Category Archives: blues

The Road –  Stephen J. Push (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, you can’t say that this isn’t a funky piece of work. Bluesy rock and roll, bursting at the seams with infectious grooves, ear-worm riffs, classic rock and roll swagger and a simple message. The message is that the world … Continue reading

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Thunderin’ Down the Road –   Terry Derosier (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Driving music is no new concept, songs that act as the soundtrack to a road trip, music to seek adventure to, four wheeled party tunes, we are all familiar with how that works. And whilst this great little bluesy-country-rock piece … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLI : Son – New Sky (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

How do you make music that is at once soul searching yet accessible, reflective yet anything but melancholic, poignant yet marked for popularity, enigmatic yet infectious? I bet New Sky has at least some of the answers but then they … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXL : Big Tim –  Izzy The Cat (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m going to break out one of my go-to and possibly made up words now. Ready? Groovesome! I’m not sure if you will find it in the dictionary but it is exactly the right word for Izzy The Cat’s blend … Continue reading

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Big Love –  The Sheyana Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Books and covers…I never learn. Then again you have to hold the band responsible to some degree. If they offer up a cover of themselves dressed like a crazed Mariachi band from The Three Amigos, conclusions are going to be … Continue reading

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Gypsy Blood – Tamsin Quin (reviewed by T Bebedor)

Devizes-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Tamsin Quin is one of those artists that seems to be doing the right things at the right time and has been gathering something of a following for her blend of acoustic folk with intelligent lyrics that owes … Continue reading

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Born in Da LBC –  Lee Perreira (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

That will teach me to jump to conclusions, to judge books by their covers…or at least songs by their titles. Anytime I see slang words such as “Da” in a title I immediately brace myself for impact by another modern … Continue reading

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Be On Time – Brother Jon Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If last time out the Brother Jon Band showed their slick and sassy bar room blues licks via the wonderful Bobby’s Blues, this time they take those same influences and wrap them in a more cosmic folk vibe. The result … Continue reading

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Black and Blue –  Annie Fitzgerald (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is no place like home, or so they say, and by her own admission it would seem that a return to her native Minnesota soil after a decade in New York City has imbued Annie Fitzgerald’s latest album, You … Continue reading

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Why Anything? Why This? – Shriekback (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is no template for a Shriekback album, we worked that out a long time ago. They have that brilliant way about them, a way of using different sonic building blocks from album to album, from track to track, and … Continue reading

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