MapleBlues record review Dec 2011
Down The Line
Lonetrax Records

Sandy Bone was the drummer with
the Twisters for a decade or so before
tendonitis made him give up the sticks.
He decided to switch to guitar but in Mr.
Isaak, they already had a guitarist/vocalist,
hence SandyBone & The Breakdown
was eventually born. To the West Coast
Swing style of his former band, he’s added
a quite attractive & bluesy Hank Williams
slant and on several occasions, a rockabilly
flavor. “Anything For You”, “Worried In
Mind”, “Move On (Down The Line)” and
“Highway Of Hopes & Dreams” form the
strong centre of the disc, with “Worried
In Mind” being a particularly fine blues.
“Move On” has a train motif that is very
well done. “Highway Of Hopes & Dreams”
is a rocking but moving tale of a young
blues singer hitchhiking across the country
and her descent into ‘the land where no
one smiles’. The closing “Lookin’s Free”
is a slide feature for Bone and he doesn’t
disappoint. The players behind him are
mostly not familiar to me, although they do
a fine job. Particular mention goes to Dave
Webb, whose contributions on piano jump
out. John Valenteyn

Record Review Sept. 2011
This is an original… rootsy, bluesy,
by someone who has trod the highway
and paid the dues. My favourite track is
“Fine Sweet Thing”, where the funkiness of the
instrumental texture and the light swing/rockabilly
of the tunes compliment each other perfectly…
Tim Williams ~Producer, musician

Record Review February 2012
“Down The Line is an extraordinary debut album which thoroughly showcases wonderful and rich lyrics, musicianship, and vocals. It is an album that instantly made me a fan of SandyBone & The BreakDown…” John Vermilyea ~The Blues Underground Network (2012)