Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 19th July

Bank Holiday Monday 30th August Music plays on

Bank Holiday Monday 30th August Music plays on to brighten the day as autumn beckons with the calendar waiting to turn over into September

Othello’s Round-up of Bluesdoodles fun

Othello invites you to explore the music catching his ears, words that makes him sit up and take notice. He will also he will be sharing any news that comes his way – None of this is possible without the help from his hooman team … We hope you enjoy the selection this week and every Monday.
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Bank Holiday Monday 30th August Music plays on

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Submissions for Issue 2 Are open – lots of new and exciting opportunities for your creativity

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The Mentulls announce new studio album ‘Recipe For Change’ their 3rd album will be
released on 22nd October on ProgBlues Music.

The album the first to feature vocalist and multi-instrumentalist David Neil Crabtree, alongside founder members and brothers Andrew and Jamie Pipe, who play guitar and keyboards, respectively. David’s solo work as a singer/songwriter is highly acclaimed. Andrew is British Blues Awards nominated, one of the youngest to be nominated for the award, two years running, whilst Jamie works with many top artists outside of The Mentulls.

The first single, ‘Easy To Walk Away,
watch below

Bluesdoodles thoughts: Fresh from the first note. The depth of tonal quality and sounds increases with each time you listen. The Mentulls have not overcomplicated the production when they went into the studios and worked with House-of- Tone. The sound that attracted the fans is clear ad shining bright. The harmonies are fluid and accessible, the first single It’s Easy To Walk Away – the song hooks you instantly. The lyric video has a simplicity that pulls you into the works and music. Captured it is not so easy to walk away from the Mentulls – excited to hear the whole album.

Bank Holiday Monday 30th August Music plays on

Mississippi MacDonald Announces the Release of His Brand-New Album ‘Do Right, Say Right’ and Premieres First Single video ‘I was Wrong’

You know,” says London-based, soul-bluesman Mississippi MacDonald, “Blues is often misunderstood. It’s not sad music – there’s great humour, great joy and there’s celebration. When the chips are down and it looks like you can’t go on, there’s always something – there’s always a little light shining through. There’s no heartbreak or bad luck that a horn section, a Hammond Organ and a few Albert King licks can’t cure. And that’s what this record is all about.”
It’s an aspect of the Blues that you’ll find shining bright in Mississippi’s brand-new album, ‘Do Right, Say Right’, due to drop on 19th November 2021. “Resilience,” says the man himself, “This record is about resilience.”

Bluesdoodles Thoughts: ‘I was Wrong’ — the first single from the album is out now.Blues guitar hook to grab those ears with melodic horns acting as a shining beacon of what is to come. Mississippi’s vocals are smooth with a gritty edge augmented by the sting of guitar and the horns acting as an infill of a sonic backing sound. Into the mix add organ notes fluid and extended with the beat of the drum the perfect foil to the action. This is blues shaken with care, never stirred with anger but delivered with purposeful intent. BUY SINGLE HERE

KNOW IT ALL watch below. New single out now from JD SIMO forthcoming album Mind Control out November 2021

‘Mind Control’ is the result of three like-minded pals huddled together in a humble setting, making music that makes them feel good. “It is stark and revealing and the product of us using the creative process for therapy and the fun of playing music,” JD elaborates. “I hope that what resonates for people is, of course, the music, but also the vibe of the record which is a positive theme of growth, self-help and also struggles with addiction and mental health baked inside a haunting, low-down musical landscape. It’s raw, funky and real.”

The First Single from Mind Control:
A highly accomplished live performer, JD heads out on a lengthy US tour in late September.
The UK and mainland European dates will follow in 2022.

Bluesdoodles thoughts: JD SIMO is joined by the two rhythm-driven Adams – Adam Bednarik on bass and Adam Abrashoff on drums, percussion on the first single to take us into the Mind Control groove. Do not expect a full-on rush of rocking, psychedelic blues. This is stripped back modern blues. There is a simplicity a humility in the tonal construct of melodies and lyrics. Listen, think and absorb before commenting. The music is infectious leaving us waiting for the full album to drop to our turntables!

Bank Holiday Monday 30th August Music plays on

Joe Bonamassa letting loose Time Clocks on 29th October

New studio album announced with the release of the video for The Heart That Never Waits

Bank Holiday Monday 30th August Music plays on

Now Boarding for ‘Pepperland’! 

FM’s Keyboard Wiz Jem Davis Announces his Superb Genrefluid, Musically Diverse Solo Album & Its First Single

The Bloody Nerve - Release Act 1 and premiere video

The Bloody Nerve – Release Act 1 and premiere video of their Concept Album ‘All Blood, No Treasure’ with the Single ‘Roads’ & its Powerful Video

Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews August 2021

Brian Setzer – “Gotta Have the Rumble”

Brian Setzer – “Gotta Have the Rumble” A wonderful album. The collection is slicker than the tail fin of a freshly waxed chevvy and, rarer than a mint condition Gretsch Silver Jet from ’58, full of excellent songs that reflect the drive and style of the golden era of rock’n’roll. – Read Simon Green’s review HERE

Blind Lemon Pledge packs A Satchel Full Of Blues

Blind Lemon Pledge packs A Satchel Full Of Blues a wonderful album and each listen will uncover more layers than a very large onion! It is clever, complex, varied and impeccably played. – Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE

Blind Raccoon Nola Blue Collection Volume 3 a great listen with some wonderful artists but, as with all compilations, its value depends upon how many of the songs you possess elsewhere – Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE
Halley DeVestern Band on The Lake Geneva shoreline with Money Ain’t Time is a great listen for a live set that showcases a talented vocalist and band giving the audience (and themselves) a good time in the process. – Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE
Mark Harrison travels The Road To Liberty a great listen for anyone who likes impeccably played resonator and twelve-string mixed with superb lyrical craft. – Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE
Krissy Matthews delivers Pizza Man Blues a wonderful album that takes a few listens before the depth and dexterity on this album shine; plenty of blues and lots of quality guitar…need I say more? Read Tom’s Full Review HERE
Chantel McGregor Shed Sessions Volumes 1 and 2 a stupendous couple of albums by such a talent that, although not blues or blues-rock, are essential listening for anyone that likes music for every played and sung beautifully. Read Tom’s Full Review HERE
Chris Tapp Talking Heavy Shoes – Lyrics and Superstition as The Cold Stares latest album is released on Friday 13th 2021
Read the conversation between Liz & Chris HERE
Mick Pini looks forward on Backtrack a wonderful album revealing, a genius of the blues guitar with such feel and ability that should elevate him to the status he deserves. Read Tom’s Review HERE
A Sweet Relief Tribute To Joey Spampinato let’s party a great listen for the diverse and fascinating readings of NRBQ and Joey’s legacy with the added befit of contributing to the Sweet Relief cause. Read Tom’s full review HERE
The Joy of live Music at The Waterloo Bar Blackpool as Ange Cobham relish live bands and the joy of capturing the moment. atmosphere & energy – HERE
Robert Jon and the Wreck Shine a Light on Me Brother a great listen on an album of blues, the 60s and 70s rock all fired up with southern whiskey shot through its veins. Read Tom’s Review HERE
Mark Germino joins the Midnight Carnival a great listen for all and an absolute winner for country lovers across fifteen tracks. Read Tom’s Review HERE
Lea McIntosh is on the money with Blood Cash a great listen with variation and skill pouring out of the speakers. Only seven tracks but plenty of positives and an exciting promise for the next album. Read Tom’s Review HERE

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