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Album review: JW-JONES – High Temperature

JW Jones - High Temperature

Solid Blues Records [Release date 02.06.17] Award winning Canadian blues-rock guitarist JW-Jones ditches most of the rock elements to ingratiate himself with the industry hotbed that is Nashville. ‘High Temperature’ showcases a handful of good songs that have one eye … Continue reading

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Album review: JARROD DICKENSON – Ready The Horses

Jarrod Dickenson - Ready The Horses

Decca [Release date 29.09.17] Recorded live to tape in the UK, ‘Ready The Horses’ is an album by the Nashville based, Texan singer songwriter Jarrod Dickenson who isn’t so much a man of contradictions, as a musician following his muse. … Continue reading

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Album review: KOTEBEL – Cosmology

KOTEBEL – Cosmology

Musea [Release date 06.07.17] Kotebel is a Venezualan/Spanish prog rock band with classical and fusion influences. ‘Cosmology’ derives its title from the study of the universe and it’s an exploratory, quasi- conceptual prog album, that draws on composer and keyboard … Continue reading

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Album review: MOLLIE MARRIOTT – Truth Is A Wolf

Mollie Marriott - Truth Is A Wolf

Amadeus Music [Release date 03.11.17] Having spent most of her career as an in demand backing vocalist, Mollie Marriott’s debut album ‘Truth Is A Wolf’ is an exercise in finding her own style on a diverse set of songs. Her … Continue reading

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Album review: GWYN ASHTON – Solo Elektro

GWYN ASHTON – Solo Elektro

Pete Feenstra chats to Gwyn Ashton and plays tracks from ‘Solo Elektro’ on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (repeated, Tuesday 15 August 21:00 GMT)  More information Fab Tone Records [Release date 01.09.17] Having established himself worldwide as power-house rock-blues guitarist, … Continue reading

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Album review: WALTER TROUT – We’re All In This Together

WALTER TROUT – We

Provogue Records [Release date 01.09.17] ‘We’re All In This Together’ is a star studded album that celebrates Walter Trout’s blues related musical diversity. It also finds him at the peak of his creativity, as he comes up with new ways … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Exile & Grace

King King - Exile & Grace

Manhaton [Release date 06.10.17] King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous … Continue reading

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Album review: JONNY LANG – Signs

JONNY LANG – Signs

Provogue [Release date 25.08.17] Jonny Lang’s ‘Signs’ is his first album for 4 years and it’s a marriage of convenience. He’s still wedded to the soulful approach to be found on ‘Fight For My Soul’, but he replaces some of … Continue reading

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Album review: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS – Groovin’ In Greaseland

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS - Groovin

Alligator Records [Release date 18.08.17] Rick Estrin has lived a lifetime of the blues. He’s old enough to have known Muddy Waters and came within a missed phone call of working for him. But he’s also young enough to pen … Continue reading

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Album review: ANTHONY ROSANO AND THE CONQUEROOS – Anthony Rosano And The Conqueroos

ANTHONY ROSANO AND THE CONQUEROOS

Self release [Release date 11.04.17] Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos hail from Virginia, so presumably the decision to hook up with producer/guitarist Mike Zito and high profile engineer David Ferrell and record in New Orleans was in the hope that … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin’ The Breeze

BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin

Bulletproof 20/20 Records [Release date 09.06.17] Still barely 2 years old, Blackwater Conspiracy is a Northern Irish band whose debut  album ‘Shootin’ The Breeze’ boasts their own take on classic rock, which they play with drive, purpose, passion, and deliver … Continue reading

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Single review: DANIELLE MORGAN – Shy

DANIELLE MORGAN - Shy

Fatdan Productions [Release date 7.07.17] You don’t have to be a Christian rocker to have an exclusive claim to focused, emotionally driven music, but I guess it helps. Either way, Danielle Morgan delivers her music with passion and an effortless … Continue reading

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Album review: THE JIVE ACES – Diggin’ The Roots Vol.1: Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues

THE JIVE ACES - Diggin

Golden Age Recordings [Release date 23.06.17] The hi-energy, jump jive combo The Jive Aces have been around long enough to have been on Opportunity Knocks. But their chosen music predates even that show by several decades, as they raid the … Continue reading

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Album review: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND – Lay It On Down

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND – Lay It On Down

Kenny Wayne Shepherd chatted to Pete Feenstra about his new album ‘Lay It On Down’. First broadcast 23 July on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. More information Provogue [Release date 04.08.17] When you sign a multi-album deal with Warner Brothers … Continue reading

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Gig review: GREG IZOR & T.BO & THE LIGHTNIN’ ROCKETS + DeRobert & The Half Truths – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, France, 19 July 2017

Greg IzorHD

When Texan harp player Greg Izor was booked to appear at the Relache Festival in Bordeaux, he could hardly have imagined the weather conditions to be a home-from-home combination of blistering heat and fork lightning. The big toned harp player … Continue reading

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Album review: BRUCE “MISSISSIPPI” JOHNSON – The Deal Baby

Bruce MIssissippi Johnson - The Deal Baby

Self Release [Release date 26.05.17] Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson is a singer with a colourful past. As his nick name suggests, he hails from Mississippi, and aside from being a marine, he learnt his craft in Paris with veteran B.B. King … Continue reading

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Gig review: MR.SIPP – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 10 July 2017

Mr. Sipp guitar

It seems like every year there’s a new contender for the saviour of the blues and as soon as the yearly polls are announced the arguments begin. So rather than raking over old coals, let’s celebrate the up and coming … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE PRETTY THINGS & THE IMPERIAL CROWNS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

Jimmie Wood – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

There’s a lot to be said for the art of performance. And tonight The Imperial Crowns front man Jimmie Wood works hard to preach the blues to a sun drenched crowd initially cowering on the edges of the festival square, … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN OTWAY – Montserrat

John Otway - Montserrat

Red Bowler Records [Release date: 01.05.17] There will surely always be a place for John Otway in the rock & roll firmament, as only an anarchic character such as him could have conceived of an album like this in 2017. … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN TROWER – Time And Emotion

ROBIN TROWER – Time And Emotion

Manhaton [Release date: 04.08.17] Imagine those moments when you are at the water’s edge as the tide comes in, and for a passing moment your footprint leaves a lasting impression as the waves recede. Robin Trower’s musical style is very … Continue reading

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