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Gig review: DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN, JASON AND THE SCORCHERS, KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 6 September 2019

Package tours are an increasingly common feature of the gig scene, but it’s rare for one with three bands to have equal billing for each. The fact that Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, Jason and the Scorchers and the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Album review: THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND – Down To The River

The Allman Betts Band - Down To The River

BMG [Release 28.06.19] The Allman Betts Band don’t so much reinvent the wheel as relive subliminal snapshots of the band’s musical antecedents. They formed on the 50th anniversary of the first Allman Brothers gig and brought with them a weight … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEW ROSES – Nothing But Wild

THE NEW ROSES - Nothing But Wild

Napalm Records [Release 02.08.19] What can I say, I f’king love this album. “Nothing But Wild” is the fourth album from German band The New Roses and what an album it is, from the start this is from the heart, … Continue reading

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Gig review: ZZ TOP, Jimmy Barnes – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 12 July 2019

ZZ TOP, Jimmy Barnes- SSE Arena, Wembley, 12 July 2019

Here’s one for the music section of Guinness World Records – which band has had the longest continuous existence with the same line up?  When I put this puzzle to friends ahead of this sole UK date marking ZZ Top’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Status Quo – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, 29 June 2019

LYNYRD SKYNYRD- SSE Arena, Wembley, London- 29 June 2019

When I first became aware of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the eighties, they were one legendary band who I was never going to see. Fortunately, a decade after the untimely 1977 plane crash, they reformed with Johnny Van Zant filling … Continue reading

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Album review: ALLY VENABLE – Texas Honey

Ally Venable - Texas Honey

Ruf Records [Release date 22.03.19] Ruf Records has long established its niche in the contemporary blues market with a roster of up and coming talent that reflects the best of the global blues scene. From Aynsley Lister, Ian Parker, Erja … Continue reading

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Gig review: VINCENT FLATTS FINAL DRIVE – Kings Head Theatre, London, 7 June 2019

VIncent Flatts Fina Drive by Cath

There ‘s something indefinable about the true spirit of rock and rock. And whatever it is, Vincent Flatts Final Drive front man Steve “Bertie” Burton has it in buckets. It’s not just the spontaneous humour, the belligerent phrasing, the way … Continue reading

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Album review: ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION – The Polydor Years

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION - The Polydor Years

Caroline Records [Release date 31.05.19] Formed in Georgia, USA, 1970, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (at least initially) a southern rock band, albeit with a touch more MOR and blue-eyed soul. The original line-up was Rodney Justo (vocals), Barry Bailey (guitar), … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – O2 Ritz, Manchester, 17 March 2019

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR - O2 Ritz, Manchester, 17 March 2019

Releasing your sixth studio album right at the start of a UK tour may seem a little cavalier, especially given the inevitable lack of audience familiarity with new material, even though Sony have kindly uploaded most tracks via YouTube.  ‘Reckless … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DEAD MAN’S WHISKEY, HIGH TREASON, HARBOTTLE & JONAS

DEAD MAN’S WHISKEY – Under The Gun Reloaded McCall Records [Release date 01.02.19] I was surprised to find out that Dead Man’s Whiskey are a British band as their sound is more aligned with the likes of Black Stone Cherry … Continue reading

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Album review: THE STEEL WOODS – Old News

Thirty Tigers [Release date 18.01.19] The Steel Woods released their debut album ‘Straw In The Wind’ in 2017. ‘Old News’ (for that retro feel it is also released as a double vinyl) sees the band’s main songwriters Wes Bayliss (vocals, … Continue reading

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Album review: ROADHOUSE – 25 Years And Counting

Roadhouse - 25 years And Counting

Self release [Release date 04.01.19] There can be few independently run bands that have made it to their 25th anniversary with consistently good new material, but Roadhouse is no ordinary band. Originally a roots-rock and Americana outfit with Southern rock … Continue reading

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Album review: TOM KILLNER – Get Back Up

Tom Killner - Get Back Up

OTE [Release date 26.10.18] Imagine an endless library of rock-blues CD’s, or perhaps a laptop full of similar audio files that are all of a certain standard and leave you scratching your head as you listen for something that really … Continue reading

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DVD review: GREGG ALLMAN – Live On Stage In Nashville

GREGG ALLMAN - Live On Stage In Nashville

Store For Music [Release date 14.09.18] This new live Gregg Allman DVD was originally filmed live at The Cannery in Nashville in November 1988 and finds the Southern rock legend resurgent following his recent hit with “I’m No Angel”. The … Continue reading

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Album review: NASHVILLE PUSSY – Pleased To Eat You

NASHVILLE PUSSY - Pleased To Eat You

earMusic [Release date 07.09.18] For those of you unfamiliar with the sounds of Nashville Pussy, it could be described as Southern boogie on steroids (if you can imagine that), with lyrical content that at times makes Steel Panther look safe. … Continue reading

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Album review: RHR (REDFERN HUTCHINSON & ROSS) – Mahogany Drift

RHR (REDFERN HUTCHINSON & ROSS) – Mahogany Drift

Taller Records [Release date 01.11.18] ‘Mahogany Drift’ is an exciting new album by RHR (Troy Redfern, Jack J. Hutchinson and Mike Ross), a potential new riff heavy powerhouse super group with southern roots rock and blues antecedents. From the sepia … Continue reading

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Album review: HOGJAW – Rise To The Mountains

HOGJAW - Rise To The Mountains

Snakefarm Records [Release date 2015] Hogjaw embark on their maiden UK tour this autumn and they have a new album, ‘Way Down Yonder’ to promote, along with this, their 2015 album which is now getting a full UK release via Spinefarm … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Live In Atlantic City

LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Live In Atlantic City

earMUSIC [Release date 21.09.18] Lynyrd Skynyrd, undoubtedly the world’s favourite Southern rock band, is touring for the final time. With this news you can expect a flurry of live releases, greatest hits albums and people selling their stories, and not … Continue reading

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Album review: MONSTER TRUCK – True Rockers

MONSTER TRUCK – True Rockers

In this hour special first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chats to Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman, playing tracks from the album ‘True Rockers’. Mascot Records [Release date 14.09.18] 18 months after their breakthrough album ‘Sittin’ … Continue reading

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Quick plays: S.K.o.R., DUSTER BENNETT, SAGA

S.K.o.R. Tellus GMR Music Fronted by singer Emil Gammeltoft (who I’ve known since running the Nazareth fanclub in the 90′s), a vocalist who has recorded with Nerved and original Nazareth guitarist Manny Charlton, SKoR are a Swedish band who mix … Continue reading

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