On Come Morning Bros Landreth Soothe away the Dark Great listening, as comforting as a warm blanket on a cold night. The album has a smooth consistent flow but within that, there is a huge amount of variety in the accompaniment.
Emma Wilson Wish Her Well a great listen: full of stellar performances from a very capable band topped off by Emma’s engaging vocals. It is a mark of a strong album when you want to listen to it repeatedly to glean every nuance from the well-written songs.
Vaneese pulls no punches on Fight The Good Fight a great listen to an album packed with flawless talent from Vaneese and her large cast of musicians definitely more Soul than Blues
Eliza Neals gets Badder to the Bone a wonderful blues wrapped in rock album with a vocalist of prodigious talent alongside a star-studded cast of musicians.
Gary Cain is more than Abel on Next Stop a wonderful guitar-centric album that delivers originality, variation and enviable skill.
Brave Rival plug into Life’s Machine a stupendous album that I had to keep reminding myself is a debut…the skills on display here will be the envy of many an established band. It is a far-reaching collection of blues-based rock with many, many added elements that only repeated listens will truly reveal. Do yourself a favour and give it a listen and then buy it.
2021 - Recorded Music Reviews - one-hundred and sixty-five albums reviewed Twenty-four rocked our boats achieving FIVE DOODLE PAWS
Xander and the Peace Pirates bring Order Out Of Chaos a wonderful album that crosses genres and delivers ten tracks to lose yourself in…repeated listens will bring new elements to the fore and expand the enjoyment.
Dana Fuchs warns that we’re on Borrowed Time a wonderful album packed to the gills with quality performances from Dana and her talented band that provide plenty of rock, roll as well as the blues with added soul and a bit of country for variety and texture.
Michael Rubin harps on I’ll Worry If I Wanna a great listen some seriously good harp work woven through nine tracks of blues-based and innuendo-laden goodness.