Attention Catching Music on a Monday Morning

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Showcases first live DVD

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will be releasing their first-ever live DVD this winter. Straight To You: Live will be released on 27th November via Provogue. It will be released on DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD, 2LP red transparent vinyl, and digitally.  The pre-order is available NOW.

The first song to be released from the DVD is ‘Woman Like You’ and talking about it Shepherd says, “Woman Like You I think is the perfect opening song for the show, just like I thought it was the perfect opening song for the record. I think you just come out swinging, it sets the mood for the entire show. It’s like, we’re there to rock and we mean business.  The whole intention of this set list is that we come out with a lot of energy, get the crowd pumped up. We want get them energised right off the bat.”Talking about not being able to play live during the Covid19 pandemic he says; “I miss it. Live concert performances are the essence of what we do best. So, not having that in our life is yeah, this has been an eye-opening experience I think for all musicians. It’s been a personal loss for every performer out there who does what we do. A lot of our lives have been spent pouring our heart and soul into that.”
Bluesdoodles says: from the review of the superb album The Traveler –  “Woman Like You”  and which have an instantly recognizable vocal hook that you’ll be humming to yourself unconsciously as soon as you stop playing the album;  a strong guitar shuffle backing, a big chorus, and red-blooded lines like “make a Southern man put you in a song” all add to the heady mix.  
Watching the video this morning brightened a wet and grey October Monday, bought the energy of live music for a moment into my house. Showing once again the invigorating power of live music, we are all missing the buzz of the gig.

Attention Catching Music on a Monday Morning

Mike Ross Releases His New Single, ‘Don’t Say a Word’

Check out the third single and video today from his new album Clovis Limit Pt 2 – released Oct 30th
His recent single ‘None of Your Business’ has been playlisted on Planet Rock by Wyatt 4  weeks in a row as well as getting plenty of air play on many other rock stations.

To call Mike Ross a musician with a lot of strings to his bow is to massively underestimate this one-man outlaw archer band.  Not only is he a long haired, guitar-slinging badass, he’s also a talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, AND producer. This killer combination of talents come to the fore once more with Mike’s fantastic third single from his eagerly-awaited, forthcoming album ‘The Clovis Limit Pt.2′: ‘Don’t Say a Word’ 

“Picture, if you will,” says Mike, “a conspiracy theorist: a stuck-in-the mud, head-in-the-sand individual whose dissonance and denial are so strong that they distort the person’s whole reality, rendering them incapable of recognising their own part and role in a situation. Someone who’s so blind to their own hypocrisy that even when they’re exposed as a liar and fraud, the message just doesn’t get through. So, what’s the message for that person? Just keep your mouth shut and DON’T SAY A WORD!”

Bluesdoodles says: Well, I am going to say a word or two about ‘Don’t Say A Word’ – the video is dark not in a sinister way but by the emptiness of the landscape. Empty tube hurtling where through the darkness illuminated by lights that show us nothing. Then the suited masked astronaut, reminding me of a recent Gregory Porter video. The image of an Astronaut protected by a suit is the perfect visual conversation for now. The song has an upbeat rhythm and strong chords that you expect from a Mike Ross composition the lyrics are the powerful driver reflecting on the past and now. One to have on repeat that is for sure.

Attention Catching Music on a Monday Morning

Firekind Second Single Sound Of Rain

Firekind, Devon UK based modern rock 3 piece, release their 2nd single and video ‘Sound of Rain’ from ‘What I have Found Is Already Lost’ Deluxe Edition due October 30 in a self-release. Jas Morris (frontman and previous Guitarist Magazine Guitarist of the Year winner) says, ‘I think it’s really important to apres the present, it’s cliche, but it really is about the journey, not just about the destination. When you reach that destination is it going to be all that you expected it to be, will it satisfy you? It’s about that hunger.’ The single is available on all digital platforms.

Bluesdoodles says: The title ‘Sounds Like Rain’ perfectly reflected rain on my window this morning. Then the vocals broke through. Speakers turned up another notch or two! Instantly atmosphere was hot as molten lava as Jas’ vocals cascaded over the strong rock vibe. It is good to have musicians in the room (even if virtually) as the video captures the energy of the performance. Firekind a band to look out for when the circuit is fired up again until then check out their music.

Attention Catching Music on a Monday Morning

It Is a Battleground When Rivers Meet

When Rivers Meet  release the first single – ‘Battleground’ – from their upcoming debut album ‘We Fly Free
Their passion for blues-rock shows through with an underpinning of traditional blues and classic rock. The duo has made a concerted effort to keep to a genuine, gritty sound using authentic techniques, including tube tape echo and reverb chambers, which have created a live sound that keeps a truly vintage vibe that not only has energy but is also a true representation of the ever-evolving sound this duo produces.
British husband and wife blues rock duo When Rivers Meet announce their debut album ‘We Fly Free’ will be released on Friday 20th November 2020. The first single “Battleground” will be released on 9th October and is now available to pre-save from www.smarturl.it/whenriversmeet

WHEN RIVERS MEET debut Album ‘We Fly Free’ released 20th November 2020. Available on CD, Coloured Vinyl & Digital Download- PRE-ORDER FROM https://shop.whenriversmeet.co.uk

Bluesdoodles says: This is duo that will get your feet tapping no stamping for more. We all need some excitement in our lives especially in the here-and-now Battleground delivers. This is a duo that will fill any space with a sound that worms it way into your musical lexicon. Grace’s vocals are immense as she weaves her magic through the lyrics. Aaron’s guitar work feeds into the energy with the authority of a swagger stick. This is a duo that brings rocking harmony into our lives.

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