Shake The Roots with Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown a wonderful album with a dozen tracks that explore Southern rock, blues, rock and country vibes. Shake The Roots is a collage of sounds that delight in capturing the energy of live music.
The Milkmen win a game of Spin The Bottle a wonderful rock-based album that has ten songs, each packed with invention and talent than many other releases manage in a whole album.
Breezy Rodio digs deep for Underground Blues a Wonderful high quality, high-value set of blues-based originals where his obvious love and understanding of our beloved genre shines through.
John Németh on how it May Be The Last Time, is an album of blues and soul that carries an extra poignancy knowing the circumstances. This May Be The Last Time…I fervently hope it’s not but, should it prove to be, it’s a remarkable swan-song. When John does make his comeback, it presents a problem for him…top this one John!
Let It Bleed Revisited by The Rock House All Stars as a tribute album, this rates up amongst the best as the ensemble put in first-class performances interpreting such seminal songs. Okay, they won’t supplant the originals, but they are very, very good when you want to listen to classics with a pleasing slant.
Kirk Fletcher gives us Heartache By The Pound a wonderful blues, soulful album with scintillating guitar throughout in a set of songs built around melody and emotions rather than just frameworks for the guitar.
Alex Lopez goes on record for his Nasty Crime a wonderful blues-based but varied album of song focussed tracks with other genres skilfully woven in. The guitar still features, but not at the expense of the narrative and supplies some sensitive and powerful playing.
Hillbilly Vegas Welcomes you - for lovers of true southern rock this is a must-have and it promises much for the full-length album due in October.
Bernie Marsden: to the power of three is another stupendous album of ingenious interpretations of some wonderful blues music from some wonderful artists.
Walter Trout takes us on a blues-fueled Ride a stupendous, original, varied and musically imperious album of blues-based songs that have an identity and not a sterile framework for guitar histrionics…just twelve tracks of blues loveliness played superbly.