Red Dirt Skinners – Sinking Mary Rose CD Review

Listen to this the third album from Red Dirt Skinners with an open ear, they refuse to be pigeon-holed into the blues or country, having reaped nominations in both British Blues Awards & The British Country Music Awards during 2013. “The Sinking of the Mary Rose”; it has a distinctive shape and the self-penned numbers … Read more…

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CD Review – “Don’t Cry” by Jamie Williams and the Roots Collective

From the moment I first listened to “Don’t Cry” from Jamie Williams and The Roots Collective, I knew I was going to have a good time listening to the album, this was not going to be a challenging. The music is definitely based on the blues with a cocktail blend of acoustic, rootsy styles, a … Read more…

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Babjack meets Dave Arcari @ Re-con Club, Malvern on 20th April 2013

Dave Arcari arrived with an impressive array of string instruments Banjo, his solid electric is a National Resolectric Junior, a shiny Silver National Style O and the one I describe as the black beast which is more precisely a National Delphi; both of these have been custom-made for Dave by National so they produce that … Read more…

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Abertillery Blues Rock Festival Friday 12th July 2013

This gem of a festival is returning for its ninth year… once again in the majestic setting of Abertillery Park, deep in the valleys of South Wales under the shadow of the Arael Mountain. The now familiar tradition of a big top circus tent and comparing supplied by Bob and Norm from GTFM; famous or … Read more…

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Rag Mama Rag – Review @ Barry – March 2013

Another evening of Acoustic delights at West End Club Barry, local acoustic artist Cal Newman got the proceedings going and the atmosphere warm before ‘Rag Mama Rag‘s’ set which promised from the off to be a little bit different as there was an array of instruments on the stage and a pair of musicians. Ashley … Read more…

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Jock’s Juke Joint Volume Two – CD Review

Jock’s Juke Joint Volume Two, is a compilation of delight across all eighteen tracks providing the perfect showcasing of the depth of talent in Scotland that sadly for the rest of us in the British Isles we rarely get to see live. Listening to this CD is the best use of seventy minutes I have … Read more…

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CD – Lucy Zirins – Chasing Clocks

Lucy Zirins Chasing Clocks Release Date 25th March 2013 “Chasing Clocks”, is the much awaited début album from the award-winning songbird from Burnley, having been recognised at The British Blues Awards ‘British Newcomer’ and Blues Matters Writers Poll , winning ‘Best Newcomer’ and runner-up in Best Solo Artist Category during 2012. This 12-track album is … Read more…

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Navacross – All The way Home CD Review

Navacross – All The way Home – Hi4 Head Record (Jan 2013) There is an inner confidence that shines through on Navacross’ second CD, this is a CD that is not tied to one style but melds and highlights a variety over the ten tracks. Navacross deploy the blues throughout with delightful grooves that hit … Read more…

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Killin It – Dave Migden and The Dirty Words

What a CD, a fresh, unique approach to music this is something a little bit different, that will not be contained within a genre or a mix of genres. If you like your music original with style, verve and energy this CD is for you. From the opening, loud slightly discordant note on the opening … Read more…

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