Othello invites you to explore the music and that is catching his ears, also he will be sharing any news that comes his way…
New content appeared on Bluesdoodles last week – Tours There is a page and we will be posting updates every Thursday, Tours Festivals and Events that appeal both the virtual stage and forthcoming live events as the world opens up again. we are living in hope.
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This week’s highlights include – Bluesdoodles Launching Words, Music Highlights & News – Joe Bonamassa, Rebecca Downes, Steve Cropper, Kansas, Naked Gypsy Queens, Eric Bibb, The Damn Truth – & March Album Reviews and Interviews
Joe Bonamassa One-Night-Only Livestream
Pay per view event
at the legendary Austin City Limits Live
The live show will be Broadcast Worldwide on 1st April 9 pm ET.
BOOK TICKETS FOR THE VIRTUAL CONCERT HERE
The Livestream will raise money for Fueling Musicians Program To Help Artists in Need.
The Fuelling Musicians program is an emergency relief fund designed to support musicians by providing immediate cash payments for essential living expenses of $1,500 to help them stay afloat and get back on the road again when it is safe. To date, they have raised over $380,000 and distributed the money to over 230 artists. In fact, they are getting checks delivered to some folks who have yet to even receive their support from the government stimulus. As someone who has spent most of his life on the road, Joe knows the clear and evident impact of the crisis on his entertainment community. For those interested in donating, visit HERE.
The Black Country’s Rebecca Downes announces the release of her fourth Studio album – Stripped Back on 9th April 2021.
The first single to be taken from the album is a new track
Recorded during lockdown with Steve Birkett, they re-worked six tracks from More Sinner Than Saint & four from Believe added two more from the plethora of new songs they already had and Stripped Back was born.
A Bluesdoodles Heads up Steve Cropper releases Fire It Up April 23rd 2021
Guitar Legend Steve Cropper – reveals Official Lyric Video For ‘Fire It Up.’ Taken From The Upcoming Album ‘Fire It Up,’ Calling It His First Proper Solo Album Since 1969. Release Date: 23rd April 2021 via Mascot Label Group / Provogue Records.
Today Steve Cropper has revealed the lyric video title track, featuring Roger C. Reale on vocals. Talking about the title track, singer Roger C. Reale says, “Back when I initially heard the track, it had a jump up feel…get started, get moving, look forward to a better day, grab the moment, etc. The title came immediately, so I just dropped the narrative around that. It’s a bit of a call to action…let’s get busy, on any level.”
Kansas announces live concert album release date 28th May 2021 – Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond
KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their new live album Point of Know Return Live & Beyond on May 28, 2021. This is the first live album since 2017 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is famous for classic hits such as Carry On Wayward Son and Dust in the Wind, to progressive epics like Song for America.
Watch a teaser video below
This live album sounds great, adds KANSAS guitarist and album co-producer, Richard Williams. We wanted to make sure this album captures and represents how KANSAS sounds live in concert. Point of Know Return Live & Beyond does just that.
Along with original KANSAS band members Phil Ehart on drums and Richard Williams on lead guitar, Point of Know Return Live & Beyond, features Tom Brislin on keyboards and vocals, Billy Greer on bass and vocals, Ronnie Platt on lead vocals and keyboards, David Ragsdale on violin and vocals, and Zak Rizvi on guitar and vocals.
Point of Know Return Live & Beyond will be released May 28, 2021, on Inside Out Music and is distributed by The Orchard. The album will be available as a double CD digipak, triple 180-gram vinyl + 2 CD boxset, and digitally on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iTunes, and other fine digital retailers.
When touring resumes, KANSAS will continue rescheduled Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour dates as well as KANSAS Classics tour dates. More information on the tour, including specific Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour dates, can be found at www.kansasband.com.
GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Bibb Announces New Single, “Whole World’s Got The Blues” Bibb’s new album will be released this summer via new label home, Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group
“The title of ‘Whole World’s Got The Blues’ refers not only to the current global pandemic challenging us all, but also to the fact that music-lovers around the world love the blues,” comments Bibb. “Recorded in New York City with ace producer Glen Scott, this track features legendary drummer Steve Jordan, world-renowned bass player Tommy Sims and the phenomenal Eric Gales on lead guitar. We can’t wait for you to hear it!
Tennessee quartet Naked Gypsy Queens will be releasing their debut album later this year and ahead of that, have just released the video for their brand new single Georgiana.
