Rev Neil Down's slightly left-of-center music crackles with excitement, and his lyrics bristle with raucous, offbeat humor, irony and occasional tenderness, straddling stylistic fences between minimal blues, folk, rock and country. Down is an engaging singer and taut guitarist with a discernible streak of non-conformist edginess. Rev creates his own kind of roots rock. It has echoes of the blues, country and rockabilly, but only echoes—the guitarist/songwriter/singer definitely follows his own muse. In his musical adventures, he has recorded albums in Ireland, Canada, and Memphis. His latest offering, Every Block Needs an Alley, was released in 2019 on Madjack Records, and is available on all digital carriers.