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Feature: Albums that time forgot…CALVERT FLEMING PROJECT – Shotgun Pixie

Calvert Fleming Project - Shotgun Pixie

Amazing Radio 2021 ‘Shotgun Pixie’ is the ultimate album that time forgot, except it’s not been forgotten. This post psychedelic gem of an album by Ohio  guitarist Jimmy Fleming and Robert Calvert’s grand daughter Maya Calvert is very much available … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY CASTRO Presents A Bluesman Came To Town: A Blues Odyssey

Tommy Castro - A Bluesman Came To Town

Alligator Records [Release date: 17.09.21] Every since breaking nationally on NBC’s Comedy Showcase, San Francisco’s Tommy Castro has enjoyed a well founded reputation in the new blues vanguard for his willingness to explore new avenues in the blues genre. Down … Continue reading

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Album review: GUS G – Quantum Leap

GUS G - Quantum Leap

AFM Records [Release date 08.10.21] When I interviewed Gus G back stage in Manchester in 2012 all the talk was how he had fared with Ozzy.  He contributed to the album ‘Scream’ (2010) and there were high hopes of a … Continue reading

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Book review: BOBBY RUSH with Herb Powell – I Ain’t Studdin Ya: My American Blues Story

Bobby Rush with Herb Powell - I Ain't Studdin' Ya - My American Story

Hachette Books [Publication date 15.07.21] Grammy award winner Emmett Ellis Jnr aka Bobby Rush’s  ‘I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story’ is easily one of the best musical biographies of the year. It’s the life and time of a … Continue reading

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Book review: ERJA LYYTINEN – The Blues Queen by Mape Ollila

Erja Lyytinen - The Blues Queen

Docendo Oy Publishing [Publication date 06.11.20] ‘Erja Lyytinen – The Blues Queen’ is a refreshingly honest biography about a hugely talented classically trained violinist turned rock blues guitarist,  singer-songwriter,  band leader and perfectionist in search of respect and acceptance. It’s … Continue reading

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Album review: CHANTEL McGREGOR – Shed Sessions Volume One & Two

CHANTEL McGREGOR - Shed Sessions Volume One

www.chantelmcgregor.com [Release date 12.07.21] Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3.  In Chantel McGregor’s case, parts 1 and 2 aka Shed Sessions.  Gather together the fish tank, an acoustic guitar and a tame keyboard player (Jamie Brooks) and you have a … Continue reading

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Album review: TROY REDFERN – …The Fire Cosmic!

Troy Redfern - The Fire Cosmic

RED7 Records  [Release date 06.08.21] ‘…The Fire Cosmic!’ is the album Troy has always wanted to make. It’s big, it’s loud, it’s proud, it rocks hard and he achieves his goal of making a big impact. His imperious power trio … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE BROOKFIELD – Hey Kiddo!

Mike Brookfield - Hey Kiddo!

Pete Feenstra chatted to Mike Brookfield for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in June 2021.  First broadcast 27 June 2021. Golden Rule Records [Release date 09.07.21] Mike Brookfield’s catchphrase is: “keep it burnin”.  And he certainly does that on ‘Hey … Continue reading

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Album review: SCOTT MCKEON – New Morning

Scott McKeon - New Morning

Scott McKeon chatted to Pete Feenstra about his album ‘New Morning’ for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 20 June 2021. Idaho Records [Release date 23.04.21] ‘New Morning’ is Scott McKeon’s first solo album for 11 years. He’s been … Continue reading

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Album review: ROB KORAL – Wild Hearts

Rob Koral - Wild Hearts

Pete Feenstra chatted to Rob Koral for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio playing tracks from the album ‘Wild Hearts’.  First broadcast 13 June 2021. RKUK [Release date 28.05.21] Rob Koral’s ‘Wild Hearts’ is an exhilarating instrumental album comprising guitar, Hammond … Continue reading

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Album review: KAI STRAUSS – In My Prime

Kai Strauss - In My Prime

Continental Record Services [Release date 20.11.20] Kai Straus’s aptly titled album ‘I’m In My Prime’ sees him updating traditional blues styles from Chicago to the West Coast, while confirming his own impressive elements of tone, taste and feel. Strauss is … Continue reading

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Album review: IAGO BANET – Iago Banet

Iago Banet - Iago Banet

Razor Edge Records [Release date 07.11.2o] Anglo-Spanish guitarist Iago Banet has all the right credentials for an acoustic guitarist. He’s Galician born (in the North West of Spain) and is equally at home on acoustic and electric guitar, though this … Continue reading

