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Album review: ERIC GALES – The Bookends

ERIC GALES – The Bookends

Provogue  [Release date 08.02.19] Back in his psychedelic rock days, I always used to think that it was Eric Gales’s second solo that defined both the song itself and the guitarist’s signature style. Just like a boxer he bobbed, weaved … Continue reading

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Album review: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – This Is The Life I Choose

ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – This Is The Life I Choose

33 Jazz [Release date 10.03.17] From the way she attacks the opening note of ‘Hold On’, to a sultry Nina Simone style finish on ‘Feeling Good’, Zoe Schwarz dominates a diverse album rooted in the blues but not bound by … Continue reading

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Gig review: SHAKURA S’AIDA, The Howlin Blues Trio – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 20 July 2016

Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 20 July 2016

In an age of instant celebrity where the mundane too often passes for the exceptional, the Canadian double Maple Blues award winner Shakura S’Aida (pronounced Shack-oora Sigh-ee-da), is here to remind us of the true merits of a soulful blues … Continue reading

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Album review: NO SINNER – Boo Hoo Hoo

No Sinner - Boo Hoo Hoo

Provogue [Release date 14.01.14] ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’ is an impressive debut album from Canadian rock-blues band No Sinner. The Vancouver based quartet readily venture beyond their core genres to explore rock, blues, soul, jazz, garage rock and jam band sensibilities, … Continue reading

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Interview with AYNSLEY LISTER – 29 Aug 2013

Aynsley Lister is back with his first studio album for 4 years. It’s suitably titled ‘Home’, because it’s his debut recording on his own Straight Talkin’ Records label. It also features his current tour band and is overseen by his … Continue reading

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