Tag Archives: Buddy Guy

Album review: QUINN SULLIVAN – Midnight Highway

QUINN SULLIVAN – Midnight Highway

Provogue [Release date 24.03.17] Best known as Buddy Guy’s protégé, 17 year old Quinn Sullivan’s third album ‘Midnight Highway’ takes a major step up in carving out his own niche in the crossover blues rock-world He’s got the chops, he’s … Continue reading

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Album review: TORONZO CANNON – The Chicago Way

TORONZO CANNON – The Chicago Way

Alligator [Release date 26.02.16] From the opening sustained notes of Toronzo Cannon’s ‘The Pain Around Me’, you know he’s got something to say both lyrically and musically. In many ways he represents an updated version of a previous Alligator artist … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROBERT CRAY – The Barbican, London, 13 October 2015

Once upon a time Robert Cray was the future of the blues, but tonight he’s cast in the role of a remarkably young looking veteran of the genre. Outside of Buddy Guy he’s almost the last man standing and tonight’s … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN DOIRON – Stand Back I Don’t Know How Loud This Thing Gets

DAN DOIRON - Stand Back I Don

Dan Doiron [Release Date 14.05.15] Every once in a while you stumble across a blues album that makes you wonder why you hadn’t come across the artist before. And with a title like ‘Stand Back I Don’t Know How Loud … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT CRAY – 4 Nights of 40 Years Live

ROBERT CRAY – 4 Nights of 40 Years Live

Mascot [Release date 04.09.15] In an age where volume, speed and showmanship dominate, Robert Cray is here to remind us of the value of heartfelt lyrics, a resonant tone and a soulful singer’s ability to explore every nuance of the … Continue reading

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Album review: ERJA LYYTINEN – Live In London

ERJA LYYTINEN – Live In London

Tuohi [Release date 08.06.15] Erja Lyytinen matches her excellent guitar playing with wide ranging material that broadens the blues canvas to take in a much wider perspective. She’s a strong lyricst who imbues her songs with deep emotion and meaning, … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don’t Look Back

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don

Ruf [Release date 26.05.15] And so it comes to pass that the bloodline has been cast asunder and a new line-up of Royal Southern Brotherhood takes on the mantle of the kings of southern kissed funk, blues and soul. ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BLACK CIRCLES – From The Top

        The Black Circles [Release date 16.03.15] The Blues is the blues whether you come from the deep-south or from Warrington in the North West of the UK. The Black Circles prove the point. Their debut 4 … Continue reading

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Rock Stars: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD interview (March 2015)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - O2 Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd cut his first demo at 14. He formed his first band and started gigging at 15 and by 16 years old he signed his first record deal. He’s celebrated 20 years as a recording artist, been nominated … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS BEVINGTON – And Friends

Chris Bevington - And Friends

        Chris Bevington Music [Release date 10.02.14] At the time of writing, ‘Chris Bevington And Friends’ has already graced the Top 40 download blues chart. And that’s no surprise as the Stoke on Trent blues-rock veteran is … Continue reading

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Interview with AYNSLEY LISTER – 29 Aug 2013

Aynsley Lister is back with his first studio album for 4 years. It’s suitably titled ‘Home’, because it’s his debut recording on his own Straight Talkin’ Records label. It also features his current tour band and is overseen by his … Continue reading

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Album review: JONNY LANG – Fight For My Soul

Jonny Lang - Fight For My Soul

Provogue [Release date 02.09.13] It’s a measure of Jonny Lang’s maturity that he’s slowly but surely repositioned himself in the music scene as a dance friendly, contemporary white boy soul singer at the ripe old age of 32. I say … Continue reading

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Interview with JONNY LANG – 26 June 2013

Jonny Lang is back after a 7 year hiatus with a groundbreaking new album ‘Fight For My Soul’, which falls back on his formative influences of R&B and soul. Judged simply in terms of relentless road work – that is … Continue reading

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Album review: BUDDY GUY – Rhythm & Blues

RCA Silvertone [Release date 29.07.13] The cornerstone to Buddy Guy’s first ever double album is the relatively late definition of the term blues.  The music he first started playing was R&B – CD1 provides the rhythm and CD2 the blues … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMES COTTON – Cotton Mouth Man

James Cotton

Alligator records [Release date: 06.05.13] Grammy award winning Chicago blues-harp legend James Cotton is back! Well he’s never really been away, but ill health robbed him of his vocals making it all the more remarkable that ‘Cotton Mouth Man’ is … Continue reading

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Album review: BLONDE BLUES – Envision Nu Blues

Self-released Blonde Blues hail from the  blues heartland of North Carolina and ‘Envision Nu Blues’ finds the band having a decent stab at honing their own style. It’s an album that has its moments, but for the most part flickers … Continue reading

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Interview with blues rock guitarist DANNY BRYANT (April 2013)

Blues-rocker Danny Bryant started playing guitar at 15 years old. He turned pro 3 years later and became Walter Trout’s protégé.  In the intervening years he followed the old school route to build a rock solid fan base on the … Continue reading

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