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Album review: WALTER TROUT – Survivor Blues

WALTER TROUT – Survivor Blues

Provogue Records [Release date 25.01.19] Walter Trout doesn’t do things the easy way, especially when it comes to searching for conceptual meanings for his albums. He’s an old school blues-rock talent for whom the notion of an album is a … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC CLAPTON AND THE YARDBIRDS Feat.SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

 ERIC CLAPTON AND THE YARDBIRDS Feat.SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

The Store For Music  [Release date: 09.11.18] And so to the endlessly recycled ‘Eric Clapton And The Yardbirds with Sonny Boy Williams’ (Williamson) and a few tracks from Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. This material will always hold some interest … Continue reading

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Gig review: SIN HOUSE – Spirit Of The Torrington, Old Finchleians, London N12, 15 October 2017

SIN HOUSE – Spirit Of The Torrington, Old Finchleians, London N12, 15 October 2017

It’s take some gumption to start a new band when celebrating the 50th anniversary of your pro career, but then Stevie Smith, the former Bad Manners, Ruthless Blues, Salt and Long John Baldry harp player, is no ordinary performer, and … Continue reading

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Gig review: ERJA LYYTINEN – Album Showcase, Ain’t Nothing But The Blues, London, 10 April 2017

ERJA LYYTINEN  - Album Showcase,  Ain

The intimate surrounding for Erja Lyytinen’s ‘Stolen Hearts’ album showcase is well suited to an award winning artist who this afternoon willingly shares the rudiments of her creative process with the assembled members of the press and guest musicians. She’s … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE MARTIN – Black, White and Blue

Eddie Martin - Black, White & Blue

Blueblood Records [Release date 11.11.16] Eddie Martin has always been an independent blues artist. He’s equally happy playing country blues as he is exploring Texas grit or Chicago blues, but it’s when he colours his own blues hybrid that he … Continue reading

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Gig review: ERJA LYYTINEN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,14 October 2016

ERJA LYYTINEN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,14 October 2016

What a difference year makes. While Finnish guitarist Erja Lyttinen is a regular visitor to these shores for festival and select clubs dates, she’s upped her game with a revamped line-up, some excellent new songs and stellar performance levels that … 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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Gig review: THE FINNISH BLUES AWARDS 2015 – Virgin Oil Co, Helsinki, 21 March 2015

Finnish Blues Awards

Europe has long been a creative well for the blues, and while American culture and English language still remain the building blocks, Finnish blues bands and their European counterparts have been busy carving out their own niche. It’s perhaps stretching … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Different Shades Of Blue

Mascot/Provogue [release date 22.09.14] My granddad always told me to read the small print, so having read that this was Joe’s first self penned album for years, I checked the afore mentioned small print to discover that he’s spent time … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVE FIELDS – All In

Dave Fields [Released 01.07.14] Dave Fields is a fieryNew York guitarist who bristles with confidence, verve and a great tone. ‘All In’ is an album that will doubtless please guitar freaks, but his material lacks sufficient depth to break out … Continue reading

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Album review: BART WALKER – Waiting On Daylight

BART WALKER - Waiting On Daylight

Provogue [Release date 25.01.13] Bart Walker’s ‘Waiting On Daylight’ was almost lost in the shuffle earlier on in the year, but now looks set to benefit from the apparent renaissance of Southern rock. If it isn’t Royal Southern Brotherhood and … Continue reading

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Album review: THE RIDES – Can’t Get Enough

  Provogue [Release date 26.08.13] It’s ten years since the release of the re-mastered ‘Super Session’ on CD, with Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, and it’s a startling 45 years since its original release. And while it would … Continue reading

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