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.
J D Simo has all neurons firing on Mind Control a stupendous album that will divide and then conquer. Full of freeform, yet carefully crafted, fret wizardry and, after a couple of listens, it makes total sense and will rapidly become one of your most repeated guitar albums.
Colin James Twentieth Album is a Hit on the Open Road a stupendous album. This is simply a superb set of stylishly played numbers that will appeal to any fans of electric urban blues, especially those who appreciate exceptional guitar playing. An unexpected pleasure to review.
Davy Knowles asks (and answers) What Happens Next a wonderful blues album, with a few other influences, blended seamlessly into the songs: and it the songs that this album is about, so despite the lack of proper or extended solos, it is a very powerful album and yet another step in the evolution of a skilled writer, singer and player.
Doc Dooley and Friends look Over Yonder a great listen for gentle Americana via Austria with some less common instruments strengthening the messages and adding to the enjoyment.