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"his Led Zeppelin medley is second to none."

“ James Crouch, “Lost Souls” Perhaps area guitarist James Crouch had good reason to title a song “Beck in Blue.” Perhaps Crouch knew that if legendary guitarist Jeff Beck ever heard this fire-in-the-hole instrumen­tal, a stunned Mr. Beck would be left gasping for breath and blue in the face. On “Beck in Blue,” Crouch mixes a modern electric guitar rave-up with just the right dol­lop of traditional boogie — a worthy tribute to one of his gui­tar heroes. Fans of rock instrumental guitar’s holy trinity — Beck, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani — likewise will be amazed by that track and the other three works on “Lost Souls,” Crouch’s new CD. “My Monkey” is devilish blues rock with piano and churchy, soul-saving organ from Dan Walters. The curious­ly titled “Change the Beatle” sports a doomsday bass progres­sion by Walters behind raspy sax from J.J. Martin and sinewy guitar from Crouch.... ”

Rick de Yampert (Entertainment Writer) - Daytona Beach News-Journal

“Forceful guitar man James Crouch has drawn comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and B.B. King. The Florida native has a diverse musical history, having played with the Tokens, the Shirelles, and Bobby Lewis in oldies revival revues along with becoming a touring bandmember of the legendary Molly Hatchet. Crouch released Liberty on the Bombshell label in 2003.”

"While listening to IMRadio.com in my office recently I stumbled upon an amazing guitarist. It's as if I found a treasure that I feel compelled to share with you. His name is James Crouch, he's out of Daytona Beach Florida. I feel very comfortable in saying that he is one of the best that I've ever heard...anywhere! Some have even said that he can play as well as B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn. I'm his newest fan and in agreement and you should hear for yourself. Go to James Crouch's profile page and choose any song, I dare you! And if you really want to feel something, listen to "Serenity" or "Between The Sheets" and I'll bet you'll be a fan too!" by Chuck Atkins

“Jim Crouch is a blues-rock guitar master from Florida who can play as well as blues greats like BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His StarPolish selections are basically quieter numbers with more understated guitar performances, but you can still tell the guy knows his way around a guitar in the dark. Guest vocalist Rick Steffen provides vocals on the song “Give 'Til it Hurts,” (which Steffen also wrote), with Crouch providing lead acoustic guitar on this tender ballad. “Time and Place,” a searing, soulfully played instrumental, is a bit more on the blues-virtuoso-shredding-in-a-smoky-bar vein, and it has a great drum performance as well. Recommended for fans of 70’s rock and blues rock acts such as The Allman Brothers, Dave Mason, Eric Clapton, The Doobie Brothers and Humble Pie.”

““Crouch is a forceful guitar man that has his chops down, and so do his band mates and the various guests that appear on this project…at times he rips off some impressive licks reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray…On the instrumental “Serenity,” Crouch and his crackerjack band exercise a marvelous display of sharp-as-a-razor six-string dexterity with a tip of the hat to all the great blues-rock players that have come and gone, and they do it beautifully.”......Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck - Jazzreview.com.”

““So Far is enjoyable, hard rock graced with Improvisational power. Crouch establishes the tone of the album, delivering high-energy, Hendrix-style solos over a driving pulse. If you like what you’ve read so far, check Jim Crouch out” -”

““Crouch is definitely an accomplished guitarist playing acoustic, electric and slide with equal expertise. The whole CD has a very authentic feel to it” - ”

“SATURDAY 15- James Crouch 7:30-10:30pm Truly one of the world's greatest guitarists will make his Café debut. James is known for his hard driving guitar playing, but for his Café appearance he will perform acoustically. Crouch has been likened to legendary guitarists such as Eric Clapton, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana. Crouch is deemed as one of the most versatile musicians, being able to vary his talents from lighting up the electric guitar, to pulling it down to produce gentle solos. Crouch has been playing guitar professionally for over 30 years now, and does not show any signs of letting up. Don't miss what is sure to be a musical treat! There's 10 free songs you can stream from his myspace page: www.myspace.com/thejamescrouchband”

“Buddy Guy related artists: Jim Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Roy Buchanan, Johnny Winter, John Fogerty, The Rolling Stones, Ten Years After, SRV, James Crouch”

“Eric Clapton related artists: Joe Perry, Mark Knopfler, Joe Walsh, Joe Satriani, Rossington Collins Band, Ted Nugent, Tony Iommi, Gary Moore, Brian May, Angus Young, Billy Squier, Keith Urban, Back Door Slam, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dire Straits, Johnny Van Zant, Robin Trower, Steve Vai, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Pat Travers, Joe Bonamassa, T-Bone Burnett, Mick Ronson, Van Halen, Steve Morse, Harvey Mandel, Rainbow, Outlaws, Peter Frampton, Coco Montoya, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Slash, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Bruce Hornsby, Eric Johnson, Jeff Healey, Derek Trucks, Jonny Lang, Sonny Landreth, Blackfoot, James Crouch, Sheryl Crow”

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