There’s nothing rusty about Sean Pinchin’s cd Rust Bucket. It’s a well-oiled album that keep your ear buds glued to some remarkable tunes. Hailing from the Big Smoke of Toronto Sean is making his mark in the Canadian Blues scene. He played guitar in a band for years, but it wasn’t until the band’s singer lost his voice that Sean stepped up to the microphone. What a fortunate happening for blues fans as Sean’s voice leaps out of his cd and his guitar and voice seem to meld into one powerful force. Rust Bucket is a paradox – it’s raw and sophisticated at the same time. And no wonder, legendary producer Rob Szabo takes the reins of the production coming live from the studio in only two sessions. Sean selected Rust Bucket as the title of his cd as it represents the ups and downs he’s had with his body and his guitar. The cd kicks off with a blazing slide in Brokedown Automobile. Sean’s gutsy singing is backed up by delightful female vocals that make this song a complete package. Even the lyrics capture your imagination. I got a brokedown automobile that I can’t afford It doesn’t matter she’s not on the road The rest of the album is as solid as the first tune. Boo Hoo makes you want to sing along as his voice goes high to cry Boo Hoo.
High Heel Shoes is a toe tapper as Sean yearns for his gal to dress the part. “And if I get my way with you They’ll stay on all day long”
Gotta Move, Dirt Poor and Complete Fool keep the pace rollickin’ with Sean’s remarkable slide work. The notes just seem to flow from his guitar and provide the perfect accompaniment to a voice that leaves its stamp all over this album. Sean has a bright future ahead of him. Rust Bucket proves it. Pick up a copy and sit back and enjoy one of the new talents in the blues scene.
“Cause I’ve been down a long long time And I’m happy as a man should be.”