Elmore Magazine – Tom Clarke

Thank You Elmore Magazine!

Crazy All By Myself makes for an uncompromising hour of massive, blues-based grooves. Schnebelen presents two contrasting but well-blended images of himself. For “It Ain’t Me,” he snarls out the lyrics, pulling hard on his guitar while riding the band’s fat bottom, anchored here by the bass of the great Reggie McBride. The funky soul of it brings to mind Doyle Bramhall II and his work in the Arc Angels. But when the rockabilly-driven “Ain’t Got Time for The Blues” hits the bricks, the stylishness of early Tommy Castro gleams, coinciding with the chic photo on the album’s cover.