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Album review: LAURENCE JONES – Laurence Jones Band

Laurence Jones - Laurence Jones Band

Top Stop Music [Release date 27.09.19] ‘Laurence Jones Band’ is a career departure for the former rock-blues hero who makes a major pitch for the pop market. They say the most significant thing about the blues genre is that historically … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than…

DOUG ABRAHAM – Better Late Than...

BBM [Release date 27.10.15] Doug Abraham is a fine Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and confident guitarist who has a solid background in instrumental music and funk rock, though this album goes well beyond those genres. The title of the album ‘Better Late … Continue reading

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DVD Review: ELVIS COSTELLO – Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

ELVIS COSTELLO - Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Eagle Rock [Release date 12.02.16] Elvis Costello brought his Detour (scouse for ‘the tour’) show ‘home’ to the Liverpool Phil in June 2015.  Performing solo with just guitar or piano (apart from when joined by Larkin Po sisters Rebecca and … Continue reading

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Album review: FISCHER’S FLICKER – Fornever And Never

FISCHER

Lavender Kartydid Music [Release date 15.08.15] ‘Fornever And Never’ by Chicago Fisher’s Flicker is a bewildering musical journey that reflects its leader’s Scott Fischer’s eclectic musical background. Described by his PR as a ‘a vast musical amusement park’, Scott Fischer … Continue reading

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DVD review: LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED

LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED

Eagle Vision [Release date 25.05.15] ‘The Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued’ is a publishers dream. Take a bunch of recently discovered and unrecorded Dylan songs from the legendary ‘Basement Tapes’ era, get a bunch of cross-generational roots artists and … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG GILLARD – Parade On

Doug Gillard - Parade On

Nine Mile [Release date 14.07.14] Cleveland underground rock veteran Doug Gillard (Death of Samantha, Cobra Verde, Gem, Guided Voices, Nada Surf) knows exactly what he wants. ‘Parade On’ is an album packed with layered harmonies and jangly guitar-led power pop … Continue reading

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Album review: NICK LOWE – Quality Street

Proper Records (released 28th October) Nick Lowe has had a long and varied career, with ‘Cruel To Be Kind’ perhaps his best known hit, that and ‘Milk And Alcohol’ he co-wrote with Dr. Feelgood, plus he’s worked with Elvis Costello, … Continue reading

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Album review: GOV’T MULE – Shout!

Provogue [Release date 23.09.13] It’s a measure of Gov’t Mule adventurous self confidence and their essential connection with their fans, that their new album ‘Shout’ offers a groundbreaking bonus disc, with alternate versions of the same songs featuring different singers. … Continue reading

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Album review: WILLIE NILE – American Ride

Blue Rose Records [Release date 24.06.13] Willie Nile is a true blue collar troubadour with a poet’s eye for colourful analytical prose. He’s worked every bar, club and theatre in town, world-wide and he’s excited audiences big and small with … Continue reading

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Gig Review: RAY DAVIES, ELVIS COSTELLO, JUSTIN CURRIE – Hyde Park,12 July 2013

Old hippies of a certain vintage reminisce fondly about the days of free festivals, which has been unthinkable to my generation,  once the corporate world cottoned on to the fact there was money to be made out of live rock … Continue reading

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Gig review: GOV’T MULE – Under The Bridge, London, 4 July 2013

Although their reputation as primary jam band is well merited, Gov’t Mule is much more than that. Their improvisational core takes them across genres and into constantly evolving new areas that gives shows like this its cutting edge. At the … Continue reading

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