David Vaccaro played all of the guitars, bass, keyboards, programmed the drum machine and he sang on about half of the tracks. Not completely a one man show though as he brought in Robin McAuley (MSG, Survivor) to sing on the other songs. This is blues based hard rock with a heavy Aerosmith influence from both the late 1970's and the late 1980's plus some Zeppelin style grooves as well. Robin McAuley was a good choice for this style of material and I have always enjoyed his vocals on the many projects that he has been part of. Vaccaro likely grew up on equal doses of hard rock and AOR because those are the predominant styles here. There are times where Vaccaro could have opened things up and taken a few more chances. However there are far more times where hearing the songs is like a pair of old comfortable shows. On several occasions the songs touch upon a familiar yet pleasing approach. Perhaps Vaccaro did these songs as much for himself as did for fans, but that's okay too. At least he tackled a style he obviously loved and shows through in much of the material. Two of my favorite songs are the middle-eastern influenced "You Don't Care" and the instrumental "Desert Run" and both some attempt at reaching out and trying break format a little bit. So "New Machine" is really a solid release and obviously a labor of love from Dave Vaccaro.