blues

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends: The Black Heart, Camden

When Reeves Gabrels launches into a solo you never quite know what to expect. ...

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Consult your doctor: Dorian Sorriaux talks Blues Pills

Interview with guitarist Dorian Sorriaux from Blues Pills at Ramblin' Man Fair 2015. ...

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Southern Gothic, Magic and Voodoo: Lose Control (Chantel McGregor)

On Lose Control, Chantel McGregor puts the emphasis on riffs, and takes a less-is-more approach when it comes to soloing...

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Easy on the whiskey now! Cockadoodledon’t (Vinyl re-release)

Listening to Th' Legendary Shack Shakers feels like swillin' liquor in a Kentucky barn which, if you're very lucky, you aren't sharing with the hogs....

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The Blues Needs a National Presence

The UK blues world has some stupendous talent that should be playing both nationally and internationally...

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Foot-stomping hip-swivelling rockabilly country-blues (Tav Falco)

This crowd love Falco and Falco loves them back. He poses and postures, treats the audience to some fancy tango moves, and writhes on his back as if possessed. Tav Falco live. ...

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Don’t Blame Bonamassa : Tours, Tickets and Touts

PR and marketing people know full well how to get their talent to the right audience but while much of this can be done for free, more often than not someone, somewhere, sometime will have to sign a...

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Red Ink and Difficult Happiness. Interview Pt 2 [Beth Hart]

I got a ton of tattoos, at first I bullshitted and said that every one meant something to me and it was some deep thing, and it really wasn’t....

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His Hobo Cabaret [Seasick Steve]

The downhome drawl, the dungarees, the hobo stories, the homemade instruments. Seasick Steve Live @ Eventim Apollo, London. April 14th 2015....

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Red Ink and Difficult Happiness [Beth Hart]

This has been the most difficult, the most scary experience I’ve had writing and making a record and I know why. It’s because I was scared....

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Lacking in natural grease, Rock Top Trumps Deathmatch

You can spend hours in your bedroom practising your scales and hours more preening and primping but you can’t spray on that magical gritty rock and roll quality...

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Blues purists must die [JJ Grey]

JJ Grey will no doubt continue his slow ascent in the blues world, playing to rapt (but quietened) audiences throughout the world...

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Searching for the Great American Album [JKutchma]

here is eternal credence in the idea of “the great American novel”. The essential capturing of American culture – its ideals, hopes, failures and promises, all catalogued between 300 bound...

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Someone we all thought was cool. [Johnny Marr on Chris Spedding]

he name Chris Spedding is likely to garner blank looks or ardent admiration, depending on your conversation partner. While he hasn’t shown up regularly on the lists of major guitar gods since the...

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I was full of shit and I still am (JJ Grey)

JJ Grey interview I want my music to be like a jambalaya, or some kind of dish where you can taste all the elements but they all blend together and make one taste. ...

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Zakk Wylde [Black Label Society] : Interview

I always tell kids that you gotta have passion for whatever it is you're playing. It's easier said than done....

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Ramblin’ Man Fair [25-26 July]

Blues, Classic rock, country, prog, gourmet food, a beer festival, spoken word stage, music cinema, luxury camping and accommodation. Hoo YAH!...

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Aynsley Lister, Farnham Maltings [Live]

His brand of melodic rock-infused blues might not be particularly edgy or on-trend, but is unlikely to go out of fashion anytime soon ...

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Rich Robinson [Black Crowes] : Interview

'it’s the imperfection that makes you stand out. Neil Young can sing like Bruno Mars but no one can sing like Neil Young, and a million people can sing like Bruno Mars.' ...

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Loitered Lens: Big Boy Bloater

Tight grooves, infectious melodies and the unique voice of Big Boy Bloater...

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Loitered Lens : Valerie June

Loitered Lens, fine photos. The subject: Valerie June. Caught here at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2013...

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Loitered Lens : Mud Morganfield

'dressed like a high-class gangster in his high pin-stripe suit with a silky handkerchief in the top pocket'. Mud Morganfield...

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