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“Let no mistake be made: It's a Mad Mad Bad Dad World is one of the most enjoyable albums of 2022." -- DownBeat critic Frank-John Hadley.
Bad Daddy’s musical perspective is a geographical brew of Chicago and coastal Maine where he’s a celebrated yacht designer. His style is a gritty, crunchy compression of classic blues and dank, sticky roots rock. That sound anchors the themes in his new record, It’s a Mad, Mad Bad Dad World — including its kickoff single, “Pork Pie Hat.” Shaken together it’s a modern cocktail of feel good, soul-filled tunes that groove and move.
“Paul Waring’s smoky voice, the supple grooves, and the excellent guitar work. The solos are biting and expressive, the sort of thing where you hit rewind to hear it again.” – John Kereiff, The Rock Doctor.
“A well-executed mix of blues and blues-rock -- nine deep originals and a single cover, all of which deal with the human condition …Waring possesses a road-weary voice and has a biting, West Side-style touch on the strings. His tunes cover everything from romance to the pain of living in the modern world.” – Chicago Blues Scene.
"There are encounters that immediately exude a certain magic that result in exceptional interactions. That's exactly what happened between guitarists Paul Waring and Pete Galanis in Bad Daddy to give life to It's A Mad Mad Bad Dad World... a classic and haunting Blues album, voodoo-style." --Rock'n Force - France, by One-Man-Zine
“Get ready for a street-wise ride on this rough and ready collection of blues rockers. There’s a kind of Allman Brothers meeting Chicago on most of the tracks… Both strings and vocals snarl like a breeze off of Lake Michigan…” – George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly.