Tag Archives: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Album review: THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE – The Shape Of Blues To Come

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE -  The Shape Of Blues To Come

Provogue [Release date 20.07.18] ‘The Shape Of Blues To Come’ is a conceptual titled album that pushes the blues envelope into unexpected directions The Apocalypse Blues Revue is a head-on collision between metal (Shannon larkin and Tony Rombola from Godsmack)and … Continue reading

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Album review: DANNY BRYANT – Revelation

DANNY BRYANT – Revelation

Jazzhaus Records [Release date 20.04.18] For an album that Danny Bryant tells us features songs that: “confront memories and emotions I didn’t really want to face”, and material with: “dark subject matter”, it might have made sense to include a … Continue reading

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Album review: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND – Lay It On Down

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND – Lay It On Down

Kenny Wayne Shepherd chatted to Pete Feenstra about his new album ‘Lay It On Down’. First broadcast 23 July on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. More information Provogue [Release date 04.08.17] When you sign a multi-album deal with Warner Brothers … Continue reading

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Album review: BRENT HUTCHINSON BAND – Smoke And Mirrors

BRENT HUTCHINSON BAND – Smoke And Mirrors

Self release [Release date: 01.04.17] There’s nothing deceptive about ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ or the expressive inner voice at the core of both the lyrics and melodies of 11 well written songs. The Brent Hutchinson Band impressively avoid obvious clichés with … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Cavern Club, Liverpool, 27 June 2016

The Best of 2016

Photo: David Munn I remember seeing Joe Bonamassa back in 2006 at the ‘Pacific Road’, a small venue in Birkenhead, England, and I recall thinking at the time, and I know it’s a cliche, but ‘greatness beckons here’. He absolutely … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BLACK CIRCLES – Undone

THE BLACK CIRCLES – Undone

Self Release [Release date 05.03.16] The Black Circles is a power trio from Warrington who made an initial splash with their ‘From The Top’ EP/CD, released about a year ago. Those 4 tracks are all included here and accurately reflect … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE JAMMER’S ALL-STAR CHICAGO BLUES REVUE – London Jazz Festival, Bulls Head, London,16 November 2015

JOE JAMMER

Joe Jammer’s All-Star Chicago Blues Revue appears in Barnes as part of the London Jazz Festival. And whatever the debate about whether jazz or blues came first, Joe Jammer makes sure that his blues show is both essential and fun! … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE BROOKFIELD – Love Breaks The Fall

MIKE BROOKFIELD – Love Breaks The Fall

Self release [Release date 13.03.15] Irish based, Liverpudlian guitarist Mike Brookfield has enjoyed a rich musical career from playing in the west end orchestra pits to being music coordinator, arranger and musical director for RTE, as well as copping a former … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFF FETTERMAN – Bottle Full Of Blues

JEFF FETTERMAN – Bottle Full Of Blues

Green Tea Music [Release date 2015] Jeff Fetterman ticks all the right boxes on ‘Bottle Full Of Blues’, a rock solid blues-rock album that works hard to convince you of its stature. Jeff’s a tasty guitarist, decent songwriter who leads … Continue reading

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Gig review: DAN PATLANSKY – Borderline, London, 27 April 2015

DAN PATLANSKY - Borderline, London, 27 April 2015

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Dan Patlansky (26 April 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud   Dan Patlanky’s UK debut is a de facto showcase for his ‘Dear Silence Thieves’ album. His fiery guitar playing and lived … Continue reading

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Gig review: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 15 April 2015

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 15 April 2015

This was the first time I had been exposed to support act Ben Poole‘s material to any serious degree and I came away exceedingly impressed. Very much in the boxcar of Britain’s youthful blues train, Poole has a healthy respect … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN PATLANSKY – Dear Silence Thieves

Dan Patlansky Music Pty Ltd [release date 27.04.15] This is Dan Patlansky’s time. The South African singer-songwriter and blues rocker has paid his dues over 15 years or more, and now that he’s cut the best album of his career … Continue reading

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Album review: MARCOS POWER TRIO – Mp3

MARCOS POWER TRIO – Mp3

Ænima Recordings [Release date 19.03.14] Recording as an instrumental power trio brings its own challenges, not least the need for quality material with which to make an impact. No such problem hinder Italy’s Marcos Power Trio who exude equal amounts … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HUNTER – Tone Poems Live

Steve Hunter - Tone Poems Live

CD Baby [Released 01.09.14] ‘Tone Poems Live’ pairs New York guitarist Steve Hunter (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed/Julian Lennon/Aerosmith) with top session players, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Alvino Bennett and keyboards Phil Aaberg in a in live studio setting that is also … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE – The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

Sony/Legacy [Release date 03.11.14] Of all the blues rock superstars of the last 30 years the figure of Stevie Ray Vaughan looms large and casts a shadow over a generation.  Sadly his life was cut short in 1990 at the … Continue reading

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Album review: LUCKY PETERSON – I’m Back Again

Lucky Petersen - I

Blues Boulevard [Released 08.07.14] Lucky Peterson’s ‘I’m Back Again’ is an 11 track live CD, culled from the mammoth 3 3DVD/2 CD ‘Live at the 55 Arts Club in Berlin’ box set. For those who can’t face such a huge … Continue reading

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Album review : JOHN MAYALL AND THE BLUESBREAKERS – Reissues

JOHN MAYALL AND THE BLUESBREAKERS – Reissues

Eagle Rock [Release date 17.03.14] With a near 60 album discography, you probably don’t worry too much about the ebbs and flows of commercial success. Suffice it to say that John Mayall remains the most consistently enduring figure in the … Continue reading

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Album Review: TEXAS CANNONBALLS – Texas Cannonballs

Rock ‘n Roll Saves [Release Date: 2013] ‘Texas Cannonballs’ is both the name of a band and an album that rocks out with pounding, dirt in the tracks grooves. From the opening rumbustious ‘Fly Away’ to the laid back Stones … Continue reading

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Album review: PLANET GRAFFITI – Bad News

 Planet Graffiti [Release date 01.05.13] Planet Graffiti is a Portsmouth based blues-rock power trio who have recently enjoyed 2 nationwide tours with New Jersey’s Billy Walton Band. ‘Bad News’ is their second album and despite the pessimistic title, it’s a sprightly, … Continue reading

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Album review: LARRY MILLER – Live & Outlawed

Big Guitar Records [Release date 03.06.13] No more heroes any more? Not quite. Hendrix, SRV, Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore may all have departed but as Larry’s millennium album title suggests, he’s very much a ‘Man On A Mission.’ He’s … Continue reading

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