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Bringing you Musical Highlights Monday 5th April 2021

Bringing you Musical Highlights Monday 5th April 2021 bringing live music reviews, April CD Reviews, releases, books + roundup of March
Bringing you Musical Highlights Monday 29th March 2021

Othello invites you to explore the music and that is catching his ears, also he will be sharing any news that comes his way…

Happy Easter, Happy Chocolate Day hoomans, I just want crunchy biscuits and warm sun to lie in the garden.

We have added a magic widget to our website www.bluesdooddles.com. You can buy the hoomans coffee or treats for me by clicking the cute mauve coffee cup Thank you very much in advance.

This week’s highlights include – Bluesdoodles Flash Fiction Competition, Music Highlights & News – Rainbreakers, The Fratellis, RAM on, links to the review of Joe Bonamassa streamed event & April Reviews so far & roundup of March Album Reviews and Interviews


The prompt for your imagination is Fool
Let FOOL take you to unexplored places via court jester or the Tarot Card. Swim in the words of songs – ‘these foolish things’ all in love. We wish you happy, productive writing as The Fool conjures up the magic of words.
Submissions open Thursday 1st April Submissions close Midnight (BST) Sunday 18th April
Maximum of 400 words
Full Details and how to submit your masterpiece HERE

Perfect Bank Holiday Monday Single. Forgotten Child.
Listen for yourself:

Perfect Bank Holiday Monday Single. The opening drum and guitar have a percussive force that surrounds Ben’s vocals. The vocals have a surreal timbre as he tries to be no longer a Forgotten Child. The tempo grows and the layers of melody grows like a tide being pulled in by the force of the moon’s gravity. The inherent sadness of longing is never erased. The track has a beguiling simplicity, so the lyrics are centre stage as a complex emotional landscape is explored. The empathetic production makes the number a beautiful listening experience. 

Taken from The Fratellis new album ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’, out 9th April 2021.
Pre-order the album & stream the track here: https://thefratellis.lnk.to/hduafm​.
The Frattellis announce intimate

RAM ON – a 50th Anniversary celebration of Paul & Linda McCartney’s RAM out on 14th May.

The album has Paul McCartney’s blessing and features 3 of the original musicians who played on RAM.
The album features100 musicians – all huge fans of RAM and some not well known, but including original musicians Denny Seiwell (drums), David Spinozza (guitars) and Marvin Stamm, together with Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips), Eric Dover (Jellyfish) Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, Blue Pearl) and Will Lee (The Fab Faux).

RAM ON is released in CD format on 14th May 2021 via Spirit of Unicorn Music. We’re also considering the release of a vinyl format later in the year, more details to follow. 
You can pre-order the album here: https://geni.us/ramon50th 

Who is Danny Zelisko – he’s a US Concert Promoter who has promoted over 10,000 shows with the great and the good – From Alice Cooper & Sir Paul McCartney to Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison and James Brown.
His Autobiography ALL EXCE$$ – Occuptation Concert Promoter, is a MUST Read…. Below is a short clip of Danny telling a great Whitney Houston/Mike Tyson story:
ALL EXCE$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.co.uk

Sunny Bones new single ‘Echoes Of You’ – released to the world on March 31st

Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews April 2021

Tim Woods is caught in a Vortex of his own making

Tim Woods is caught in a Vortex of his own making A Wonderful and varied blues based album with added rock but always skilful playing. Read Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Joe Bonamassa Guitar Captivates Austin City Limits
photo credit Allison Morgan

Joe Bonamassa Guitar Captivates Austin City Limits Live and streamed across the world helping to fund The Fuelling Musicians program – Read Liz Aiken’s Review of Streamed Concert HERE

Anthony Gomes shares his Containment Blues a Wonderful album. With ten original tracks explore the many, many layers that unfold with every listen. Read Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Celebrating When Rivers Meet We Fly Free

Celebrating When Rivers Meet We Fly Free A Stupendous collection of original, varied and exquisite takes on our beloved blues with just the right amount of quality rock injected to great effect. Read Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Hitman Blues Band in denial on the latest album

Hitman Blues Band in denial on the latest album … It’s Not My Circus, Not My Monkey A Wonderful album of varied blues with something for everyone within – great guitar solos (not enough), strong vocals and excellent backing from a powerful and accomplished band. – Read Full Tom Dixon Review HERE

Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews March 2021

Arielle Analog Girl in a Digital World stupendous 5 Doodle Paws. A MUST for your collection you will play on repeat as a perfect antidote to lockdown blues Read Simon Green Full Review HERE 

Popa Chubby wears his Tinfoil Hat on his sleeve a Stupendous album that repays repeated listens to fully appreciate the depth and quality Read Tom Dixon Full Review HERE 

Zed Mitchell and guitar travels Route 69 A Wonderful album of guitar wizardry set to blues-tinged songs that always entertain. Read Tom Dixon Full Review HERE 

Trevor B Power Band state What Is Real A Wonderful 4 doodle paws album of varied and original songs delivered with quality music and musicians; it deserves repeated listens to un-peel the layers Read Tom Dixon Full Review HERE 

Powercut then go Acoustic with The Outlaw Orchestra – get your fix of Heavy Grass turn those speakers up and stomp your feet Read Liz Aiken full review HERE 

Smith and Kotzen together go self-titled. A Wonderful blues/rock album from two accomplished songwriters that happen to be damn good guitarists too Read Tom Dixon full Review HERE 

Misty Blues tenth album leaves her None More Blue a great listen. Full of varied blues with extra spices sprinkled liberally throughout. Read Tom Dixon Full review HERE 

Joe Lewis Band are Up Next There is plenty to enjoy on this varied, accomplished album a great listen for some quality blues played with aplomb. Read Tom Dixon Full Review HERE

Central Pennsylvania artists share Backyard Blues Great Listening and a chance to explore some lesser-known but rewarding blues artists showing their interpretation of our beloved genre. Read Tom Dixon Review HERE

Rocking new album We Will Ride again with Inglorious a heady mix of stellar vocals and full-on rock instrumentation always play the album 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 AmadeusBluesdoodles 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.

WORDSCollection 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

Veronica Lewis proves You Ain’t Unlucky a wonderful 4 Doodle paws album that entertains will draw you in and make you want to join the party. Check out the full review from Tom Dixon – 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

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