Album Review for GRAHAM ROBINS new album MAJESTIC HALLS. Graham Robins has been on the UK music scene for over 30 years - his voice and guitar thrilling audiences both here and in Europe, especially on the Dutch club scene. This is an album of original blues, soul and jazz compositions, with a real jukebox jive on songs such as Three Foot Spoon. Video & song links inc. here.
If you ask the question 'How Blues can you get?' then the answer has to be Bobby 'Blue' Bland who sadly passed away in 2013. He mixed gospel with blues and R&B and is described as one of the greatest story-tellers of blues and soul music. This album is a reissue of the previously rare 1962 original, with 10 added bonus tracks. "Ladies & Gentlemen Here's The Man! I mean THE MAN".
Album review for British Blues Rock guitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Bryant. Described here by our writer as a national treasure Bryant has a career spanning over 20 years, he was mentored by Walter Trout and fronted his band while he underwent a liver transplant. Bryant is back with a strong new album out called Revelation, which is a tribute to his dad Ken.
Album review: JT4tet sees the reunion of two musicians who worked together during the nineties under various names (The London Blues Band, Roogalator II and the original Grooveyard), Tim Richards and Jon Taylor. They have accompanied US blues artists Mojo Buford, Deitra Farr and British blues queen Dana Gillespie. They are joined by the bass and drums team of Andres (Andy) Lafone and Peter Miles.
Album review for The Chained Collective, featuring Al 'Bluesman' Peters & Dillon Clearwater. The Chained Collective Album contains 10 blues-influenced tracks covering love, loss, war, politics & youthful exuberance! Out now and available from Probe Records & News From Nowhere, Liverpool Literally Bookshops, New Brighton & Quirky Café, Hoylake.
Album Review for Minneapolis based singer-songwriter and pianist, Scottie Miller and his band. There are twelve new original tracks on Stay Above Water with this being the Scottie Miller Band's 10th release. Reviewer Adrian Blacklee draws comparisons between Dr John and Scottie, hit the link below to see if you agree. Stay Above Water video included here too.
Album Review for San Diago's Little Hurricane's latest album, Same Sun Same Moon. Little Hurricane was formed in 2010 when Celeste "C.C." Spina, drums, and vocals advertised on Craigslist and met studio engineer Anthony "tone" Catalano Guitar and Vocals. Our reviewer Shirl says this is not as dirty blues as previous albums, check it out for yourself to see if you agree.
Album Review for Ontario's award-winning Tim Bastmeyer's All Star Blues Band. This album was released Independently and recorded at Grassfire Studio. All songs on this album are written by the band, which consists of Tim Bastmeyer on lead vocals and guitar, featuring Juno winners Julian Fauth, Paul Reddick, James Thomson, Juno nominee Sean Pinchin, and Cam de Latt.
EP review for Electric Blues Duo, Xavier Pillac, and Antoine Escalier from Poitiers, France. This self-titled debut EP was released in 2017 on the Baryton Music label. Inspired by street musicians in New Orleans, the duo adopted a “two man band” approach, with Xavier on lead vocals and guitar, and Antoine playing bass with his hands and drums with his feet.
Guido Brassé vocals & harmonica and Robbert Duijf vocals & acoustic guitar make up the Dutch duo, Third House On The Left who have been performing together since 2013. Their debut album Love To See You Cry was released earlier this year and consists of 10 songs all written by Duijf. Their songs are described by our reviewer as being laid back, toe tapping blues.