Pick of the Albums Reviewed – 2016: July – Sept 2016

Bluesdoodles Pick of the Bunch July-Sept 2016

 

Pick of the Albums Reviewed – 2016:
July – Sept 2016

Bluesdoodles listens to music recorded and live from across the genres. Bluesdoodles reviews all albums received with an open-mind and will always look for the elements that make the music stand out from the crowd!. The albums we award 10 doodle paws too, for us have a special connection, and acknowledge like all reviewers our scoring is subjective. Between 1st July and 30th September 2016 Bluesdoodles listened to numerous albums and reviewed 27 albums that reflect the depth and breadth of music being recorded in studios around the world. Remember albums not included on the lists are still excellent; definitely worth listening to and purchasing especially go see music live at venues near you support music and the artists who travel the roads so we can hear music full of passion and the special ingredient of a live performance.

This is the third quarter of 2016 and all of these will be in with a shout for the Bluesdoodles Dozen of 2016.


Honey Island Swamp Band  –  Demolition Day
Laurence Jones – Take Me High
Cadillac Three – Bury Me In My Boots


Aynsley Lister – Eyes Wide Open
Devon Allman – Ride Or Die
King King – Live


Joanne Shaw Taylor – Wild
Beth Hart – Fire On The Floor
Sari Schorr – A Force of Nature

Bury Me In My Boots with Cadillac Three

Bury Me In My Boots with Cadillac Three

Cadillac Three
Bury Me In My Boots
Big Machine Records

Bury Me In My Boots with Cadillac Three,

An album celebrating country, rock and the influences of the Southern States – The Drawl, Whiskey, Sun and so much more. Embedded in a cultural hot spot with the sun and swampy it is every shade of light and dark good and bad life that ends with the Cadillac Three stating Bury Me In My Boots.

Three standouts on the album: the musical twists and turns delivered by Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray; foot-tapping whisky sipping riffs; and lyrics that tell an engaging tale. Opening with the title track, we have the painted image of boots, whisky and black roses, the lyrics whine and curl around the guitar raw in your face this is the Cadillac Three the fans flock to hear.

The album, then goes up three gears as the songs change and the slide caress your eyes, fast furious and fun, the country rock n’roll is up and running new tracks that just raise the adrenalin along with Hot Damn. Drunk Like You, with a melodic intro, then quietly sung by a laid back Jaren Johnston, like the lyrics this is intoxicating as Jaren sings ‘Nothing gets me drunk like you’; the moment a girl has more power that whiskey is dangerous!

This is an album to sit back, relax and listen to as in the lines there are hidden gems, in every song including Ship Faced, so glad they kept this to record (Others were looking to record this song!). It demands an undeniable stamp of country rock with attitude.

With fourteen songs you would expect a couple that are weaker, not Bury Me In My Boots, some just have an extra dollop of southern moonshine-fueled magic dust. The Accent stands out the opening is full driving melodic beat and then a moment of hesitation and Jaren joins the party dark, deep and beguiling. Jaren’s vocals are in complete control driving the track as he ponders looking back full of heartfelt emotive nostalgia the beat slows but still has an urgency. Bringing the album to a close like an encore, at a show you never want to end, Runnin’ Red Lights has a more urban feel a gentle urgency and will undoubtedly be a hit as the melody lingers on your ear leaving a tingle that means Cadillac Three May Want to be buried in their boots but not for a long time yet. We need to see you live, lots of times up close, a little bit dangerous and always entertaining. Cadillac Three are full of southern charm and the whip-cracking assertive rocking vibe spicing up southern country.

Cadillac Three, have written fourteen tracks of energised rocked up country steeped in southern delights, which work as a narrative within and album. For everyone who have had the joy to see them live, Graffiti, Party Like You , White Lightning and Peace Love & Dixie take you straight back to steamy, hot pack live music venues.

Cadillac Three – Bury Me In My Boots – Big Machine Records

Bluesdoodles gives this CD TEN pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Bury Me In My Boots
  2. Slide
  3. Drunk Like You
  4. Graffiti
  5. Buzzin’
  6. Party Like You
  7. Ship Faced
  8. Soundtrack To A Six Party
  9. White Lightning
  10. The South (Feat Florida Georgia)
  11. This Accent
  12. Peace Love & Dixie
  13. Hot Damn
  14. Runnin’ Red Lights

Whiskey Tour – U.K & Europe November 2016

5th Manchester O2 Ritz
6th London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
7th Cambridge Junction
9th Glasgow O2 ABC
10th Birmingham O2 Academy
11th Bristol O2 Academy
14th Dublin Whelans
15th Berlin Franz Club
16th Cologne MTC
17th Hamburg Nochtspeicher
18th Munich Backstage Hall
20th Amsterdam Melkweg Sugarfactory
22nd Madrid Chicago Club

Nashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac Three

Nashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac ThreeNashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac Three

Drunk Like You

Nashville Rocks New Single from Cadillac ThreeThe signature Cadillac mix launches you into Drunk Like You with a tap of your feet and a smile on your face as your ears curl up with aural delight.
The rocking Southern-infused country rock is instantly recognisable. The melody curls and crackles around the lyrics, with Jaren Johnston’s vocals sealing this as a real-deal single. It hits the mark leaving you wanting more. Easily resolved with a bit of patience:-

Firstly, BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, scheduled for release on August 5th via Big Machine Records. Pre-order available HERE

Secondly, they are touring UK & Europe in November!

The Cadillac Three are; Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel); the friendship creating a chemistry that is electric, intense and deep while ensuring everyone has fun listening to the Cadillac sound. The fusion of textures, tones and musical style has found a ready home in the UK, where they’ve built a loyal following with multiple sold-out headline dates. They are back in the U.K.For Ramblin Man – 24th July 2016 and back for Headline tour in November.

DON’T FORGET THE WHISKEY TOUR – NOVEMBER 2016
5TH – MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ
6TH – LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
7TH – CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
10TH – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY
11TH – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY
14TH – DUBLIN, WHELANS
15TH – BERLIN, FRANNZ CLUB
16TH – COLOGNE, MTC
17TH – HAMBURG, NOCHTSPEICHER
18TH – MUNICH, BACKSTAGE HALL
20TH – AMSTERDAM, MELKWEG SUGARFACTORY
22ND – MADRID, CHANGO CLUB

Their raw and gritty sound has won them fans on both sides of the Atlantic with its rocking vivacity and universal appeal. Chicago Sun-Times explains it thus, “…the majority of today’s so-called country rockers are simply trying to emulate what The Cadillac Three has been from their very beginning.”

Cadillac Three hit the mark at The Tramshed in Cardiff – read what Bluesdoodles thought HERE