Othello invites you to explore the music and that is catching his ears, also he will be sharing any news that comes his way…
How can it be Midsummer, the longest day, it is cool and windy outside, that said I enjoyed my walk this morning. The hoomans got excited they heard a Garden Warbler, while I was sniffing in the long grass. Today is also the last day Doodle-zine submissions are open they close at 11.59pm tonight. do not miss out send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org – Flash fiction, stories, CNF, Photographs, Reviews they will all be read and considered. I have my reading glasses close at hand.
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 – Steve Hackett, World of Mike, Brian Setzer, Cory Marks and Zeal and Ardor plus the June Reviews & Interviews
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 email@example.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.
FULL DETAILS HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence on 10th September 2021, via Inside Out Music. The album features 11 new songs as Steve has been working hard through Lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio albums for release within the same year!
Liverpool-born – now Brighton-based – singer-songwriter and composer Mickey ‘Mick’ Wynne (a.k.a. The World of Mick) is proud to announce his brand-new single ‘All Quiet’and accompanying video, released on all digital platforms.
‘All Quiet’comes from The World of Mick’s debut album — ‘MICK I’ — released in June 2019, later a digital release in January 2020: a full-length, 12-track studio album.
The single is streaming and download services, along with its parent album, ‘MICK I’ and watch out for news of TWOM’s next album: ’MICK II’.
Watch this highly moving video created by Tom Rosenthal and his fans celebrating the lives of lost loved ones. You can watch it here
‘I Went To Bed And I Loved You’ is taken from Tom’s forthcoming new album Denis Was A Bird, out via Tinpot Records/Universal Music on August 20th.
It’s a very touching record written as a reflection on the recent death of his father. While there are solemn moments like lead single ‘Now You Know’, there’s also great uplifting songs celebrating the joys and happiness of life such as ‘I Went To Bed And I Loved You’.
Denis Was A Bird has been produced by Fryars (Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, Mika) and the record quickly progresses into big, bright and uplifting songs bolstered by a 25-piece choir.
The album is Tom’s sixth, and first in three years. The London singer/songwriter has enjoyed phenomenal success releasing music on his own label Tinpot Records. Tom Rosenthal is a champion example of the powers of an independent artist in 2021, his new album is a deeply honest record, and his work through music and beyond is provoking positive thoughts, conversations and change throughout all generations and walks of life.
Brian Setzer – 10th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue on limited-edition 180-gram, yellow splatter vinyl of Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!
Released: 30th July 2021 – Via: Surfdog Records
The album featured covers such as Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” a song covered by Elvis Presley in 1954 as the B-Side of his debut single “That’s All Right.” Talking to MusicRadar on the release Setzer said, “I was working off the Elvis version, the whole Scotty Moore thing. It’s a traditional bluegrass song, so I put some jazz chords behind it. All of a sudden, I had something unique. That’s what makes it worthy. You can’t do it better than Elvis!”
Better Noise Music’s resident country-rocker Cory Marks has released his new EP Nashville Mornings, which offers retrospective new takes on some of the singer-songwriter’s fan-favourite tracks. The track listing includes a new country mix of his current anthemic single ‘Blame It on the Double’, (Watch the lyric video below) a collaboration with Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman, that was met with critical praise upon its release in April from the likes of Billboard and American Songwriter.
The Nashville Mornings EP is now available for stream or purchase across digital platforms HERE.
Marks celebrated the release of the EP saying, “I love sharing my music with the world in many shapes and forms. This EP embodies a specific mood, paying tribute to the city of Nashville – the capital of country music – which will always have an influence on my art. And specifically, I’m honored to be able to sing one of my favorite songs from my favorite artist, Merle Haggard.“
ZEAL & ARDOR‘s unsettling and sinister official video for the first single released from releasing the forthcoming self-titled album.
Frontman Manuel Gagneux exclaims, “Very excited to share this video for RUN. Garrick Lauterbach, who directed it and I share a fascination with deep dreams and AI. Being able to weave it into a narrative of mental diaspora was an incredible treat. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
Director Garrick Lauterbach adds, “Manuel Gagneux’s smashing track enabled us to condense certain current fears through our digital consciousness – what a trip it was. Hold on to your tin foil hats and get ready to RUN!”.
Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews June 2021
Read the conversation between Liz and J Lee from The Hoodoo Skulls HERE
Donna Herula Resonates with a Bang At The Door a wonderful resonator and bottleneck led blues album that with repeated listens reveal the layers of blues past, present and future Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
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
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
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