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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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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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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Matt Schofield Shining A Lantern on The Blues in Bristol

Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival filling Colston hall and beyond with Jazz, blues, dancing and people having fun enjoying live music.  This year due to snow and other constraints Bluesdoodles crossed the bridge into England only once to visit the festival. Friday was a night not to be missed for a lover of electric blues … Read more…

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The Della Grants Buzzing throughout the Live Sessions Album

The Della Grants, keep on giving their blues with a twist. Ten tracks on Live Room Sessions are a mix of something old, something new and lots of blue. The only cover is Too Fast, notably recorded in the past by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The rest are Della Grants compositions, the album recorded live in … Read more…

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Joe Bonamassa Celebrating British Blues Explosion Recorded Live

Two-Time Grammy Nominated artist Joe Bonamassa Celebrating British Blues Explosion Recorded Live available on CD/DVD/Blu-ray and coloured vinyl. Out 18th may, pre-order available via Mascot Label Group. The album celebrating British Blues Explosion features songs written by legendary guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and more. The DVD & Blue-ray will includes amazing bonus content such as Joe performing “Taxman” … Read more…

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Ian Siegal New Album Is Definitely All The Rage

New studio album from Ian Siegal, drops on the doormat. Thank you, Mr Postman bringing the hope of joy with a shiver of anticipation of something solid, positive and reassuring in a world of uncertainty. The album cover monotones of dark greenish hue and stark font Ian Siegal All The Rage has arrived. Now Listen! … Read more…

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Women in Music – International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and thought how male-dominated Bluesdoodles the ration is dismal not deliberately but how music is promoted perhaps or internal and unrecognized biases. As a woman and blogger of music, it dawned on me that this needed to be rectified not for one day but every day. So to celebrate International Women’s Day … Read more…

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Andy Gunn has Too Many Guitars To Give Up Now

If you need to pay your dues to play the blues, then Scottish guitar player, Andy Gunn has paid them in spades. Born with Haemophilia, Andy was one of the patients affected by blood products contaminated with HIV and Hepatitis C and has campaigned tirelessly to bring justice to his fellow victims. As a teenager, … Read more…

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Made My Peace With You New Album from Paul Dunbar

Made My Peace With You New Album from Paul Dunbar & The Black Winter Band arriving was a reason to be excited at Bluesdoodles HQ, having first heard the gloriously distinctive vocals of Paul Dunbar performing with his previous band The Midnight Ramble at Blues on The Farm 2014. Now back as Paul Dunbar & … Read more…

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