The Blessings- Shipwrecked CD. Third release from The Blessings and this is a good one. ‘Shipwrecked’ is a wonderfully coherent set of well-crafted tunes that chug, slide, shuffle and Rock; leaving no doubt why they're one of L.A.'s best bands. Their blend of British Invasion and American Rock ‘n Roll utilizes a bit of Country, a little Blues and alotta good riffy Rock ‘n Roll played with an energized barroom swagger that keeps things honest while the styles of the songs strongly reflect the bands that influenced them. Namely some of my faves including early Stones, Faces, the Black Crowes, Tom Petty and Chuck Berry. But what counts is what you do with your influences and the Blessings are able to shake it up enough into a strong yet tasty sonic tonic. Fans of the Sweet Things, Dr. Boogie, the Claws or any of the aforementioned bands won’t be disappointed. Recommended.