Steve Hackett Exploring The Night Siren on his latest Album

Steve Hackett Exploring The Night Siren on his latest Album

 

Steve Hackett Exploring The Night Siren on his latest Album

Steve Hackett Exploring The Night Siren on his latest Album, his twenty-fifth as a solo artist a silver landmark of a distinguished career. Sit back, and be taken on an extravaganza of musical experiences. The Night Siren has its own tuneful call, melding together modern rock instruments with sounds from the dawn of time as Persian Oud meets Andean Quena via the strings of the viola and bass clarinet. Incorporating tradition with contemporary sounds works as The Night Siren weaves musical tonal textures under the guidance and artistry of Steve Hackett. With the complexities of string, woodwind and percussive instrumentation building a landscape where there is no simple journey of going in a straight line to your destination. The music flows, creating eddies, swells and detours, taking your ear to places that are delightful as Progressive Rock fills the room with layers of interest. Never self-indulgent always with a purpose exploring peace, how light will stop the plunge into darkness and self-destruction.

Hackett has gathered around him a group of artists who develop the scope of the instrument that shapes the music without constraints. The album has a global vision, reflected as we travel from the cold to heat. Steve Hackett travelled around the planet working with Icelandic drummer Gunnlaugur Briem, Azerbaijan tar player Malik Mansurov, Israeli vocalist Kobi Farhi and Arabic singer Mira Awad, who represented Israel in the, Eurovision song contest.

Opening the epic musical journey we join the legendary prog-rock guitarist and vocalist as the veil is lifted and we see Behind The Smoke. Behind the smoke on this socio-political song exploring displaced refugees and leader’s own self-interest of protecting borders. This is an album of music without borders, inventive and without self-constraint. This is music that is both considered, intriguing and above all else exciting. My first experience of the stringed Persian instrument Tar; the mystical sound pulls in the guitar and the sultry Eastern vocals from Amanda. The instrumental breaks have a sense of purpose and inherent rhythm that says more than the words. The didgeridoo under Sara’s guidance is joined by her father, Ferenec Kovacs trumpet as we travel to Fifty Miles from the North Pole. The opening is quiet, the sound is cool creating a soundscape of a journey across a landscape cold, ‘’it can freeze your soul”

The dramatic opening of El Niño with drums and strings describes the power of this force of nature as the orchestra of sounds creates the soundscapes of nature’s fury. All the tracks are mesmerising, as we step to the Other Side of the Wall we enter a dream zone shaping a different hegemony one of peace, solution and tranquility refuting the way the world seems to be a head full of xenophobia, hatred and intolerance. The music is cathartic a window of hope and renewal.

Rock, rises above on Inca Terra and In Another Life. Civilizations from the past connect the two melodies and cascade through the middle of the album, revitalizing and shining light on mysteries. Instruments from previous times help in the linking of the world of the past and now as quena and Uilleann pipes are used to great effect in shaping the melodic mood.

As the album draws to its worldly conclusion West To East fate is explored as we are lead to ask why the birds have left the sky. It is a message that we need to look into the East not expect the traffic of understanding has to flow East to West. We need to find what we have in common and then Peace can be found. There is hope and this is the track that lightens the night siren with a message of renewal. Closing with The Gift the shortest track, we are under the spell of Steve Hackett’s guitar playing and the lusciousness of the strings picking up the melody. The instrumental pulls the themes together once more re-affirming the talent of Steve Hackett.

The Night Siren, is more than a collection of eleven tracks. The Night Siren a celebration of the depth of cultures throughout the world. The wealth of music, the wealth of tones, the wealth of what is good in humanity. The Night Siren is a call to action for a different world. Open, giving and tolerant. The Night Siren is composition that will on every listen enthrall and entrance. Prog-rock does not get better than this. Albums do not get better than this. The Night Siren is masterful and the best yet from the talented musical mind of Steve Hackett.

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren – Inside Out Music

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Track Listing

  1. Behind the Smoke
  2. Martian Sea
  3. Fifty Miles From North Pole
  4. El Niño
  5. Other Side of the Wall
  6. Anything but Love
  7. Inca Terra
  8. In Another Life
  9. In the Skeleton Gallery
  10. West to East
  11. The Gift

 

Steve Hackett Exploring The Night Siren on his latest Album
Steve Hackett, Dec 2016. Photo by Tina Korhonen © 2016, all rights reserved.

