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Selctions from Doodle-zine: Issue 1
From the Authors Viewpoint: Hard Work – But Glorious: or what I did during furlough…. by Clare Wichbold When I started my initial research into the suffrage campaign in Herefordshire back in 2018, I had no idea what it was going to lead to. Read the full article HERE
Short Story: Five Times Round by Karenne Griffin
With one eye still on the road, Dave glanced at his twelve-year-old daughter in the rear vision mirror. ‘Cheer up, Nat. Read the full story HERE
Flash Fiction: The Reliability of Norman by Rebecca Kinnarney
In the days after Daddy left, darkness became the enemy. … Read the full story HERE
Review: Trev Turley shares those he will Cherish Ever by Tom Dixon – Bluesdoodles rating: a wonderful album that crosses styles and genres but always delivers quality. Read the full review HERE
The new single from songwriter-producer Eric Krasno’s forthcoming solo album ‘Always’ – out 4th February via Provogue/Mascot Label Group – Krasno explores the emotional havoc that a lack of communication can wreak on the human psyche.
Bluesdoodles thoughts: ‘Silence’ the opening track of his forthcoming album ‘Always,’ announces his fourth solo album on a track that circulates around family. This is a song delivered by a smooth operator. Acoustic, funky, soothing and full of attitude. The beat pulls you in and demands you take time out and listen. The starter for ten – we wait with excited ears to hear the whole album.
British husband and wife blues-rock duo When Rivers Meet has released the official music video for their new single “Testify.”
The Essex-based band return to the music fold with their highly anticipated sophomore album “Saving Grace” released by One Road Records on Friday, November 19th 2021.
Saving Grace follows hot on the heels from the band’s critically acclaimed debut album We Fly Free that was released in November 2020. The past year has been a non-stop thrill ride for WRM, who are comprised of Grace Bond (lead vocals, mandolin, violin) and Aaron Bond (guitar, vocals).
WRM set a record first in May 2021, by becoming the first-ever artist or band to win four awards at the UK Blues Awards.
“Testify is taken from new album “Saving Grace” released November 19, 2021
Bluesdoodles thoughts: The power of the vocals, guitar and flow of the first single Testify from their Sophomore album Saving Grace is stratospheric. You are hooked from the off – this is anthemic blues that rocks your soul. The duo, Grace and Aaron continue to deliver what was promised on their debut album Now the wait begins for the whole album….
An accomplished producer, Jaime produced and engineered her recording of ‘Wild One’, as well as giving the song that she co-wrote the power vocals and rock presence for which she’s famed.
“’Wild One’ is a true story about my childhood and the spirit of every girl,” Jaime explains, “It’s about not being afraid to follow your own dreams and believing in yourself in the face of adversity.
Jaime is delighted to release both the single and its accompanying video and is rightly proud of the album of new material
Bluesdoodles thoughts: Turntable turning and we are launched into a song that hooks you. Pop vibes toughened by Rock. The lyric video explores psychedelia. This is a visual and aural delight, pacy, with the energy to rev up any day. Wild One entertains.
Stepping into the brand-new Marshall Studio with legendary producer Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Gun, Feeder), Bad Touch have recorded a rocking cover of Edwin Starr’s soul classic Twenty-Five Miles. Bad Touch’s lead singer Stevie Westwood said ‘This was one of the most fun song’s we have recorded, putting a rock spin on such a classic Motown track we felt like we had a bit more freedom with where we could take it. It’s loud, it’s funky and most importantly; it’s got soul.”
Released ahead of their “Better Late Than Never” UK tour in November and December 2021
Bluesdoodles thoughts: Bad Touch create their own excitement wherever they lay their hats! This is true as they deliver Twenty Five Miles. Mowtown is rocking as they spin the vibe 360 degrees. It works. The rocking energy is the antidote to the shoes we have been walking in over the last eighteen months. This is a track you want to hear live and loud.
Iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Alice In Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell today announces the release of the title track from his new LP Brighten. The full album will be released on October 29th, 2021 and is available for pre-order and pre-save. HERE
Talking about ‘Brighten’, Jerry says, “Pretty early on, I knew ‘Brighten’ was the cornerstone track of the album, and it seemed to fit the body of work as a title. There’s plenty of darkness and edge, but there’s also some light, space, and good vibes.”
Bluesdoodles thoughts: The video is awesome, artistic and clever invoking ‘Lotus Eaters’ from Homer’s Odyssey. We see a man devouring flowers – then the psychedelic experience. Combined with the hit of the energy of the live performance. Oh! the music is a delight. Everyone is having fun and the tune will be the soundtrack of your day. This is pure indulgence, forget about the practicalities of a Monday sit back, switch off reality and enjoy the hedonistic rush.
Guitarist and singer-songwriter, Troy Redfern, dubbed as Britain’s “King of Slide Guitar,” Stone is the fourth single taken from Redfern’s new album The Fire Cosmic. It follows hot on the heels of his previous singles Sanctify, Ghosts, and Waiting For Your Love.
Troy is on the road this Autum
Bluesdoodles thoughts: “Stone” closes Troy Redfern latest album and builds slowly to a huge, anthemic wall of sound, that dies away at the death with just the sound of a piano playing. Stone is full of tones of light and shade. A perfect reminder to catch Troy on Tour this Autumn
Sari Schorr back in the UK Autumn 2021
Hurrah! echoes around the land as fans excitedly wait to hear the scorching vocals of Sari Schorr and the band that makes her vocals and lyrics sing with Blues and passion.Buy Tickets Here
Gin Annie are proud to announce their UK headline tour, The Next Chapter: “11 dates, 11 cities, 11 venues
The tour runs from the 23rd September to 10th October.
Black Country-born, bred and based, Gin Annie are a five-piece powerhouse hard rock band: David Foster (vocals); Byron Beej’ Garbett (guitars); Brian Green (guitars); ‘Hammer’ Burrows (bass); Lewis Turner (drums).
The hard rocking outfit started 2021 by releasing their one-off single ‘Devil in Me’ which charted at #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers & the Hot New Releases Rock Chart!
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Bluesdoodles Reviews & Interviews September 2021
Eric Bibb’s Letter starts Dear America beautiful musicianship combines with lyrics that are times are difficult. This is a true love letter for 2021 as Eric Bibb delivers tough love with charm earning him 5 Doodle Paws. – Read Liz’s review HERE
Joe Louis Walker plays Eclectic Electric a great listen that delivers the promise of the title: it is eclectic and JLW’s mastery of the guitar (with a few stellar guests) provides the beguiling electric side.- Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE
Samantha Fish shows her guitar licks on Faster – a Wonderful album of hybridised blues-rock that works and works very well indeed with Samantha’s trademark guitar sound still preserved and her vocals stronger than ever…buy it and listen multiple times to appreciate the many and varied levels this ‘new direction’ reveals; then sit back and enjoy. – Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE
Starlite Campbell Band playing The Language of Curiosity a great listen for an album full of excellent musicianship delivering a new nostalgia.- Read Tom Dixon’s review HERE
Fabrizio Grossi blends Soul Garage & Experience together With help from his friends on his debut album Counterfeited Soulstice Vol 1. Soul blended with love is the summation of this contemporary genre-bending debut from Fabrizio Grossi & Soul Garage Experience. – Read Liz’s review HERE