Five Points Gang have an APB on Wanted a great listen for an album of quality blues with a few other flavours mixed subtly in. It may not be earth-shatteringly new but they feed their influences and write new old songs: that is very difficult to do and they do it very well.
Big Daddy Wilson shares his Hard Time Blues a great listen; varied, skilled instrumentation and vocals with blues aplenty and some soul shining through on a couple of tracks.
Flash Fiction: Coming Home by Carol Jones published as part of Doodle-zine Issue 1 - Submissions now open for Issue 2
Eric Bibb's Letter starts Dear America beautiful musicianship combines with lyrics that are times are difficult. This is a true love letter for 2021 as Eric Bibb delivers tough love with charm.
Joe Louis Walker plays Eclectic Electric a great listen that delivers the promise of the title: it is eclectic and JLW’s mastery of the guitar (with a few stellar guests) provides the beguiling electric side.
Samantha Fish shows her guitar licks on Faster - a Wonderful album of hybridised blues-rock that works and works very well indeed with Samantha’s trademark guitar sound still preserved and her vocals stronger than ever…buy it and listen multiple times to appreciate the many and varied levels this ‘new direction’ reveals; then sit back and enjoy.
Starlite Campbell Band playing The Language of Curiosity a great listen for an album full of excellent musicianship delivering a new nostalgia.
Fabrizio Grossi blends Soul Garage & Experience together With help from his friends on debut album Counterfeited Soulstice Vol 1
Hard Work – But Glorious: or what I did during furlough…. by Clare Wichbold published as part of Doodle-zine Issue 1 - Submissions now open for Issue 2
Short Story: Five Times Round by Karenne Griffin published as part of Doodle-zine Issue 1 - Submissions now open for Issue 2