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Book Review: DOUG MACLEOD –The Authorized Compact Biography by Vincent Abbate

DOUG MACLEOD - Vincent Abbate

Create Space Independent Publishing Platform [Published 18.09.18] Vicente Abbate’s 143 page paperback ‘Doug MacLeod: The Authorized Compact Biography’, takes a unique approach in his appreciation of his blues hero. Abbate dives straight into the first time he came across the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BETTERDAYS – Backlash

The Betterdays - Backlash

NTB Records [Release date 14.09.18] The Betterdays were the South West’s leading British r&b band in the mid-60′s. They paid their dues, did the mileage, filled the clubs and enthusiastically played a compelling mixture of rhythm and blues, all neatly … Continue reading

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Album review: WILY BO WALKER – Moon Over Indigo

WILY BO WALKER – Moon Over Indigo

Mescal Canyon [Release date 25.09.15] Blues award nominee, prodigious songwriter, multi band leader and genre hopping roots rock artist, Wily Bo Walker returns with the concluding part of his 2015 trilogy of solo albums. ‘Moon Over Indigo’ comes complete with … Continue reading

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Album review: SOLOMON HICKS – Carrying On The Torch Of The Blues

SOLOMON HICKS – Carrying On The Torch Of The Blues

Organic Recordings [Release date 08.06.15] 20 year old Solomon Hicks is a self proclaimed ‘jazz & blues innovator and keeper of the legacy’, who as his album title suggests is ‘Carrying On The Torch Of The Blues’. The guitar playing … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

GIRLS WITH GUITARS 2015 – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 25 April 2015

What a difference three months touring makes. Last February the 2015 Blues Caravan/Girls With Guitars made a splash at the Skegness Rock & Blues Festival, but only got about 45 minutes to show what they can do. A few months … Continue reading

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Album review: ROGER CHAPMAN – Peaceology

Roger Chapman - Peaceology

Hypertension [Release date 24.11.14] ‘Peaceology’ is a successfully re-mastered version of the 2007 Americana influenced album ‘One More Time For Peace’. It comes with a new title, new art work, three new tracks and a completely different running order that … 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: JOE LOUIS WALKER – Hornet’s Nest

Joe Louis Walker - Hornet

Alligator Records [Release date 25.02.14] Joe Louis Walker rips into the incendiary title track of ‘Hornet’s Nest’ with a riff heavy piece that suggests it’s a kick ass rocking album. Truth is, it’s a more adventurous album than that, but … Continue reading

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Album review: OMAR DYKES – Runnin’ With The Wolf

Provogue [Release date 09.07.13] ‘Runnin’ With The Wolf’ is pretty much in keeping with Omar Dykes’s new found role as an interpreter of the blues. It’s a role far removed from his 90’s heyday with Provogue records, the label he … Continue reading

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