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Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 14th June

Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 14th June Doodle-zine submissions open plus music videos, tours and album reviews galore
Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 7th June

Othello invites you to explore the music and that is catching his ears, also he will be sharing any news that comes his way…

Thank you for the coffee and treats. Well, this weekend has been about sunshine and cocktails and Liz’s Birthday. My lips are sealed about her age – but add another 6 you get the number of the beast!!!!! She must be getting old designed a ** Birthday Cocktail (Gin was involved) – but no pictures. I think she will be making another… Lots of music and video’s for you to explore this week. You can buy the hoomans coffee or treats for me by clicking the cute mauve coffee cup Thank you very much in advance.

This week’s highlights include – Doodle-zine Submission open, Black Deer Festival, Eric Bibb, The Coldstares, Asia and more plus the June Reviews & Interviews


Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 31st May

Bluesdoodles is looking for readers to consider the stories being submitted to Doodle-zine No. 1 – for more information on how to volunteer your precious time email Liz our editor-in-chief at liz@bluesdoodles.com


Doodle-zine the home for creativity

Othello is a patient hound, He is excited to receive your work and share with the world the stories, poems, reviews that will be the right fit for Issue 1 of Doodle-zine – Out 30th June 2021.
Closing Date for Submissions is 11.59 pm Monday 21st June.




HEADLINERS CONFIRMED FOR RESCHEDULED DATE – Van Morrison, Saving Grace Feat: Robert Plant & Suzi Dean, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
LATEST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED INCLUDE: The Cuban Brothers, Ging Wildheart & The Sinners, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis & Blues Rose Code

This looks like a great bill. I’ve worked alongside most of these people in recent times… over here or over there… there’s power and beauty. Looking forward to it… Robert Plant

Black Deer Festival will be the first major music event to take place in the UK in June. The Kent festival, which is held in the grounds of England’s oldest deer park in Eridge Park, has already made a name for itself for its unique offering of authentic Americana, Southern-inspired food and drink and forest school style children’s activities. With a recent surge in ticket sales, organisers are confident that they will welcome people back through the gates this summer with plans to make Black Deer Festival the place to be when lockdown restrictions are eased on June 21st.
Black Deer are excited to let ticketholders know that some of the biggest names in live music have reconfirmed for the June 2021 dates with a top line-up including legendary Belfast Cowboy Van Morrison, Robert Plant’s latest collaboration Saving Grace with Suzi Dian, Irish roots superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May, award-winning songwriter Jake Bugg and emerging UK Americana artist Jade Bird.

“This will be the first gig for me and the band since March 2020. We just can’t wait to get out and play for everyone. It can’t come soon enough!” – Jake Bugg

Returning to the festival this year are the much-loved Black Deer Songwriter Sessions which will take place on the main stage across each day of the festival and include performances from Frank Turner, Imelda May and returning favourite Irish Mythen. The Songwriter Sessions are a unique opportunity to see this calibre of artists together on stage talking in-depth about their music and revealing the stories that have inspired their songwriting.

Showcasing music of an independent spirit across multiple stages, exquisite live fire cooking, layers of Americana inspired lifestyle and custom motorcycle culture, Black Deer is a family staycation destination with a community ethos.

Committed to giving 1500 tickets to NHS Key Workers: With some members of the Black Deer team having been personally affected by the pandemic and having seen first-hand the incredible work and sacrifices made by so many, they have decided to show their gratitude and thanks by inviting 1,500 NHS and key workers as guests to Black Deer Festival 2021.

“This will be the first gig for me and the band since March 2020. We just can’t wait to get out and play for everyone. It can’t come soon enough!” – Jake Bugg

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Bibb Reveals New Album Dear America
Released: 10 September 2021Via: Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Eric Bibb Reveals New Album Dear America Pre-Order HERE
Great Music Stories launches Modern Rock Vol 2

Modern Rock Vol. 2

Modern Rock Vol. 2 is a limited-run, free, 19-track, sampler CD, fully supported by all the artists. It’s a tangible thank-you to the listeners, who’ve played such a vibrant part in the Friday Rockshow from the Rock Caravan Project during the lockdown. What’s more, additional free copies will be available each week to listeners, especially those new to the music, each Friday night when the Rockshow goes live. 

THE COLD STARES – Reveal Official Video For “Heavy Shoes”
Taken From New Album ‘Heavy Shoes’ Released 13th August 2021 

Via: Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group

OUT NOW – ASIA, the multi-platinum selling English supergroup, formed in London in 1981, celebrate their 40th anniversary with a 5CD boxset The Reunion Albums: 2007 – 2012 through BMG.
Watch the unboxing here:

This 5CD deluxe clamshell box set features the 2CD live recording Fasia, Live In Tokyo together with the three reunion studio albums Phoenix, Omega and XXX.

Maintaining unprecedented momentum as one of 2021’s boldest breakout bands, Vancouver’s alt-rock giants MOTHER MOTHER have released their brand new single ‘Sick Of The Silence’, taken from their forthcoming album Inside out June 25th via Parlophone Records. To mark the single release, the band debuted the propulsive new song on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night – Watch the performance here



Extended due to overwhelming demand

Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 24th May

Bluesdoodles is looking for reviewers, opinion writers for the blog and the first issue of Doodle-zine – for more information on how to volunteer your precious time email Liz our editor-in-chief at liz@bluesdoodles.com

Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews June 2021

Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 14th June

Matt Backer celebrates Backernalia The key word in summing this album up is fun…there are many smiles to travel across the fifteen tracks Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 14th June

Matthew Robb attests to a War Without Witness a wonderful album of (not too) Dylanesque troubadour with some tasty blues woven through. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Highlights for Your Monday Words & Music 14th June

Sons Of Liberty show their hand on Aces and Eights a wonderful album of heavy British rock shot through with bourbon, grits and gravy! Well worth a listen and then a buy. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Kelly’s Lot know Where And When to find the blues a Wonderful bluesy album that will always be welcome. There is warmth, bite, and emotion flowing through…well worth adding to any collection. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Oliver Wakeman and Clive Nolan tell Tales By Gaslight Wonderful, progtastic set that, if you have the originals, brings a more revealing listen; if you don’t have them and like Six Wives etc. then you need these…disc three to both parties is also a must. Read the Full Tom Dixon review HERE

Quinn Sullivan is Wide Awake playing Superb Music what a wonderful album full of interest. With skilful instrumentation, and interpretation creating an album that is a cocktail of styles the mix is perfectly balanced. Read the Full Liz Aiken review HERE

J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls bare their Beggars Soul A wonderful album that will always lift the spirits and put a smile on your face. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE

Cheap Trick new album lives In Another World a wonderful album chock full of the expected pop-rock masterpieces they deliver time after time and still, somehow, sound fresh. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE

Joe Bonamassa Now Serving: Royal Tea Live at the Ryman These are mesmerising versions, sparkling with energy and brilliant ensemble playing. I’m not sure it gets any better than is. An essential addition to your collection. Read Simon Green’s Review HERE

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