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Album review: JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

JACK BESSANT – Lucky Mountain

CHEDX [Release date 14.08.20] Jack Bessant is a solo singer-songwriter and the bassist in platinum selling rock band Reef. For Jack this album is something of a catharsis, confronting an intensely personal subject that has been buried deep. “I had … Continue reading

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Album review: NORMAN BEAKER – Running Down The Clock

Norman Beaker - Running Down The Clock

Pete Feenstra chatted to Norman Beaker about his music and the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 5 July 2020. Clock Records [Release date 24.07.20] It’s almost a shock to realise that this album celebrates Norman’s … Continue reading

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EP review: LAURA EVANS – Running Back To You

LAURA EVANS - Running Back To You

Rosie Music [Release date 31.07.20] Laura Evans has released a couple of singles earlier this year – the EP’s title track and ‘Drag Me Back In’ – both of which are on this five song EP. Laura Evans has been … Continue reading

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News: JEFFERSON STARSHIP, THE CULT, SKERRYVORE, Y&T (July 2020)

SAVOY BROWN- 100 Club, London, 18 January 2020

Jefferson Starship are planning to put out an EP, ‘Mother Of The Sun’, on 21 August via Golden Robot Records. Guitarist David Freiberg is the only original member remaining in the group, although former bassist Pete Sears plays on three … 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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Single reviews: STORMZONE, BRANTLEY GILBERT, GIRL SKIN, LUCA BASELE

STORMZONE - Tolling Of The Bell

STORMZONE Tolling Of The Bell Metalapolis Records [Release date 05.06.20] Blimey, album number seven ‘Ignite The Machine’ from StormZone is released by Metalapolis Records on July 31. Before that we have this new single, a six minute trad metal feast … Continue reading

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Album review: CPR (Crosby Pevar Raymond)

BMG [Release date 21.07.20] Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist David Crosby is quite a legend, all historic drug and alcohol issues aside, being a founder member of folk rock/country rock pioneers The Byrds, he has recorded with Crosby & Nash (former … Continue reading

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Album review: KIERAN CONAWAY – Your Ghosts

KIERAN CONAWAY - Your Ghosts

Buoy 58 Records [Release date 29.05.20] Kieran Conaway is a singer/songwriter from Delaware, USA. Kieran began his musical studies as a classical pianist and cellist, later receiving instruction in orchestral arranging and composition. Kieran developed his acoustic guitar, piano and … Continue reading

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Single reviews: THE RISING, NATHAN JAMES, DANNY VAUGHN, THE SENTON BOMBS, DION

THE RISING - Shadows On The Wall

THE RISING Shadows On The Wall I have been following the Rising since they started out. In their early days they were more in a country rock vibe, before settling on the main duo of guitarist Chris Logan and vocalist … Continue reading

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Single reviews: JESSICA LYNN, SCORPIONS, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT, ROBERT JON & THE WRECK

JESSICA LYNN - Run To

JESSICA LYNN Run To Jessica Lynn releases her first single of 2020 and despite the country label, this is one of those timeless pop power ballads. She has a vocal and a half, backed by a big production and guitar … Continue reading

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Album review: KIP MOORE – Wild World

KIP MOORE - Wild World

Snakefarm Records [Release date 29.05.20] Country rock singer/songwriter, Kip Moore is now on his fourth studio album in ten years. Each of the previous three were US Billboard Top Ten entries, so like many country artists, he knows how to … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Pantomime Villains

THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Pantomime Villains

Voodoo Queen Records [Release date 29.05.20] Hot on the tail of the southern rock/country flavoured EP from the Bootyard Bandits comes another UK based band, the Outlaw Orchestra, who play what they term ‘heavy grass’. The Outlaw Orchestra formed in … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE LOVETONES, JOE EDWARDS, PATSY THOMPSON

THE LOVETONES  Myriad

THE LOVETONES  Myriad Cleopatra Records [Release date 28.02.20] I can’t say I’m familiar with The Lovetones – an Aussie indie psychedelic rock band previously active between 2002 and 2010.  But main man Matthew J Tow’s song writing has been compared … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMES OLIVER BAND – Twang

James Oliver Band - Twang

Pete Feenstra chatted to James Oliver for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in April 2020. The Last Music Company [Release date 03.04.20] When it comes to the concept of ‘Twang’,  Deke Leonard’s last book about guitarists, ‘The Twang Dynasty’, may … Continue reading

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Album review: EILEEN ROSE – Muscle Shoals

EILEEN ROSE - Muscle Shoals

Holy Wreckords [Release date 17.04,20] Looking back, I had my last encounter with Eileen Rose with the release of her third solo album, Come The Storm, a record I had down as a strong contender for my 2005 album of … Continue reading

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Album review: SIERRA HULL – 25 Trips

SIERRA HULL – 25 Trips

Rounder [Release date 27.03.20] Sierra Hull has built her reputation as a world class mandolin player, becoming the first woman to be voted Mandolin Player of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in 2016, after a near-decade … 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: SNAKE OIL & HARMONY – Hurricane Riders

SNAKE OIL & HARMONY - Hurricane Riders

Zero One Entertainment [Release date 28.02.20] Five years ago, Danny Vaughn (Tyketto) and Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network) decided to combine their talents in to form a live acoustic touring act called Snake Oil & Harmony. Since then they have … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Two Tails & The Dirty Truth Of Love & Revolution

  Bulletproof 20/20 Records [Release date 14.02.20] This is the second album from County Tyrone southern tinged rockers Blackwater Conspiracy following on from their 2017 debut ‘Shootin’ The Breeze’ and it is a bit of a cracker. The band master … Continue reading

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Quick plays: JEFFREY FOUCAULT, AMBERLY CHALBERG, DANIEL STEER

JEFFREY FOUCAULT  Blood Brothers

JEFFREY FOUCAULT  Blood Brothers Blueblade Records [Release date 27,03.20] No question, Americana is the new rock n roll. And the opening number – ‘Dishes’ – on Jeffrey Foucault’s follow up to his critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves – … Continue reading

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