Gig Reviews

Live Review: Open Air Blues Festival, Romania

Live Review: Open Air Blues Festival, Romania

Presented with the opportunity to go to this festival, one look at the stellar lineup made my decision very easy, that and I've never been to Romania before, add to the equation that I hadn't been on a plane in three years and my suitcase was packed before I finished...

Eric Gales Live from The Cluny

Eric Gales Live from The Cluny

It seems only fitting that guitar supremo Eric Gales would arrive in the UK to promote his new album ‘Crown’ over the Jubilee weekend. This is the US-based artist's second tour on this side of the pond this year. Having recently performed at nearby Whitley Bay, Eric...

Cedric Burnside at The Cluny in Newcastle

Cedric Burnside at The Cluny in Newcastle

It goes without saying that the name Burnside is synonymous with the blues. Of course, the late RL Burnside was one of the greats of the Hill Country Blues sound, and music most certainly runs in the family.Words & Images: Adam KennedyRL's grandson Cedric Burnside...

Joanne Shaw Taylor at the York Barbican

Joanne Shaw Taylor at the York Barbican

Perhaps due to the pandemic, blues/rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor has been away from our UK shores for a little longer than usual. Presently residing in the USA, she jokes that she can no longer understand the various local accents in her former homeland, other...

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