 

The Night Siren  Lineup

Steve Hackett: electric & acoustic guitars, oud, charango, sitar guitar, harmonica, vocals (1-11)
Roger King: keyboards & programming (1-10)
Amanda Lehmann: vocals (1.2.3.6.7.9.10)
Christine Townsend: violin, viola (3,4,5,7,9,10)
Rob Townsend: baritone & soprano sax, flute, flageolet, quena, bass clarinet (1,4,7,9)
Gary O’Toole: drums (3,4,10)
Nick D’Virgilio: drums (2)
Guili Briem: drums, cajon, percussion (7,9)
Mira Awad: vocals (10)
Leslie-Miriam Bennett – keyboards (11)
Dick Driver: double bass (3,4,5,7)
Nad Sylvan: vocals (7)
Kobi Farhi: vocals (10)
Benedict Fenner: keyboards and programming (11)
Jo Hackett: vocals (10)
John Hackett: flute (2,10)
Ferenc Kovács: trumpet (3)
Sara Kovács: didgeridoo (3)
Malik Mansurov: tar (1)

 

Steve Hackett Exploring The Night Siren on his latest Album

Blues Engine are on the Right Blues Tracks

Blues Engine are on the Right Blues Tracks

Blues Engine are on the Right Blues Tracks

 

 

Second albums are always a difficult journey to take. Following on From Quick & Dirty; Blues Engine  are on the right Blues Tracks with number two. Tracks definitely consolidates this London-based band Blues credential

Opening with a measured soulfully melodic Drop Dead Ugly, the reverse of what the title may have suggested, definitely gentle rather than dirty blues.  As you step on board the eleven musical detours the Blues Engine are taking us on Tracks. The vocals of Katya Chernyakova are full of luscious textures that are reflected back by the considered guitar work of Alex Cooray. The juxta positioning of crisp and soft, sweet and sour are a signature of Blues Engine giving the blues a contemporary edge whilst still full of tradition. The ten originals and a single cover keeps you entertained and engaged as the Tracks widen out with Gunnysack John, harder edge faster tempo and juicy harp from guest Nick Payne. It is the rhythm section that keeps this ditty on the right track curling towards its destination with beat that is sustained and clear the combination of new drummer Hamish Burchell & bassist Alexander K Liutai. The tracks meander with a gentle flow of the blues picking up a Latino vibe on Lonely By Your Side full of warmth, the quartet are having fun exploring the tempos that mix up the blues. Opening with deep rumbling bass Boatman’s Blues takes us down the river with Alex on guitar raising the tone and Katya hitting the mid-range this is a sad song full of blues wistfulness.

Closing out with their version of Jimmy Cox’s Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out; leaving you with blues chiming as the sound fades. Having reached the end one track resonates as the star it is a Peter Green infused, British Blues number Tell Me A Riddle. Slow, thoughtful, melodies that suit the tonal range of Blues Engine.

What stops this album being outstanding is difficult to pinpoint. Every track is true to the sound Blues Engine creates. It is an album you would return to and smile and joy the sharp blues of Tracks that glint like well-cut Sapphire, reflecting out and beyond the scope of electric blues.  Missing, it is a cutting edge, the dirty tones of blues and stories that really shout for attention. That said Tracks certainly never goes off the rails under the hands of Blues Engine.

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Track Listing

  1. Drop Dead Ugly
  2. Mamma Don’t Know
  3. Gunnysack John
  4. Tell Me A Riddle
  5. Lonely By Your Side
  6. House On The Hill
  7. Boatman’s Blues
  8. I Ain’t Sorry (And I’d Do It Again)
  9. Spellbound
  10. Keep Lovin’ (‘Til The Love Runs Out)
  11. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Blues Engine are on the Right Blues Tracks

 

 

 

 

Mick McConnell Gets Under My Skin With Blues

Mick McConnell Gets Under My Skin With Blues

Mick McConnell Gets  Under My Skin With Blues

 

Mick McConnell sophomore album Gets Under My Skin, certainly punches a hefty blues punch. The album out of Dewsbury journeyed through Europe and was polished in Nashville.  With Bruce Miller at the helm as producer Under My Skin has ten tracks that combine a winning combo gravel vocals and stinging guitars this is a smokin’ gun of the blues from Mick McConnell.