The band formed when all four members were in high school and now look to stake their claim as the new heavyweights of Hard Rocks modern-day renaissance, along with acts such as Greta Van Fleet and Dirty Honey. The band builds upon the larger-than-life sound of their heroes from the 60s and ’70s, while adding their own 21st century feel to it and gaining a reputation as a fiery and exciting live band along the way.
“Our goal was to become the baddest live band around,” says frontman ChrisAttigliato, who shares guitar duties with CadePickering. “We were loud. We were a band you had to see onstage. It started to become a cult thing, with lines forming around the block at some venues. We weren’t trying to achieve the highest number of digital streams; we were just doing what we wanted to do, and making the music we wanted to make. As it turned out, we were pushing some buttons, too.”
Naked Gypsy Queens – Unveil New Song “Georgiana,”
EP to be released in late 2021 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group
“Now or Nowhere” is the third album from Montreal’s The Damn Truth, a band that, in many ways, has been hiding in plain sight for the last nine years, slowly bubbling up from the underground on to the radar of a wider audience.
The album will be released by Spectra Musique/Sony Music on Friday, May 7th. The first single “This Is Who We Are Now” will be released Friday, March 19th. The single is available to pre-save and the album is available to pre-order.
Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews March 2021
Rocking new album We Will Ride again with Inglorious a heady mix of stellar vocals and full-on rock instrumentation always played loud
Read the full Liz Aiken Review HERE
Steve Lukather basks in I Found The Sun Again A Wonderful album from one of the finest exponents of sensible, communicative guitar playing delivering quality without unnecessary histrionics.
Read the full Tom Dixon Review HERE
Going Over Home with Saints and Sinners a winning idea Bluesdoodles rating: 5 Doodle Paws – The perfect blending of traditional and originality as the voices harmonise and the instrumentation is a pure delight.
Read the full Liz Aiken Review HERE
The BluesBones most definitely Live On Stage A Wonderful atmospheric and quality live album that never disappoints.
Read the full Tom Dixon Review HERE
John Diva and The Rockets of Love – American Amadeus – Bluesdoodles rating: 4 Doodle Paws – A Wonderful, nostalgic but fresh 80s sounding rock record delivered with power, passion and a smile. Read the full Tom Dixon review HERE
Edenbridge delivers a double-CD of musical delights on The Chronicles of Eden Part 2.
Bluesdoodles rating: 4 Doodle Paws – A Wonderful album to give you a start on the catalogue of this wide-ranging rock band and a few bonuses if you’re already there. Read the full Tom Dixon review Here
The Outlaw Orchestra Release Today Rattlesnake Sour – dynamic acoustic warming your taste buds for the main event Powercut out 26th March
Bluesdoodles says – The vocal intro you expect a full-on electric sound then – the music starts raucous with energising Acoustic. The slide is drive by the whiskey bottle, powered by Rattlesnake sour. The video assails your senses: see the visual narrative, your tongue teased by the virtual taste of whiskey, smell the heat and sea from the wider world, touch the magic. We wait for the mini-album – Powercut out on 26th March.
Magnum Black Tattoo is a Wonderful album showcasing an excellent band with the added benefit of some rarities. With Bluesdoodles rating: 4 Doodle Paws Check out Tom Dixon’s Review HERE
Chemia release new single ‘Angina’ announcing the album ‘Something to Believe In’ out 20th August. Pre-order on the strength of Angina.
Bluesdoodles listened and loves the new single – a new band for Liz and she enjoyed what she heard: This so powerful rock fuelled orchestration drives you through the desert landscape. The music is hot, and it is about to warm up as the vocals cut a swathe through the music score. The landscape is barren. But the music holds your attention combined with the energy of the band as they drive through the heat to bring you Orchestrated Rock with a compelling swell of sound with hints of Arabian magic and mystery.
WORDS – Collection One Women – Flipbook
Suzi Quatro unleashes The Devil In Me – 4 Doodle Paws – A Wonderful, varied and bluesy, rocky excursion by a lady who knows how to rock! Check out the full Tom Dixon review Here
Larkin Poe finding Kindred Spirits in Locked Down 4 Doodle paws – a Wonderful album it’s not breaking any musical boundaries but is a really delightful interpretation of familiar songs. Check out the full review from Simon Green HERE
Prog Collective plays with the World On Hold 4 Doodle Paws – A Wonderful album for all Yes and prog as it used to be fans. Check out the full review from Tom Dixon HERE
Wily Bo with Tales of the Mescal Canyon Troubadours 4 Doodle Paws – A Wonderful bluesy but varied, accessible and well-crafted album from the main troubadour himself…grit, gravel, humorous, serious but all-round damn good collection even if you have some. Check out the full review from Tom Dixon HERE