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EP review: JAMES OLIVER BAND – Goofin’ Around

James Oliver - Goofin Around

The Last Music Company [Release date 14.05.21] James Oliver Band’s ‘Goofin’ Around’ is a 5 track EP/CD with a live in the studio feel. It’s full of unfettered energy and incendiary guitar lines that jump out the speakers like electrified … Continue reading

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Book review: On track…STEVE HACKETT (Every album, every song) – Geoffrey Feakes

On track...STEVE HACKETT - every album, every song by Geoffrey Feakes

Sonicbond Publishing [Publication date 30.05.21] The hallmark of a good rock read has to be when the reader genuinely learns something new about the subject matter.  Geoffrey Feakes is evidently a real fan of Hackett’s work but once again there … Continue reading

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Album review: VOODOO ROOM – Tension City Blues

Voodoo Room - Tension City Blues

Grooveyard Records [Release date: 27.11.20] This is one of those projects when the stars align and the perfect power trio teams ends up on a guitar driven label whose gods are guitars slingers such as Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower, … Continue reading

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Album review: RAY FENWICK – Playing Through The Changes Anthology 1964-2020

RAY FENWICK - Playling Through The Changes Anthology 1964-2020

Ray Fenwick chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio about his career and the anthology. Lemon Records/Cherry Red [Release date 30.04.21] Perhaps not the first name to be checked in a conversation about music front runners, British composer/guitarist Fenwick is … Continue reading

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Album review: ELIANA CARGNELUTTI – Aur

ELIANA CARGNELUTTI - Aur

www.elianacargnelutti.com [Release date 07.05.21] When we saw Eliana at Giants Of Rock in January 2020 we would never have guessed that in the space of a few weeks live music famine would ensue.  She apparently had breezed in last minute … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (January 2021 – March 2021)

Albums of the Month (January-March 2021)

THUNDER All the Right Noises (BMG) Thunder fans will love this album as it touches all the band’s key strengths – memorable songs, party rockers, ballads, lyrics to make you think and above all, well-crafted hard rock tunes. An Album … Continue reading

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Album review: THUDWAIL – Ignition

Thudwail - Ignition

Self release [Release date 30.10.20] ‘Ignition’ is a reflective, ambient, acoustic album full of subtle moods, textures and grooves that drip with feel. It’s acoustic guitar driven music with a meditative and contemplative feel that is predicated on intricate dynamics, … Continue reading

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Album review: SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen)

SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen)

BMG [Release date 26.03.21] What have rock stars been doing in Lockdown?  Streaming, recycling back catalogue, a bit of gardening, maybe even new material.  And some have joined forces with others.  Strength in numbers, or something. Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) … Continue reading

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Album review: BEN RANDALL – Before The Rain

BEN RANDALL

Thoroughbred Music    [Release date: 02.04.21] www.benrandallguitar.com For me, it’s always been about the guitar. Back in the day, from the moment I heard Paul Kossoff’s wailing Les Paul on the early Free albums, I was hooked. Koss, Blackmore, Iommi, … Continue reading

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Album review: TROY REDFERN – Thunder Moon

Troy Redfern - Thunder Moon

In this interview special for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Troy Redfern chats to Pete Feenstra with tracks from the album ‘Thunder Moon’.  First broadcast 7 March 2021. Self release [Release date 03.12.20] When it comes to recording, Troy Redfern … Continue reading

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Album review: LESZEK CICHONSKI AND FRIENDS – Thanks Jimi Symphonic

Ledzek Cichonski And Friends - Thanks Jimi Symphonic

Pete Feenstra chatted to Leszek Cichonski for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, including the background to his album, world record-breaking and the Hendrix festivals.  First broadcast 21 February 2021. Luna Music [Release date 26.06.2o] From the guitar and orchestral intro … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY BOLIN – Shake The Devil The Lost Sessions

TOMMY BOLIN - Shake The Devil The Lost Sessions

Cleopatra Records [Release date 12.02.21] As Dave Thompson’s notes make clear, based on a recent interview with Tommy Bolin’s brother Johnnie, the latest “lost sessions” have been something of a holy grail amongst fans. After Bolin’s premature death in December … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE LUKATHER – I Found The Sun Again

STEVE LUKATHER - I Found The Sun Again

Mascot [Release date 26.02.21] We are being spoilt.  Neal Schon’s album slipped out before Christmas and is one of his best.  The earliest indication of Luke’s forthcoming album was a Lockdown video ‘Run To Me’.  It was entertaining if not … Continue reading

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