“Eyes of the City” is the impressive debut release from veteran Chicago-based musician Vince Agwada. The guitarist/singer/composer/producer provides an electrifying collection of self-produced songs covering many styles including Blues, Rock, Jazz and R&B. Agwada’s sound is defined by his signature blistering guitar work, husky vocals, and crafty arrangements. The aptly titled “Confidence Man” encapsulates his highly-original, driving, aggressive sound. His noteworthy blues guitar is on full display with the swampy “Car Wash Blues” and the slow-moving but deliberate “Hard to Cry.” “Come on In” introduces us to Agwada’s ferocious slide work and further illustrates his mastery of the blues guitar. Agwada also shows his versatility with the upbeat shuffle tune “Bottle,” the contemporary jazz feel of “Ellie,” and the title track “Eyes of the City,” which features a lush string arrangement and soprano sax melody. “Eyes of the City” is an exciting debut release where Agwada shines not only in his artistic and musical abilities, but in his production capabilities as well. This release has a lot to offer to the fans of Rock and Blues in the style of Albert Collins and Buddy Guy.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy. com Reviewer Team