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Album review: KEVIN BROWN – Six Strings And A Dream

Kevin Brown - 6 Strings And A Dream

Doodah Records [Release date 18.11.20] Kevin Brown’s ‘Strings and A Dream’ is a reminder that somewhere in between the avalanche of PR led American blues bands, there is still room for a major home-grown blues into Americana talent and a … Continue reading

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Album review: MARK VICKNESS – Interconnected

MARK VICKNESS - Interconnected

www.markvickness.com [Release date 15.09.20] Mark Vickness is a classically trained guitarist but has also worked in jazz and fusion genres.  He freely mixes world flavours with classical/acoustic/rock.  On ‘Interconnected’ he is joined by some talented collaborators such as the Grammy … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN SIMPSON – Home Recordings

MARTIN SIMPSON – Home Recordings

Topic Records [Release date 13.11.20] Martin Simpson’s next album was going to be a live one but the first lockdown put paid to all that. Unable to play to audiences (he can average over 100 gigs a year) or go … Continue reading

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Album review: IKER PIRIS & HIS DUAL ELECTRAS – Electra

IKER PIRIS & HIS DUAL ELECTRAS - Electra

El Toro Records Spanish bluesman Iker Piris releases his debut album with the Dual Electras – Abdell B. Bop (upright bass) and Andy Martin (drums). Piris has previously released a solo album and been involved with various blues artists in … Continue reading

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Album review: GEOFF EVERETT BAND – Swamp Frog

GEOFF EVERETT BAND – Swamp Frog

Facebook [Release date 12.08.20] It was only a matter of time before Kent’s-own blues aficionado, Geoff Everett, got deep and dirty in the Garden of England, disappeared into the swampland and emerged with a gunny sack full of lush slide-dripping … Continue reading

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Album review: MARTIN BARRE – 50 Years Of Jethro Tull (2-CD)

MARTIN BARRE - 50 Years Of Jethro Tull

On Sunday 18 October, Martin Barre chatted to Pete Feenstra for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, about his time in Tull and beyond. (40:33) The Store For Music [Release date 16.10.20] The first thing to say is that the cover, … Continue reading

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Album review: JIM KIRKPATRICK – Ballad of a Prodigal Son

JIM KIRKPATRICK – Ballad of a Prodigal Son

Pete Feenstra chatted to Jim Kirkpatrick for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio playing tracks from the new album.  First broadcast 20 September 2020. US One Records [Release date 04.09.20] Whilst fellow FM member and vocalist Steve Overland channels his soul … Continue reading

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Album review: RORY GALLAGHER – The Best Of

RORY GALLAGHER - The Best Of

UMC [Release date 07.10.20] Irish guitarist and vocalist Rory Gallagher is one of THE names in blues guitar; he was considered The Man by both Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa, no mean feat. Finding fame in the late 60s with … Continue reading

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Album review: ACE FREHLEY – Origins Vol 2

ACE FREHLEY - Origins Vol 2

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 18.09.20] Original Kiss guitarist Ace releases his ninth studio album and after the success of 2016’s Origins Vol 1 (which hit #23 in the Billboard 200), we get a Volume 2, and again it’s pretty damn good … Continue reading

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Album review: READ OUT LOUD – Read Out Loud

READ OUT LOUD

Facebook Read Out Loud is formed around guitarist Tim Read (ex-Chrome Molly, Demon). He is joined by two current members of Demon – guitarist Paul Hume (although he plays bass on the album, as well as producing it) and drummer … Continue reading

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Album review: RAMOS – My Many Sides

RAMOS – My Many Sides

Frontiers [Release date 07.08.20] If you’re expecting the polished melodic rock sound of Hugo, Journey or The Storm, then look away now. The clue is in the title. There’s not many sides of Josh Ramos on display here, and the … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN GEORGE – BitterSweet HeartBeat

ROBIN GEORGE – BitterSweet HeartBeat

Pete Feenstra chatted with Robin George for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 12 July 2020.  The interview includes tracks from the album ‘BitterSweet HeartBeat’. Sing Song Music [Release date 27.03.20] Robin George has played with many of the … Continue reading

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Book review: STEVE HACKETT – A Genesis In My Bed

STEVE HACKETT - A Genesis In My Bed

Wymer Publishing [Publication date 24.07.20] It was perhaps inevitable: riding the crest of the prog resurgence, repurposing classic Genesis in front of insatiable crowds, and making well received solo albums.  And now, the book! Steve Hackett traces his journey from … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL – We Are The Night

MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREEFALL - We Are The Night

Frontiers [Release date 12.06.20] Album number three from the Free Fall project fronted by Primal Fear guitarist Magnus Karlsson, who has been busy of late having had a hand in the recent Allen/Olzen album also released by Frontiers. Karlsson handles … Continue reading

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Single reviews: LA GUNS, GILBY CLARKE, PSSR, PHIL X

L.A. GUNS

Golden Robot Records The LA Guns, PhilX & The Drills, Gilby Clarke and PSSR, all enduring talents who started life in the glow of Eighties’ Hair Metal, are all releasing albums soon on the fast growing Golden Robot Records. The … Continue reading

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News: RORY GALLAGHER celebrated in virtual festival – Sunday 14 June

Rory Gallagher -  Isle Of Wight Festival  1970

Sunday 14 June will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the legendary musician Rory Gallagher. In the absence of this year’s four-day celebration in Ballyshannon the day will be marked by Rory followers around the world. WDR TV, … Continue reading

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Feature: Call Collect – An introduction to ROY BUCHANAN

Roy Buchanan - Alligator Records pubilicity photo, 1985

David Randall reflects on a patchy early recording career, with Telecaster Titan Roy Buchanan only realising his full potential three years before his untimely death… The story of Roy Buchanan is one of a great unsung hero, a feeling of … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MILAN POLAK, EVERYDAY HEROES

MILAN POLAK - Can’t Please Everyone

MILAN POLAK Can’t Please Everyone Lion Music (Release date 10.05.20) Guitar wizard Milan Polak is back with his fourth album to feature vocals. All the songs were composed by him, along with him playing most of the instruments. Plus there … Continue reading

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Feature: Call Collect – An introduction to RORY GALLAGHER

Rory Gallagher - Isle of Wight 1970

Rory Gallagher’s legacy has been maintained with a raft of posthumous releases including the more recent ‘Blues’ anthology.  Joe Geesin takes up the story. Irish born blues/rock guitarist/vocalist Rory Gallagher made his name in the 70s and 80s, and is … Continue reading

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Album review: STEPHEN DALE PETIT – 2020 Visions

STEPHEN DALE PETIT - 2020 Visions

333 Records [Release date 27.03.20] Let me straight away pay tribute here to the cover artwork by Klaus Voorman, which is fantastic. Voorman, of course, was tight with The Beatles from Hamburg days – and he won a Grammy for … Continue reading

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