion, Soul, and Fire” is the very
properly named current release from the highly impressive San
Francisco based guitarist David M’ore. I say that it is
properly named, as this recording offers the listeners an eye into
the musical influences who have shaped M’ore and his music,
which in turn has produced a recording filled with, you got it:
passion, soul, and fire. This recording somehow seems to pay homage
to those great guitarists of the past, while at the same time
retaining an identity which is entire David M’ore. This is
one of the more intriguing recordings I have reviewed in a long
time and I must confess it’s become a favorite around
M’ore and his outstanding band mates Wade Olson on drums and
David De Silva on bass are very much a force with which to
There are many great guitarists around and David M’ore
certainly fills the roll ax slinger very nicely. However, he brings
something to the mix that I have to say I have not encountered
often. His creative arrangements of these songs and guitar breaks
are innovative and I would even brand brilliant at points. His
style is difficult to categorize, as it ranges from delta blues
resonator, to classical, to near metal. His blend of acoustic and
atomic on “Sweet Little Baby” is both inspiring and
powerful-displaying both beauty and the beast, an absolutely
breathtaking track. And, again, the arrangement and structure of
this track separates this from a lot of other artists I have heard.
The extended 10 minute slow blues “You Said You Loved
Me” is very Gary Moore-ish in both it’s sheer power and
intensity. There is so much to like about this recording, each song
makes you salivate for the next. All the tracks are high quality
recordings, well engineered and all dominated by thunderous
Honestly, I could write much more about this recording but you
would be wasting valuable time you could be using much more
constructively by listening to “Passion, Soul, and
Fire”. The CD is available from CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidmore2 and comes with the always
popular “buy it no matter who wins the US Presidential
election” Bluesrockers seal of excellence. Be sure to visit
David M’ore at www.davidmore.net.
Very well done, Mr. M’ore. I have officially added you to my
bucket list of acts I hope to someday hear live.
David M’ore-Guitars and Vocals
David De Silva-Bass
1. The Devil’s Land - 2. Love again - 3. Stronger than I
realize - 4. Johan Sebastian Blues - 5. You said you loved me - 6.
Sweet Little Baby - 7. The 12 Song - 8. Cold Blooded - 9. Every
time I think of you - 10. Funky it up - 11. Liar - 12.
Copyright 2015 David M’ore