Fab Tone Records (Released 22nd October)
Gwyn Ashton has been steadily building a reputation for himself as part of the upsurge of interest in blues rock and his last album ‘Two-Man Blues Army’ received a five star review on GRTR! He has some impressive guests including Don Airey, Magnum’s Mark Stanway and Robbie Blunt (Robert Plant).
This album is a joyous blues rock celebration from opener ‘Little Girl’ (tasty slide – one for Georgia Satellites fans with a cheeky Stones riff thrown in) through to the closing instrumental ‘Bluz For Roy’. The latter really allows Gwyn Ashton to show off his soloing and he has a lovely, big fat guitar sound. The cover of Willie Dixon’s ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’ is sublime, again you can only marvel at Ashton’s fluid soloing. It’s the blues rock stompers that really see this album come alive like ‘Comin’ Home’ and ‘Dog Eat Dog’.
In Gwyn Ashton’s case do believe the hype – move over Joe Bonamassa Mr Ashton is in town. This should see him finally get the sales and success he deserves.
In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 10 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.
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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)
Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)
THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)
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