Tag Archives: Americana

Album review: THE LIVESAYS – Not What I Bargained For

THE LIVESAYS – Not What I Bargained For

www.thelivesaysmusic.com [Release date 03.09.21] The Livesays – singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay, drummer Howard Goldberg, bassist Jorge Laplume, Victor “Cuqui” Berrios on Hammond B-3 organ, Tim Murphy on piano – are back with their second album in two years. During the pandemic … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, ALAN PARSONS (September 2021)

The Temperance Movement - The Ritz, Manchester, 17 November 2014

Abba release a new album ‘Voyage’ – their first in 40 years – on November 5. They have also announced a new live show, ‘Abba Voyage’, will open at the new 3,000 capacity Abba Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park … Continue reading

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Album review: MEDICINE HEAD – Warriors Of Love

Medicine Head - Warriors of Love

Living Room Records [Release date 03.09.21] ‘Warriors of Love’ is a career high for Medicine Head founder member, British Lions and Box of Frog main man John Fiddler. And while the original Medicine Head featured Fiddler and Pete Hope Evans, … Continue reading

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Album review: BRENT WINDLER – New Morning Howl

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Goldstar Records [release date 27.08.21] New Morning Howl is the debut album from Kansas City singer/songwriter, Brent Windler. Big things are expected of this exceptionally talented artist. There’s definitely a touch of Paul Simon about Windler, in the way that … Continue reading

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EP review: ASHLEY SHERLOCK– If You’re Listening

Ashley Sherlock - If You're Listening

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ashley Sherlock about the EP and his music for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 15 August 2021.  Self Release [Release date 09.07.21] Ashley Sherlock is a passionate singer-songwriter who fronts a powerful roots and … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DAWN BROTHERS – Dusk

THE DAWN BROTHERS - Dusk

Website [Release date 16.07.21] Welcome, one and all, to the official baptism of a new creed, the revitalization of a long-loved and well-trodden genre – Rotterdam’s The Dawn Brothers excellent new release, DUSK, hereby puts a firm stake in the ground … Continue reading

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News: VANGELIS, SLADE, GENESIS (August 2021)

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR - O2 Ritz, Manchester, 17 March 2019

Bryan Adams has signed with BMG who will release his new album later this year. Elles Bailey has released a new single ‘Cheats & Liars’. It’s the first single from her third album ‘Shining in the Half Light’ which is due next … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ZITO – Resurrection

Mike Zito - Resurrection

Gulf Coast Records And Hillside Global [Release date 16.07.21] It is 13 years since Mike Zito cut his first major label album, the David Z produced ‘Home’. 7 collaborations later, the duo reunite again on a project that sounds as … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Party For Joey

VARIOUS - Party For Joey

Sweet Relief [Release date 25.06.21] The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. One of those … Continue reading

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Album review: ROGER CHAPMAN – Life In The Pond

Roger Chapman - Life In The Pond

Ruf Records [Release date 25.06.21] ‘Life In The Pond’ isn’t quite the defining Roger Chapman solo album, but it’s a real return to form and a lyrical triumph. With the exception of Bob Dylan, David Crosby and Michael Chapman (no … Continue reading

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Album review: STEPHEN FOSTER & HOWLER – Southern

Stephen Foster & Howler - Southern

Thoroughbred Music [Release date 21.04.21] With a career spanning Americana, r&b, blues, rock, country, zydeco, gospel, folk and even electronica, Stephen Foster has plenty of scope to dive into his southern roots for an album full of swampy grooves, strong narratives, … Continue reading

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Singles: NIGHT RANGER, PATRICK HEMER, VOODOO BLUE,

Night Ranger

NIGHT RANGER Breakout (Frontiers) A taster from the band’s 12th studio album, ‘ATBPO’ (And the Bands Played On), due out on August 6. It is a typical, upbeat rocker from Night Ranger with guitars to the fore and the band … Continue reading

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Quick plays: KATE VARGAS, TRICK OR TREAT, CRAIG CARDIFF

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KATE VARGAS For the Wolfish & Wandering Bad Reputation This is Kate Vargas’s third album, released last year, and she has recently launched a Crowdfunding campaign to finance her next album. Her press bio has her down as a reformed … Continue reading

