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Album review: BERNARD ALLISON – Let It Go

BERNARD ALLISON – Let It Go

Ruf [Release date: 02.02.18] Bernard Allison’s return to Ruf Records after 12 years finds him in a mellow, reflective mood. He’s ditched the horns and keyboard to focus on the rhythmic quality of a song-driven album. As a result, he … Continue reading

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Album review: VANJA SKY – Bad Penny

VANJA SKY – Bad Penny

Ruf Records [Release date 23.02.18] ‘Bad Penny’ is a 12 track rock-blues album on which the young Croatian guitarist Vanja Sky impressively crafts her own style. She’s a song driven artist with a locker full of licks who moulds the … Continue reading

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Album review: JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – The Dirty Truth

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – The Dirty Truth

Axehouse Music [Release date 22.09.14] We live in such an age of instant gratification and downloads that you sometimes you have to pause and remind yourself just how quickly Joanne Shaw Taylor’s career has taken off since her debut album … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Heartsoulblood

Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood

Ruf [Release date 16.06.14] Royal Southern Brotherhood’s ‘Heartsoulblood’ is a delightful celebration of the band’s talented parts.  Sure, they are bound by a rock royalty bloodline that makes them a de facto supergroup, but each member of the band is … Continue reading

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Album review: COCO MONTOYA – Songs From The Road

Coco Montoya - Songs From The Road

Ruf [Release date 17.05.14] Coco Montoya’s ‘Songs From The Road’ stands or falls by his record company’s claim that it transports you to the front of the crowd at his two appearances at The Triple Door in Seattle. Happily this … Continue reading

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Interview with JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – 27 September 2013

‘One night, one shot, no safety net’, such was the background to Joanne Shaw Taylor’s eagerly anticipated live album and DVD. Surprisingly perhaps, it’s her first live album in a career built on the back of incendiary live shows that … Continue reading

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DEVON ALLMAN – Turquoise

Ruf Records 1186 [Released Jan 2013] Devon Allman’s star is on the rise. After touring relentlessly and cutting a brace of albums with his own band Honeytribe, he made a deserved critical breakthrough with the excellent Royal Southern Brotherhood. Now he’s … Continue reading

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