Moon – Shine: Album Review
Shine is a fine release, showing what this talented duo can produce.
Bees Deluxe – Mouthful of Bees: Album Review
It’s all blues music, just with a different coating that makes this band stand out from the rest.
Emily Wolfe – Outlier: Album Review
It is an eclectic mix of songs, sung in her own unique style and certainly from the heart.
JOE BONAMASSA’S “NOW SERVING: ROYAL TEA LIVE FROM THE RYMAN”
I was lucky enough to see the live stream gig of this in 2020. A smaller band than usual accompanied Joe, but that did not in any way diminish the performance. The gig itself was amazing on the night. When One Door Opens was a surprising choice of an opener but it...
ALBUM REVIEW: DEGURUTIENI – DARK MONDO (Voodoo Rhythm Records)
The subtitle for the album is “frightening music for scared people” which is not a bad description for this weird but very unique release
ALBUM REVIEW: BRIGITTE DEMEYER – SEEKER (BDM Music)
It is one of those songs that you’ll find yourself asking if you’ve heard it before or if it’s Norah Jones or possibly Joni Mitchell, which in itself is very high praise.
ALBUM REVIEW: ARALUEN – AND THERE IT IS (Kaloo Kalay)
Country-soul is exactly what is says. Think of people like James Carr, Percy Sledge, Solomon Burke, Clarence Carter, the aptly named Joe South, names that may also resonate with blues lovers.
ALBUM REVIEW: KEVIN BURT – STONE CRAZY (Gulf Coast Records)
Gulf Coast Records are getting themselves a great roster of acts together and Kevin Burt epitomizes the high standards set. Here is a ten track album of the highest class blues tunes, recorded at Marz Studios, produced by Mike Zito. All self-penned other than Bill...
ALBUM REVIEW: THE QUESTIONNAIRES – ATLANTIC RIDGE (Boom Chang Records)
The Questionnaires are Jane Ward and Steve Hall who originate from the north-east of England. The rest of the band is made up of session musicians that also originate from the same area. Heavy Heart starts the album very sweetly and softly. It has all the hallmarks of...
ALBUM REVIEW: THE FOUR KNIGHTS – COLLECTION 1946-59 (Acrobat Music)
As it says on the tin this double CD package covers output from the group immediately following the end of WW2 up to 1959. In common with their contemporaries The Flamingos, Dells, Penguins, Five Satins Moonglows and Cadets by today’s standards this music is well...