Album Review of
Every Day Is A Bad Hair Day

Written by Robert Silverstein
May 10, 2019 - 12:55am EDT
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The city of N.Y. is blessed for its sheer wealth of guitar talent. New to the scene in 2019 comes Nicky Barbato Project with their album debut called Every Day Is A Bad Hair Day. Covers of the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood” and a take on ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” are treated with respect. The otherwise all-original album combines a hard driving NYC style guitar noir that mixes in all sort of guitar styles like surf, jazz and soundtrack instrumentals. Recorded in Red Hook Brooklyn, the 11 cut CD features Nicky’s band including Tony Mason (drums), Jon Irabagon (sax), and Chris Anderson (bass). Track 4, “Au Pair” mixes in some sweet strings that evokes Norrie Paramor producing The Shadows circa 1963. Other tracks will appeal to not only surf-jazz instrumental fans but also darker styles that sound influenced by greats like John Blakeley of The Sandals and great guitarists of today like current NYC favorites such as the Supertones’ guitar ace Tim Sullivan and also Bill Frisell creeps into the mix too. Even with so many eclectic sounds, Every Day Is A Bad Hair Day is modern day album essential for adventurous guitar fans.