Tag Archives: country rock

Nick Lowe… For Ealing!

Nick Lowe headlines this year’s Ealing Blues Festival. Now in its 22nd year, the event will take place at Walpole Park on 20-21st July with tickets on sale now. Best known for hit singles ‘Cruel to Be Kind’ (a US Top 40) and ‘I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass’ (a top 10 in the UK), as well as his production work ...

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Outlaws & Moonshine – The Devil In The Moonshine

Sounding like someone’s banging on a dustbin lid while a hoary old voice calls out, I’m expecting something avant garde here but then a regular rhythm section gets going with electrics and acoustics settling in some licks for Outlaws & Moonshine’s statement of intent that is opening track ‘Devil in The Moonshine’. There are sing-along lyrics of the countrified sort ...

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Raven Cain – Oblivious

Raven Cain – Oblivious

America’s Raven Cain releases his new album Oblivious on 1st December featuring tracks of southern rock with flecks of blues and country added into the mix, making one almighty feel-good rock ‘n’ roll album. Cain’s life reads like a Chuck Palahniuk novel: Raised in an ultra-religious cult, with his mother, a father who was an absent musician and a stepfather ...

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Suzi Quatro – The Best Of Suzi Quatro: Legend

Suzi Quatro arrived full-blown (but only pint-sized) as a tomboy caterwauling Aphrodite one Thursday evening singing ‘Can The Can’ on Top of The Pops. Her figure-hugging black leather cat-suit eternally etched on the minds of school boys and their fathers, her espousing rhetoric straight out of the The Wild Ones came as both a shock to the system and an ...

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Steven Tyler reveals new track ‘Red,White and You’

Eight months after the release of  ‘Love Is Your Name,’ Steven Tyler is giving us another taste of his forthcoming country-influenced debut solo album, a song called “Red White & You”. The track, which his record company describes as an “American uptempo country anthem,” was produced by Tyler and Dann Huff and it was also co-written with Nathan Barlowe, Levi ...

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Review: Chris Norman – Crossover

The manner in which country rock filtered towards more mainstream musical credibility is an odd one and curiously still remains ill-defined. At its outset under the wings of bands like The FIying Burritos Brothers it never took off. Now, outwardly it appears musical tastes have either changed or more likely the populist approaches of country music and country rock has ...

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Chris Norman’s Crossover

40 years after launching his career with former band Smokie, Chris Norman returns with a brand new solo album: Covering a wide range of influences, genres and styles, Crossover will be released on September 18th through Solo Sound Records (and distributed by Absolute). “The title just seemed appropriate because of the variety of styles of the songs, which cross from ...

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