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 The Filter Kings
- self titled-
By Bob Silvestri

WNY Music CD   The blues-rock power trio the Filter Kings have released a self-titled CD. The band features one of the most exciting guitarist in America today, Mark Krurnowski, and the rock solid rhythm section of Cave Wilson on drums and Brian Burd on bass. Their sound is in the tradition of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Jimi Hendrix Experience and ZZ Top, pre cheese sound. Krurnowski has continually placed in the top finalists in the WNED North American Guitar Competition. The CD has a live one take feel and most of the songs have a comfortable familiarity about them. Most of the songs are staples of the bands live set also. The disc kicks off with “King of the Hill”, a great story song about a couple of desperate wayward losers. Monster guitar hooks; thumping bass lines and slap snare shots compliment this outstanding track. The funky “She Don’t Mind” is the story of a very forgiving woman who lets her man slide for some of his minor faults. The slow blues of “Forrest Hill” is brought to life with crisp guitar notes and brushed snare drums. The rolling Texas blues sounds of “Finely Tuned Machine” and the instrumental “Swimmin’ In Gelatine” are outstanding tracks as well as the rocking “Two Can Play That Game”. The slow burner “Things You Said” is another outstanding track. Krurnowski exhibits great tone control and clear crisp playing throughout the song. “Sweet Little Angel” adds some twang to the opening bars before turning into a percolating blues romp. For more on The Filter Kings go to www.filterkings.com

Buffalo WNY Guitar  Mark Krurnowski also has a solo instrumental disc available titled Suspended In Mid Air that also feature Cave Wilson and Brian Burd that’s more progressive jazz style than The Filter Kings music. Highlights include “The Funk Walk (Remix ’02)”, “Green Tea Groove”, “Taking Flight”, “Reflections”, “Texas Toast” and “Grasshoppin’ Blues”. For more on Mark Krurnowski check out www.guitarmarkcentral.com

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