Review: ‘Good To Go’ Charlie Bedford

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By Mike O’Cull

Australian blues/rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Charlie Bedford does much to move the genre forward on his latest release Good To Go, which dropped May 22nd, 2020 thanks to Blue Heart Records. Bedford is something of a prodigy in the blues game, who, at a mere 19 years old, shows a maturity and a willingness to expand the form that many artists never achieve at any age.

Bedford journeyed from Oz to Memphis to appear in the International Blues [Read More]

By |2020-06-30T08:08:20-07:00June 30th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Soul Food-Cooking with Maceo’ by Maceo Parker

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Funk legend, saxophonist, singer Maceo Parker is set to release his 16th album ‘Soul Food—Cooking with Maceo’ on June 26 via Mascot Label Group’s new imprint, The Funk Garage. Parker partnered with New Orleans funk royalty on this record and the result is a master class in saxophone, high-energy groove, musicianship and production. Produced by Eli Wolf, the record is a feast of funk and soul classics as well as originals [Read More]

By |2020-06-25T10:19:51-07:00June 25th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Lynne Jackaman Releases New Single ‘Sooner Or Later’

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‘Sooner Or Later’ is the stunning new single from Lynne Jackaman, the first to be taken from forthcoming debut album ‘One Shot’ out August 14 on CD, DL and limited edition vinyl LP. Pre-order the album here.

Jackaman, former frontwoman of cult Southern Rock band Saint Jude, recorded ‘One Shot’ at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Jackaman’s mighty voice is supported by a cast of its storied musicians: Spooner Oldham, whose organ playing helped bring [Read More]

Review: ‘One of Those Days’ by Louisiana’s LeRoux

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By Chris Wheatley

After a ten-year hiatus, they’re back! Fans of southern rock, who aren’t familiar with Louisiana’s LeRoux, should check out their eponymous 1978 album, a potent mix of southern blues, funk and country. Those who are familiar with that record, or with any of the band’s five subsequent releases, will be excited at the prospect of ten original cuts on new album One of Those Days, officially released on June 24 on Gulf Coast Records, produced by the legendary [Read More]

By |2020-06-24T13:34:05-07:00June 24th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: ‘Dark Spaces’ Bridget Kelly Band

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By Mike O’Cull

The Bridget Kelly Band is back in action with its eagerly-awaited sixth record Dark Spaces, thanks to Alpha Sun Records. The BKB has made the semifinals in the ultra-competitive International Blues Challenge twice and gone all the way to the top of the Roots Music Report’s Electric Blues chart. Bridget Kelly is the vocal focus and shows herself to be a multifaceted singer with her own ideas about how to perform roots music. She delves into [Read More]

By |2020-06-25T16:10:16-07:00June 25th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: Blackberry Smoke ‘Live From Capricorn Sound Studios’

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By Mike O’Cull

Blackberry Smoke launches another heaping helping of great rock and roll into the world with its new EP Live From Capricorn Sound Studios. The record drops June 19th, 2020 thanks to 3 Legged Records and was tracked earlier this year at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Georgia. The set features new live-in-the-studio versions of six classic songs that have deep connections to the legendary room and town. The band self-produced these sessions and captured fine performances from [Read More]

By |2020-06-15T12:16:48-07:00June 15th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: ‘Kiss The Sky’ by Bad Touch

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By Chris Wheatley

Bad Touch is a five-piece classic rock outfit from the county of Norfolk, on the UK’s East coast, whose fourth studio album Kiss the Sky is set for release this June 19, 2020. A moment’s reflection should be enough to tell you that this is music you should definitely check out.

A short listen to album opener, “Come A Little Closer,” and you may be convinced. A chainsaw fuzz-guitar riff as joyous as [Read More]

By |2020-06-16T13:14:58-07:00June 16th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment