Loreena McKennitt Talking Music Lost Souls and Analogue

BD: Delighted to be interviewing Loreena McKennitt today. I found her lovely vocals and interpretation of poems with Book of Secrets, when browsing HMV listening to music on the headphones it was a ‘must buy now’ moment. With the opportunity to review her new album Lost Souls, the first original album since 2006, with a … Read more…

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George Shovlin and The Radars have Nothing To Lose

What is it about the North East of England that keeps throwing out blues biased talent? I mean, we have Eric Burdon and Mark Knopfler from the Tyne end, and Paul Rodgers and Micky Moody from the Tees end, to name but few. (I purposely left out the Brylcreemed passenger ship and the honey-making insect!). … Read more…

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The BluesBones Chasing Shadows Come Out On Top

Formed in 2011, The BluesBones are a 5-piece band from Belgium. Noted for their solid blues-rock foundations, they have had success over the intervening years with 2 studio and two live albums. They have just released the next chapter of all original compositions, entitled Chasing Shadows. I must admit to a shiver of apprehension when … Read more…

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Wanna boogie get aboard this train opines Victor Wainwright

“I believe that for roots music to grow, and reach out to new audiences, we have to push it forward.” That is the premise for Wainwrights latest album, a musical blend of Americana, Blues and Roots melded together with his trademark boogie-woogie piano and fortified with his other keyboard skills. He also injects a little … Read more…

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Will Wilde Harmonica Album Launch Delight Worthing

This was the official launch night for Will Wilde’s new album ‘Bring It On Home’. 14th March and  Will Wilde Harmonica album launch delight Worthing; on his home turf with local band members playing Southern Pavilion. The band hit the stage with a few of his earlier numbers in order to ‘warm up’, but from … Read more…

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The Devil In Our Wake New Video From Shamans Harvest

The Devil In Our Wake New Video From Shamans Harvest Shaman’s Harvest are back with the brand new video. The track comes via their new album Red Hands Black Deeds, which was released last year via Mascot Records

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Gumption by the Fistful from Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland

Raised in the small Texas town of Novice, Randy McAllister developed his love of the drums from his firefighter father, who played the drums in local bands and allowed McAllister to join in. McAllister enrolled in the Air Force in his early 20’s and it was through contacts here that he also began playing and … Read more…

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Rock at the funky candy party emphasis is Funky

Rock Candy Funk Party is, in case you’re unaware, an American band formed in 2009 by drummer Tal Bergman and guitarist Ron DeJesus. After a successful debut on the live scene, in 2013 the duo recruited guitarist Joe Bonamassa (who obviously didn’t have enough to do!), bassist Mike Merritt and keyboard player Renato Neto, and released the debut … Read more…

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Travel Down To Port Saint Joe With Brothers Osborne

Travel Down To Port Saint Joe With Brothers Osborne A summer anthem album arrived in my inbox as we saw the first rays of warm sunshine knock winter on its head. Florida panhandle town, Port Saint Joe, a perfect fit for their second studio album from Brothers Osbourne. Building on the superb guitar and baritone vocals that at times collide and at other times coalesce creating a cascading celebration of music that sounds mighty fine.

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