Review - Web - Wolf is Howling
by Calvin Daniels
Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week Newspaper - Yorkton SK. Canada
Crank it up, and let the blues rock baby!
Welcome to the latest effort by Winnipeg's Web; Wolf Is Howling, a blues rock effort in the truest
sense of the word. Web is fronted by guitarist and vocalist Dave Weber, and his voice fits his chosen genre well,
it's a little smokey, seasoned, mature. Considering this guy has been performing since the 1960's, it's no
wonder there is the maturity to the voice.
"I've been playing a variety of stuff. I like a lot of different styles of music throughout the years, but my
favorite is the blues, blues rock," he said, in a recent interview with this reviewer.
Web can also play. This is basically a power trio, with Weber's guitar joined by Jim Jolly on bass and
Keith Zedzora on drums. For this straight ahead style, three works just fine.
The CD was produced at Waterfront Studios in Winnipeg where it was engineered and mastered by
Anthony Gianccola with Abbey Road special edition TG 1, previously used on most Beatles
recordings, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, and Jimmy Hendrix albums.
It is interesting the CD has a little footnote "all instruments and vocals were recorded in their natural
state to ensure the natural sound of each instrument is heard". That is an interesting approach in an era
when a computer stroke can alter and refine a recording line. It's a good choice for this genre of music
which relies on a certain degree of "rawness" to work.
This is a fun, sort of rock party album, one that has a solid overall feel to it, even if no single cut
immediately jumps out as the best.
Still, just relax and let the beat of straight ahead rock blues take you away for a while, this one
works. It's never bad to join the wolf and just howl a little.
You can check Web on the web at www.webtheband.net
- Web - Wolf is Howling
by EB Blues CKUW
Dave Weber and the
band known as Web is a blues rock true to the sense of the word.
This three piece ensemble has the strength, maturity and sound to pull together for a rip roaring blues
rock album that would make many other bands green with envy. Rock-hard guitar and vocals by Dave Weber,
rock-solid bass by Jim Jolly and great beating on the kit by Keith Zedzora bring out the solid
sound of rockin' blues at its best! This CD is available in Winnipeg at your favorite local music store.