Keith LuBrant - Sometimes There Are No Words - Reviewed By Metal Digest! Sunday February 6 2022, 8:52 PM
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Keith LuBrant - Sometimes There Are No Words - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/02/06/keith-lubrant-sometimes-there-are-no-words/

LuBrant is clearly influenced by the greats. “Words” contains many shades of Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, and the like.  Keith himself has stated this album is a “love letter” to those who shaped his sound. True, he may not be another Vai or Bettencourt, but by the same token, they are no Keith LuBrant. His playing is fiery and passionate and while there is great attention to detail, there is also a raw sense of spontaneity. ‘Words’ also features John LeComte (bass) and Will Regnier (drums). Beautifully recorded, the album allows each artist to shine brightly and compliment their counterparts.

While the tribute component is quite evident, ‘Words’ stillmanages to create its own instrumental road trip spanning several time zones, ever-changing topography, and glorious sunsets. This is open road music. Top down, top speed, and top notch. 

From mid-tempo numbers that yearn and sear (“Fact or Fiction”) to greasy rump shakers (“Keef’s Boogie”) to the emotive acoustic-based closer “Isolation,” this album paints a delightful and personal soundscape. As always, the narrative of instrumental music is only limited to what the mind allows. 


There are a few moments that sound a little too familiar, perhaps briefly crossing the line from homage to that of imitation, but as usual, I’ll let you find those for yourself. Alas, I am literally criticizing the man for sounding great. Kindly disregard that and give this album a spin or two or three. Let us know where your mind’s road trip takes you. - Metal Digest

Release Date: January 13, 2022

FFO: Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, Paul Gilbert

Location: New Jersey, USA

Keith started his guitar journey like so many others around the time guitar instrumental albums from guitar labels such as Shrapnel Records were popular. Take Paul Gilbert and Bruce Bouillet's scale sequencing, along with the combination of technique and tasty blues/jazz from players like Howe and Kotzen. Add the melodic playing of Steve Vai and the funky right hand of Nuno Bettencourt, and you have the ingredients that mixed to influence Keith's guitar playing.

He started playing in the bars and clubs around New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He then took a turn in a different direction and started creating music for film and TV. You can hear his music on thousands of television shows featured on hundreds of network channels, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, VH1, to name a few. He also worked with Philips Lighting on music for their training media, wrote the theme song for a Mattel Hot Wheels Custom Motors commercial campaign, and has had music featured in movies, such as Lizzy Borden Took an Ax and Dogs and Cats 3.

His latest guitar rock instrumental album, "Sometimes There Are No Words", is set to be released on Guitar One Records. The album features longtime musical partner John LeComte on bass and Will Regnier (who tours with a range of artists in Quebec including Gregory Charles, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Alexandre Da Costa, John Roney and Polychuck) on drums. In Keith's words, "The combination of these players created something really special."  Keith further states, "I wanted to create a love letter to the guitarists that helped shape my playing into what it has become today. This album was a blast to do, and the final result is something in which I take great pride."

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