ALLEN FINNEY – In A Blue Frame

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Album Review for Allen Finney – In A Blue Frame – Released by MoJo Music, Stockholm. Allen Finney may not be a name in the blues that jars any immediate recollections, however, he is a staple and living legend in Sweden. An American ex-pat originally from Michigan, he’s been living and a part of the […]


Album Review for Allman Betts Band – Down To The River – out on BMG. It was always a matter of time before the children of the Allman Brothers Band members joined forces. Here we have Devon Allman and Duane Betts on guitars and Berry Duane Oakley on bass, together with slide specialist Johnny Stachela, […]

ADAM HOLT Kind Of Blues

Album Review for Adam Holt – Kind of Blues released on Zenith Records. Ten songs, nine of which are original, from Alabama’s fine roots and blues performer Adam Holt. The opening track, Mr. Morning Drive, is pure Americana, showcasing that sunny enthusiasm of the US morning radio DJ. The song has an interesting back-story. It […]

ANDY WATTS Blues On Fire

ANDY WATTS BLUES ON FIRE Independent Release I’m familiar with Andy Watts as an outstanding guitarist with his regular band Blues Rebels, so I was very pleased to receive a copy of his solo album to review. It would be easy to assume this might be a typical guitarists solo album from the title, and […]


Albert King – The Big Blues Born Under A Bad Sign may have been Albert King’s breakthrough album, but The Big Blues was his first long player, not so much an album as a collection of singles recorded between 1959 and 1962 and the sound is rather different. The set kicks off with the excellent, […]

ADAM KARCH Moving Forward

Adam Karch Moving Forward Right from the start, the one word that sticks with me throughout is “pleasant”. Adam Karch is a singer/songwriter from Acadia, on the eastern seaboard of Canada, and this album has certainly grown on me since first playing. In fact, there is nothing here to dislike even though I describe it […]

AARON KEYLOCK Cut Against The Grain

Aaron Keylock – Cut Against The Grain At last the debut album from the thin but lively blues-rock firebrand is available. Whilst the record has been coming together, Aaron has been touring with the likes of Wilko Johnson, Simo, Dan Patlansky, Cadillac Three. Supersonic BM’s Fabrizio Grossi produced the record. All The Right Moves opens […]

AARON BURTON Southern Swagger

Southern Swagger by Aaron Burton Aaron Burton is yet another of those Texan pickers who seems to creep in under the radar lodging himself in the mind and memory. With around half a dozen albums already to his credit, with Southern Swagger he brings more than a touch of Down South, low-down and dirty acoustic […]


ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA Laying It Down Hobemian Records If you love piano to dominate and you are looking for something that is boogie with a twist then this is the album for you, it is thirteen live wired tracks that brighten any grey day when combined with Arthur Migliazza’s vocals. This is a talent that has been […]