Mr Martin Simpson and Mr Dom Flemons proudly present a selection of Ever Popular Favourites, released in 2016. This is the result of an EFDSS commission, both artists have been researching and exploring how folk songs travelled from England to North America and vice versa, changing shape as they journeyed.
Cookin' In The Kitchen with Dinah: A Tribute To Dinah Washington. This third album by vocalist Kathryn Hettel is a collection of her favourite songs from the iconic Dinah Washington. Spanning genres of Jazz, Blues, Pop and Soul. Writer Roy Bainton describes it as being highly recommended.
On Friday 21st April, Joe Bonamassa played the first of two sell-out shows at The Royal Albert Hall, London and writer Pete Sargeant has provided us with a review of the evening, pictures are courtesy of Noble PR. The band consisted of Michael Rhodes, Anton Fig, Reese Wynans, Paulie Cerra & Lee Thornburg.
Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard blues charts. Jeremiah Johnson boasts a six-album discography and performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), and longtime band mate Jeff Girardier (bass), bringing the band to its rockin’ bluesy peak. Album review by David Osler.
Mixing R&B, funk, Motown, and soul with strong blues and gospel vocals, and tossing in ska and reggae rhythms for occasional seasoning, JJ Thames has a powerful stage presence and more than enough talent to back it up as a songwriter and as a performer. BM writer Clive Rawlings says you need to hear this album, is he right?
Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into "Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening" and will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Vinyl on Friday 23rd June 2017.
Lost in Paris Blues Band is the unique result of a spontaneous, 3-day studio session of exceptional musicians in Paris. This album contains 13 cover versions of blues, folk and rock masterpieces, such as One Good Man (Janis Joplin) and Trouble No More (Muddy Waters). This is Pete Sargeant's review.
Shakin’ Stevens releases the video for Down In The Hole from his latest album, Echoes Of Our Times, which is illustrated with a music video exhibiting a rare selection of photos taken in the copper mines. Shaky's biggest UK Tour to date begins tonight - all dates, music and videos are right here.
Amanda St John is a soulful singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. Her debut album Grow was released in 2016 with the title track being used in an International advertising campaign for the Rio Olympics. Amanda St John is renowned for her soulful and emotive performances and is about to embark on her UK & Ireland Tour for 2017.
Neil Warden is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been playing and recording guitar for over 40 years. From roots blues to harmonica-infused Paris Texas soundscapes and Eastern improvisations, Neil takes you on a journey on the Weissenborn lap steel guitar. Writer Liz Aitken describes it as leaving you wanting more.