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Gig review: JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – 02 Academy 2, Islington, London, 22 September 2014

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – 02 Academy 2, Islington, London, 22 September 2014

Joanne Shaw Taylor may be a consummate guitar playing rocking blues artist, but she constantly defies expectations with wide ranging material and a live show that always seeks to achieve more. Tonight’s ‘secret’, invite-only album launch of ‘The Dirty Truth’ … Continue reading

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Album review: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS – You Asked For It…Live!

Alligator [Released 08.07.14] It’s hard not to warm to the award winning harp player Rick Estrin’s style. His understated humour and wry lyrics are backed up by stellar harp playing and real showmanship. He’s prospered since taking over The Nightcats … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVID MIGDEN & THE TWISTED ROOTS – Animal & Man

Blues Boulevard [Released 10.10.14] On ‘Hunters Moon’, David Migden sings: “I walk the hills on my own, I’ve hunted down all that is flesh and bone, An arrow and a bow, I have a knife in my hand, I carved a … Continue reading

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Album Review: ROBERT CRAY – In My Soul

Robert Cray - In My Soul

Provogue [Release date 31.03.14] He may be a 5 times Grammy Award Winner and the youngest living artist to be inducted into the ‘Blues Hall Of Fame’, but Robert Cray is always looking for a fresh and meaningful context for … Continue reading

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Album review: NO SINNER – Boo Hoo Hoo

No Sinner - Boo Hoo Hoo

Provogue [Release date 14.01.14] ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’ is an impressive debut album from Canadian rock-blues band No Sinner. The Vancouver based quartet readily venture beyond their core genres to explore rock, blues, soul, jazz, garage rock and jam band sensibilities, … Continue reading

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Album review: ALBANY DOWN – Not Over Yet

Albany Down - Not Over Yet

AD Recordings Ltd [Release date 8.04.13] Albany Down draw on deeply entrenched classic rock influences, contemporary production values and impressive song craft to suggest a bright future. The album title ‘Not Over Yet, could just as easily refer to rock … Continue reading

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Album review: BETH HART & JOE BONAMASSA – Seesaw

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa

Provogue [Release date: 20.05.13] One part rock chick and one part soul singer, ‘Seesaw’ finds Beth Hart settling in as an MOR interpretive singer with a nice lines in story telling. She’s both emotive and evocative on some well sourced … Continue reading

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