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Album review: ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND – Brighter Days

Robert Randolph - Brighter Days

This interview with Robert Randolph was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 1 September 2019.  Robert discusses the new album with Pete Feenstra (32:23) Provogue Records   [Release date: 23.08.2019] Robert Randolph is a man on a … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURENCE JONES – Laurence Jones Band

Laurence Jones - Laurence Jones Band

Top Stop Music [Release date 27.09.19] ‘Laurence Jones Band’ is a career departure for the former rock-blues hero who makes a major pitch for the pop market. They say the most significant thing about the blues genre is that historically … Continue reading

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Album review: STING – My Songs

STING - My Songs

A&M Island [Release date 24.05.19] Longevity can be both a blessing and a curse. Music industry economics are such that a tour is more successful with an album behind it and if that album isn’t of new material, a compilation … Continue reading

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Album review: GEORGE BENSON – Walking To New Orleans

GEORGE BENSON – Walking To New Orleans

Provogue [Release date 26.04.19] George Benson’s ‘Walking To New Orleans’ continues where his last Nat King Cole covers album left off 3 years ago. It’s not so much a leap of faith , as simply discovering whether his timeless vocal … Continue reading

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Album review: CLIMAX BLUES BAND – Hands Of Time

CLIMAX BLUES BAND – Hands Of Time

Self release [Release date 05.01.19] The Climax Blues Band moniker has existed since 1972 when after 5 years as a blues-rock band they quietly dropped the Chicago part of their name to reflect a broadening of their musical palette. The … Continue reading

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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: GUN – Favourite Pleasures

GUN – Favourite Pleasures

Cloburn Music [Release date 15.09.17] Gun are one of those bands who operate under the radar. They are constantly working away in the background either gigging or producing new music with little fuss but they have a loyal band of … Continue reading

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Album review: GLENN HUGHES – Resonate

GLENN HUGHES – Resonate

Frontiers Music Srl [Release date 04.11.16] To say that ‘Resonate’ lives up to its name is to understate Glenn Hughes’ pivotal role in hard rock related music. Both his music and his stage performance has always been about the twin pillars … 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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Video interview: ROGER MAYER, Guitar Effects Guru – 28 June 2014

Roger Mayer made his first effects unit back in 1964 and his designs influenced a whole generation of guitar players. In his 50th anniversary year, Roger tells Pete Feenstra about a career that took him from a research job in … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVIE WONDER – Calling Festival, Clapham Common, 29 June 2014

The Calling Festival continues its nomadic existence having moved from its previous home at Hyde Park to the Queen Elizabeth stadium last year and now at Clapham Common. It has also been reduced to two, one day festivals (Aerosmith headlined … Continue reading

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Gig review: JONNY LANG – The Borderline, London, 3 October 2013

Jonny Lang’s overdue return to London was a qualified success. At his best, as on the spiritual ‘That Great Day’, his mastery of the material showed a maturity that makes him a totally convincing while boy soul singer.  His sense … Continue reading

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Album review: JONNY LANG – Fight For My Soul

Jonny Lang - Fight For My Soul

Provogue [Release date 02.09.13] It’s a measure of Jonny Lang’s maturity that he’s slowly but surely repositioned himself in the music scene as a dance friendly, contemporary white boy soul singer at the ripe old age of 32. I say … Continue reading

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Interview with JONNY LANG – 26 June 2013

Jonny Lang is back after a 7 year hiatus with a groundbreaking new album ‘Fight For My Soul’, which falls back on his formative influences of R&B and soul. Judged simply in terms of relentless road work – that is … Continue reading

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Album review: HAMILTON LOOMIS – Give It Back

Ham-bone Records [Release date 06.13] Some artists spend their whole careers trying to nail their sound to label and package it. Hamilton Loomis is a fiercely independent musician who stridently walks away from all that. He even left his blues … Continue reading

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Album review: CURTIS SALGADO – Soul Shot

Alligator Records Curtis Salgado is the latest in a raft of American blues artists who are re-exploring their soul roots. And he’s well qualified to do so with a career that has included stints with Robert Cray and The Roomful … Continue reading

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