Tag Archives: blues

Album review: JOHN McLAUGHLIN – Liberation Blues

John McLaughlin - Liberation Blues

Abstract Logix [Release date 16.07.21] It was John McLaughlin who on being asked about his “loud” playing in the Mahavishnu Orchestra pricelessly responded: “Who said spiritual music should be quiet?” On the evidence of ‘Liberation Time’ he’s turned down, but … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC BIBB – Dear America

ERIC BIBB - Dear America

Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group [Release date 10.09.21] Eric Bibb returns with possibly his most timely release to date, as Bibb explains the album “…a love letter, because America, for all of its associations with pain and its bloody history, has … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY CASTRO Presents A Bluesman Came To Town: A Blues Odyssey

Tommy Castro - A Bluesman Came To Town

Alligator Records [Release date: 17.09.21] Every since breaking nationally on NBC’s Comedy Showcase, San Francisco’s Tommy Castro has enjoyed a well founded reputation in the new blues vanguard for his willingness to explore new avenues in the blues genre. Down … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE CINELLI BROTHERS- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 16 September 2021

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One of the advantages of being an active gig goer is picking up recommendations from like minded ‘gig buddies’ of new acts to discover. One such that were being raved about prior to the pandemic were blues band The Cinelli … Continue reading

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Book review: WHO IS BLUES Vol.2 – The Interviews. Blues Encounters 2000 – 2020 by Vincent Abbate

Vincent Abbate - Who Is Blues

Self Published [Publication date 01.09.21] ‘Who Is The Blues Vol.2: The Interviews. Blues Encounters 2000-2020′ is an interesting cross section of 20 years of interviews of contemporary blues artists by the German based, New York blues scribe Vincent Abbate. Abbate … Continue reading

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Gig review: CONNOR SELBY BAND- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 26 August 2021

CONNOR SELBY BAND- Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, 26 August 2021

Essex-based Connor Selby is a name to watch in the blues world: he was awarded young artist of the year two years running in the UK blues awards, and even came to the attention of the Who’s management and opened … Continue reading

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Album review: AL ROSS & THE PLANETS – Blue Crystal

AL ROSS & THE PLANETS - Blue Crystal

Wienerworld Music [Release date 10.09.21] Al Ross & The Planets’ “stylistically diverse” (it sez ere) second album, Blue Crystal, had a difficult birth. As well as being handicapped by the pandemic’s side effects of lockdown and quarantine, this international band … Continue reading

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

UFO – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 4 April 2019

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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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: FRANKIE MILLER – Full House and Double Trouble (remasters w/bonus tracks)

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Rock Candy Records [Release date 30.07.21] With 3 outstanding albums under his belt, but no substantial success, you could have forgiven Frankie Miller for just accepting his fate. Judging by his genre hopping fourth album, Full House, (1978) he never … 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: EDDIE 9V – Little Black Flies

Eddie 9V - Little Black Flies

Ruf Records [Release date 28.05.21] The explosive Eddie 9 Volt (real name Brooks Mason), is a man on a mission. He’s the personification of a post Covid cathartic release. After all, what is there left to do after a year … Continue reading

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Album review: BERNIE MARSDEN – Kings

Bernie Marsden - Kings

Bernie Marsden is the subject of a two-part special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, celebrating the release of a new album and his addition to the station’s exclusive “Featured Artists” section.  Part 1 (above) was first broadcast on 25 … Continue reading

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Album review: BRITISH BLUES INVASION TO RUSSIA FESTIVAL – On-line Invasion Anthology

BRITISH BLUES INVASION TO RUSSIA FESTIVAL – On-line Invasion Anthology

Pete Feenstra chatted to Boris Litvintsev in July 2021 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio featuring several tracks from the new compilation. Hot Draft Productions [Release date 26.05.21] “It’s 9 o’clock in Moscow, 7pm in London….” Boris Litvintsev’s time check … Continue reading

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Album review: TITO JACKSON – Under Your Spell

Tito jackson - Under Your Spell

Pete Feenstra chatted to Tito Jackson for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in July 2021. Gulf Coast Records And Hillside Global [Release date 06.08.21] ‘Under Your Spell’ is an expected delight. Having made his solo debut in 2016 with ‘Tito … 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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Quick plays: MURRAY McLAUCHLAN, SEAN CHAMBERS, MARK GERMINO

MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Hourglass

MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Hourglass True North Records [Release date 09.07.21] Folk and country artist Murray McLauchlin has been recording and touring since the early 70’s. In his native Canada he is an eleven-time Juno award winning artist, received the Order of … Continue reading

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Album review: STONE THE CROWS, MAGGIE BELL (reissues)

STONE THE CROWS - Ontinuous Performance

Repertoire [Release date 25.06.21] Noted blues rock band Stone The Crows  formed in Glasgow 1969 after Alex Harvey introduced his younger guitarist Leslie Harvey to singer Maggie Bell. Bell already had a notable career and her voice, big bluesy and … Continue reading

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Album review: LESLIE WEST – 5 Originals, Got Live

LESLIE WEST - 5 Originals

5 Originals (3CD) Voiceprint [Release date 21.05.21] The late great Leslie West is, perhaps, best known as the founder, guitarist and vocalist of the legendary American rock band Mountain, also pioneers of heavy metal and blues rock. The band took … Continue reading

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News: ENVY OF NONE, HOOKERS & BLOW, TROY REDFERN (July 2021)

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Alcatrazz guitarist Joe Stump’s new solo instrumental record, ‘Diabolical Ferocity’, is due to be released on September 17 through Lion Music. Barclay James Harvest’s 1975 album, ‘Time Honoured Ghosts’, will be reissued in remastered and expanded form by Esoteric Recordings … Continue reading

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Album review: MICK PINI AUDIO 54 – Backtrack

Mick Pini - Backtrack

Pete Feenstra chatted to Mick Pini and Craig Marshall for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 29 August 2021. Bandcamp [Release date 01.07.21] Mick Pini’s ‘Backtrack’ marks his 55th anniversary in the music business. It’s a career defining contemporary … Continue reading

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Album review: THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY – S/T

THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY

Website [Release date 27.08.21] The Immediate Family maybe a new band but their ranks are full of seasoned session players who have worked with the likes of James Taylor, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Stevie Nick … 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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