Once again, MusicTAP is proud to present a new track from singer/songwriter/musician/producer Steve Bottari, the highly-infectious “Amen Blues”

As Mr. Bottari puts it, “Producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Wayne Hood, played the Rickenbacker 12-string. I knew when I was writing this song that it screamed for the amazing sound that only comes from that guitar . When an intro motif is played with a Ric 12-string, it seems to make a song more memorable.

In the history of rock music, there are certain sounds that are timeless for me and still stop me in my tracks. Stax soul is one; doo-wop is another. Undoubtedly, the sound of Roger McGuinn’s twelve string with The Byrds is the other. “Amen Blues” was inspired by this last sound ,albeit with a fresh coat of paint put on it.”

Indeed. Now sit back and let the jangle carry you off…

By Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years - as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, freelance journalist, producer, manager and working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star, traveling down South and his orange Gretsch. He's pretty groovy!