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Othello invites you to explore the music and that is catching his ears, also he will be sharing any news that comes his way…
Wales had been hot and sunny – Othello has found it rather warm and has found the shade to relax and listen to the music.
The first issue of Doodle-Zine has been well received, thank you for the support and we are looking forward to Issue 2 it is going to be packed.
Thank you for the coffee and treats. 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 – Bernie Marsden, Samantha Fish, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Eric Krasno, Ellis Mano Band plus the July Reviews & Interviews and round-up of June.
Bluesdoodles is looking for readers to consider the stories being submitted to Doodle-zine – for more information on how to volunteer your precious time email Liz our editor-in-chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions for Issue 2 Are open – lots of new and exciting opportunities for your creativity – Check out HERE
Read Bluesdoodles Review of ‘Kings’ By Tom Dixon HERE
Guitar legend Bernie Marsden will be releasing his brand-new album ‘KINGS’ through Conquest Music, on 23rd July 2021. Pre-Orders via Bernie’s website will receive a signed CD of Kings and a free limited edition Bernie Marsden Kings plectrum. The offer ends on release day, 23rd July.
Bluesdoodles Thoughts: The band playing together with Krissy in a room – no audience. They are outside of their natural habitat, the stage. The opening is a restrained mix of unplugged electric guitar and percussive clapping, harkening back to before a different age invoking the holler. Then amps turned up and the music starts as an intro to THE LYRICS – the heart of the track. This is a homage to musicians trying to survive as the pandemic hit and venues closed. The modern electric blues reflecting back to other hard times and people need to eat and survive and ‘heading back to pizza delivery man.’ The upbeat melody drives the words on as we join Krissy in his car on his pizza rounds instead of travelling the roads to the next music gig! Pizza Man’s Blues a song for our times., that in the future will take everyone who has experienced the pandemic back into the collective memory of no live music and delivering or receiving pizza’s.
IRON MAIDEN their brand-new track, ‘The Writing On The Wall‘, watch the video below The song was written by Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith & lead singer Bruce Dickinson, produced by Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Maiden bassist and founder member Steve Harris.
Bruce Dickinson initially had a concept for the video which came to fruition in collaboration with two Award-winning former Pixar executives and long-standing Maiden fans Mark Andrews & Andrew Gordon. The pair have over 50 years of animation industry experience between them at the very top-level including work on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Brave, Monsters Inc & Finding Nemo. With partners lining up to get involved with the project they chose BlinkInk, a London based animation studio celebrated for their work with a variety of global brands from Adidas to Coca-Cola and a number of high-profile music videos.
Bruce comments “I had a pretty clear idea of the concept to accompany the song and when I met Mark and Andrew, on Zoom, it quickly became clear we were all very much on the same wavelength, and this was reinforced with the addition of Nicos and his young BlinkInk team. Our weekly team Zoom meetings were then usually both highly creative and a lot of fun!
“I’m very proud of the way the video turned out, it’s more like a mini-film really.“
50th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set of Rory Gallagher’s eponymous 1971 debut album. The box set is released by UMC/UMe on Friday September 3rd
Photo credit Barrie Wentzell
Sam Williams announces Debut Album
OUT AUGUST 20TH VIA SNAKEFARM RECORDS
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Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams has announced his debut album, Glasshouse Children, which is coming out on August 20th via Snakefarm Records. Watch the teaser trailer for the album HERE.
Pre-save Glasshouse Children HERE
British Blues Rock husband and wife duo, Aaron and Grace Bond of When Rivers Meet, announce concerts at their hometown venue of Colchester Arts Centre on Friday, April 29th, followed by their first headline concert in London at The Garage on Thursday, May 12th.
Bluesdoodles were never surprised by the shelf load of awards We Fly Free gathered we said “Bluesdoodles rating: 5 Doodle Paws: A Stupendous collection of original, varied and exquisite takes on our beloved blues with just the right amount of quality rock injected to great effect.” Read Full Review HERE Earlier this year, WRM made history when they became the first band to win four UK Blues Awards including “Best Blues Album Of The Year”, “Blues Band Of The Year”, “Emerging Blues Artist Of The Year”, and “Most Inspirational Online Performance Of The Year. WRM also won “Best New Band” at Planet Rock radio’s “The Rocks” awards, a prestigious public award voted by the listeners of Planet Rock.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE – New Album Into The Mystery OUT JULY 30th
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 email@example.com
Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews July 2021
Mike Zito is restored on Resurrection a wonderful album that reveals new layers with every listen…Mr Zito delivers yet again with his innate sense of the blues backed by serious guitar prowess. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Bernie Marsden pays tribute to Blues Royalty a stupendous album of quintessential blues; a tribute to three great guitar players by a great guitar player. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Rob Stone has a three for all on Trio In Tokyo – a great listen with an album full of memorable readings of some classics. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
The Atomic 44s begin with Volume 1 – a wonderful blues-rock album that evokes memories as it pays tribute to the past in an ingenious way with these nine new songs. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
John Villiers is the ringmaster of A Different Circus a great listen with every song having something that draws you in and leaves you smiling. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Altered Five Blues Band just need a Holler If You Hear Me a wonderful album of skilled and varied blues where the quality never falters. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Gerald McClendon invites us all on Let’s Have A Party a great listen, especially if your blues lean toward the soulful spectrum, backed by superb musicianship throughout. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Rodd Bland pays tribute on Live On Beale Street a great listen when your soul craves some soul; this is a fitting tribute to a great performer and obviously assembled with love. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Mark Cameron moves Back From The Edge a great listen with variation, imagination and skill shining through on every song and plenty of blues to enjoy along the way too. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Debbie Bond crosses Blues Without Borders – an exceedingly well put together an album with quality laced through every note a great listen. READ Tom Dixon’s Full Review HERE
Parabellum Shredding with Yngwie Malmsteen a great listen: like most of Yngwie’s work, each track is genius but, unless you are a total shred fan, it can become a bit too much in one sitting; I find I appreciate his skills more by liberally sprinkling my favourites throughout my rock playlists so that the barrage of notes can be analysed, appreciated and enjoyed. READ Tom Dixon’s Full Review HERE
Crobot procreate and Rat Child is issued varied, tasty rock that is cliche free, this is quality with a capital Q: pity it’s just an EP. READ Tom Dixon’s Full Review HERE
Troy Redfern releases “Ghosts” as a free download from the upcoming album “The Fire Cosmic” the single that kicks the album out in the stratosphere. We recommend you pre-order today. READ Liz’s thoughts on the single Ghosts HERE