Bluesdoodles Picks of 2016 Recorded Music

Bluesdoodles Picks of 2016 Recorded Music   What a fabulous year for music at Bluesdoodles HQ. I have enjoyed listening to all the recorded music sent. Liz makes a note (must do better in 2017 and review more! I have started a new hopefully more organised system!). Album Highlights 2016 One Hundred and¬†Forty-eight reviewed. What … Read more…

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Beth Hart Announces First-Ever Solo Concert

BETH HART FIRST-EVER UK SOLO CONCERT LONDON, UNION CHAPEL MONDAY 14th DECEMBER 2015 TICKETS ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 5th MAY Beth has excited audiences across the U.K. on her recent U.K. tour during May, and following Following the release of her critically acclaimed album “Better Than Home”, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth will perform solo at … Read more…

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CD Review: Ben Poole ~ Live At The Albert Hall

Ben Poole Live At The Albert Hall Manhaton Records There is no doubt the The Bluesfest at The Albert Hall 2014 has spawned a range of top quality BBC recordings that allow fans of artists to hear them live in their own rooms. Having a live album is still no substitute for going out and … Read more…

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Coco Montoya – Songs From The Road ~ CD Review 2014

Coco Montoya Songs From The Road RUF records This live double album features Coco Montoya and his band on the Road, as part of a RUF records series of on The Road albums delivered from their catalogue of blues artists. The opening track I Got A Mind To Travel, is an apt starting point and … Read more…

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CD Review – Ian Siegal ~ Man & Guitar

Ian Siegal Man & Guitar Nugene Records – Release date 12th May 2014 (Available at Live Shows from April 2014) Man & Guitar the follow-up album to “The Dust” his last solo album has been long-awaited and oft ask for and here we get solo and live what a double bundle of delights; the combination … Read more…

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Review – Bentworth Blues Festival August 2013

Celebrating the fantastic Bentworth Blues Festival and Bluesdoodles 100th posting… This year prior to the festival, there were giant hurdles of bureaucracy that Matt Williams landlord of The Star Inn had to jump over to bring the delightful palette of sounds that is the unique come-back again draw of this festival. He surmounted the obstacle … Read more…

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Abertillery Blues Festival Saturday 13th July

SATURDAY 13th July 2013¬†second day of live music in the sun starts Midday in Abertillery The signs have gone up – and here is a map or for sat navs postcode is NP13 1TZ You know when you are nearly there this is the sign…. Midday today’s is the START of music, laughs, dancing and … Read more…

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Mike Sanchez Band @ The Met Abertillery 8th June 2013

Mike Sanchez and his U.K. band does not have a set list they let the music flow and the crowd is welcomed to shout out the numbers that are special to them creating an eclectic and inclusive set of blues, rockabilly and rock and roll delivered with style by Mike and his band of superb … Read more…

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Ian Siegal and The Mississippi Mudbloods @The Garage, Islington

Ian Siegal and The Mississippi Mudbloods @ The Garage, Islington 8th May 2013 The support tonight was provided by a micro version of Dave Migden & The Dirty Words, comprising Dave accompanied by guitarist Joe Gibson, and what a fine duo they make delivering some superb covers including Taj Mahal’s ‘Fishing Blues’ interspersed with stripped … Read more…

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Babjack meets Dave Arcari @ Re-con Club, Malvern on 20th April 2013

Dave Arcari arrived with an impressive array of string instruments Banjo, his solid electric is a National Resolectric Junior, a shiny Silver National Style O and the one I describe as the black beast which is more precisely a National Delphi; both of these have been custom-made for Dave by National so they produce that … Read more…

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