Tag Archives: southern rock

Album review: DIRTY HONEY – EP/LP

DIRTY HONEY – EP LP

Dirt Records [Release date 20.05.22] Dirty Honey release this fourteen song album which sees them add 2019’s self-titled EP with their self-titled album released in 2021. It is a timely release to coincide with the band’s summer UK and European … Continue reading

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Gig review – ROBERT JON & THE WRECK – The Garage, London, 15 May 2022

ROBERT JON & THE WRECK- The Garage, London, 15 May 2022

One of my most special London gigs of last year was Robert Jon & The Wreck’s show at the 100 Club, for a number of reasons- they were one of the very first American acts to make it over after … Continue reading

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Album review: KENTUCKY RUCKUS – Space Is A Place

KENTUCKY RUCKUS – Space Is A Place

Website [Release date 29.04.22] Kentucky Ruckus, as their name suggests, hail from Kentucky featuring the Reed brothers – guitarist Kelly and drummer – vocalist Matt Red Moore and bassist Mack Keiffer. The album was recorded and engineered by Tom Tapley … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK PEARL – Black Pearl

BLACK PEARL

The prime movers and shakers of “Black Pearl” chatted together for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio as part of Pete Feenstra’s weekly show.  First broadcast 27 March 2022. Redline Records [Release date 22.04.22] Lockdown has been a blessing and a … Continue reading

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Album review : CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Sleeping Martyr: 2000-2005 (3 CD digipack)

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Cherry Red [Release date 26.11.21] The Sleeping Martyr digipak is a cleverly selected three album package from one of the world’s coolest metal bands, Corrosion Of Conformity. All three – America’s Volume Dealer (2000), Live Volume (2001) and In The … Continue reading

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Album review: THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS – Can We Get A Witness

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS – Can We Get A Witness

Mascot Records [Release date 15.10.21] The Georgia Thunderbolts hail from Rome, Georgia, and comprise vocalist TJ Lyle, Riley Couzzourt (guitar), Logan Tolbert (guitar), Zach Everett (bass, harmony vocals, keys), and Bristol Perry (drums). They have already put out a well-received … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROBERT JON & THE WRECK – 100 Club, London, 23 September 2021

It was so good to be back. 18 long, dark months had passed without a ‘real’ gig. The prospect of Troy Redfern and Robert Jon & The Wreck tonight had me giddy with anticipation. The event did not disappoint. Troy … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STONE CHERRY – Royal Albert Hall, London, 29 September 2021

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Black Stone Cherry have a unique relationship with the UK. The Kentucky rockers broke big over here while still young and their home country to this day has struggled to catch up. Their popularity has continued through hard work and … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKTOP MOJO – Blacktop Mojo

BLACKTOP MOJO

Self-released [Release date 13.08.21] Blacktop Mojo are a new name to this reviewer, however, the band have been around since 2012 and this is their fourth album. Blacktop Mojo consists if Matt James (vocals), Ryan Kiefer (guitar), Chuck Wepfer (guitar), … Continue reading

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Album review: 38 SPECIAL – Wild Eyed Southern Boys and Special Forces (2021 Vinyl Remasters)

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Snakefarm Records [Release date 30.07.21] In 2008, a major fire in Universal Studios’ Hollywood Warehouse devastated the company’s music archives. 38 Special were one of the bands to suffer a significant loss…and if nothing else, that gives these releases added … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Live at Knebworth ‘76

Lynyrd Skynyrd “Live at Knebworth ‘76”

Eagle Rock Entertainment [Release date  .21] “Live at Knebworth ‘76” is the recently released live film and soundtrack from legendary Southern rock royalty Lynyrd Skynyrd. Whilst clips have been released from the film over the years, most notably in the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Power Cut

THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Power Cut

Website [Release date 26.03.21] The Outlaw Orchestra, who love southern rock, blues and country, via their hometown of Southampton, follow up last year’s enjoyable ‘Pantomime Villains’ with this mini-album. As singer/guitarist Dave Roux explains “When we’re not on the road, … Continue reading

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Album review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Nothing Comes Easy

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Cherry Red Records (5CD Boxset) [Release date 26.02.21] Arguably, it’s only when your roots run as deep and as wide as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s that you achieve the kind of longevity that sees you still running hard today, 48 years, 15 … Continue reading

