Othello invites you to explore the music and that is catching his ears, also he will be sharing any news that comes his way…
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This week’s highlights include – Doodle-zine announcement, Gabriel Quazar, Jack Blackman & Chessi O’Dowd, The Georgia Thunderbolts plus May Reviews & Interviews
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Exciting new project
Doodle-zine – The First Edition
of this quarterly extravaganza out 30th June 2021
Doodle-zine the home for creativity
A place for recorded music that REALLY caught our attention
A place for conversations and thoughts about the music and writing industries
A place for stories that made us laugh, cry and shriek with horror – where every word caught our imagination
A place for the writing of words – Flash fiction, short stories, Poems and CNF (Creative Non-fiction)
A place for Photographs & memories
The place for creativity!
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
Gabriel Quazar has released his new crossover single ‘SLOVE’ on all digital platforms. The smooth, atmospheric single demonstrates his fluid, tasteful guitar playing ability with a neo-soul ambient vibe present throughout.
Bluesdoodles Thoughts: Barefooted Gabriel brings you soothing summertime melodic musical stroll as the sun fades and blends into the visual glory of a sunset. The energy of his Stratocaster is absorbed and re-worked into this avant-garde interpretation of guitar-led music. The guitar purrs accompanied by the sensual vocals in an aural dance of tones and layers. Sit back relax and enjoy
Jack Blackman & Chessi O’Dowd create Pensacola a brand new collaboration between two of the most exciting young talents on the UK roots music scene. They have reimagined the Joan Osborne song off her 1995 album ‘Relish’ into an intoxicating duet
Bluesdoodles Thoughts: The music is rooted in folk music, not defined by geography but by the blending of the instruments. Jack demonstrates his skills across the range of instruments he plays from jawharp to Clavinet and the power of the six-strings. The lyrics fit neatly into a duet and the social distance creation process has melded the music together with empathy floating across the miles. The video brings them together in the outdoors free from restraints that had to be overcome. A heaven-sent collaboration we want more…
The Georgia Thunderbolts are: Riley Couzzourt [guitar] – Zach Everett [bass, harmony vocals, keys] – TJ Lyle [vocals] – Bristol Perry [drums] – Logan Tolbert [guitar]
Hailing from Rome, GA at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The Georgia Thunderbolts’ scorching signature style is steeped in raw rock and soulful southern swagger. With a wide swath of inspirations resulting in a signature sound steeped in anthemic riffs, wild harmonica, and pulse-pounding drums.
Bluesdoodles thoughts: The title of the song may be ‘Take It Slow’ this single is definitely not performed on the gentle slow side of the street. From the first note until the last you are wrapped in glorious Southern Rock so rev up your attitude and party with The Georgia Thunderbolts and go on a road trip of a lifetime! This single is definitely hot!
Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews May 2021
The Reverend Shawn Amos shares the blues… that was The Cause Of It All If you think more covers – then think again it is like hearing them for the first time again…listen, learn, buy! Read Tom’s Full Review HERE
Released today Troy Redfern’s Waiting for Love Single and video out today 21st May whetting our appetites for release of album …The Cosmic Fire on 6th August. Watch, Enjoy and Buy Here
This Is Who We Are Now shout out The Damn Truth today – in a rotating room the band rocks out upside down in this gravity-defying video for this rocking good single. Watch, Enjoy & But Here
Stripped Back finding the inner Special Rebecca Downes A Wonderful album that brings a new dimension to songs we’re familiar with and two new ones too…what’s not to love? Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Caitlin Koch talking about singing – rugby and more an open conversation about, being a woman in the music industry & post-pandemic challenges – Read the conversation with Liz HERE
Downes Braide Association share Halcyon Hymns for everyone who loves many-layered and involved prog rock with hints of Yes Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE
The Damn Truth can be found Now Or Nowhere A thoroughly enjoyable romp through blues-infused rock and always with a hint of quality 70s rock that, let’s be honest, we (nearly) all yearn for. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Paul Gilbert turns up the Shredded Heat on Werewolves in Portland the album has more shred than a Robertson’s factory with melody. Read Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Troy Redfern announces the forthcoming album with the 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
A 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