Album Review: Neal Storme – “Ay B Si”

Band: Neal Storme
Album: Ay B Si
By: M. Loop


Singer/ songwriter Neal Storme writes story songs about the challenges of the common man, loss, love, social issues, and Marijuana.

Reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen, he uses colorful turns of a phrase to engage the listener. There is a larger than life dramatic feel to his vocal delivery and the overall depth of the production.

The album is mostly populated by American flavored rock with a bit of jazz and reggae. He is joined by a large ensemble of musicians listed below who all add their personal touch to bring his vision to life. This is clearly a man who has made many friends along his musical journey and relishes in sharing his music with his fellow musicians and the world.

The album is a far reaching journey through the life, loves and friendships of Neal Storme. It takes courage to expose one’s life and I look forward to hearing more stories from his personal experience.


Neal Storme – Lead vocals/ guitar
Lari Peterson (Engineer) Guitar on “Step Off”
Randy Hansen – Guitar on “Draw the Line”
Rolf Larson – B-3 Organ/Piano/Synth
Steve Haeck – Pianist / Keyboardist
G. Valmont Thomas – Bass/Vocals
Jimmy Marsh – Bass on the tunes: Step Off, Hand Me Down World, There She Was
Deanna Kenison – Bass-Talk to Me, Papa Don’t Think He’ll Make It
Tracy Arrington – Bass on Pieces of the Rain, Draw the Line, Goodbye, Mercedez, Marijuana, You Know Me, Everybody Knows and You are not Alone
Max Campbell (the Mighty Max) – Drums, Timbales
Tor Dietrichson – “THE” Percussion Master Congas, – Mercedez, Marijuana, Draw the Line,
Nora Michaels – Background Vocals
Pamela Suzanne Burdwell – Guitar, Mandolin, Irish Bouzouki, Mandolin and Vocals
Caroline Schimke – Background Vocals

The choir of the Amazing Friends
Angela Petrovic, Betty Marshall, Caroline Schimke, Cyrene Probart, Deanna Kenison, Helen Burn, Jennifer Zamecnik, Jim Burdwell, Jon Stone, Jonathan Meyer,
Kelley Kenison, Linda Lee, Nora Hempseed Michaels, Pamela Suzanne Burdwell, Shelley Dawn Early, Shannon Dodge, Steve Haeck, Zack Dodge

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