"Jimmy is a wicked guitar player!"
-- Ronnie Wood
"Beautiful work, I dig it!"
-- Mike Stern
-- John Scofield
A working professional over the past 25 years with an impressive list of credentials as a sideman, Las Vegas based guitarist Jimmy McIntosh finally steps out as a solo artist in his own right on Orleans To London, his long overdue debut as a leader.
Jimmy McIntosh comes to Strokeland as guitarist for The Lon Bronson All-Stars, a long-time Strokeland Records favorite and brings a whole new funk vibe straight from the Cresent City to the East Bay.
A hard-grooving, swaggering collection of N’awlins flavored funk, slamming rock and searing blues tunes, this formidable collection features such heavyweights as Art, Cyril and Ivan Neville of the Neville Brothers along with Nevilles drummer “Mean” Willie Green, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and a legendary guitar hero whose initials are "JB", who makes an uncredited mystery guest appearance on three tracks (listed under the sobriquet “Hot Rod”).
McIntosh more than holds his own in such illustrious company, unleashing potent licks that run the gamut of six-string influences from bluesmen B.B. King and Albert Collins to rockers Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Jimi Hendrix to a whole host of jazz guitar greats. And while McIntosh has plied his trade over the years for innumerable shows and studio work as a first-call guitarist on the Vegas scene, he reserves his personal playing for this auspicious showcase.