The Underappreciated Guitar Heroics of Earthless' Isaiah Mitchell
by Brian Cook
on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:22 AM
(El Corazón) Like everyone else in the publishing business, guitar-player magazines are struggling. Consequently, you can't really fault them for continuing to focus on old standbys like Eddie Van Halen and Eric Johnson, or overstating the significance of newer Billboard-ers like Jack White. Gotta keep selling those subscriptions somehow. But if credit were given where credit was due, Isaiah Mitchell would be a recurring cover boy for those publications. As the guitarist in the heavy instrumental psych band Earthless, Mitchell blazes with the electric soul of Hendrix, the dexterous stab of D. Boon, and the warped blues of the Groundhogs' Tony McPhee. This isn't to say the molten groove laid down by drummer Mario Rubalcaba and Mike Eginton isn't worth the price of admission alone, but, Jesus, someone give Mitchell a signature model guitar already. With Icarus Line.