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Album review: MUDDY MANNINEN – River Flows

Muddy Manninan - River Flows

Presence Records [Release date 23.10.20] Muddy Manninen’s ‘River Flows’ is an aptly titled album that has a sense of time, space and just like the name of his label, presence. It’s an album that drips with feel, experience and at … Continue reading

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Album review: SANDRA BOUZA – Falling Away From Me

Sandra Bouza - Falling Away From Me

Sabucedo Records [Release date 18.09.20] If Toronto has provided a creative backdrop to the recent renewed interest in all aspect of soul, Sandra Bouza takes things a step further with a cross genre, radio friendly album that is refreshingly lyrically … Continue reading

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Album review: TRIPLE J TRIO – Better Days

Triple J Trio - Better Days

Self release [Release date 20.03.20] Triple J Trio is a powerhouse British rock-into-blues and boogie outfit, powered by the formidable rhythm section of Jeff Rich (Quo/Stretch/Climax Blues Band etc) and The Beat’s bassist Andy Pearson. They are joined by the … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY WALTON – Dark Hour

Billy Walton - Dark Hour

Harmonized Records [Release date 04.09.20] ‘Dark Hour’ is a ground-breaking album for the Billy Walton Band. It kicks like a mule but also searches for soulful subtly. ‘Dark Hour’ also finds a meaningful role for the band’s horn section, beyond … Continue reading

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Album review: JACKIE MCAULEY– The Cherryvale Files

Jackie McAulay - The Cherryvale Files

Red Button Records [Release date 21.02.20] ‘The Cherryvale’ Files is Jackie McAuley’s first album for about 4 years and though it’s an introspective aggregation of songs rather than a full-blown album, it’s been worth the wait. The former Them, Belfast … Continue reading

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Album review: KAT RIGGINS – Cry Out

Kat Riggins - Cry Out

Gulf Coast Records [Release date 14.08.20] ‘Cry Out’ is a high energy album full of heartfelt lyrics, stylistic diversity and booming arrangements that gives Kat Riggins the best possible context for her gritty and soulful vocals. The album’s arts work … Continue reading

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Album review: LOUISIANA’S LE ROUX – One Of Those Days

Louisiana Le Roux - One Of Those Days

Gulf Coast [Release date 24.07.20] In keeping with the gumbo tradition of Louisiana cuisine, Louisiana Hall Of Fame inductees Le Roux’s brand new album ‘One Of Those Days’ is a musical hotch-potch of all that’s good about Louisiana roots music and … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION – Sand & Stone

The Chris Bevington Organisation - Sand & Stone

Self release  [Release date 18.07.20] The Chris Bevington Organisation’s fourth album ‘Sand & Stone’ is a booming, gospel tinged, big band blues-rock outing.  And while the songs are written by guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and vocalist /multi instrumentalist Scott Ralph, it’s … Continue reading

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Album review: JD SIMO – JD Simo

JD Simo by JD Simo

Pete Feenstra chatted to JD Simo in September 2020 including tracks from the self-titled album.  First broadcast 27 September 2020. Crows Feet Records Inc [Release date 21.08.20] For some folks, Acid Rock never really went out of fashion, it was … Continue reading

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Gig review: COLLATERAL – Leo’s, The Red Lion, Gravesend, Friday 4 September 2020

Collateral at Leo

After months of musical isolation, what could be better than stumbling on a gig when you least expect it and then re-discovering a stellar band on the rise. They say momentum is everything in rock music, and Collateral aren’t about … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIAS T. HOTH – Metastatic Syndrome

Elias T. Hoth - Metastatic Syndrome

CD Baby [Release date 15.09.20] Elias T. Hoth’s ‘Metastatic Syndrome’ is full of all the road-tested elements with which he’s made his name in the last few years. There’s the unsettling title to start with, then there’s the balanced mix … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM SWEET – Sink Or Swim

Adam Sweet - Sink Or Swim

Adam Sweet Music [Release date 11.09.20] Although credited as an Adam Sweet solo album, the conceptually titled ‘Sink or Swim’ is very much a band effort. Singer songwriter Adam Sweet has taken a step up by working with an A-team … Continue reading

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Book review: The Development Of Large Rock Sound Systems – Chris Hewitt

The Development Of Large Rock Sound Systems – Chris Hewitt

A Dandelion Records Book [Publication date 14.08.20] ‘The Development Of Large Rock Sound Systems’ is a book with no beginning and no end, but it has plenty of substance in the middle. Much like the other 7 books from the … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – A New Day Now (20th Anniversary Edition)

Joe Bonamassa - A New Day Now

Provogue [Release date 07.08.20] While it’s hard not to be sceptical about a project like this –  Joe Bonamassa’s relentless marketing campaign has now come full circle with this special 20th anniversary release – this remixed and re-recorded version of … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MIGHTY BOSSCATS – Ticket to Memphis

The Mighty Bosscats - Ticket To Memphis

Self Release [Release date 24.04.20] Richard Townsend’s ‘Ticket To Memphis’ is another impressive release from a singer song writer and band leader with a world view. That said, ‘Ticket To Memphis’ isn’t quite what it appears to be. Firstly, it’s … Continue reading

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Album review: MARY COUGHLAN – Life Stories

Mary Coughlan - Life Stories

Hail Mary Music [Release date 04.09.20] Mary Coughlan’s ‘Life Stories’ is a beautifully crafted and partly autobiographical work that finds her in reflective mood, some 35 years after her breakthrough ‘Tired & Emotional’ album. In many ways she’s still “tired … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – Ain’t Done Yet

Savoy Brown - Ain't Done Yet

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kim Simmonds and played tracks from the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 26 July 2020 Quarto Valley Records [Release date 28.08.20] ‘Ain’t Done Yet’ is Savoy Brown’s 41st album on which … Continue reading

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WALTER TROUT – Ordinary Madness

Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness

Pete Feenstra chatted to Walter Trout in September 2020, discussing the album ‘Ordinary Madness’.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio,  6 September 2020. Provogue Records [Release date 28.08.20] With a biography entitled ‘Rescued From Reality’ and his latest … Continue reading

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Album review: NORMAN BEAKER – Running Down The Clock

Norman Beaker - Running Down The Clock

Pete Feenstra chatted to Norman Beaker about his music and the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 5 July 2020. Clock Records [Release date 24.07.20] It’s almost a shock to realise that this album celebrates Norman’s … Continue reading

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Book review: FLYPOSTING: Posters Of A Music Revolution by Chris Hewitt

Flyposting

Dandelion Records [Publication date 15.06.20] ‘Flyposting – Posters Of A Music Revolution’ doesn’t so  much document the radically changing times of the 70′s, as reflect an era when the medium became the message. Up until such times as when local … Continue reading

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