Mick, says “stick to what I know”; that said there is a flourish and a confidence as the ten tracks take us on a journey that never stays within the constraints of traditional blues. He sets down a deep groove with his six-string and then explores the lyrics adding gloss, brightness and energy as he sings No She Don’t Like Country; we get to know her tastes and she likes Rock n’ Roll!

The guitar is a blues clarion call as Mick takes us Visiting Mr ‘J’; his song that reflects on the legacy of Mr Robert Johnson, he sticks to his approach to the blues not copying or reinterpreting Robert. The middle of the album is rich pickings with Moods On A Rainy Day and Cross The Line.  The album is full of peachy songs that grow and underneath the guitar and instrumentation are lyrics with something to say. Mick is his own person, this is his blues that he wants to share with you as he closes out the album with Spell On Me. This is Blues that shimmers piercing through the genre with a vibe that is warm and inviting. As the album title infers Mick does get Under My Skin and anyone who listens to McConnell Blues.

Under My SkinMick McConnell – Stuff Music Records

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Track Listing

  1. Holdin On
  2. Man With A Smokin Gun
  3. No She Don’t … Like Country
  4. All My Soul
  5. Lock You Out
  6. Visiting Mr “J”
  7. Moods On A Rainy Day
  8. Cross The Line
  9. Under My skin
  10. Spell On Me

 

Mick McConnell Gets Under My Skin With Blues

Lewis Watson New Album Midnight Simply Pops

Lewis Watson New Album Midnight Simply Pops

Lewis Watson New Album Midnight Simply Pops

 

 

The clocks change in March, but Midnight is still the witching, hour, mysterious dark or starlight with a hint of romance and forthcoming days.  Lewis Watson is back with a powerful new album Midnight, following on from his acclaimed debut The Morning. Midnight cements him firmly as a talented pop orientated singer/songwriter with hints of melancholy and shafts of joy running through the album.

Midnight has a fresh feel, nothing is over produced and there is a lightness of touch reflecting that the Oxford based musician recorded the entire album in a fortnight with a live band, under the watchful guidance of producer Anthony West.

The influences are present but with the lightest of touches as the voice of Lewis Watson is the dominant force combined with his acoustic power. Opening with reverb underneath the vocals adding to a mixed reaction that of uncertainty and the power of the music it has a force that makes a pop song stand out as it fizzes with energy. The dominance of the simplicity of the form of singer/songwriter with the acoustic guitar is apparent in When The Water Meets The Mountain, the sound fills out with melodic and harmonising backing vocals. The number has a sense of purpose within its elegant searing musical beauty.

The short and catchy Forever is a catchy number leading into Run with its ear catching opening of movements in a room a record player and clicking clock, with a harder edge of grand piano and strumming guitar picking up the melody. Then Lewis’ vocals picking up the lyrics sad and questioning as the nights are getting longer. Counting in for Slumber featuring Lucy Rose, the acoustic guitar is strummed and the two voices harmonise with a simplicity as a lullaby sinks you into sleep.  The closing track is the title song, Midnight again the simplicity of a piano as the intro adds rather diminishes the power as we visualize the cold and Northern Lights and a feeling of contentment.

This is a pop album with the added elements of songs with depth of feeling and interesting layering of tones and effects so that the listeners ears remain focused on the music at Midnight.  Lewis Watson, is beguiling and a songster who uses the idiom of pop to deliver his songs. Lewis Watson new album Midnight Simply Pops!

 

Lewis Watson – Midnight – Cooking Vinyl

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Track Listing

  1. Maybe We’re Home
  2. Little Light
  3. Deep The Water
  4. La Song
  5. When Water Meets Mountains
  6. Hello Hello
  7. Forever
  8. Run
  9. Give Me Life
  10. Slumber feat. Lucy Rose
  11. Midnight (hidden track)

 

New Single ‘Deep The Water’

Lewis Watson New Album Midnight Simply Pops

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado Says Change My Game

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado Says Change My Game

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado  Says Change My Game

 

This is an album that drives through and visits many styles and shapes into a Tornado that whirls and swirls around you. Change My Game, excites, soothes and beguiles. It is full of Soul, Funk and buckets of Blues of every hue rocked up at times with jagged tones.

