Tag Archives: Carlos Santana

Book review: ERJA LYYTINEN – The Blues Queen by Mape Ollila

Erja Lyytinen - The Blues Queen

Docendo Oy Publishing [Publication date 06.11.20] ‘Erja Lyytinen – The Blues Queen’ is a refreshingly honest biography about a hugely talented classically trained violinist turned rock blues guitarist,  singer-songwriter,  band leader and perfectionist in search of respect and acceptance. It’s … Continue reading

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Single review: SANTANA – Move

SANTANA - Move

BMG [Release date 18.08.21] ‘Move’ is the first single from Carlos Santana’s new album ‘Blessings and Miracles’, which is released on October 15 by BMG. This single also heralds the much-anticipated reteaming of Santana with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas. … Continue reading

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Album review: ROB KORAL – Wild Hearts

Rob Koral - Wild Hearts

Pete Feenstra chatted to Rob Koral for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio playing tracks from the album ‘Wild Hearts’.  First broadcast 13 June 2021. RKUK [Release date 28.05.21] Rob Koral’s ‘Wild Hearts’ is an exhilarating instrumental album comprising guitar, Hammond … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – Ain’t Done Yet

Savoy Brown - Ain't Done Yet

Pete Feenstra chatted to Kim Simmonds and played tracks from the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 26 July 2020 Quarto Valley Records [Release date 28.08.20] ‘Ain’t Done Yet’ is Savoy Brown’s 41st album on which … Continue reading

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Album review: TINSLEY ELLIS – Ice Cream In Hell

Tinsley Ellis - Ice Cream In Hell

Alligator Records [Release date 31.01.20] ‘Ice Cream In Hell’ is a tasteful album that reaffirms Tinsley Ellis’s contemporary blues-rock credentials. He counterbalances a melodic bent with stinging guitar lines and relationship narratives. It’s an album shot through with generic songwriting … Continue reading

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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: SANTANA IV – Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas

SANTANA IV - Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas

Eagle Rock/Universal [Release date 21.10.16] 2-CD/DVD If the classic Santana III line-up only make one ‘comeback’ album we should be thankful for this year’s ‘Santana IV’.  And back in March, ahead of its release, the band played the legendary House … Continue reading

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Album review: VARGAS BLUES BAND – Hard Time Blues

Vargas Blues band - Hard Time Blues

Santo Grial [Release date 15.02.16] Its 22 years since Carlos Santana covered Javier Vargas’s song ‘Blues Latino’. And while the Spanish guitarist has built up an impressive discography in the interim, the challenge he continues to sets himself is to … Continue reading

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Album review: SANTANA – Santana IV

SANTANA - Santana IV

Santana IV Records [Release date 15.04.16] In the early 1970s, Santana ‘III’ was the soundtrack of my youth, an album when the band consolidated their Latin Rock credentials and arguably one of their strongest offerings.  The album is awash with … Continue reading

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Album review: THE DGB – More Is More

THE DGB – More Is More

   Power Of Three [advance preview 2016] Hard rock isn’t dead; it’s just matured a little and in the hands of The DGB it benefits from strong songs, a booming production and a great band that make the most of … Continue reading

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Album review: RON E CARTER – Cherokee

Ron E Carter - Cherokee

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Ron E Carter (19 April 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Steady On [Release date 13.10.14] ‘Cherokee’ is multi instrumentalist Ron E Carter’s thirdalbum and it’s a natural progression from his fusion … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTOP DELUXE – Turn Up Be Nice Play Hard

BLACKTOP DELUXE – Turn Up Be Nice Play Hard

Blacktop Deluxe [Release date 13.05.14] Blacktop Deluxe are a Cornish based power trio featuring Keith Howe on guitar and vocals, Tim Chapple on bass and Alan Ibbotson on drums and vocals, with producer Gareth Young doubling on keyboards.  ‘Turn Up … Continue reading

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Book review: Electric World – A Casual Guide to the Music of Neal Schon by Neil Daniels

Available as an EBook or book on Amazon Neal Schon if you needed reminding is the guitarist with melodic rock giants Journey, although this book by Neil Daniels (the Ginger Wildheart of rock writing as he always seems to have … Continue reading

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Gig review: SANTANA – LG Arena, Birmingham, 17 July 2013

Santana - LG Arena, Birmingham, 17 July 2013

There can be fewer pleasing combinations than the music of Santana on the hottest day of the year during an unexpected heatwave. With the rhythm section pumped up to the max, the always spiritual Carlos Santana would have us believe … Continue reading

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