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Album review: KAT RIGGINS – Cry Out

Kat Riggins - Cry Out

Gulf Coast Records [Release date 14.08.20] ‘Cry Out’ is a high energy album full of heartfelt lyrics, stylistic diversity and booming arrangements that gives Kat Riggins the best possible context for her gritty and soulful vocals. The album’s arts work … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION – Sand & Stone

The Chris Bevington Organisation - Sand & Stone

Self release  [Release date 18.07.20] The Chris Bevington Organisation’s fourth album ‘Sand & Stone’ is a booming, gospel tinged, big band blues-rock outing.  And while the songs are written by guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and vocalist /multi instrumentalist Scott Ralph, it’s … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot – VOODOO RAMBLE – That’s Why

Voodoo Ramble - That

Self Release [Release date 31.08.18] We’re currently in lockdown as I write this review. And having been encouraged to pen some reviews of albums that we may have missed for review – but have certainly played – there’s no better … Continue reading

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Album review: THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS & THE BROTHERHOOD – Blue Sky

THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS & THE BROTHERHOOD - Blue Sky

Put Together [Release date 17.04.20] Americana tinged with a little bit of everything – electronica, reggae, ambience, psychedelia, the blues.  And that’s the just gently flowing opener ‘Stranger Than Toda’y. Shawn Amos is a New York songwriter and record producer … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR – Run To Me

SAMANTHA MARTIN - RUN TO ME

Gypsy Soul Records [Release date 27.04.18] Released in Canada in 2018, but finally gaining some overdue promo in Europe now, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s ‘Run To Me’ is a deeply wrought album full of heartfelt lyrics (3 originals and … Continue reading

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Album review: EDDIE MARTIN – Thirst

Blueblood Records [Release date 06.12.19] Eddie Martin’s ‘Thirst’ is an excellent contemporary blues album with strong songs and inspired playing sparked by a sense of adventure. He is one of the UK most underrated blues artists. Were he a footballer … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND – Brighter Days

Robert Randolph - Brighter Days

This interview with Robert Randolph was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 1 September 2019.  Robert discusses the new album with Pete Feenstra (32:23) Provogue Records   [Release date: 23.08.2019] Robert Randolph is a man on a … Continue reading

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Album review: CORMAC NEESON – White Feather

Cormac Neeson Music [Release date 26.04.19] The solo debut album from the Answer’s vocalist Cormac Neeson has had a bumpy ride as it was one of those caught up in the recent Pledge Music issues, which have scuppered plans for … Continue reading

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Album review: MUSCLE SHOALS – Small Town Big Sound

MUSCLE SHOALS – Small Town Big Sound

BMG Soundstage [Release date 28.09.18] ‘Small Town Big Sound’ is an ambitious attempt to update the famous Southern Muscle Shoals sound for the new generation. A well received documentary led to this all star affair, on a musical meeting of … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN SLOMAN – El Dorado

Facebook Slogger Records [Release date 04.02.19] John Sloman is known to rock fans of a certain age for his singing in Lone Star and the ‘Conquest’ album by Uriah Heep. He has released a series of solo albums starting with … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE SPONZA – Made In The Sixties

MIKE SPONZA – Made In The Sixties

In January 2019 Pete Feenstra chatted to Mike Sponza and played tracks from the album ‘Made In The Sixties’  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 20 January 2019 Epops Music [Release date 22.06.18] “Made In The Sixties” is … Continue reading

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Album review: VICTOR WAINRIGHT AND THE TRAIN – s/t

VICTOR WAINRIGHT AND THE TRAIN

Ruf Records GmbH [Release date 09.03.18] Victor Wainwright is a musician in motion. Where once he led the ‘Wildroots’ and briefly settled on ‘Southern Hospitality’, he’s spreading his musical roots again with ‘Victor Wainright And the Train’. Newly signed to … Continue reading

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Gig review: JACK BRUCE: SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE – Tribute Concert Screening – The Curzon, London, 14 May 2018

JACK BRUCE: SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE

Introduced by Scottish DJ Edith Bowman who later anchors a Q&A session, the Kyla Simone Bruce directed ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ is an aptly titled film. It represents the triumph of the collective spirit over potential adversity, as the musicians … Continue reading

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Gig review: BETH HART – Royal Albert Hall, London 4 May 2018

BETH HART – Royal Albert Hall, London 4 May 2018

Tonight Beth Hart reaffirms her qualities as a great singer, a passionate performer and an unfettered spirit. She draws on every sinew of her professionalism to conquer the unforgiving spaces of the Royal Albert Hall and the claustrophobic presence of … Continue reading

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Album review: JONNY LANG – Signs

JONNY LANG – Signs

Provogue [Release date 25.08.17] Jonny Lang’s ‘Signs’ is his first album for 4 years and it’s a marriage of convenience. He’s still wedded to the soulful approach to be found on ‘Fight For My Soul’, but he replaces some of … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE PRETTY THINGS & THE IMPERIAL CROWNS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

Jimmie Wood – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

There’s a lot to be said for the art of performance. And tonight The Imperial Crowns front man Jimmie Wood works hard to preach the blues to a sun drenched crowd initially cowering on the edges of the festival square, … Continue reading

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Album review: SELWYN BIRCHWOOD – Pick Your Poison

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD – Pick Your Poison

Alligator [Release date: 19.05.17] Mentored by Sonny Rhodes and now some 7 years into his own solo career, Selwyn Birchwood’s second album ‘Pick Your Poison’ is a celebration of everything that makes him a unique presence on a blues circuit … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

Nuclear Blast [Release date 03.02.17] This is album number three from Black Star Riders and it is an album which does what is says on the tin as the old saying goes. ‘Heavy Fire’ is the heaviest record yet from … Continue reading

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Gig review: KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

There’s a lot to be said for mixing genres on a festival bill, as it provides contrast, dynamism and even brings in a different crowd during the course of 5 hours or more, of rock/blues related music. Tonight’s bill of … Continue reading

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Album review: AARON NEVILLE – Apache

Tell It Records [Released 15.07.16] Aaron Neville releases his latest album to mark not only his 75th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of his first number one single, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ (also a hit for Heart in … Continue reading

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