Tag Archives: J.J. Cale

Album review: THE MIGHTY BOSSCATS – God Bless America

THE MIGHTY BOSSCATS – God Bless America

Self Release [Release date 01.12.18] ‘God Bless America’ is an album full of colourful narratives – both real and imagined – deep grooves, intricate guitar work and an array of sparkling tones. It invites us to immerse ourselves in a … 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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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – Witchy Feelin’

SAVOY BROWN – Witchy Feelin

Ruf [Release date 25.08.17] There’s a certain timeless appeal about Savoy Brown that extends beyond the familiar riff driven start of this album, through Kim Simmonds’ world weary vocals that bring years of experience to bear on familiar blues subject … Continue reading

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Album review: BEKI BRINDLE BLUES BAND – All Kinds Of Beki

Beki Brindle - All Kinds Of Beki

Check out Pete Feenstra’s recent interview with Beki on Tuesday 2 August at 21:00 GMT More information Random Chance [Release date 15.04.16] ‘All Kinds Of Beki’ admirably lives up to its name. It’s a wide ranging showcase for a singer-songwriter and … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN ILLSLEY – Long Shadows

JOHN ILLSLEY – Long Shadows

Pete Feenstra chatted to John Illsley about his new album and his influences in a one-hour special broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 April.  This is repeated on Thursday 28 April at 23:00 GMT.  In this … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BLUES OVERDRIVE – Clinch

THE BLUES OVERDRIVE – Clinch

Gateway Music [Release date 26.05.15] Danish band The Blues Overdrive explore deep grooves in a minimalist framework to emphasize the essential elements of a song, albeit they are better at the power of suggestion than actual resolution. ‘Clinch’ is an … Continue reading

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Album review: NEVER THE BRIDE – Jealousy

Never The Bride - Jealousy

Lock Stock And Barrel [Release date 29.12.14] Never The Bride are back with their most accessible album ever, the hard hitting but musically slick ‘Jealousy’. The band tells us it’s ‘A Tribute to Transatlantic Rock and Blues Pioneers’, and its … Continue reading

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Interview with JOHN ILLSLEY (Dire Straits) – 1 June 2014

John Illsley - interview (June 2014)

John Illsley was a founder member, bass player and contributing vocalist to the 120 million album selling Dire Straits, until the group dissolved in 1995. Since then, he’s enjoyed a sporadic four album solo career, established himself as a painter … Continue reading

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Album review: Album review: THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Too Many Roads

THORBJORN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO – Too Many Roads

Ruf [Release date 21.03.14] This is arguably the most original and impressive blues related album since Moreland & Arbuckle ‘7 Cities’ last summer. Denmark’s Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado have cut a blues related album in the sense of it … Continue reading

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