Opening with I Used to Love You and the creamy, languid vocals of Thorbjørn Risager who from the oft dictates the shape moods and smoulder that ignites as the album progresses through to the closing number City Of Love. This is a fuzzy blues ZZ Top inspired number that has a driving urgency. This is an album that moves sinuously through music that has been touched, shaped by the blues and back deep into the sultry delta. The Black Tornado adds deep and stormy intent to the sound that is instantly recognised but never pigeon-holed. Joining Risager’s guitar is Peter Skjerning and the keys from Emil Balsgaard adding that layer of divine interest throughout and makes Dreamland have an added punch.

Changing the tempo once again, Holler N’ Moan is a holler that reaches deep into a shared memory of hard labour and persecution. The rhythm section comes to the fore in shaping Holler N’ Moan as Soren Bojgaard’s bass and the power of the drum beat from Martin Seidelin.  The tempo changes and we have sparkling faceted sapphire blue the layers of sound deep and dark. How do you follow this by lightning the tone as Hard Time is explored with a jaunty beat as we yearn to be back home.  The album continues to put you under a mesmerising music trance as Long Gone, the stellar ballad of the album, stings your emotions. With its rhythm duet as an opener the bass and drum leading us in to the explosion of vocals and keys that curl as you join Risager and howl at the moon with the glorious horns accompanying you. Wow! What a track as the album reaches half way.

This is a studio album that sets down clearly the intent that Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado have once again picked up the baton of creativity and the game has changed for them building on their previous catalogue.

Maybe It’s Alright, picks up the blues holler and the power of Thorbjørn’s vocals are clarion clear as the horns and chorus meld and punctuate the lyrics with a song that rocks your socks off like so much of the album. The title track has a funky warm feel that just demonstrates this is a band that plays music that moves you, those feet will not be still. A studio album full of freshness as all the skills, dexterity and feel of the eight musicians are used to maximise the blues, rocking funky sound that flows through the album. Change My Game, not if it means taking the disc out of the player this is a keeper.

 

Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado – Change My Game – RUF

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Track Listing

  1. I Used To Love You
  2. Dreamland
  3. Holler ‘N Moan
  4. Hard Time
  5. Long Gone
  6. Hold My Lover Tight
  7. Maybe It’s Alright
  8. Train
  9. Lay My Burden Down
  10. City of Love

Catfish the album Broken Man Making January Complete

Catfish the album Broken Man Making January Complete

 

Catfish the album Broken Man
Making January Complete

Catfish, that band creating a blue purring hum of pleasure whenever and wherever they play live. Catfish swims deep into the swirling maelstrom that is modern blues. The album is not a tribute or a painting by musical numbers of blues steps from the past it is influenced by music that connects to the band. With ten tracks with the only cover closing the album out. It is not from any blues back catalogue it is Foy Vance’s, Make It Rain. Included why? You ask, then having not seen a live performance of a track that moves people to tears holding the audience spellbound as the highlight of the evening unfolds.  Broken Man is not the band’s debut recording BUT more importantly, it is the first that is predominately their own work, setting down a high water mark.

Opening with Hit The Ground Running, Catfish certainly does with a driving upbeat fast blues ride. Introducing the depth of the band from Matt Long’s bluesy vocals and stinging guitar to a rhythm section that augments adding a rattlesnake sting to the music are bassist Dusty Bones and drummer Kevin Yates. Completing the quartet is Paul Long’s keys that dance with his vocals adding another vocal tone when he takes the lead.  The blues driven tone continues with Sometime Alone, where the power of Matt’s guitar shows that the six-strings can be played without shredding the skin of your finger and as a result the time, breath between chords gives the instrument colour and complexity. The keys add another player of chords with higher pitch and rolling, bending with the strings and rhythm section. This is music that conjures shapes and interest, pure pleasure like lying back on a warm summers day looking into a blues sky and conjuring patterns and shapes from clouds as they scurry past.

The tempo slows, the blue is darkening with dusky shadows as Matt sings All I Ask Of You, played with maturity and control the warmth of studio sound permeates throughout the album reflecting the live sound of Catfish. The slow piano and vocals in Part As Strangers, a soulful ballad with special guest Paul Jones adding his Harp sparkle. Blues stripped back to it is key components emotionally charged.  Following this is the title track, Broken Man a long track for a blues album at a shade over eight minutes, is this reflecting Matt’s love of Prog Rock I wonder. This is blues fuzzy, with a porch-step gravelly opening launching into an anthem of a track. A number praising the blues as the tones roll down from the hill country into the delta picking up and shaping the chords into a British blues hullabaloo of delight.  The lyrics are shaped by a darker guitar and keys as we are falling down under the Catfish spell.

