~~Harvey Mandel played with Canned Heat, John Mayall and the Rolling Stones, and released solo albums on the Phillips and Janus labels in the 70s. Considered one of the most innovative and influential blues-rock guitarists, he has played on stage in the past few years with Bob Dylan and Gregg Allman. Snake Pit was recorded at Fantasy Studios with musicians who have played with Ryley Walker and Sun Kil Moon.
A storming return to the fray - MOJO, 4 Stars
Mandel's trademark sound is as supple and searing as molten steel - DOWNBEAT Editor's Pick
The boldness and hunger in Mandel's playing not only achieves the hallmarks of his best sides from the 60s and 70s, but at times reaches further - All Music Guide, 4 stars
Snake Pit could be the album that finally gets Mandel his due as a top-shelf guitar savior - CHICAGO READER
1. Snake Pit
2. Space Monkeys
4. Baby Batter
7. Before Six
8. Ode to B.B.