Think Joe Satriani is all about razzle-dazzle guitar histrionics? Prepare to see another side of Satch, as Littleworth Lane is pure, unadulterated blues. Over a pulsating Hammond B3, he plays a restrained yet shimmering melody. Sensitive phrasing and flawless note choices make this a stirring experience.
Joe Satriani says:
"The title is taken from the street in Sea Cliff, New York, where my mother lived since the late '70s, in a house built in 1689. My mom was bobbysoxer, and she got into church music, R&B, jazz and blues. When I was a young musician, she exposed me to a lot of that. So I wanted to pay tribute to her by writing the kind of song that she would really like, one that summed up her spirit.
"People might think this is a radically different kind of song for me. But the funny thing is, if you walked into my house, this is exactly the type of music that I play - and I have my mom to thank for it."