Broken Man is definitely not Broken giving contemporary British Blues that resonates curling around your speakers with sparkling class. Catfish delight you when you hear them live, and with the songwriting glory that is Broken Man we have an album early on in the year that has to be a contender for Blues Album of 2017. This is a blues gem that is multi-faceted and a prism of blue hues that hits you from every direction.

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Track Listing

  1. Hit The Ground Running
  2. Leading Me On
  3. Some Time Alone
  4. All I Ask Of You
  5. Never Go Back
  6. Better Days
  7. Part As Strangers
  8. Broken Man
  9. Big Shot
  10. Make It Rain

 

Times Have Changed Blues remain for Ronnie Baker Brooks

Times Have Changed Blues remain for Ronnie Baker Brooks

Times Have Changed
Blues remain for Ronnie Baker Brooks

 

The album title reflects so much more that the ten years that has gone by since the last Ronnie Baker Brooks recording. No-one can argue with the statement Times Have Changed the world is a fast-moving cauldron of change and uncertainty. Having listened the one certainty is Ronnie Baker Brooks blues is class.

Opening with Show Me that is full of soul that sets the juices going featuring Steve Cropper, and booming bass saxophone a promising start but without a feeling of urgency I want to hear more. The album has five self-penned tracks and a mix of covers. The Memphis shimmer is heard on the instrumental Twine Time, with Lonnie Brooks adding guitar with many of the same musicians and mics this is Stax Records sound captured for the here and now. It fizzes retro looking back trying to recapture when as the title says things have changed.

The title track does just that building up to a surprising inclusion of music of now. Opening with a traditional feel cool guitar with stinging licks, it encompasses Blues where the guitar loops around the lyrics with a percussive pull that allows the guitar to soar higher and higher.  Then we have the difference rap! Courtesy of Al Kapone as not just the neighbourhood has changed, music has changed.  What hasn’t changed is the working class blues of the chasm between rich and poor and the despair that being at the wrong end brings.  The hip-hop beat adds another contemporary dimension, a part of another link in the chain of music that yearns change. Out of Memphis has the pull of history and the roots of the blues is strong. The title track is strong and the lynch-pin that holds the album together. As you re-listen again.

A funky soulful retro mood is shaped and moulded with Give Me Your Love (Love Song), Angie Stones voice is full of sultry warmth that pulls in the vocals from Brooks that are delivered with an almost hushed reverence over the horns. This Curtis Mayfield classic was the first song recorded and has a fluidity that sometimes the album as a whole on first listening lacks.   For, me a tempo change after eight minutes would have added a flinty spark but now we have another slice of funk on Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants.  Then the inclusion of Old Love, his Mother’s favourite song. We have a change of tempo with a feet tapping, horn churning number Wham Bam Thank You Sam. His vocals have a Robert Cray feel. The chorus is catchy full of energy as the album closes out with When I Was We.  Another demonstration of Ronnie Baker Brooks vocals that cajoles and never plays second string to his guitar.

Times Have Changed, is an album that digs deep into the Memphis tradition produced by Steve Jordan, recorded at the Royal Studios with an ‘A’ listers roll call of musicians this album was always going to be class.

Like time, the album is slow to mature and takes a few spins before the facets really glint and shine. This is blues with layers of soulful funkiness delivered with style. The standout let’s do something different moment is definitely the title track showing how blues can be stretched and reformed to capture the music of now without losing its basic integrity.

 Times Have Changed – Ronnie Baker BrooksMascot Label Group

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Track Listing

  1. Show Me
  2. Doing Too Much
  3. Twine Time
  4. Times Have Changed
  5. Long Story Short
  6. Give Me Your Love (Love Songs)
  7. Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants
  8. Old Love
  9. Come On Up
  10. Wham Bam Thank You Sam
  11. When I Was We

 

Find out more about the making of the album and Ronnie Baker Brooks read Bluesdoodles Interview HERE

People We Become Sings Inspirational Jo Harman

People We Become Sings Inspirational Jo Harman

 

People We Become Sings Inspirational Jo Harman

 

The People We Become is the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed 2013 album Dirt On My Tongue. Worth the wait, YES in one simple word. Is it the same, a variation on Dirt On My Tongue NO. Jo Harman has deepened her musical framework the album is considered artistry of sound, tone and lyrical textures.

