Mick Simpson revisits The Slow Blues Sessions a wonderful album packed with skilful guitar playing throughout the eleven tracks
Eva Carboni deploys Smoke And Mirrors a great listen and a fine follow up to Italia Square with Eva pouring heart and soul into every word backed by some very talented musicians.
Joanne Shaw Taylor plays Blues From The Heart Live a stupendous album recorded live in support of The Blues Album which was stupendous too. Add in the live audience, the ridiculously talented Joanne, star guests and faultless performances all round and you get an unmissable package of impeccable blues and blues-rock.
Mudlow take a Bad Turn a wonderfully inventive and satisfying album which, after a few listens, allows a full appreciation of the layers the band sprinkle liberally across the songs. Lots to enjoy so don’t dismiss it after one cursory stream…give it a few run-throughs and you won’t be disappointed.
Graham Bonnet Band spends a Day Out In Nowhere - a stupendous album packed with high-quality heavy rock from a very talented band fronted by one of the best vocalists of the past 50 years.
Lee Rogers spills all on Gameblood a great listen for those of you who lean toward the folk side of things: a well crafted, multi-layered album of folk biased songs carried out by a skilled vocalist and band.
Kenny Neal plays Straight From The Heart a wonderful and varied blues album with impeccable playing throughout…playing with passion and a deep understanding of what blues soloing means.
Catfish are Bound For Better Days a wonderful acoustic EP with some excellent transfers from their electric counterparts.
Emma Wilson Wish Her Well a great listen: full of stellar performances from a very capable band topped off by Emma’s engaging vocals. It is a mark of a strong album when you want to listen to it repeatedly to glean every nuance from the well-written songs.
Vaneese pulls no punches on Fight The Good Fight a great listen to an album packed with flawless talent from Vaneese and her large cast of musicians definitely more Soul than Blues