Robert Branch new album Courage to be, takes me back to a time when I dreamed of being the next rock guitar legend, playing my electric guitar and listening to the masters of that era, like Edie Van Halen, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.
Robert Branch tone, licks and improvisations reminds me of Satriani sound, especially on the first track Courage to be and in the riffs and rhythms of North of center. Robert technique is impressive and his solos ideas flow with ease.
The Veil within with nice tempo changes and Delirium are tracks full of energy and cool riffs. Some of the tracks have a funk groove like Rhythm schism and Never do well. Some are slower pieces like Exodus of discipline, Lullaby for D and Letting go, with beautiful melodies and harmonies, probably dedicated to his mom.
Fans of electric guitar and good music will equally enjoy Robert Branch Courage to be.