John Cee Stannard’s Latest Album Takes You To The River

John Cee Stannard’s Latest Album Takes You To The River   With a jig in your step, you embark on John Cee Stannard’s latest album that Takes You To The River. The flow of music is fresh, free-flowing with the sparkling sunshine and the fish leaping with Stannard’s exploration of country blues with the Blue Horizon. … Read more…

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Lightnin’ Malcolm Foot Soldier Delivering Roots Delights

Lightnin’ Malcolm Foot Soldier Delivering Roots Delights Music Soldiers attention! Get your ears tuned in for Foot Soldier. The album is definitely a new chapter in the book of Hill Country Blues. With Lightnin’ Malcolm returning to the one-man-band format.  Yes! He is simultaneously playing guitar, playing drums and delivering vocals with powerful intensity. Opening … Read more…

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Call Of The Blues Filled With Eastern Spice and Magic

Call Of The Blues Filled With Eastern Spice and Magic     Michael Messer has re-shaped the blues with a melding of southern spices and those of the Indian sub-continent. Two great rivers Ganges and Mississippi are powerful forces and have shaped the music. This debut album of Michael Messer’s Mitra works. The strength and … Read more…

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Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues – Reverend Freakchild

Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues – Reverend Freakchild     With the title of the artist and album, Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues – Reverend Freakchild  I was intrigued and looking forward to a sound that would challenge my definition of the blues and hopefully delight. Unfortunately I was greeted with little difference just some stretching of the Blues … Read more…

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Paul Cowley Album – Rural

Paul Cowley Album – Rural Independent   Rural is an album crammed with good songs, endearing vocals and acoustic guitar that sings. This is country blues with a collection of classics and a handful of self-penned numbers showing that Paul understands the beating musical legacy of the blues. Rural is not an album lurking in … 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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CD Review: John Cee Stannard & Blue Horizons – Stone Cold Sober

Stone Cold Sober is an album that makes you smile with warmth and pleasure, melodic country infused blues where the lyrics tell a tale and the melodic interweaving of fiddle, harp and percussion join into the party feel. The album is full of wit and perspicacity as the trio that is the base of John Cee; … Read more…

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The Della Grants ~ Time For Change

This is a debut album that has a maturity of sound and celebrates the wall of sound of British Rhythm and Blues with loads of attitude hitting all the right notes as they twist in some driving rock riffs.  This is soulful blues and as with any band serious about the blues the attention has … Read more…

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CD Review: Brian Ashley Jones ~ Out Of The City

  Brian Ashley Jones Out Of The City Independent   Out of The City is the third release by Brian Ashley Jones a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who knows how to write a song as all the tracks are either written or co-written by Brian. Into the mix he has gathered around him a selection of … Read more…

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CD Review: Justin Townes Earle ~ Absent Fathers

Justin Townes Earle Absent Fathers Vagrant Records / Loose Music This is Justin’s sixth album, a companion to Single Mothers and completes a circle that will be resonant in many listeners memories of childhood. The album is packed with emotion that flows through words, vocal tone and musical contours collectively they shape the album and … Read more…

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