If you're finding you haven't gotten into the holiday spirit yet, then the fantastic Christmas Boogie-Woogie/Blues CD, "Winter Boogieland," by the extremely talented piano man Rob Rio, is just the right thing to set the mood. Rio, who has performed with many well known artists, takes these traditional Christmas tunes and interprets them with a brilliant style and finesse. Opening up the album, "Rudolph's Red Nose Boogie," is wonderful as Rio rips across the keys with a fury of energetic stylish flair. Taking it down a few notches, the songs, "Drummer Boy Blues" and "Silent Night Blues," are not only soulful and rooted with exquisite Blues tonality but one can feel the emotive passion rising from Rio's performance of these songs. There is a tremendous amount of energy packed into this album and you will find these songs to be fun, vibrant, and brilliantly performed by Rio. Fans of the great Jerry Lee Lewis will truly appreciate the magnificent Christmas Boogie-Woogie/Blues songs on the album, "Winter Boogieland," as it is an excellent collection of Holiday music performed by a spectacular pianist.
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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