CD Review: Kris Barras Band ~ Kris Barras Band

Kris Barras Band Kris Barras Band Independent     True Rock/Blues that springs into action on Never Too Late sums up Kris Barras Band as they deliver a self-titled debut album of eight tracks full of dark emotions and cries of anguish. This is blues with sharp edges the vocals have a rough primeval texture … Read more…

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S ‘THE TIES THAT BIND: THE RIVER COLLECTION’ OUT 4th DECEMBER

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S ‘THE TIES THAT BIND: THE RIVER COLLECTION’ 4CD/3DVD BOX SET OUT 4th DECEMBER Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ on 4th December. A comprehensive look at ‘The River’ era, the set contains 52 tracks on 4 CDs with a wealth of unreleased material, and 4 hours … Read more…

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Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons Live @ St David’s Hall

Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons @ St Davids Hall Cardiff 13th October 2015 Tonight delivered everything that this show, as part of the Roots Unearthed on the 3rd Floor of St David’s Hall, promised to be; two hours of superb musicianship the blending, and mixing of British traditional music and blues in many guises and … Read more…

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EP Review: Jared James Nichols ~ Highwayman

Jared James Nichols Highwayman Listenable Records This is scintillating rock blues an EP released dovetailing with his guest appearance on the Glenn Hughes UK tour, we are treated to five tracks that are perfectly formed, they are a snapshot of a Highwayman with attitude approach to vocals and guitar that energetically sums up the force … Read more…

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CD Review: 24 Pesos ~ Do The Right Thing

24 Pesos Do The Right Thing Ourgate Records   This is the fourth album from 24 Pesos who bring an album that celebrates the mix of sounds that creates music with a modern feel while rooted in the lexicon of styles, funk, blues and rock that is woven through the full tones on the ten … Read more…

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Chantel McGregor In Conversation with Bluesdoodles

Chantel McGregor thank you for sparing the time in your busy tour schedule and the exciting launch of your new album Lose Control and it was fun chatting with you.     While reading this listen to the the first single from Lose Control – “Take The Power”, is released on Monday September 28th, and … Read more…

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See Erja live UK Tour October 2015

Erja live UK Tour October 2015 Award-winning Finnish blues guitarist and vocalist Erja Lyytinen will embark on a 12-date UK tour starting inDarlington Blues Club on Friday, October 2.  Tickets are available from the venues and the official Erja Lyytinen website.   Erja was recently voted the Number 1 Solo Artist and Number 1 Live … Read more…

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CHANTEL McGREGOR RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE – “TAKE THE POWER”

CHANTEL McGREGOR RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE – “TAKE THE POWER” TAKEN FROM THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “LOSE CONTROL” (RELEASED FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER) Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her new album, “Lose Control”, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music – her first studio album since her … Read more…

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CD Review: Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro ~ Live At Southern Ground

Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro Live At Southern Ground Del Mundo Records This is an album steeped in acoustic blues and the vocals of Martin Harley are deep southern USA; yet in reality he is from the home counties, not a delta, but Woking nearer to the winding Thames rather than the majestic Mississippi. This … Read more…

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CD Review: Angela Lewis Brown ~ Set Me Free

Angela Lewis Brown Set Me Free Blue Sun Rising – Distribution Cadiz The opening of this debut album, Set Me Free makes sure you listen, with Angela’s vocals full of sassy soulful blues that cascade out of the speaker and demand your attention! Blues Blues Lovin’ has a tempo that makes you feel good about … Read more…

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