Othello invites you to explore the music and that is catching his ears, also he will be sharing any news that comes his way…
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This week’s highlights include – Music Highlights & News including Mike Ross, Climbing Trees, Dom Martins Savages, King King and The Damn Truth on Tour andApril Reviews
Stories inspired by the prompt FOOL have been written and submitted. They have now winged there way anonymously to be judged. The top three stories and Two Highly Commended will be part of a digital book.
Exciting new project to be announced very soon – selection of Bluesdoodles music reviews, memories, photographs and stories will be coming to Bluesdoodles captured in a digital magazine so much to read and enjoy.
Mike Ross Releases ‘Driftwood (Acoustic)’ today
Bluesdoodles Thoughts: A Slide Guitar delight with the earthy rawness of Mike’s vocals connects the guitar and the lyrics. The lyrics are from the fruitful well of blues lexicography given an uplifting modern twist. The perfect sound for sipping your favourite beverage sitting on a porch enjoying the late evening sun, your feet will be tapping and your heart will soar with the slide sweeping the six-strings. We follow the story while we drift with the wood. A canapes of sound making the ears prick up as we wait for release date of the album on 28th May.
Mike Ross is a man with many a string to his musical bow, as composer, performer and producer. His forthcoming new solo album ably demonstrates that range, virtuosity and attention to detail, and also explores the rich tapestry of Southern musical traditions and styles that Mike calls ‘The Clovis Limit The Tennessee Transition’, It’s an album which resonates as a companion to Mike’s acclaimed ‘Clovis Limits’ albums duology, and is due for release on 28th May.
Exciting news on a damp Welsh Bank Holiday Weekend!
Clovis Limit: Part 1 – Mike Ross reaches The Clovis Limit (Pt.1) so infectious that it is impossible not to love – if you like country with a bit of blues or Americana with a bit of blues you will adore this album. – Read the Full review HERE
Bluesdoodles – recommend you immerse yourself in this exciting new release from Climbing Trees. A band that has been silent for too long. This is music that flows with melodic rhythms to explore and the perfect anthem for Summertime in Wales as we explore the coast and mountains again. Climbing Trees is a band that makes music that excites and your blood soars through you veins in harmony with the folk fuelled rock beats they capture perfectly. Climbing Trees music soars on strong branches and you climb higher to glimpse beyond the Troubling Times. Infectious and the ear worm will always be welcome with the clarion call to action.
The long awaited live album from Dom Martins Savages is due for release on 25th June 2021. Recorded at The Harlington in Fleet between lockdowns on 13th December, front man, multi acoustic award winner Dom Martin, shows off his electric prowess accompanied by Dave Thompson on bass and Laurence McKeown on drums/percussion.
Dom Martin has a solo tour in October 2021 including Callander and Carlisle festivals, all dates will be released in the coming weeks.
Dom Martins Savages will tour the UK in November 2021 including Tenby festival check out dates HERE
Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews April 2021
Steve Cropper is incendiary on Fire It Up A Wonderful album featuring a phenomenal musician supplying his trademark guitar craft enveloped in very high quality soulful R ’n’ B collection that will appeal right across the genres. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
Tomislav Goluban is harping on Express Connection. A Wonderful album of quality, varied blues that is filled but not swamped by Tomislav’s masterful harp. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
Ben Poole and Guy Smeets are the Acoustic Duo Live a Wonderful album that will entertain even if you aren’t guitar centred like wot I am. Great songs, fabulous playing that will send shivers of pleasure down any spinal column…guaranteed. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
The Hungry Williams show their Brand New Thing for the true (50s) Rhythm and Blues lover, this has it all, jump, swing & the occasional meow! Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
Mary Stokes Band are Comin’ Home featuring Sarah Michelle – A Wonderful album of varied and classy blues that isn’t new, but is fulfilling. Read the Full Tom Dixon review HERE
JR Harbidge flows on Long Black River A Great Listen for Americana lovers that want quality, structure and perspicacity. Read the Full Tom Dixon review HERE
50 Years of Dr Feelgood Celebrated with Forty-One tracks on Greatest Hits…and it does feel good. A collection of era and genre defining R’n’B by one of the best bands of recent years to embrace this high energy and passionate kind of music. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
Gary Moore commemorated on How Blue Can You Get A Stupendous album marking the tenth anniversary of Gary Moore’s sad death…but now we can remember what a genius of the guitar he was and this collection of songs prove that beyond a doubt. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
Jimmie Bratcher cooks up I’m Hungry – A Wonderful album of food based blues fit for carnivore and vegetarian alike a true feast for every taste. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
Rise Up with music from Ronnie Earl Today – sadly missed the mark as an album. Songs played within a playlist many tracks will light up your ears. Read the Full Simon Green Review HERE
David Rotundo Band cause So Much Trouble on a strong bluesy album David, is a class harp artist, backed by some superb musicians. Read the Full Tom Dixon Review HERE
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 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 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 … 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