Tag Archives: John Mayall

Album review: WALTER TROUT – Survivor Blues

WALTER TROUT – Survivor Blues

Provogue Records [Release date 25.01.19] Walter Trout doesn’t do things the easy way, especially when it comes to searching for conceptual meanings for his albums. He’s an old school blues-rock talent for whom the notion of an album is a … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN MAYALL – Three For The Road – A 2017 Live Recording

JOHN MAYALL - Three For The Road - A 2017 Live Recording

Forty Below Records [Release date 23.02.18] Now here’s a British blues legend of ever there was one. A noted vocalist, pianist and guitarist, John Mayall is probably best known for his band The Blues Breakers, part of the 60s blues … 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: WALTER TROUT – We’re All In This Together

WALTER TROUT – We

Pete Feenstra chatted to Walter Trout in October 2017 for his Sunday Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  In this hour special Walter chats about the album with several tracks featured. Provogue Records [Release date 01.09.17] ‘We’re All … Continue reading

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Gig review: NINE BELOW ZERO/Chloe Marriott – Under The Bridge, London, 4 November 2016

NINE BELOW ZERO – Under The Bridge, London, 4 November 2016

Tonight, Nine Below Zero are reborn as a big band. They have all the essential qualities that an 8-piece combo requires, from the core duo of seasoned front man Dennis Greaves and the magisterial harp player Mark Feltham, to a … Continue reading

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Album review: NINE BELOW ZERO – 13 Shades Of Blue

NINE BELOW ZERO – 13 Shades Of Blue

Zed [Release date 30.09.16] Nine Below Zero’s ‘13 Shades Of Blue’ explores every nuance of the band’s blues antecedents. The album takes us on an r&b journey that opens with funk and explores all the essential blues elements from soul-blues, … 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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Rock Stars: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD interview (March 2015)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - O2 Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd cut his first demo at 14. He formed his first band and started gigging at 15 and by 16 years old he signed his first record deal. He’s celebrated 20 years as a recording artist, been nominated … Continue reading

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News: BIFF BYFORD (Saxon) interview and special features on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Biff Byford of Saxon

Sunday 30 November 2014, 17:00 Thursday 4 December, 22:00 repeat Saxon frontman Biff Byford chooses the music in Get Ready to ROCK! Radio’s  ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ sequence.  He chats to GRTR!’s David Randall about the band’s progress and … Continue reading

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Album Review: JOHN MAYALL – A Special Life

John Mayall - A Special Life

Forty Below [Released date 19.05.14] John Mayall probably makes light of the fact that he’s 80, reasoning that as long as he can continue to match his passion for the blues with the ability to play it, he will be … Continue reading

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Book review: HENRY YATES AND WALTER TROUT – Rescued From Reality: The Life And Times of Walter Trout

HENRY YATES AND WALTER TROUT – Rescued From Reality: The Life And Times of Walter Trout

MLG Publishing [Release date: 02.06.14] ‘Rescued From Reality’ is significantly subtitled ‘The Life And Times Of Walter Trout’. Compared to most anodyne biographies, Trout’s story is the real deal.  It includes a very uncompromising account of rock & roll excess … Continue reading

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Album review : JOHN MAYALL AND THE BLUESBREAKERS – Reissues

JOHN MAYALL AND THE BLUESBREAKERS – Reissues

Eagle Rock [Release date 17.03.14] With a near 60 album discography, you probably don’t worry too much about the ebbs and flows of commercial success. Suffice it to say that John Mayall remains the most consistently enduring figure in the … Continue reading

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Album review : WALTER TROUT – The Blues Came Callin’

WALTER TROUT – The Blues Came Callin

Provogue [release date 02.06.14] The thing that distinguishes Walter Trout from his peers isn’t just his big tone, his passionate solos, his stagecraft or his distinguished career in the blues-rock field, but simply the fact he’s always searched for meaning … Continue reading

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Interview with OLI BROWN – 25 November 2013

Oli Brown

Having worked most of his career as part of his own band – including a UK tour with John Mayall and a recent high profile European tour with Joe Satriani – the multi-award winning guitarist and singer, Oli Brown takes … Continue reading

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Album review: THE YARDBIRDS – Making Tracks

  Wienerworld   [Release date 06.10.13] Much like their touring stable mates The Zombies with whom they share a 50 year history, The Yardbirds have all but been rediscovered in the American heartland where this album was recorded. Due to … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC STECKEL – Dismantle The Sun

Eric Steckel Music   [Release Date: 31.10.12] Eric Steckel’s ‘Dismantle The Sun’ was originally released in the States towards the end of last year, but is being belated promoted in the UK on the back of his first proper UK … Continue reading

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Album review: LARRY MILLER – Live & Outlawed

Big Guitar Records [Release date 03.06.13] No more heroes any more? Not quite. Hendrix, SRV, Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore may all have departed but as Larry’s millennium album title suggests, he’s very much a ‘Man On A Mission.’ He’s … Continue reading

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Album review: PETER GREEN SPLINTER GROUP – The Very Best Of

Snapper Music (double CD) Peter Green was a founding member of Fleetwood Mac (having previously been in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers) and he was a key driver in that band’s early blues rock sound. He left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 due … Continue reading

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