The album opens with a crackle and the distant voice of Jo as singing from the past. Quiet then thirty seconds in the tempo hardens with drum and bass we are in the now as Jo’s vocals come forward and take control. No One Left To Blame, opens the album with spine-tingling emotional power and if you don’t listen on you only have yourself to blame.

As the album unfolds, this is Jo Harman being herself full of poignancy and personal. As ever the vocals are smoky, smooth and/or pure depending on the tone and shaping the lyrics around her tongue adding joy or bitter-sweetness. This is the seductive power of Jo Harman’s voice, once heard never forgotten.  Jo has been described as a blues singer; that is just a part of the full musical equation of Jo Harman as she weaves in gospel, soulful Motown, and the angst of a singer-songwriter exploring personal hurts.  Jo is a singer who understands the power of using her exceptional voice as the focal instrument throughout the album.

The percussive forces on tracks reflect the intensity of Jo’s voice.  Then as in a perfectly balanced black and white photograph, the shadows and greys say more. Lend Me Your Love the piano and vocals give the track a simplicity so the soaring lyrics sung capture your attention. The percussion gives the track tonal texture and the underlying hurt and anger. Energy is added with Reformation and its tribal, urgent percussive intro, harking back but not copying a holler. The clapping adds a sting as we stomp to the number influenced by her work with Amnesty International.

Recorded in Nashville, at Sound Emporium and other noted studios, with acclaimed producer Fred Mollin (including Billy Joel, , Carly Simon, Joe Cocker and Johnny Mathis more) the album features Michael McDonald on the first single ‘When We Were Young’. With its up-tempo fun beat lightening the album blending in a song that will definitely be getting radio play with its easy listening dance rhythm and smooth backing singer it is a hit.

 

 

The ten track, superbly crafted album closes out with piano and voice as Lonely Like Me with deep melody and a song that is timeless as we feel the hurt of loneliness and understand the begging for forgiveness as it is part of our own life’s journey. It is why we are the People We Become.

Bluesdoodles believes this is an album that will delight her phalanx of fans and bringing many more into the Jo Harman camp, they will relate to the album for its timeless majesty and it fearless uncompromising delivery of songs. Songs that Jo wanted to write and sing not because they are a particular musical style.

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Track Listing

  1. No One Left To Blame
  2. Silhouettes Of You
  3. Lend Me Your Love
  4. Unchanged and Alone
  5. Reformation
  6. Changing of The Guard
  7. Person of Interest
  8. When We Were Young
  9. The Final Page
  10. Lonely Like Me