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Album review: LUCERO – When You Found Me

LUCERO – When You Found Me

Thirty Tigers [Release date 29.01.21] Lucero’s last album, 2018’s ‘Among The Ghosts’, was a real treat and new discovery to this reviewer. Lucero have reunited once more with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive-by Truckers) … Continue reading

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Album review: THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND – Live At The Nassau Coliseum, May 4 1979

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND - Live At The Nassau Coliseum, May 4 1979

Floating World Singer, songwriter, guitarist and violinist Charlie Daniels, who sadly left us last year, was a pioneer in that he brought together country, blues, bluegrass, rhythm’n’blues and southern rock. A kind of centre point, it’s not until you listen … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTLAWS – Live At Rockpalast 1981 (CD/DVD)

The Outlaws

MiG Records [Release date 25.09.20] Back in 1981 The Outlaws were riding high on the success of their ‘Ghost Riders’ album and this show at the 1st Rockpalast Open Air Festival was the band’s debut show in Germany. Their brand … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STONE CHERRY – The Human Condition

BLACK STONE CHERRY – The Human Condition

Mascot Records [Release date 30.10.20] Amazing to think Black Stone Cherry (BSC) celebrate their twentieth anniversary next year, with ‘The Human Condition’ being the band’s seventh studio album. Black Stone Cherry have certainly built up an impressive following here in … Continue reading

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Album review: LOUISIANA’S LE ROUX – One Of Those Days

Louisiana Le Roux - One Of Those Days

Gulf Coast [Release date 24.07.20] In keeping with the gumbo tradition of Louisiana cuisine, Louisiana Hall Of Fame inductees Le Roux’s brand new album ‘One Of Those Days’ is a musical hotch-potch of all that’s good about Louisiana roots music and … Continue reading

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EP review: THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

Mascot Records [Release date 21.08.20] The Georgia Thunderbolts hail from Rome, Georgia, and comprise vocalist TJ Lyle, Riley Couzzourt (guitar), Logan Tolbert (guitar), Zach Everett (bass, harmony vocals, keys), and Bristol Perry (drums). Friends since high school, the band have … Continue reading

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Album review: MOLLY HATCHET – Molly Hatchet

MOLLY HATCHET - Molly Hatchet

Rock Candy Records [Release date 24.04.20] Musical blood brothers of Skynyrd and the Allmans, Molly Hatchet released their self titled debut in 1978, with the strikingly original “Death Dealer” artwork on the front cover. It’s one of many unique pieces … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MILAN POLAK, EVERYDAY HEROES

MILAN POLAK - Can’t Please Everyone

MILAN POLAK Can’t Please Everyone Lion Music (Release date 10.05.20) Guitar wizard Milan Polak is back with his fourth album to feature vocals. All the songs were composed by him, along with him playing most of the instruments. Plus there … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot – VOODOO RAMBLE – That’s Why

Voodoo Ramble - That

Self Release [Release date 31.08.18] We’re currently in lockdown as I write this review. And having been encouraged to pen some reviews of albums that we may have missed for review – but have certainly played – there’s no better … Continue reading

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Album review: THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Pantomime Villains

THE OUTLAW ORCHESTRA – Pantomime Villains

Voodoo Queen Records [Release date 29.05.20] Hot on the tail of the southern rock/country flavoured EP from the Bootyard Bandits comes another UK based band, the Outlaw Orchestra, who play what they term ‘heavy grass’. The Outlaw Orchestra formed in … Continue reading

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Feature: Albums that time forgot – JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS – Pardon Me

JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS – Pardon Me

F-Stop/Atlantic [2010] I do like a good rummage through the charity and record shops bargain CDs to take a punt on an unknown album based either on the cover, band members/instruments played or song titles (the latter can be a … Continue reading

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Book review: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music by Ted Templeman as told to Greg Renoff

Ted Templeman

ECW Press [Publication date 21.04.20] Ted Templeman started out on the other side of the mixing desk as a musician, being part of Harpers Bizarre who had a number of US hits, the most well-known being ‘59th Street Bridge Song … Continue reading

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