Don McLean in a Botanical Gardens

The title track announces Don McLean’s 19th Studio Album, the first in eight years was it worth the wait. Yes, it was. The title Botanical Gardens is the hook that the whole album revolves around. Like all gardens, the thirteen tracks are reflective as Don puts it, “the whole album really revolves around the title … Read more…

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Announcing Year of the Tiger Sings Myles Kennedy Solo

The album had a long gestation period, seven years. The first solo album Myles Kennedy wrote he threw away, leading to a period of intense writing as Myles said he found himself “writing like a madman.” With over twenty songs written over a short period, he began to see a clear direction to take.  Suddenly, … Read more…

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Explore A Small World Enlarged Beautifully by Dan Burnett

Sometimes an E.P. disappoints, not just because it leaves you wanting more but as often with a collection of Short Stories the artist has not used the six tracks to truly promote the nuances that make an artist demand attention. This is not the case on Dan Burnett’s Small World E.P. Yes, you are left wanting … Read more…

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Kaz Hawkins Solo Album Don’t You Know

Kaz Hawkins Solo Album Don’t You Know     Some albums can be dipped in and out of and others have to be listened to with an open heart and mind from the beginning to the end. This is such an album. This unexpected solo delivery from Kaz Hawkins is a concept album that is … Read more…

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Michael Baker Making Dust & Bone Shimmer Musically

Michael Baker Making Dust & Bone Shimmer Musically   The debut album from Brighton’s Michael Baker is not dry as Dust & Bones, there is not a hint of morose self-indulgence. The reality across the ten tracks that make up Dust and Bones there is a lightness of touch and innocence that glows through the … Read more…

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Elliott Morris Launches Pledge Music Campaign

  AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN LAUNCHES DEBUT ALBUM CAMPAIGN Award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist Elliott Morris is launching a crowdfunding campaign to record and release his first album. Following the success of his E.P. It Seemed To Make Sense At The Time read what Bluesdoodles said HERE “I’ve wanted to do this for a long, long time!” says Morris. … Read more…

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On Tour Harry Pane releases Changing

On Tour Harry Pane releases Changing This four track EP is a mellow snippet of Harry Pane’s approach to acoustic singer/songwriter Americana infused music. Guitar and voice perfect accompaniment when chilling on a Summer’s day. Yes, Changing has a feel of Americana, in reality, Changing is guitar and vocals they cajoles and allows the song … Read more…

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Colston Hall a Garden of Sound with Chris Cornell

Colston Hall a Garden of Sound with Chris Cornell     Tonight no camera so could concentrate on the music from the first to the last so one advantage of no photography permission for the show. The hall was packed, the audience excitable and  I wondered how many would try and take mobile phone shots despite being … Read more…

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Dan, solo acoustic from Dan Israel

  Dan, solo acoustic from Dan Israel     This is Americana/folk stripped down to its simplest components and is even reflected in the title where Dan Israel simply uses his first name for this self-titled album. Throughout the tone has a world-weary shading to Dan’s vocals that have a rasping edge more Petty than … Read more…

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Jack Savoretti playing to a full Tramshed

Jack Savoretti playing to a full Tramshed   Wednesday night in Cardiff and all roads led to the Tramshed off Clare Street. Everyone appeared to be walking and driving to see Jack Savoretti the atmosphere was excited anticipation as Earl opened for Jack Savoretti and his band. Earl stepped on stage sat behind her keyboard … Read more…

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