A couple of new tunes/videos from bands with new young guitarists.
First up Asia, who lost Steve Howe sadly last year after he admitted being in both Yes and Asia was too much for him - which was fair enough but odd give Geoff Downs had rejoined Yes and they were both in both bands seemingly I'd have thought that easier to arrange commitments - still.
Here is Valkyrie featuring new guitarist Sam Coulson a mere slip of a lad at 27 who was spotted on YouTube apparently.
Not bad similar to some of the recent Asia fair and a nice flutey sustained solo by Sam... but ... but... just not Steve Howe who is one of those people who is just for me special
Next ... well a new band called California Breed. However you could say this is Black Country Communion minus Joe Bonamassa after is public bust up with Glen Hughes over not putting enough effort into touring and promoting BCC. Derek Sherinian (keyboards) has gone as well being now a regular feature in Joe's recent touring band. This rocking trio features another young newcomer guitarist Andrew Watt (23 - bloody hell same age as my son!) who on the evidence of this first release, Sweet Tea, knows how to wring a classical rock sound and solo out of a P90 armed SG! Small little bass amp set up for Mr Hughes there as well ;-) Love his voice by the way one of the greatest rock voices of all time I think.