In Conversation with Julian Moores – Blues on The Farm

  Blues on The Farm Thursday 19th June – Sunday 21st June 2015 The Friendly Festival     Liz at Bluesdoodles had a wonderful conversation with Julian Moores about this year’s Blues on The Farm festival delivering music from Thursday 17th June through to Sunday evening 21st June; a perfect way to celebrate mid-summer and … Read more…

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Review – Bentworth Blues Festival August 2013

Celebrating the fantastic Bentworth Blues Festival and Bluesdoodles 100th posting… This year prior to the festival, there were giant hurdles of bureaucracy that Matt Williams landlord of The Star Inn had to jump over to bring the delightful palette of sounds that is the unique come-back again draw of this festival. He surmounted the obstacle … Read more…

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Abertillery Blues festival Saturday 13th July 2013

Saturday, the second day of the festival, was to provide twelve hours of solid entertainment. The show got under-way at Midday with a trio of local performers, starting with festival regular opening as an Acoustic duo Gordon Wride and Simon Gregory with an homage to early blues especially Robert Johnson. The Sam Andrews Band followed … Read more…

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Abertillery Blues Festival 12th July 2013

On a very warm Summer’s evening, the 9th Abertillery Blues Festival was officially opened with Bob & Norm from GTFM Bluesshow announcing the first act of the weekend, Mick Pini Band. As ever Mick delivered a display of quality blues guitar playing, this was no blues power trio it was a quartet of fine musicians … Read more…

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Abertillery Blues Festival Saturday 13th July

SATURDAY 13th July 2013 second day of live music in the sun starts Midday in Abertillery The signs have gone up – and here is a map or for sat navs postcode is NP13 1TZ You know when you are nearly there this is the sign…. Midday today’s is the START of music, laughs, dancing and … Read more…

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Mike Sanchez Band @ The Met Abertillery 8th June 2013

Mike Sanchez and his U.K. band does not have a set list they let the music flow and the crowd is welcomed to shout out the numbers that are special to them creating an eclectic and inclusive set of blues, rockabilly and rock and roll delivered with style by Mike and his band of superb … Read more…

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Ian Siegal and The Mississippi Mudbloods @The Garage, Islington

Ian Siegal and The Mississippi Mudbloods @ The Garage, Islington 8th May 2013 The support tonight was provided by a micro version of Dave Migden & The Dirty Words, comprising Dave accompanied by guitarist Joe Gibson, and what a fine duo they make delivering some superb covers including Taj Mahal’s ‘Fishing Blues’ interspersed with stripped … Read more…

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Federal Charm – debut CD

Federal Charm – Federal Charm on Mystic Records – Release Date 15th July Federal Charm have been getting a lot of attention and that is not surprising with the PR and management support; but never mind the hype – does this début recording live up to the pre-release chatter – Bluesdoodles says yes, with a … Read more…

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King King @ The Flowerpot, Derby – 27th April 2013

The Flowerpot, Derby is a brilliant venue that combines some fantastic real ales with exceptional live music acts that appeal to the crowds that turn up to be entertained. King King, the main act of the evening, were supported by a young band Devlin Blue who hail from Lincoln, and are currently studying music in … Read more…

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Babjack meets Dave Arcari @ Re-con Club, Malvern on 20th April 2013

Dave Arcari arrived with an impressive array of string instruments Banjo, his solid electric is a National Resolectric Junior, a shiny Silver National Style O and the one I describe as the black beast which is more precisely a National Delphi; both of these have been custom-made for Dave by National so they produce that … Read more…

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