This new CD from Phil Gates is the direction of new Blues for him. Titled "Should I?", this CD is pure Blues. While the other CD's (PHIL GATES: Music from the film 'My Normal Life' and PHIL GATES: This Side Of Me) reflected different musical areas that Phil likes to roam into, the Blues has always been home for him. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Phil authentically plays the Blues from the first track "Phil's Blues" that pours straight into a slow Blues, to the popular "I'm Lost ", all the way to some great slide guitar on "Where Do You Live?" The Phil Gates Blues Band has been hitting it hard on the west coast, and is a band to see. Phil's guitar style is his own, peppered with flavors of Blues greats that inspired him along the way such as Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, and many others. If you haven't heard him, listen. If you're in the Southern California area, go see him. When thinking about purchasing the Phil Gates CD "Should I? The answer is: "Yes, you should!"