Tag Archives: Neil Young

Album review: SHEMEKIA COPELAND – America’s Child

SHEMEKIA COPELAND – America

Alligator Records[Release date 03.08.18] Shemekia Copeland’s ‘America’s Child’ is very much an album of our times. The title is an all enveloping concept that leads into a bunch of related, philosophical and at times analytical songs that shift from the … Continue reading

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EP review: DORIAN SORRIAUX – Hungry Ghost

DORIAN SORRIAUX - Hungry Ghost

Soulseller Records [Release date 29.06.18] Dorian Sorriaux is the guitarist in Blues Pills where he has gained many plaudits for his playing with comparisons to legendary blue guitarists such as Peter Green and Paul Kossoff. On this EP he has … Continue reading

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Album review: DS4 – Sweet Georgina

DS4 - Sweet Georgina

Critical Discs [Release date 11.05.18] DS4′s ‘Sweet Georgina’ is a lyric-led album, full of Ray Davies style vocals and coloured by imaginative narratives that leap from the page. And right there at the bottom of the credits is the great … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN/Austin Gold – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 21 May 2018

DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 21 May 2018

Dan Baird And Homemade Sin remain a glorious anomaly in the contemporary rock scene.  They are a southern rock band with one foot in Nashville and one foot in kick-ass rock and roll, all tied together by a lyrical twist. … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE LOGAN – Backstreets Of Eden

STEVE LOGAN – Backstreets Of Eden

Moondragon Records [Release date 24.03.18] Steve Logan is a Welsh roots rocker, bordering on Americana, who explores a musical arc that merges the acoustic singer songwriter mode with what he terms “high octane rock”. He’s a song writer whose relationship … Continue reading

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Album review: OTIS – Eyes Of The Sun

Otis - Eyes Of The Sun

Purple Pyramid [Release date 15.09.17] OK. Let’s summarise things at the outset. Otis’ ‘Eyes Of The Sun’ is a stonking album. It rocks hard, has a soulful sensibility with blues coursing through its veins and smokes from beginning to end, … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Carnegie Hall, An Acoustic Evening

OE BONAMASSA – Live At The Carnegie Hall, An Acoustic Evening

Provogue [Release date 23.06.17] Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening’ is a successful mid-career sleight of hand. It’s a live acoustic album that recycles mostly familiar material while keeping the career juggernaut moving forward. Being Bonamassa, … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE HURRICANE – Same Sun Same Moon

Little Hurricanes - Same Sun Same Moon

Mascot [Release date 14.04.17] Little Hurricane feature Anthony ‘Tone’ Catalano on guitar and vocals and Celeste ‘CC’ Spina on drums. ‘Same Sun, Same Moon’ is a contemporary take on “dirty blues” (think The White Stripes meets The Black Keys),  but the … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM ECKERLSEY BAND – The Second Album

Adam Eckersley Band - The Second Album

Universal Australia [Release date 15.08.15] Although released some 18 months ago, this album seems to be getting a more belated push in Europe. The Adam Eckersley Band infuse harmony laden country rock with a southern rock feel in well crafted … Continue reading

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Album review: JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

JON HERINGTON – Adult Entertainment

CD Baby [Release date 14.06.16] Jon Herington is best known as the guitarist in Steely Dan for the last 16 years, yet he’s also managed to carve out his own solo career that stretches back to 1992. ‘Adult Entertainment’ – … Continue reading

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Gig review: KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

KYLA BROX – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 17 August 2016

There’s a lot to be said for mixing genres on a festival bill, as it provides contrast, dynamism and even brings in a different crowd during the course of 5 hours or more, of rock/blues related music. Tonight’s bill 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: GEOFF CARNE AND THE HATZ – Get Close

GEOFF CARNE AND THE HATZ – Get Close

Advision UK [Release date 07.03.16] At times it’s hard to believe that Geoff Carne and his long time musical partner Mick Hatz are only a duo, but having taken their inspiration from the likes of The White Stripes, they pursue … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ISRAEL NASH, IMAGINARY PEOPLE, FERRIS & THE WHEELS

ISRAEL NASH’S SILVER SEASON Loose/Thirty Tigers [Release date 09.10.15] www.israelnash.com Israel Nash has already earned some plaudits for his previous album, 2013′s ‘Israel Nash’s Rain Plans’. The one thing that instantly comes to mind upon hearing this album for the … Continue reading

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Book review: THE HISTORY OF CANADIAN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL by BOB MERSEREAU

THE HISTORY OF CANADIAN ROCK

Backbeat Books [Published 22.05.15] RRP £16.50 A quick word of advice: this book covers rock ‘n’ roll in its broadest terms, heck even Celine Dion gets mentioned and Triumph get a one page mention, so don’t go expecting any Maple … Continue reading

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Album review: BACHMAN – Heavy Blues

BACHMAN – Heavy Blues

Linus Entertainment [Release date 13.04.15] There’s no better time than in the autumn of your career to go back to the musical roots that inspired you in the first place, and so it is that the former Guess Who and … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD GRIFFIN – Mountain Man

              Bad Reputation [Release date 22.12.14] ‘Mountain Man’ has a lovely retro feel – part garage rock, part straight ahead rock and roll – and survivor’s lyrics that never dim in their optimistic outlook. … Continue reading

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Album review: J.HOUSTON BAND – The Hunter

J.Houston Band - The Hunter

CD Baby [Released 24.04.14] Canadian soft rock outfit the J.Houston Band combine heartfelt lyrics with mid tempo rock and Americana on a song driven album in search of a decent producer. ‘The Hunter’ grows on you with repeated plays, but the … Continue reading

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Album review: RICH ROBINSON – The Ceaseless Sight

Rich Robinson - The Ceaseless Sight

The End [Release date 03.06.14] Rich Robinson’s ‘The Ceaseless Sight’ gently washes over you, invites you to immerse yourself in its deep textures and lyrical reflection, leaving you with a gentle uplifting feeling of having shared Rich’s heartfelt feelings and … Continue reading

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Gig review: NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE, British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hyde Park, 12 July 2014

How typical of the idiosyncratic, sometimes curmudgeonly, always unique Neil Young to amble on stage and effectively jam for five minutes with his band before turning to the audience and uttering his first lyric. Trends ebb and flow, fashions swell … Continue reading

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