Tag Archives: blues

Cormac Neeson Signs Solo Deal

The Answer’s Cormac Neeson is the latest international artist to join the burgeoning independent label Social Family Records (SFR), as the Irish rock singer takes a musical detour exploring Americana, country soul and blues, beginning with the re-release of his debut solo album, White Feather. “This feels like the perfect fit for me and for a record that represents a big part ...

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Bad Dog Break Out!

Anglesey-based rock band Bad Dog release  ‘Jupiter’, a new single through WDFD Records Ltd. It’s taken from their own recently released self-titled 4 track EP that’s currently still available for purchase or streaming. The four tracks featured on it have been described as: “Full of punchy riffs and power packed rhythm with nimble lead guitar, pulsating bass lines and catchy ...

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SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE - Road Chronicles

Supersonic Blues Machine play some solid bluesy rock on Road Chronicles ‘live’

Supersonic Blues Machine (SBM) are claimed by their fan base to be ‘the ultimate rock, blues and soul’ jam band. All the musicians involved have been around the block more than once and they came together in 2015 to form SBM. Since then they’ve released two studio albums and this, their first ‘live’ album, Road Chronicles, was recorded in Italy ...

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Beth Hart Has War on her Mind

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart releases her new studio album War In My Mind on 27th September via Provogue and, following her sold out performance at the Royal Albert Hall last year, will be bringing her band back to tour through the UK as of next February. “More than any record I’ve ever made, I’m more open to being myself on these songs,” Hart said ...

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Samantha Fish is Bulletproof!

Not satisfied with having wowed audiences during her recent UK tour, Samantha Fish has announced she’s coming back for more early next year, and while there’s a short wait for her new album Kill Or Be Kind there was no stopping the release of her latest single ‘Bulletproof’. The multi-Award-winning American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter return for another trek round ...

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Laurence Jones Band

Previously on record Laurence Jones songs have been slick and aimed at your mainstream music listener but not captured the vibrant groove of his live band. That latter aspect has been addressed with this eponymous new album, not just by the fact of its title and their being collectively present on the cover and promotional material but in that the ...

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Savoy Brown – City Night

I’ve no idea how old Kim Simmonds is but he’s spent over 50 years rocking the blues and doesn’t appear to be letting up with this Savoy Brown’s 40th album. City Night offers no major surprises but it’s a persistent and compelling work. Blues and blues rock to the core, there’s a hard driving shifting rhythm courtesy of bass player ...

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Rory Gallagher – Blues 3 CD Deluxe Edition

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the late Rory Gallagher’s recording career.  If you’re unaware of who he is don’t worry, if anything you’re to be envied because there’s still that magical opportunity to hear one of the finest guitarists ever for the first time. We are also fortunate that there’s a treasure chest of recordings he made that have not previously ...

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Why Keith Richards’ solo album ‘Talk Is Cheap’ is still a classic 30 years on

There’s an interesting story about the gestation period of this album. Talk Is Cheap was put together by Keith Richards and his side band, the X-Pensive Winos, during 1987-88 while the Stones were off the road. In fact, they’d been off the road for several years by this time and hadn’t toured since 1982 because Jagger believed he could do ...

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Zeal and Ardor: Live in London

Zeal & Ardor: Live in London There’s not much you can say when attempting to review a live album of a show you actually photographed and reviewed, so much so each time I attempted to write about the album, I came up with nothing and put off doing it. Well after allowing time to pass, and coincidentally hot on the ...

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