Album Review for the Marco Piccioni Trio's album Far. The Marco Piccioni Trio blends the warm sound of Blues Rock with the Contemporary European Jazz flavours. Original songs and instrumentals drift through fast swing ostinatos, free improvisations, psychedelic shuffles and lazy, melancholic 12bar cycles. To read the review by The Bishop please click on this link.
Album review for Big Joe Williams, Southside Blues which was recorded live in the Fickle Pickle in Chicago in 1963. Big Joe Williams was one of the great, legendary blues figures of the 20th century. Joe recorded steadily between the 1930's and 1970's, enjoying a great deal of success in the 1940's on the rhythm and blues charts.
Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry release Black To Blues a 6 track EP of blues classics originally written and/or performed by legendary blues musicians like Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Booker T. Jones, Albert King and Freddy King. On Black To Blues, these traditional songs get wildly Black Stone Cherry-fied, while also paying homage to the original on the other hand.
Album review for the new self-produced record from blues-rocker Eliza Neals - 10,000 Feet Below. This Detroit Music Award winner has received the highest critical acclaim from both sides of the pond where comparisons have been made with Beth Hart and Janis Joplin. There are a few guest performers here too with Paul Nelson, Billy Davis, Howard Glazer and an assortment of drummers.
Interviews include Joe Bonamassa, Davy Knowles, Devon Allman, Doug MacLeod, Marcus King, Wilko Johnston, Eric Bibb, Jay Farrar, Pete Herzog and Thomas Wynn & The Believers. Regular features include new artists, charts, festival & gig news, plus over 80 album releases to browse through. Available here in App, Andriod & Print (FREE digital copy with printed editions).
'Blues for Gary' are 3 unique shows that will take place this weekend in London, Bristol and at Maryport Blues Festival. Matt Schofield and Henrik Freischlader will co-headline these gigs. Our writer Pete Sargeant recently caught up with Henrik to discuss Gary Moore, gigs and gear. For dates and tickets...
Album review for Bobby G with Curtis Grant Jr. and the Midnight Rockers. This is Bobby G's debut album at the ripe old age of 73 and is the first release from new label Third Street Cigar Records. Bobby G emerges on Still Standing as an authentic Mississippi blues man and has been a featured singer in many blues bands but never cut a record until now.
Album review for the Lol Goodman Band. Lol Goodman is a seasoned musician and has been on the circuit for nearly 20 years in various formations. The lineup for Just Wanna Say, is Goodman on guitar and vocals, James Horrocks on bass, Jon Firth on drums and Phil Barrett on the Hammond organ. Our writer Martin Cook says it's the real deal.
Walter Trout returns with his brand new studio album ‘We’re All In This Together’, which will be released September 1st via Provogue/Mascot Label. Featuring 14 guest musicians, including Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayall, John Nemeth, Robben Ford, Warren Haynes & more. UK Tour Dates, Pre-order Link + FREE gift.
Canadian blues artist, Steve Kozak has been turning heads of blues fans in Canada for over thirty years since he first broke onto the Vancouver scene in the mid-eighties. Gaining national recognition in 2013 Kozak won a Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year and is a 2017 nominee in Breakout West's Blues Artist of The Year. Read here what The Bishop has to say about his latest album.