Find A Light Blackberry Smoke New Album Showing the Way

Find A Light Blackberry Smoke New Album Showing the Way Thirteen co-written tracks, special guest and the wonderful inspiring music of Blackberry Smoke, the band that is always on tour! The album Find a Light has shone brightly on the heavier side of Blackberry Smoke full of energy and the hat is always tipped to Country that is at the heart of a band that produces great music.  That you want to listen to not once, not twice but again and again. I recommend that you have the album on repeat to let the contours of the musical and lyrical landscape created sink deep into your musical DNA.

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Janiva Magness throwing velvet grenade for Army of Love

I’ve always felt an affinity with Janiva Magness. We were born in the same year after all, although she still looks stunning whereas I have succumbed to the ravages of a very hard paper round. (A clue; in the year of our birth, the first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched). Her previous work has … Read more…

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Walk With Me New Album from Ruby & The Revelators

Walk With Me New Album from Ruby & The Revelators Having sat back and listened this is an album about life the glittering and the grime, personal highs and lows we can relate to the songs with Ruby on Walk With Me, we have walked those streets as well. Life’s experiences once again the fuel for a sassy album.

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You will Never Hit Rock Bottom With Michael Landau Guitar

Michael Landau may not yet be a household name but you can guarantee that every household in the western world has played host to his guitar playing. Along with Dan Huff and Steve Lukather, Landau was responsible for virtually every Los Angeles recorded mega-hit from a guitar point of view in the 80’s and 90’s. … Read more…

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Gold Top New Album Delivered By The Milk Men

Gold Top New Album Delivered By The Milk Men superb follow up to Debut album Full Phat. There may be no reworking of the recipe of British blues but then when something isn’t broke why change it. The Milk Men know that and play the style they love and will always be a welcomed by fans.

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John Mayall Breaks the Blues Wide Open with a New Live Album

What can be said about a legend like John Mayall? His history has been exhaustively covered and yet, for me, most articles have been a constant source of annoyance in that nearly all of them have concentrated on his recruiting and then losing stars of the future. Yes, of course, this has been important, and … Read more…

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Don McLean in a Botanical Gardens

The title track announces Don McLean’s 19th Studio Album, the first in eight years was it worth the wait. Yes, it was. The title Botanical Gardens is the hook that the whole album revolves around. Like all gardens, the thirteen tracks are reflective as Don puts it, “the whole album really revolves around the title … Read more…

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Beware Of My Dog Carolyn Gaines Debut Album Statement

Blues that flow deep and true on every number recorded for this debut album from Carolyn Gaines. Beware Of My Dog, is a mix of re-imagined and worked classics and her own numbers. Beware Of My Dog perhaps is a double-entendre loved by the genre. The album could be named Beware of My Voice, as … Read more…

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TURBOWOLF Third Album The Free Life Hits the Mark

New band, despite the fact that this is their third album. I thought should I listen to the previous releases or just listen and gauge the band’s appeal from this offering. I decided on the latter option. On first listen, I thought Mmmm is this for me. But it is a rule over at Bluesdoodles … Read more…

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The End of the Line is just the start with Ritchie Dave Porter

The End of the Line is just the start with Ritchie Dave Porter I have liked Ritchie Dave Porter ever since I read an interview with him by Michael Limnios, where he said “I would encourage the younger generation of today to stop listening to crap like Kanye West and Justin Bieber and open their … Read more…

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