Tag Archives: Luther Allison

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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Gig review: MR.SIPP – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 10 July 2017

Mr. Sipp guitar

It seems like every year there’s a new contender for the saviour of the blues and as soon as the yearly polls are announced the arguments begin. So rather than raking over old coals, let’s celebrate the up and coming … 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: ALBERT CASTIGLIA – Big Dog

Albert Castiglia - Big Dog

On Sunday 11 September in the Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete chats to Albert Castiglia about his music with tracks from ‘Big Dog’ More information Ruf [Release date 20.05.16] ‘Big Dog’ is a bulldozer of … Continue reading

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Album review: ALLIGATOR RECORDS – 45th Anniversary Collection

ALLIGATOR RECORDS – 45th Anniversary Collection

Alligator [Release date 10.06.16] With a back catalogue of 300 albums and a roster that spans generations, Alligator Records has every right to make a claim to being the premier independent blues label of our time. The ‘Alligator 45th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Album review: WALTER TROUT – ALIVE in Amsterdam

WALTER TROUT – ALIVE in Amsterdam

This hour-long interview special was first broadcast on Sunday 10 July on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio  in the Pete Feenstra Feature, with tracks from the new album. Provogue [Release date 17.05.16] There’s nothing quite like experiencing Walter Trout live, … Continue reading

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Album review: LUXURIANT SEDANS – Born Certified

LUXURIANT SEDANS – Born Certified

Seventh Son [Release date 08.09.15] From the opening heavy duty guitar squalls, power chords, growling vocal and interwoven guitar parts voiced over cymbal splashes, to the pounding conclusion of Jerry McCain’s ‘Stay Out Of Automobiles’, you know you are in … Continue reading

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Gig review: WALTER TROUT/Simo – 02 Forum, London, 21 November 2015

Perhaps only Walter Trout can transform the recollection of his own abject desperation and ill health into resonant blues-rock. Aside from completing his lengthy journey back to his rightful place in front of his adoring European fans – in this … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRISTINA SKJOLBERG – Come And Get It

        Ruf Records [Release date 28.01.14] Christina Skjolberg’s ‘Come And Get It’ is the tale of a blonde Norwegian leather clad blues-rock guitarist recording in English under the watchful eye of a Finish producer/guitarist, on a German … Continue reading

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Gig review: WALTER TROUT – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 8 November 2013

Walter Trout’s most durable qualities are his intense guitar playing and his ever ready sense of humour. Both were in evidence at a packed Shepherd’s Bush Empire as he overcame his daunting health problems in front of his biggest London … Continue reading

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Album Review: WALTER TROUT – Luther’s Blues – A Tribute To Luther Allison

Provogue [Release date: 10.06.13] ‘A Tribute To Luther Allison’ is a triumph of ambition, focus and sheer ability over any semblance of self doubt, as Walter Trout successfully captures Luther Allison’s essential spirit. Such is Trout’s intrinsic feel for Luther’s … Continue reading

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