While the most common blues names seem to start with "Blind" or "Sonny" or "Junior," one name you will not find duplicated is Spiros Soukis. His music is original as he fuses the borders of past and modern blues. Now the second song makes me think that Soukis has some harder roots. "Urban Embrace" reminds me of a Motorhead tune without the distortion or Lemmy. The simple riff and straightforward lyrics that open up the song for the scorching guitar solo let you see another side of this musician. It is not out of place on this album at all, but just shows the variety and amount of musicians that have influenced Soukis. And on that topic, don't get scared away by the mention of Lemmy because then Spiros goes acoustic and gets as gentle as Dave Van Ronk on "Looking Out My Window. First and foremost Spiros Soukis is a very well-versed and learned musician. Loveborne Blues appears to be just a tip of the iceberg of what he is capable of creating. I feel like this album is one piece to a 500-piece puzzle that we need years to put together. Some musicians are worth that investment. With the right guidance and direction he could forge a great career for himself. Soukis has put the time into his craft, now it's our time to make it payoff and listen to what he has to say.

"A truly gifted and multi-talented guitar player, singer and writer with a combination of both Greek and American musical cultures, who can project some of the most exciting electric, bottleneck, slide guitar runs, and straight-ahead, solo, down-home acoustic blues. He\'s one hell of a player who will continue to carry the torch and keep the blues alive well into the 21st century. His recording work, both in Greek and English, with original songwriting skills, will delight listeners on both sides of the globe"

"Spiros, with his New York-Greek accent, has a true voice of his own. Soukis Blues is some good old rockin\' blues with powerful guitar in the style of early Eric Clapton; earthy vocals with their spice of the Greek isles, in combination with his strong guitar action--the show was delightful."

"Spiros Soukis\'s live appearance, with the legendary Pavlos Sidiropoulos, left me open-mouth for a long while after the show ended. His technical ability on his instrument is astonishing as is his latest release, \'Lights of Vertigo," with Greek lyrics. This time his guitar playing surpasses his ability to write good songs and sing them with his deep, warm, sensuous voice."

"Spiros Soukis\'s new release, \'Lights of Vertigo,\' brings to mind the best of my favorite guitar players: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, etc. Combined with good songs and good vocals this recording is a must-have."

"Blues-rock funk spiced with Greek elements are the characteristics of Spiros Soukis\'s new release, \'Lights of Vertigo,\' where he showcases a rare guitar playing ability with an essential economy. This CD is a treasure not only for guitar players but for music lovers alike."

"Soukis\'s amazing guitar playing sent shivers down your spine placing him out there among the best."

"One of the best new releases, \'Lights of Vertigo,\' combines Soukis\'s guitar virtuosity with his ability to write catchy blues-rock songs.

"A remarkable new recording, \'Lights of Vertigo,\' from one of Greece\'s finest guitar players, Spiros Soukis."

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