Mississippi MacDonald Do Right, Say Right is a great listen. An album of new blues seamlessly transferred into new blues. There is plenty of skilful guitar backed by an exceedingly good band, topped by a blues voice that belies MM’s age and origins.
Adventures In Pepperland is not to be sneezed at a great listen that may not be my usual fare, but it has a vibrancy and bounce that is nigh on irresistible and you can’t help but be drawn in and join in…great fun.
Jon Spear Band are be-side themselves on B-Side Of My Life plenty to be enjoyed by soulful blues lovers with skilful guitar & killer bass
Zac Harmon is happy - Long As I Got My Guitar a great listen for high-quality soulful blues with guitar highlights aplenty.
Dionne Bennett is Bobin along on Sugar Hip Ya Ya a great listen for an impeccably performed blend of soul, blues and funk - with the odd reggae beat thrown in.
Little G Weevil: one man - three beers and his guitar Live Acoustic is a great listen for an album packed full of authentic acoustic blues with a smile, a wince and a knowing nod to every listener being honest!
Bernie Marsden shows his moves on Chess a Stupendous album. Bernie has done it again: he’s taken tracks that mean a lot to him, moulded them in a unique way to bring a fresh and yet reverential approach and made them his and ours…another masterpiece.
When Rivers Meet succeed in Saving Grace A Stupendous follow-up. It may not seem quite as immediate as the phenomenal debut but repeated listenings will leave you in no doubt that stunning first album now has a stunning companion…listen and buy!
Rusty Ends Blues Band serve up a varied dish on this self-titled and is a great listen for some modern nostalgia that cuts across the blues, jazz and rock and roll genres while maintaining integrity.
Joe Bonamassa ticks all the boxes on Time Clocks a stupendous album of guitar-led, but song centric, goodness from a guitarist who just keeps getting better. Many genres inform this album but every one of them is built on the bedrock of the blues and every one of them is unmissable.