Like no other, Timo Gross knows how to reinvent himself again and again without losing sight of himself. With Fallen From Grace Timo Gross releases another studio album that will appeal to blues as well as pop and rock fans.
He moves in his genre like no other, plays with influences from rock, funk and soul, combines emotional vocals and stirring string playing to a unique recognition value.
Fallen From Grace is his band’s most versatile blues record to date without getting stuck on clichés. Because with his love of sonic details and the musical humor of a professional who is as experienced as he is curious, Timo Gross is only too happy to surprise his listeners. This album is the best proof of that.
Fallen from Grace was awarded the Quarterly Prize of the German Record Critics.
Relaxed between blues, soul and rock sounds: With “Fallen From Grace,” Timo Gross once again shows himself to be one of Germany’s most accomplished blues guitarists. Now the album has been nominated for the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik”, Gross reports on the Internet.
The guitar strums relaxed, the rhythm section grooves appropriately. And this slightly rough and dumpling voice singing about small-town blues – if there’s one thing Timo Gross can’t be accused of, it’s sounding German. “Fallen From Grace” sounds much more like small towns somewhere on the Texas prairie: of course it’s blues. But there’s also plenty of what’s called Americana coming through these days. And when the trio is augmented with horns and Hammond organ, it doesn’t turn into the Dap-Kings, but it certainly makes for an excellent soul-blues troupe.
“Fallen From Grace” is one of those albums that take you on acoustic journeys and reveries where it’s hard to name the overhit. And it doesn’t matter here at all. Because “Fallen From Grace” is a coherent complete work from front to back, as it comes in Germany quite rarely on the market.