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Gig review: CHRIS REA – Hammersmith Apollo, 26 November 2017

CHRIS REA – Hammersmith Apollo, 26 November 2017

With a fine album of new material nicely tucked away in the kit bag, Chris Rea was out on tour for the first time since 2014. Songs about the road feature heavily in the set, so it’s no surprise that … Continue reading

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Album review: TROY REDFERN – Dirt Blues Ritual

TROY REDFERN – Dirt Blues Ritual

RED7 Records [Release date 27.02.17] What’s the significance of an album title? In Troy Redfern’s hands a ‘Dirt Blues Ritual’ might be interpreted as an artistic way of life for a contemporary bluesman with a penchant for musical landscapes that … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL KATON – Ror’ Outta Hell

MICHAEL KATON – Ror

Michael Katon chatted to Pete Feenstra about the album ‘Ror’ Outta Hell’ for “The Pete Feenstra Feature”, first broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 26 February More information Sunhair Music [Release date 06.02.17] ‘Ror’ Outta Hell’  is Michael … Continue reading

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Album review: AARON KEYLOCK – Cut Against The Grain

Aaron Keylock - Cut Against The Grain

Provogue [Release date 20.01.17] This is a good time to be Aaron Keylock. He’s an impossibly young veteran of the rock/blues genre, who has graduated through the ranks old school style, while dipping into blues, indie and rock along the … Continue reading

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Gig review: ERJA LYYTINEN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,14 October 2016

ERJA LYYTINEN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton,14 October 2016

What a difference year makes. While Finnish guitarist Erja Lyttinen is a regular visitor to these shores for festival and select clubs dates, she’s upped her game with a revamped line-up, some excellent new songs and stellar performance levels that … Continue reading

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Album review: NOAH WOTHERSPOON BAND – Mystic Mud

Noah Wotherspoon Band - Mystic Mud

Noah Wotherspoon Band [Release date 16.07.15] The Noah Wotherspoon Band impress with the depth of their songs, their inspirational playing and cool use of dynamics. ‘Mystic Mud’ is a contemporary sounding crossover blues/roots set, but it’s the understated way in which … Continue reading

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Album review: TROY REDFERN BAND – Troy Redfern Band

Troy Redfern Band

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Troy Redfern, 4 January 2015 by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Troy Redfern Music [Released 26.01.15] www.troyredfern.com Troy Redfern is a slide guitar player who knows the value of a rich tonal landscape framed … Continue reading

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Album review: ELVIN BISHOP – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right

Elvin Bishop - Can

Alligator [Released 18.08.14] Elvin Bishop’s albums are like the welcome return of a long lost friend. Of course he’s never really been away, save for the 7 year recording gap in the 80’s, but his post-Alligator comeback years have been … Continue reading

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Album review: JEREMY SPENCER – Coventry Blue

Jeremy Spencer - Coventry Blue

Propelz [Release date 01.03.14] ‘Coventry Blue’ is Jeremy Spencer’s second record since making an impressive but understated comeback with ‘Bend In The Road’. If the latter was loosely based around the concept of travel, then ‘Coventry Blue’ is more about … Continue reading

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Album review: GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS – Ride ‘Til I Die/The Hard Stuff

  Eagle Records [Release date 07.10.13] A nice little two discs in one set from Eagle Records of ‘The Hard Stuff’ originally released in 2006 and ‘Ride ‘Til I Die’ which came out in 2003. George Thorogood & the Destroyers … Continue reading

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Album review: MARCUS BONFANTI – Shake The Walls

Jigsaw [Release date 17.06.13] Marcus Bonfanti’s ‘Shake The Walls’ is the record he’s always threatened to make. It may only be the third album of his career but it has the songs and the presence of a mature recording artist. … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG MACLOUD – There’s A Time

      Reference [Release date 13.05.13] The blues must be in reasonably good shape if there’s room for a great album like this. Doug MacLeod has lived, breathed, played, sang and written the blues for longer than most of … Continue reading

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Album review: SWAMP TRAIN – Premium Selection

        Swamp Train [Release date 30.03.13 ] Swamp Train take their name from their own brand of down-home rhythms. Armed with cigar box guitars, washboard and harps they impressively carve out their own take on the blues. … Continue reading

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Album review: MIGHTY MOJOS – Hook Line And Sinker

        Mighty Mojos self release [Release date 21.01.13] The Mighty Mojos certainly live up to their name. The band’s old school approach to high octane rhythm and blues (aka r&b) is a welcome breath of fresh air … Continue reading

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SONNY LANDRETH – Elemental Journey

Proper Records 2012 Although acclaimed slide guitarist Sonny Landreth has released ten previous albums this is the first all instrumental one. He also ropes in a few guests including fellow guitarist Eric Johnson and Robert Greenidge who adds his steel … Continue reading

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