Hogjaw ponders the Southern Way Down Yonder

Hailing from Arizona, Hogjaw have just released their sixth studio album called Way Down Yonder. Their debut was released back in 2008, but they have concentrated on their homeland and have only played in the UK once: at the Ramblin’ Man Fair in 2016. The following year Europe was their target and they completed a … Read more…

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Blind Lemon Pledge adds polish to Evangeline

OK, the headline is the last pun on the name…promise; it was used just to put a Sheen on the review. After all, the real inspiration for the name is one of the seminal blues artists of all time; namely Blind Lemon Jefferson. If you don’t know him, do yourself a favour and listen to … Read more…

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Sonia Leigh Delivers The Album with Friends at Abbey Road London

Sonia Leigh’s album opens and closes the album at the piano with a delicate instrumental Debussy’s Clare De Lune. The simplicity and elegance of the notes reflecting the moonlight captured in each note. Is this a cover or an interesting reprise of a classic inspired by a poem by Paul Verlaine, whatever – it is … Read more…

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Travel South Roman Street With Crow Black Chicken

Crow Black Chicken doesn’t get choked in Charlie’s Bar! The band was formed in 2009 in Cork City in the Republic of Ireland, when lead singer Christy O’Hanlon met the former rhythm section of Punk outfit Aural Ammunition, Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums). Now, I am guessing, but I think their name could well … Read more…

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Redemption New Studio Album from Joe Bonamassa

  JOE BONAMASSA NEW STUDIO ALBUM REDEMPTION RELEASED: 21 September 2018    PRE-ORDER NOW   Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa returns with a brand new studio album, ‘Redemption’, which will be released on 21st September 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group in Europe and J&R Adventures in North America. Redemption, Bonamassa’s 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all original material, sees him at … Read more…

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Radford Mill Festival of Rhythm and Blues 2018

RADFORD MILL FESTIVAL OF RHYTHM & BLUES SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2018 – Gates Open 11am From a humble gathering, Radford Mill R&B Festival has swiftly become a challenger to more established similar events!  Eight great Rhythm and Blues acts spearhead our next extraordinary music festival on August 11th, 2018 in the idyllic riverside setting of Radford … Read more…

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Jon Cleary playing with Dynamite on New Album and UK Shows

  “an Englishman who long ago unlocked honorary status as a Crescent City son” NPR/WBGO New Orleans piano player and songwriter Jon Cleary is widely regarded as one of the great heirs to the city’s world-changing music heritage – an outsider from Kent, England who has improbably become a beloved personality in his adopted hometown. From a young age, Cleary’s … Read more…

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I Don’t Give A Damn Anymore shaping Husky Tones EP

I Don’t Give A Damn Anymore shapes the Latest Husky Tones Recording capturing once again music with attitude for the twenty-first century. The Husky Tones will never be standing in concrete boots reproducing the same music or simply replicating the talents of yesteryear. What the dynamic Bristol-based power duo do is capture and distil their … Read more…

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Please Don’t Be Dead requests Fantastic Negrito on New Album

Please Don’t Be Dead requests Fantastic Negrito on New Album. Why? This is an album you want to listen to while still very much alive! The phrase contemporary, alternative quickly comes to mind on an album informed by the Blues (sound and feeling) yet not dictated by the rules of blues. Fantastic Negrito has put … Read more…

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Dan Reed Network Origin Touring November 2018

“ORIGINS” UK TOUR NOVEMBER 2018 TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 25TH JUNE FROM WWW.DANREED-NETWORK.COM/TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS   Dan Reed Network are delighted to announce their upcoming “Origins” November 2018 Headline UK Tour that will see the band take in major cities across the UK in support of their impending new album “Origins” (released November 2018). Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday June 25th from … Read more…

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