Bluesdoodles Recorded Music Reviews 2015

Bluesdoodles Recorded Music Reviews 2015

Check Out: Bluesdoodles – Pick Of The Bunch 2015 HERE

Gun Metal Grey – Island Of The Dammed
Reverend Freakchild – Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues
Sunjay – Black & Blues
Shawn Amos – The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
Southpaw Steel’n’Twang – Stat(u)e Of Mind
Jimbo Mathus – Blue Healer
Lewis Hamilton – Shipwrecked
Karen Lovely – Ten Miles Of Bad Road
Paul Cowley ~ Rural
Eddie Martin’s Big Red Radio ~ Live In Tuscany
Dana Fuchs ~ Broken Down
Mike Zito and the Wheel ~ Keep Coming Back
Connie Lush’s ~ Renaissance
Lara & the Bluz Dawgz ~ Howlin’
Husky Tones ~ Time For A Change
Dave Ellis Blues Band – Straight Up
AndersonPonty Band ~ Better Late Than Never
Michael Schenker ~ Communion (single)
Brad Wilson ~ Blues Thunder
Leslie West ~ Soundcheck
Ron Sayer Jr. & Charlotte Joyce ~ Live at the Little Theatre
The Ultimate Guide To Scottish Folk ~ Various Artist
Wild Ponies ~ Things Used To Shine
Paul Garner ~ Band Big Road Roots
DBA ~ Suburban Home
Walter Trout ~ Battle Scars
Rob Richings ~ Half Way Up
Wild Ponies ~ Things That Used To Shine
The Paul Garner Band ~ Big Road Blues
Ole Frimer Band ~ Live at Blues Baltica
Neal Morse ~ Testimony and One Live
O’Connor, McSherry & Og Graham ~ Ulaid
Kris Barras Band ~ Kris Barras Band
Lucy Zirins ~ What’s In Front Of Me
Joe Louis Walker ~ Everybody Wants A Piece
Danni Nicholls ~ Mockingbird Lane
John Mayall~ Find A Way To Care
Mark Pontin ~ Textures
Delta Ladies ~ Refugee
Jared James Nicholls ~ Highwayman
Boo Boo Davis ~ Oldskool
24 Pesos ~ Do The Right Thing
Dove & Boweevil ~ This Life
Willy Porter ~ Human Kindness
Review Recording of Joe Bonamassa ~ Live at Radio City Hall
Willy Porter ~ Human Kindness
Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro ~ Live At Southern Ground
The Grahams ~ Glory Bound
The Octavia Blues Band ~ It Ain’t What You Got, It’s What You Give
Joel Hoekstra’s 13 ~ Dying to Live
Angela Lewis Brown ~ Set Me Free
Chantel McGregor ~ Lose Control
Sam Lewis ~ Waiting On You
Babajack ~ Babajack Live
Blues Engine ~ The Quick and The Dirty
Craig Finn ~ Faith In The Future
The Jar Family ~ Family First
Jo Harman ~ Found A Place
John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizons ~ Stone Cold Sober
Robert Cray ~ 4 Night Of 40 Years Live
Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue ~ Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue
D.A. Foster ~ The Real Thing
Spin Doctors ~ On The Road (Live)
Rob Berry ~ Blues N Boxes
Buddy Guy ~ Born To Play Guitar
Groanbox – Groanbox
Delta Deep ~ Delta Deep
Troy Redfern Band ~ Backdoor Hoodoo
Della Grants ~ Time For Change
Gerry Jablonski & Electric Band ~ Trouble With The Blues
Anthony Gomes ~ Electric Field Holler
Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar – Preview
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion ~ I’ll Be Yours Tonight
Kaz Hawkins ~ Get Ready
Jared James Nichols ~ Old Glory and Wild Revival
Debbie Bond & The TruDats – That Thing Called Love
Malaya Blue ~ Hope
Craig Finn ~ Newmyer’s Roof
Coolhand ~ Coolhand
Joe Satriani ~ Shockwave Supernova
Matt Edwards ~ Four Berry Jam
The Bresnan Blues Band ~ Party In My Backseat
Henrik Freischlader ~ Night Train To Budapest: Live 2014
Danny & The Champions of The World ~ What Kind Of Love
Meg Baird ~ Don’t Weigh Down The Light
Gill Landry ~ Gill Landry
Aynsley Lister ~ Home
Guy Tortora ~ Bluesman In A Boneyard
Doug Admaz ~ National Steel
Beth Hart ~ Better Than Home
Brian Ashley Jones ~ Out Of The City
Brad Absher & Swamp Royale ~ Lucky Dog
Royal Southern Brotherhood ~ Don’t Look Back
Dave Hunt ~ Whiskey & Demons
Kelley Hunt ~ Beautiful Bones
Barna Howard ~ Quiet A Feelin’
Samantha Fish ~ Wild Heart
The Black Tongued Bells ~ Every Tongue Has a Tale To Tell
The Billy Walton Band ~ Wish For What You Want
Kopecky ~ Drug for the Modern Age
Little Devils ~ The Storm Inside
Justin Townes Earle ~ Absent Fathers
RavenEye ~ Breaking Out
The Tim Jones Band ~ Home Again
Wily Bo Walker & E.D. Brayshaw ~ Stone Cold Beautiful
Erja Lyytinen ~ Live In London
David Philips ~ If I Had Wings
Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip ~ Ain’t Bad Yet
Ryk Mead and the London Blues Machine ~ Chicago
Voodoo Sheiks ~ Voodification
Rainbreakers – Blood Not Brass
Giles Hedley – Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound
The Milk Carton Kids – Monterey
Devon Allman – Ragged and Dirty
Dan Burnett – E.P.
Maddie Jones – Vita Brevis
Layla Zoe – Live at The Spirit 66
Doug MacLeod – Exactly Like This
Laurence Jones – Whats It Gonna Be
The Mighty Bosscats – Boiling Pot
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – Live In 1967
Devenport – Back In The Land OF The Living
La Vendore Rogue – Light Up With
Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
Dani Wilde – Songs About You
Simon Campbell – The Knife
The Handsome Family – Wilderness
Joe Pug – Windfall
Catfish – So Many Roads
Duke Garwood – Heavy Love
Alex Hill ~ I Am Not Lost
Robin TrowerSomething’s About To Change
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman ~ Tomorrow Follows Today
Elliott Morris ~ It Seems To Make Sense To Me
Lisa Mills ~ I’m Changing – re-mix
Ben Poole ~ Live at The Albert Hall
Dan Patlansky ~ Dear Silence Thieves
Revolutionary Saints ~ Revolutionary Saints
Marcus Bonfanti ~ Borrowed Time
Jack Hutchinson Band ~ Get It Back
Mick Simpson ~ Unfinished Business
The Riotous Brothers ~ The Tree
Jules Carter Trio ~ Done Misbehaving
Robbie Hill & The Blues 62’s ~ Price To Pay
BB & The Blues Shacks ~ Businessmen
Colossium ~ Time On Your Side
Vargas Blues Band ~ From The Dark
Ian Siegal ~ One Night In Amsterdam
Joel Fisk & The Breakdown ~ The Well
John Mayall ~ A Special Life
The King Biscuit Boys ~ All In A Days Work
George Shovlin & The Radars ~
Grainne Duffy ~ Test Of Time
Bad Bob Bates ~ Bridge Street
Fish ~ A Feast of Consequences
Mojo Makers ~ Devils Hands
Tristan Mackay ~ Wire and Wood
Davy Knowles ~ Outsider
Glas ~ From The Blues To Your Shoes

