The music tradition of this region is deep and I suppose heavily influenced by shared experiences. The Dave Goddess group rises from this rich tradition and carries the mantel into the 21st century. Their debut release in 2010 set the stage and they are back with a four song EP released in late 2014. The EP is called "Blown Away" and the title track immediately identifies them with their better known counterparts. The tune starts off with a gritty guitar riff and a bass line that is unmistakable. Right after the bridge, the wailing sax solo leaves no doubt that this band is here to party. The song employs familiar themes "the devil is in the details", and invokes "the promised land" and the band is clearly comfortable channeling Bruce and his disciples.
Dave Goddess has the chops, the voice, the riffs and the forebears are undeniable. Unfortunately, we've been there and done that. Not to say that The Dave Goddess Group isn't a kick ass party band that can keep you rocking until the wee hours of the morning but in terms of wide national appeal, the band emerged 20 years too late.