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. Liz needed hot drinks to warm her up as the mornings have been chilly a frosty April seems to be problematic for her. 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 -Results of Bluesdoodles April FOOL writing competition – Jessica Lynn, The Ellis Mano Band and The Cadillac Three and so much more read on plus May Reviews
Stories inspired by the prompt FOOL have been judged by Jacqueline James who rad, and considered every word. She enjoyed every story submitted. She thought and concluded:
Cure for Death by Sleeping by EE Rhodes is the winner. Jacqueline said this about the story “I love the flow of this. A complete life in a sentence. Brilliant. As someone bound by the rules of punctuation, I surprised myself by liking this so much.”
Read this and the other stories that caught Jacqueline’s reading eye HERE
Exciting new project to be announced very soon – selection of Bluesdoodles music reviews, memories, photographs and stories will be coming to Bluesdoodles captured in a digital magazine – ‘Doodle-zine‘ so much to read and enjoy.
Take a Trip to Jessica Lynn’s Roadhouse
“I wanted to give you a single you’ve been asking for, for so long, with a brand-new twist!” says Jessica, “It’s a really fun, up-tempo, feel-good track that’s perfect for the weather getting nicer. Can’t wait for you to hear it!”
Roadhouse delivers that feeling and more, So spice up your Spring & Summer by paying a trip to Jessica Lynn’s ‘Roadhouse’, available now, worldwide, for streaming and download on all platforms!
Jessica’s rescheduled 12-show tour will now take place in May 2022, starting on 9th May, 2022 (at St Pancras Old Church in London), take in a dozen UK venues (including shows in Wales and Scotland), then end in Norwich on 22nd May (at the Waterfront).
Check out Jessica’s website for full, and up to date, tour details and tickets, and grab a chance to experience for yourself what reviewers have justly called “an arena-sized spectacle in an intimate setting.
Switzerland’s most amazing blues rock band “The Ellis Mano Band” release their second single from their forthcoming sophomore album “Ambedo”. The new single is called “The Question” featuring Hammond B3 organ wizard Lachy Doley.
“We chose the album title “Ambedo” because it reflects the state of the process of recording an album,” says guitarist Edis Mano. “Ambedo” refers to the tendency both to reflect and to absorb. As musicians, we do its all the time, especially when we write new songs and create an album.”
The forthcoming sophomore album “Ambedo” released Friday June 25th.
Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews May 2021
Tory Redfern announces forthcoming album with release of ‘Waiting For Love’ will be released on Troy’s own label Red7 Records on May 21st.
A rocked-up heavy metallic-blue number extravaganza Read Liz’s thoughts on the single HERE
Scott McKeon awakes on New Morning with 5 Doodle Paws – A Stupendous blues guitar masterclass that may not be to every blues lovers taste as it leans heavily toward instrumentals…but to a blues guitar lover, it is an essential addition to my collection and, I would suggest, yours too. Read Tom Dixons Review HERE
Rainbreakers Sparkling Rock Video will Light Me Up a winning combination strong melody and powerful lyrics and tour dates announced hurrah! Read Liz’s thoughts on the single HERE
James Oliver Band – Goofin’ Around (the years) bang up to date retrospective from James Oliver that sparkles anew. If you like rockabilly played with panache, reverence, humour and six string skills, you’ll love this; plus, the reworking of Red House is worth the entry fee on its own – Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
LEVARA show their heritage on the self-title debut Melodic Rock lovers will lap this up and, when the pandemic passes and the band hit the road, I have a feeling they will be even better live. – Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Trio of Four Paw delights from Bedford, Boddy & Woodbury. Blues found in Good To Go – Friends of Tuesday and World’s Gone Crazy – Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Kirsten Thein delivers Two Sides of Quality Blues so much to enjoy; plenty of tasty guitars and vocals blend into a very strong album. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Blues Guitarists make the six strings sing – Wonderful blues albums from Crooked Eye Tommy, Eric Johansen and Dudley Taft Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Laura Tate – Live in El Paso a great listen & captures a fine performance & the class band behind her it only lacked a few more true rockers for me, but if you like the jazz/blues/country mix that she delivers so well, then you’ll love this – Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Myles Kennedy – Beware The Ides of March – No need to beware the Ides of March when delivered by Myles Kennedy, the combination of his stupendous voice, strong lyrics and imaginative musical arrangements the album is a five-doodle paw winner. – Read Liz Aiken’s Review HERE
Lisa Mann is but isn’t an Old Girl she is a superb bassist – Four Doodle Paws – Not quite as much blues as I was hoping for but this is a high quality blues infused EP that, if you don’t know Lisa, is a damn good starting point. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Reverend Freakchild has the (various) blues as we explore two albums Bodhisattva Blues and Supramundane Blues a true showcase of his skills. – Read Full Review from Tom Dixon HERE
Simon Green In Conversation with Pablo van de Poel from DeWolff following release of album Wolff Pack full of Dutch Raw Psychedelic Southern Rock – Read Full Interview HERE
Andy Cohen’s two from 2020 about “growing people” Two albums one to appeal to the children and Tryin’ To Go Home Wonderful album is a great addition to any collection – Read Full Review from Tom Dixon HERE
Dumpstaphunk – Where Do We Go From Here – In the absence of live music put this on and have a house party and funk up your mood to joyous – Read Full Review from Tom Dixon HERE