The Charlie Wheeler Band’s self-released Rewind is a change-up for the Pennsylvania jam band. Gone is the standard blues-rock format in exchange for a more free-flowing fountain of rock ‘n’ roll ideas akin to, say, Gov’t Mule or The Black Crowes. Production is at a minimum and the focus is on composition, vocals and the unerring interaction between singer/songwriter Wheeler, bassist Dave Fink and drummer Rad Akers. Hey, I’m starting to find some good rock ‘n’ roll again after almost giving up!
Review by Mike Greenblatt