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Album review: JR HARBIDGE – Long Black River

JR HARBIDGE – Long Black River

www.jrharbidge.com/home [Release date 30.04.21] Black Country based J.R. Harbidge releases his second album ‘Long Black River’, from which three singles have already dropped — ‘Wrong Side of The Fight’, ‘Break the Spell’ and ‘Sunshine Not Rain’. “My new album,” says … Continue reading

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Album review: AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here

AMY SPEACE & THE ORPHAN BRIGADE – There Used To Be Horses Here

Proper Records [Release date 30.04.21] This is a very personal album from Amy Speace as she looks back on a twelve-month span between her son’s first birthday and the loss of her father. The album’s lyrical themes cover childhood memories, … Continue reading

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Album review: KINGS OF THE QUARTER MILE – Whatever It Takes Is What I’ve Got

Kings Of The Quarter Mile - Whatever It Takes I've Got

Pete Feenstra chatted to Pete Juzl guitarist of Kings Of The Quarter Mile for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 21 March 2021. Retroflector Records [Release date 29.01.21] Kings Of The Quarter Mile hail from Worcester in the UK. It’s … Continue reading

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Album review: VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Back In The Saddle

VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Back In The Saddle

Pete Feenstra chatted to Steve “Bertie” Burton for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in July 2019.    Self release [Release date 01.06.20] Vincent Flatts Final Drive’s ‘Back In The Saddle’ is a barn burner of an album. You flick the … Continue reading

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Album review: JOSEPH PARSONS – At Mercy’s Edge

JOSEPH PARSONS – At Mercy’s Edge

Blue Rose Records [Release date 01.01.21] Joseph Parsons is a new name to me, however, he has been playing his musical trade for over thirty years now, including releasing thirteen solo albums prior to this one, and a further ten … Continue reading

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Quick plays: JANET SIMPSON, D’ERCOLE

JANET SIMPSON – Safe Distance

JANET SIMPSON Safe Distance Cornelius Chapel Records [Release date 19.03.21] Singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Janet Simpson’s latest album covers many human stories and emotions from running away from demons, to retreating from your troubles, and more. It also marks … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM DOUGLAS – Better Angels

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Sonnet Music [release date 05.02.21] I first heard Adam Douglas about five or so years ago singing ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ a la Sam Cooke / Otis Redding on a TV game show. Now that’s some song to tackle, … Continue reading

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Album review: ELECTRIC BLUES MATES – Electric Blues Mates

Electric Blues Mates

Timezone [Release date 18.12.20] Given the recent number of lockdown and remotely recorded albums, ‘Electric Blues Mates’ is by no means a unique project.  But when it comes down to the spirit of cooperation, focus, intensity and sheer exuberance, this … Continue reading

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Album review : WALTER EGAN – Fascination

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Red Steel Music [Release date 05.02.21] Westcoast/Americana/AOR wizard, Walter Egan is back, with a smoothed out rock’n’roll love story, Fascination, just 2 years after his Burritos’ album, Sound As Ever, created a few fresh waves. Imbued with bygone vibes, it … Continue reading

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Album review: LUCERO – When You Found Me

LUCERO – When You Found Me

Thirty Tigers [Release date 29.01.21] Lucero’s last album, 2018’s ‘Among The Ghosts’, was a real treat and new discovery to this reviewer. Lucero have reunited once more with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive-by Truckers) … Continue reading

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Album review: KEVIN BROWN – Six Strings And A Dream

Kevin Brown - 6 Strings And A Dream

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kevin Brown for his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 6 December 2020. Doodah Records [Release date 18.11.20] Kevin Brown’s ‘Strings and A Dream’ is a reminder that somewhere in between the avalanche of PR … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ROSS – The Clovis Limit, Pt 2

Album review – MIKE ROSS: The Clovis Limit, Pt 2

Pete Feenstra chatted to Mike Ross for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in June 2021. Taller Records (Release date: 30.10.20) Talented Brighton-based blues/americana merchant Mike Ross is back with a follow up to last year’s ‘The Clovis Limit, Pt 1’. … Continue reading

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