Tag Archives: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Album review: MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Keep Coming Back

MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Keep Coming Back

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Mike Zito (1 November 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Ruf [Release date 06.11.15] And so after three albums with the award winning Royal Southern Brotherhood super group, Mike Zito returns to … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD, CANDY KANE BAND, TEXAS CANNONBALLS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 12 July 2015

Royal Southern Brotherhood -  Relache Festival, Bordeaux, 12 July 2015

As Candy Kane tells the crowd, the French have always supported music and the arts, and tonight it seems they are supporting an American blues export drive it. Texas Cannonballs do what it says on the tin. You can take … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don’t Look Back

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don

Ruf [Release date 26.05.15] And so it comes to pass that the bloodline has been cast asunder and a new line-up of Royal Southern Brotherhood takes on the mantle of the kings of southern kissed funk, blues and soul. ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVON ALLMAN – Ragged & Dirty

Album review: DEVON ALLMAN – Ragged & Dirty

Ruf [Release date 20.10.14] ‘Ragged & Dirty’ takes its inspiration from the late Luther Allison’s funky wah-wah driven title track and provides Devon Allman with his overdue moment in the solo spotlight. It’s a chunky, funky, gritty example of the … Continue reading

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Album review: ALL MY FRIENDS – Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

ALL MY FRIENDS – Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

Rounder [Release Date 14.06.14] ‘All My Friends – Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman’ is the sort of all star 26 track double album that the Americans do so well. It’s a multi-generational and all inclusive musical family … Continue reading

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Gig review: HOP FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL – Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent 4/5/6 July 2014

Hop Farm Festival, 4-6 July 2014

The Hop Farm Music Festival 2014 is a reconfigured broad based festival. While previous years included Neil Young, Dylan and The Eagles, the new promoters focused on striking a musical balance that pleased more than it alienated.  The result was … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 25 June 2014

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Shepherd

Royal Southern Brotherhood reconfigure the classic rhythm and blues revue to their own ends, with great playing, 3 great lead vocalists, glistening harmonies and an essential harmonic relationship between strong songs that gives the evening its free flowing feel. Their … 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: BART WALKER – Waiting On Daylight

BART WALKER - Waiting On Daylight

Provogue [Release date 25.01.13] Bart Walker’s ‘Waiting On Daylight’ was almost lost in the shuffle earlier on in the year, but now looks set to benefit from the apparent renaissance of Southern rock. If it isn’t Royal Southern Brotherhood and … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Songs From The Road

Ruf [Release date 18.11.13] Royal Southern Brotherhood ‘Songs From the Road’ cements their place as one of the most essential live experiences in 2013. From their self titled debut album to their incendiary live shows, it’s been a long time … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 28 September 2013

  Royal Southern Brotherhood may be considered the latest super group on the circuit, but the label appeared irrelevant to a line-up that celebrated its wealth of talent with a breathtaking two hour set. RSB is the considerable sum of its … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMANTHA FISH – Black Wind Howlin’

Ruf [Release date 23.09.13] Samantha Fish makes much of her growing maturity on her second solo album ‘Black Wind Howlin’. Given the wide variety of relationship songs and a mix of reflective and self confident narratives, it appears she’s taken … Continue reading

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Album review: CYRIL NEVILLE – Magic Honey

Ruf [Release date 10.09.13]  And finally it’s Cyril Neville’s turn!  ‘Magic Honey’ may have been released in the slipstream of his Royal Southern Brotherhood partners, but if feels more like the final part of an interlinked triumvirate rather than a … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Gone To Texas

Mike Zito

Ruf [Release date 17.06.13] Mike Zito’s ‘Gone To Texas’ is both a literal and metaphorical title, reflecting the fact he’s overcome his previous drug and alcohol problems and has moved to Texas from the mid- west in search of sobriety … 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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