Bluesdoodles Recorded Music Reviews 2014

Bluesdoodles Recorded Music Reviews 2014

Sandi Thom ~ Flesh and Blood
Larry Miller ~ Soldier Of The Line
Ian Siegal ~ The Picnic Sessions
Richard Townend/Mighty Bosscats ~ 7 Deadly Sins
Dana Fuchs ~ Songs From the Road
Virgil & The Accelerators ~ Army Of Three
Mike Zito & The Wheel ~ Gone To Texas
Zoe Schwarz & Blue Commotion ~ Exposed
Joe Bonamassa ~ Different Shades Of Blue
Katie Bradley ~ Anchor Baby Sessions
Coco Montoya ~ Songs From The Road
Cut The Funk ~ Weekend Coda
Red Dirt Skinners ~ Live In Aberdeen
Sunjay ~ Sunjay
Red Butler ~ Freedom Bound
Joe Bonamassa ~ Get Back Tomorrow (Single)
Joanne Shaw Taylor ~ Dirty Truth
Tim Aves & The Wolfpack ~ Never Saw Chester
Idle Hands ~ Feeding The Machine
Moreland & Arbuckle ~ Seven Cities
Devenport ~ Concrete Bound
The Midnight Ramble ~ Sink The Pieces & High Time Live
Hamilton Loomis ~ Give It Back
Philip Sayce ~ Influence
Tasty Nuggets ~ Sons Of The Delta
Charlie Wooton ~ Charlie Wooton Project
Mark Harrison ~ The World Outside
Devon Allman ~ Turquoise
Walter Trout ~ The Blues Came Callin’
Royal Southern Brotherhood ~ Heartsoulblood
Matt Schofield ~ Far As I Can See
Malaya Blue ~ Bourbon Street
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion ~ Blues Don’t Scare Me
Amy Wadge & Pete Riley ~ Afterglow
Ayesha ~ A Thousand Shores
Kyla Brox ~ Live …. At Last
King King ~ Standing In The Shadows
No Sinner ~ Boo Hoo Hoo
Joanne Shaw Taylor ~ Songs From The Road
Robert Cray ~ In My Soul
Ian Siegal ~ Man & Guitar
Tom Gee Band ~ Swapping Stories
Clare Free ~ Butterflies
The Mentulls ~ Time Flies
Blue Touch ~ Old, New, Borrowed Blue
Well Hung Heart – Go Forth and Multiply
Wooden Horse – This Kind Of Trouble
Makuini – Blues In My Bones
Babajack ~ Running Man
T Rogers ~ Simple Life
Foy Vance ~ Joy Of Nothing
Red Dirt Skinners ~ Sinking Mary Rose
North Mississippi Allstars ~ World Boogie Is Coming
Lightnin’ Malcolm ~ Rough Out There
Forty4 ~