Tag Archives: blues

Album review: INA FORSMAN – Been Meaning To Tell You

Ina Forsman - Been Meaning To Tell You

Ruf [Release date 25.01.19] ‘Been Meaning To Tell You’ is a challenging cross genre album that suggests Ina Forsman will be a musical force to be reckoned with. The low key vocal and piano intro to the opening ‘Be My … Continue reading

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Album review: JOOST DE LANGE BAND – Lonesome Wolf

Joost De Lange Band - Lonesome Wolf

Self release [Release date 01.03.19] Joost de Lange Band’s ‘Lonesome Wolf’ is a hard hitting rock-blues album inspired by Rory Gallagher, but fashioned to their own ends by the band’s melodic hard rock-blues intensity. It’s an album full of grit, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BEN HEMMING

BEN HEMMING The Devil Beside Me

BEN HEMMING The Devil Beside Me [Release date 31.05.19] ‘Nu-blues’ man Ben Hemming opens his latest release with the impressively broody/ doomy Dead Man Blues which reminds me (strangely) of PJ Harvey circa Bring Your Love To Me.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Gig review: VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Kings Head Theatre, London, 7 June 2019

VIncent Flatts Fina Drive by Cath

There ‘s something indefinable about the true spirit of rock and rock. And whatever it is, Vincent Flatts Final Drive front man Steve “Bertie” Burton has it in buckets. It’s not just the spontaneous humour, the belligerent phrasing, the way … Continue reading

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Gig review: ERIC GALES – Nell’s Jazz & Blues, London, 5 June 2019

Eric Gales at Nells by Ryan Swanich

An evening with Eric Gales is like a rock-blues therapy session. Every song is analysed, the crowd’s response is measured, the autobiographical stories are analytical in nature and the short burst of incendiary guitar are the proof of his God … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROCKIN THE BLUES 2019 – JONNY LANG/WALTER TROUT/KRIS BARRAS – 02 Forum, London, 4 June 2019

Johnny Lange, Walter Trout & Kris barras by rockrpix

Whatever Provogue records original vision was for their annual European Rockin’ The Blues’ tour, it could surely not have been much better than this. Put simply, in terms of passion, energy and balance, tonight’s triple bill delivers different shades of … Continue reading

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Album review: REBECCA DOWNES – More Sinner Than Saint

REBECCA DOWNES – More Sinner Than Saint

Mad Hat Records [Release date 24.05.19] This is Rebecca Downes third studio album and one with a more straight ahead rock sound, although she still digs into the blues on some songs. All the songs were written by Downes and … Continue reading

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Album review: SUSAN SANTOS – No U Turn

SUSAN SANTOS - No U Turn

Pete Feenstra chatted to Susan Santos for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 26 August 2018 and featuring tracks from ‘No U Turn’. TWH Records [Release date 19.01.19] Recorded in Madrid, mixed and mastered in … Continue reading

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Album review: SEAN TAYLOR – The Path Into Blue

SEAN TAYLOR - The Path Into Blue

Sean Taylor Songs [Release date 12.04.19] Sean Taylor’s ‘The Path Into Blue’ is a conceptually titled album for our times. He’s political, social and emotional, and while the opening track ‘This Is England’ focuses on a fractured British identity and … Continue reading

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Book Review: DOUG MACLEOD –The Authorized Compact Biography by Vincent Abbate

DOUG MACLEOD - Vincent Abbate

Create Space Independent Publishing Platform [Published 18.09.18] Vicente Abbate’s 143 page paperback ‘Doug MacLeod: The Authorized Compact Biography’, takes a unique approach in his appreciation of his blues hero. Abbate dives straight into the first time he came across the … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Albert Hall, London, 25 April 2019

JOE BONAMASSA- Royal Albert Hall, London, 25 April 2019

It was ten years ago to the very week that Joe Bonamassa took the biggest chance yet of a promising career and played the Royal Albert Hall. As he recounted from the stage on this evening, it proved to be … Continue reading

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Album review: WILY BO WALKER – The Roads We Ride

WILY BO WALKER - The Roads We Ride

Mescal Canyon Records [Release date 15.03.19] Wily Bo Walker’s ‘The Road We Ride’ offers much to digest both lyrically and musically. Released under the strap line of ‘Three People – Two Paths – One Story’, it’s a film noir style … Continue reading

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Album review: KYLA BROX – Pain & Glory

Kyla Brox - Pain & Glory

Pigskin Records [Release date 29.03.19] Kyla Brox’s ‘Pain & Glory’ is the perfect showcase for one of the great blues singers of her generation. From the striking artwork to the the nascent songcraft of Kyla and her bass playing partner Danny … Continue reading

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Album review: RORY GALLAGHER – Blues

In this archive interview, Donal Gallagher chats to David Randall about Rory’s music. Recorded in February 2012 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio prior to the release of the remastered seventies albums. A second interview in 2013 brought the story … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS – Killin’ It Live

Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers - Killin

Alligator Records [Release Date 01.02.19] From the moment Tommy Castro yells out “Party time everybody, it’s Saturday night”, we’re in the thrall of a perfect performance. For all his song writing ability and guitar chops, Tommy is the consummate performer … Continue reading

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Album review: ERJA LYYTINEN – Another World

Erja Lyytinen - Another World

Tuohi Records [Release Date 26.04.19] ‘Another World’ is a suitably titled album that reflects blues-rock guitarist Erja Lyytinen growing musical aspirations. She initially learnt her craft as a slide playing blues guitarist, but in recent years she’s brought a sharper … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – City Night

SAVOY BROWN – City Night

Quarto Valley Records [Release date 07.06.19] ‘City Night’ is a milestone release for Kim Simmons. It’s his 40th album release and comes on the back of his relatively recent 50th anniversary and the chart topping ‘Witchy Feelin’ album. In recent … Continue reading

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Gig review: NEXT OF KIN – Zonnehuis, Amsterdam, Saturday April 13 2019

Hallelujah and hot-damn if there wasn’t a spotlight shining from above on Amsterdam Saturday night as Dutch Americana virtuosos Dawn Brothers, DeWolff and friends put on a quite extraordinary show to launch their new collaborative EP/album under the appropriately-named, band … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL GILBERT – Behold Electric Guitar

PAUL GILBERT – Behold Electric Guitar

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 17.05.19] ‘Behold The Electric Guitar’ is a delightful, passionate, adventurous and imaginative album. It’s full of technical mastery that is counterbalanced by a sense of humour as evidenced by the song titles. It’s a restless … Continue reading

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Album review: CORMAC NEESON – White Feather

Cormac Neeson Music [Release date 26.04.19] The solo debut album from the Answer’s vocalist Cormac Neeson has had a bumpy ride as it was one of those caught up in the recent Pledge Music issues, which have scuppered plans for … Continue reading

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