Album Review: "Lions Roaring in Quicksand" By Paul Reed Smith and Eightlock (8/10)

Steele Records

Producer: Paul Reed Smith and Eightlock

Paul Reed Smith is not just an instrument manufacturer, but a legit guitarist and composer as well. And he surrounds himself with some of the best rock, jazz and R&B musicians in the biz. Lead vocalist Mia Samone shines brightly on fusion-flavored tracks like “Sarah” and “Never Give Up on Livin’.” And standards like “Love and Happiness” and Edwin Starr’s “War” present a poignant and timely dichotomy. The group’s message is unity. – Eric Harabadian