Ask Moonstone Project coordinator and guitarist Matt Filippini what year this is and he might say 1974. Rebel On The Run, the latest Moonstone Project, bleeds from the artery of classic blues, sometimes with a psychedelic vibe, of 1970's hard rock. Filippini marries this style with fine song craftsmanship, expert musicianship and a warm, soulful production. Rebel On The Run. One listen to the Tommy Bolin piece, From Another Time, will convince you. Mr. Filippini is helped along the way by some notable musicians who know this music well including James Christian, Glenn Hughes, Ken Hensley, and Ian Paice among others. Christian supplies all the vocals except for Hughes singing his own composition Closer Than You Think (which is pure blues Hughes). Other notable accomplishments include heavy blues of Sinner Sinner, the funky and psychedelic Moonster Booster, and the totally bell-bottom hip, Hey Mama.
Moonstone Project's deep immersion into old school blues hard rock on Rebel On The Run will probably not find an audience among our current generation. Unless, of course, they had the common sense to listen to their parent's vinyl collection. However, Rebel On The Run displays the best of that era in a fresh and uncompromising form.