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Gig review: COLLATERAL – Leo’s, The Red Lion, Gravesend, Friday 4 September 2020

Collateral at Leo

After months of musical isolation, what could be better than stumbling on a gig when you least expect it and then re-discovering a stellar band on the rise. They say momentum is everything in rock music, and Collateral aren’t about … Continue reading

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Album review: CAYLEE HAMMACK – If It Wasn’t For You

CAYLEE HAMMACK - If It Wasn't For You

Spinefarm Records [Release date 14.08.20] This is Caylee Hammack’s debut album – a huge moment in any artist’s career, and invariably something they’ve been working towards for a long time. In Caylee’s case she has pedigree – and that can … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC CHURCH – The Outsiders

ERIC CHURCH – The Outsiders

Snakefarm Records [Release date 12.06.20] Church’s edgy, non conformist image smacks of authenticity, and when you hear songs like ‘The Outsider’ and ‘Devil Devil’ you wonder how long his love affair with the genre’s conventions will last. These are songs … Continue reading

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EP review: BOOTYARD BANDITS – The Very Best Of

BOOTYARD BANDITS - The Very Best Of

Facebook [Release date 17.04.20] The Bootyard Bands may play country rock/Wild West music and give the impression they hail from the US, when in fact they are from Worcester UK. Touring wise they have supported the likes of Massive Wagons … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT JON & THE WRECK – Last Light On The Highway

ROBERT JON & THE WRECK- Last Light on the Highway

Release Date 08.05.20 Robert Jon and the Wreck were an entirely unknown name to me until last year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair. I didn’t actually see their performance but a pair of writing Daves, Classic Rock’s Ling and my GRTR! reviewing … Continue reading

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Gig review: KIEFER SUTHERLAND – The Junction, Cambridge, February 26 2020

Kiefer is now two albums into his country styled music redirection and four years on the road, a very tight band the question is does he cut it? The answer is yes, the type of country Americana that Kiefer peddles … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BURRITO BROTHERS – The Notorious Burrito Brothers

THE BURRITO BROTHERS -- The Notorious Burrito Brothers

Store For Music [Release date 06.03.20] This is one of those situations where a little knowledge is a bad thing. Without any “previous” one would pick up this disc and be introduced to very pleasant, competent country rock. Non-threatening, if … Continue reading

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Album review: OUTLAWS – Dixie Highway

OUTLAWS- Dixie Highway

Release Date 26.02.20 The Outlaws are a too easily neglected part of southern rock history, enjoying success with a unique style that combined melodic, almost country-ish songwriting with the sonic attack of what became known as the ‘triple guitar army’. … Continue reading

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Album review: COLLATERAL – Collateral

COLLATERAL - Collateral

In this hour special for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Collateral’s Angelo Tristan.  First broadcast 9 February 2020. www.collateralofficial.com [Release 21.02.20] The rock scene has seemingly never looked healthier and 2019 has seen some absolutely incredible … Continue reading

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Album review: JASON ALDEAN – 9

JASON ALDEAN - 9

BMG [Release date 22.11.19] Jason Aldean is the reigning Academy of Country Music ‘Artist of the Decade’ and has scored 23 Number One Country singles. He’s also the only country act in history to top the Billboard 200 album chart … Continue reading

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Gig review: DON FELDER – Bush Hall, London, 19 September 2019

DON FELDER- Bush Hall, London, 19 September 2019

While a familiar face across the pond in the past decade – I saw him no less than three times at the Moondance Jam festival – Don Felder has to my knowledge not set foot in the UK since the … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN, JASON AND THE SCORCHERS, KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 6 September 2019

Package tours are an increasingly common feature of the gig scene, but it’s rare for one with three bands to have equal billing for each. The fact that Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, Jason and the Scorchers and the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEW ROSES – Nothing But Wild

THE NEW ROSES - Nothing But Wild

Napalm Records [Release 02.08.19] What can I say, I f’king love this album. “Nothing But Wild” is the fourth album from German band The New Roses and what an album it is, from the start this is from the heart, … Continue reading

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Gig review: EAGLES – Wembley Stadium, London, 23 June 2019

EAGLES- Wembley Stadium, London, 23 June 2019

Of the many celebrity deaths in the annus horribilis of 2016, that of Glenn Frey saddened me more than most, not least as a reminder you should see your heroes before they go (or you do first!) Only a couple … Continue reading

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Album review: ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION – The Polydor Years

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION - The Polydor Years

Caroline Records [Release date 31.05.19] Formed in Georgia, USA, 1970, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (at least initially) a southern rock band, albeit with a touch more MOR and blue-eyed soul. The original line-up was Rodney Justo (vocals), Barry Bailey (guitar), … Continue reading

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Album review: GASOLINE OUTLAWS – Light Up The World

GASOLINE OUTLAWS – Light Up The World

Facebook [Release date 10.05.19] Second album from Northern Ireland rockers Gasoline Outlaws, who like many artists recently have fallen foul of Pledge’s money problems. In Gasoline Alley’s case they have delayed the release of their new album by a month … Continue reading

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Quick plays – MONTANA, DEER TICK, JOHNNY GIOELI

MONTANA Change In The Weather Angel Air [Release date 18.01.19] Montana formed out of the Mission Mountain Wood Band (M2WB), when that band broke-up in 1981. ‘Change In The Weather’ was the debut album under the Montana name and featured … Continue reading

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Album review: JP HARRIS – Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing

Free Dirt Records [Release date 05.10.18] JP Harris is a country singer who is has gained many plaudits for his music to date. JP Harris had a novel way to record the album. He sent acoustic demos to the six … Continue reading

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Album review: GENE CLARK – Gene Clark Sings For You

Omnivore Recordings [Release date 15.06.18] After leaving The Byrds, Gene Clark’s solo output contained some wonderful music, even though releases were fairly sporadic – particularly in his later years.  There have been a small number of archival releases since his … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKBERRY SMOKE – Find A Light

BLACKBERRY SMOKE – Find A Light

Earache Records [Release date: 06.04.18] Another fine, fine release from Southern/country rockers, Blackberry Smoke. Following on the fletchings of ‘Like An Arrow’ in 2016 and ‘Holding All the Roses’ in 2015, the band are becoming increasingly prolific and relentlessly excellent. … Continue reading

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