Up All Night with Albert Castiglia metaphorically speaking

Albert Castiglia released his seventh album, Up All Night late last year. Apologies to him and our dear readers for the delay in reviewing it, but somehow it slipped through Othello’s paws. If you don’t know Albert, he has a fascinating story on how he came to blues prominence. Born on August 12th, 1969, in … Read more…

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George Shovlin and The Radars have Nothing To Lose

What is it about the North East of England that keeps throwing out blues biased talent? I mean, we have Eric Burdon and Mark Knopfler from the Tyne end, and Paul Rodgers and Micky Moody from the Tees end, to name but few. (I purposely left out the Brylcreemed passenger ship and the honey-making insect!). … Read more…

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Real rhythm and blues from The Achievers

The Achievers’ Steve Ferbrache began his musical journey by busking around New York, Boston and Philadelphia and then spent time immersed in the London Blues & Roots scene (where he opened for James Hunter, Seasick Steve and others). In 2013, chance meetings, in an open mic night in a pub, with drummer Aron Attwood and Harmonica player Rufus Fry led to the … Read more…

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Shinedown Rock Capturing your ATTENTION ATTENTION with New Album Release

Shinedown Rock Capturing your ATTENTION ATTENTION with New Album Release 10 doodle paws for an album that is brave and captures Mental Health in today’s world plus superb musicianship

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Trevor Steger puts teeth in the blues with Sawdust Man

Perhaps best known as a founder member of Babajack, Trevor Steger has released a new solo album called Sawdust Man.  The album title reflects his music and his other prodigious talent turning wood into beautiful objects including his bespoke Winebox guitars.  We can all cheer up now though, as Trevor Babajack Steger with only his … Read more…

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Wanna boogie get aboard this train opines Victor Wainwright

“I believe that for roots music to grow, and reach out to new audiences, we have to push it forward.” That is the premise for Wainwrights latest album, a musical blend of Americana, Blues and Roots melded together with his trademark boogie-woogie piano and fortified with his other keyboard skills. He also injects a little … Read more…

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Will Wilde Harmonica Album Launch Delight Worthing

This was the official launch night for Will Wilde’s new album ‘Bring It On Home’. 14th March and  Will Wilde Harmonica album launch delight Worthing; on his home turf with local band members playing Southern Pavilion. The band hit the stage with a few of his earlier numbers in order to ‘warm up’, but from … Read more…

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Gumption by the Fistful from Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland

Raised in the small Texas town of Novice, Randy McAllister developed his love of the drums from his firefighter father, who played the drums in local bands and allowed McAllister to join in. McAllister enrolled in the Air Force in his early 20’s and it was through contacts here that he also began playing and … Read more…

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Black Stone Cherry Planting a Rock Fueled Family Tree

Black Stone Cherry Planting a Rock Fueled Family Tree. With Black Stone Cherry every time you listen or see them live you become part of the extended family. Shading under the musical tree of the rocking sound that they produce grounded in the music they love. Southern, edgy and always played with family love. The band is a family.

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