Titles :
Badly mistaken / Stone cold day / Cold side of cool / Valley of fires / Crazy inside / Holy roller / Texas Jukin' / Go down easy / Little Mona and the scorpion / Blues for Delphine / Down island girl

Musicians :
Van Wilks : guitar, lead vocals
Chris Maresh : Bass
Chris Skiles : drums

Van Wilis is one of the texan blues rock icones. He started his musical career many years ago with Bill Ham, and with famous bands such as Point Blank and ZZ Top.
Throughout all his albums, you can easily hear similarities between his music and Billy Gibbons's. Mixing blues sensibility and rock'n roll, this "Texas Jukin'" is certainly one of the best albums Van Wilks released. From the very first song, he sends us back years ago when ZZ Top released strong albums such as "Deguélo or Eliminator".
This first song, "Badly Mistaken" could have been on one of these two albums. Van Wilks plays his blues rock with that mythical guitar, The Gibson Les Paul Custom, with such its typical sound you can hear on powerful licks from songs such as "Cold Side of Cool", "Crazy inside", and especially "Holy Roller". A short and quiet moment for a magnificent accoustic "demo" and he goes back to the texan rock with "Go down easy", a powerful boogie. "Little Mona & the Scorpion" could also have been a song for ZZ Top 's "Eliminiator".
Van Wilks is definitively one of the greatest blues rock artist.
John Molet

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