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Gig review: JOE LOUIS WALKER – Dingwalls, London, 9 June 2016

JOE LOUIS WALKER – Dingwalls, London, 9 June 2016

On Sunday 12 June 2016 at 20:00 GMT Pete Feenstra chats to Joe Louis Walker on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and plays tracks from the new album More information Tonight’s Joe Louis Walker show is a reminder that the … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LOUIS WALKER – Everybody Wants A Piece

JOE LOUIS WALKER – Everybody Wants A Piece

On Sunday 12 June 2016 at 20:00 GMT Pete Feenstra chats to Joe Louis Walker on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and plays tracks from the new album More information Provogue [Release date 09.10.15] If bluesman Joe Louis Walker career … Continue reading

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Album review: WALTER TROUT – ALIVE in Amsterdam

WALTER TROUT – ALIVE in Amsterdam

Provogue [Release date 17.05.16] There’s nothing quite like experiencing Walter Trout live, as he and his band feed off the energy that his audience gives him in spades. ‘ALIVE In Amsterdam’ is all about the mutual energy levels shared by … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than…

DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than...

BBM [Release date 27.10.15] Doug Abraham is a fine Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and confident guitarist who has a solid background in instrumental music and funk rock, though this album goes well beyond those genres. The title of the album ‘Better Late … Continue reading

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Album review: MORELAND & ARBUCKLE – Promised Land Or Bust

Moreland & Arbuckle - Promised Land Or Bust

Alligator [Release date 20.05.16] Moreland & Arbuckle are here to remind us that Heartland rock isn’t necessarily country music by another name. ‘Promised Land Or Bust’ their 7th album refines their signature roots-rock sound, built on memorable riffs, alternated soulful … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS ALLARD – Invisible Landscape

Chris Allard - Invisible Landscape

Perdido [Release date 10.06.16] Chris Allard probably won’t thank me for saddling him with the jazz fusion tag, but he’s a subtle guitarist who evokes the likes of John Schofield and Lee Ritenour over 10 tracks full of inspired interplay, … Continue reading

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Gig review: BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS – 100 Club, London, 15 May 2016

BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS – 100 Club, London, 15 May 2016

In a world of unrelenting hype and instant downloads there’s something reassuring about seeing Big Boy Bloater at the 100 Club. Perhaps it’s the perfect match of an unpretentious artist holding court at a venue that has outlived just about … Continue reading

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Album review: VARGAS BLUES BAND – Hard Time Blues

Vargas Blues band - Hard Time Blues

Santo Grial [Release date 15.02.16] Its 22 years since Carlos Santana covered Javier Vargas’s song ‘Blues Latino’. And while the Spanish guitarist has built up an impressive discography in the interim, the challenge he continues to sets himself is to … Continue reading

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Album review: MALAYA BLUE – Heartsick

MALAYA BLUE – Heartsick

MBM [Release date 08.04.16] Malaya Blue is a versatile singer who is equally at home singing a variety of musical genres as she is singing blues. ‘Heartsick’ is a lyric driven work which starts out as a blues album, but … Continue reading

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Album review: THE RIDES – Pierced Arrow

THE RIDES – Pierced Arrow

Provogue [Release date 06.05.16] ‘Pierced Arrow’ isn’t so much a concept album as a confirmation of shared values, which extends from the music of Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to their predilection for vintage cars. Their 10 track musical … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GILBERT – I Can Destroy

PAUL GILBERT – I Can Destroy

In the Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 8 May 2016 at 20:00 GMT, Pete chatted to Paul Gilbert, with tracks from the album ‘I Can Destroy’. More information earMUSIC [Release date 27.05.15] Paul Gilbert is … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN TROWER – Where You Are Going To

ROBIN TROWER – Where You Are Going To

Manhaton [Release date 06.05.15] You don’t so much listen to a Robin Trower album these days as simply immerse yourself in his grooves. His combination of guitar artistry, syrupy grooves, heartfelt vocals and a constant search for the emotional core … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIZA NEALS – Breaking and Entering

ELIZA NEALS – Breaking and Entering

In this special hour-long feature, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Eliza Neals about her music. E-H Records [Release date 20.02.15] ‘Breaking And Entering’ is a rip roaring rock/blues album with plenty of musical … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROB TOGNONI BAND/Salvation Jayne – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,15 April 2016

Rob Tognoni 1 - Paul Clampin

It would be surprising if the Australian rock-blueser Rob Tognoni still had a lot to say lyrically after nearly 40 years on the boards. And while his early recording career was much more song-driven, he now lets his guitar do … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN PATLANSKY – Introvertigo

DAN PATLANSKY – Introvertigo

Caroline International P&D [Release date 06.05.16] Dan Patlansky tell us ‘Introvertigo’ is a concept album, but you’d have to delve into an urban dictionary to discover that the title means: “The dizzy feeling an introvert gets when he or she … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

Ruf [Release date 26.02.16] Often described as a party band full of ‘orchestrated chaos’, Southern Californian outfit Andy Frasco and the U.N. is no such thing on record. They are every bit as organized and astute as Zappa was in … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN ILLSLEY – Long Shadows

JOHN ILLSLEY – Long Shadows

Pete Feenstra chatted to John Illsley about his new album and his influences in a one-hour special broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 April.  This is repeated on Thursday 28 April at 23:00 GMT.  In this … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BLACK CIRCLES – Undone

THE BLACK CIRCLES – Undone

Self Release [Release date 05.03.16] The Black Circles is a power trio from Warrington who made an initial splash with their ‘From The Top’ EP/CD, released about a year ago. Those 4 tracks are all included here and accurately reflect … Continue reading

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Album review: CONNIE LUSH BAND – Renaissance

CONNIE LUSH BAND – Renaissance

Boom Recordings [Release date 15.04.16] ‘Renaissance’ is easily Connie Lush’s best album as she embraces a new sophistication with strong songs, an intuitive production and subtle band support, all of which is illuminated the clarity of John Astley’s mastering. When … Continue reading

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Album review: KYLA BROX – Throw Away Your Blues

KYLA BROX – Throw Away Your Blues

Pigskin Records [Release date 15.04.16] From the opening gospel feel of ‘If You See Him’ to the closing heartfelt love song ‘I Will Love You More’, this album reconfirms Kyla Brox as a peerless confessional – sometime torch singer – … Continue reading

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