blues

Lone Star State Of Mind – Peeking Behind The Curtain With Jarrod Dickenson

There are certainly things to be avoided in Nashville as far as I’m concerned. But to me that’s a different business altogether and it’s a different thing, it’s really the entertainment...

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More Authenticity, Less Plastic – Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 Delivers On All Fronts

CFF 2019 showcased some incredible new talent. Amy Montgomery is one of the few performers who stops you dead in your tracks and forces you to lower your lens to breathe in the sheer brilliance of it...

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Any Port in A Storm – Brothers Osborne Make Land

Drunken shanty renditions of Drank Like Hank would be heard throughout the streets of London into the early morning....

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Cracking Nuts Under The Apple Tree

Their music has an underlying groove combined with an earthy spirituality that makes you want to kick off your boots and dance around the nearest stone circle. ...

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Islington – Where The Alligators Grow So Mean

This wonderful intoxicating album of bluesy-cajun-jazzy mash unashamedly gargles with its influences from Irish, German, African and Native American....

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Chewing Up A Banjo Plucking Storm

The Dead South show a sold out O2 Forum they aint no punks ...

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‘Please Don’t Be Dead’ Bags It Up In Blues

Fantastic Negrito Wins Best Contemporary Blues Album For "Please Don't Be Dead' at 2019 GRAMMYs...

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Making music: a Taxing process?

Blues and Rock-influenced unit Tax The Heat drop in to discuss new album 'Change Your Position'...

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Ramblin’ Man Fair Announce Second Headliner!

Mott The Hoople added to an already stellar lineup for the 30th June/1st July event...

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One More for the Road:The New Roses

Life ain't easy when you're cheesy. Happily, The New Roses (mostly) aren't. ...

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Half Deaf Clatch Tells Tales… That Damage His Bank Account

Clatch's music won't make him rich, but it'd be a poorer world without it...

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

As ever, outstanding in its field....

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Cambridge Folk Festival Twins With Newport

Two titans of the folk festival landscape team up across the Atlantic...

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Genres: We’re Going to Need a Bigger Box

Searching for antidotes to the Genre-Box-Pox...

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Loitered Lens: Dätcha Mandala

Supporting Hayseed Dixie on UK tour duties, Dätcha Mandala walk off with the show. Photos...

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Oozy Bluesy Doom: Sacred (The Obsessed)

Doom metal with passion and refinement - The Obsessed are back after a brief 23-year break...

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Sore Feet and Shambolic Frontmen at Womadelaide

The scale and extent of Womadelaide can be punishing. Happily, the entertainment is worth the pain....

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Records from the Road. BeLive (Rebecca Downes)

No filler. Rebecca Downes only has a couple of albums, but this live set sounds like a Greatest Hits...

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Crackling Fuzz and Feelgood Soul: Blues Pills and Kadaver at Koko

Pop, blues, groove. Camden's Koko samples all three with Kadaver and Blues Pills. ...

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Bringing in the New: Cambridge Rock Festival

Blues, classic and progressive rock at another of Cambridge's fine festivals...

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Loitered Lens: Greg Coulson

Live at the 100 Club, Greg Coulson raged rampant across the stage at the iconic London venue. Photos...

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Believe in the Blues: Rebecca Downes Album Launch

Showcasing her new album, Believe, British blues-rock powerhouse Rebecca Downes threw it down hard at London's 100 Club. Review ...

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Blues, But Well Beyond Niche. (Rebecca Downes)

Walking the line between classic and contemporary, Believe by Rebecca Downes brings a fresh voice to the blues mileu. Review...

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Tous Ensemble, Melody Gardot at the Southbank

Uncancelled and unbowed. A review of Melody Gardot at London's Southbank the night after the Bataclan...

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Loitered Lens: Simo

Photos of Simo at St Moritz Club London 23.11.15...

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Transcending the Pitfalls of Pop. Nicole Atkins, Oval Space, London

Tickets for Nicole Atkins' at London's Oval Space on November 24th (with Mercury Rev) are now available....

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Everyone Needs a Music Mentor

Celebrating those hand-waving friends who are always drumming on tables...

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Vintage Trouble European Tour

Vintage Trouble are pleased to announce a full European headline tour through November and December 2015...

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Don’t Get Your Cock Out. Good Gig Etiquette (Reeves Gabrels)

Suspiciously sticky floors and fingers at The Horn, St Albans...

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Back Behind Your Guitars, Boys! The Sistas are Spreading the Blues

Britain's got some great blues talent, but you have to look closely to locate the stand-up-all-by-yourself vocal guys...

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