News / Cambridge Comes Home (Literally)

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Given all the drastic cancellations, restrictions and general disquiet that’s gone on because of CoVid 19 it’s been on line activities and events which have at least raised a ray of hope for live music when all is restored to a modicum of normality. Of course this should be festival season, sunshine, a drink in… Read more »

News / Fine Lines ahoy! New John Martyn biography hits the shelves

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‘He lived his life the same way he made music: improvising as he went; scattering brilliance, beauty, rage and destruction in his wake. Drawing on almost 100 new interviews, Small Hours is a raw and utterly gripping account of sixty years of daredevil creativity, soaring highs and sometimes unconscionable lows.’ I interviewed John Martyn just… Read more »

News / The Jayhawks Announce Collaborative New Album XOXO

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Seminal Minneapolis band The Jayhawks have announced their new album XOXO will release on July 10 via Sham/Thirty Tigers. Featuring their most diverse and wide-ranging group of songs to date. Recalling country-rock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Jayhawks have won many plaudits throughout their career and the authentic sound that saw… Read more »

News / Lockdown Video – Honey and the Bear Share ‘Sounds of Silo’

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With most of us never having experienced anything quite like this pandemic before,  many of our favourite artists are turning to the internet to bring us their music, when we would normally be going to festivals and enjoying their music live. Suffolk duo Honey and the Bear decided to start recording live streams from their ‘Bear… Read more »

News / Skerryvore celebrate 15 years with Live Across Scotland

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Multi-award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will release their blistering new album, Live Across Scotland on Friday, 10 July 2020 to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Capturing the energy and atmosphere of the band’s live performance, Skerryvore’s first ever live album features 15 tracks recorded at much-loved Scottish venues during the band’s recent 2019/20 winter tour. Skerryvore’s signature… Read more »

News / Show of Hands to release 2020 Version of Classic – Bristol Slaver

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Show of Hands, recognised as one of the finest folk roots acts in the UK, are to release a 2020 version of their classic, thought-provoking song, Bristol Slaver. In July, some 23 years after the original song appeared on their acclaimed 1997 album Dark Fields, multi award-winning singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer will… Read more »

News / Dion has just had his album ‘Blues With Friends’ released on Keeping The Blues Alive Records

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The album represents the fulfillment of a lifelong vision and his efforts have been supported by a cadre of great players such as Paul Simon, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. As one of the very few first-generation rock’n’rollers still seriously pursuing new avenues of expression, his Bronx soul is very much in evidence on this… Read more »

News / Robert Jon & The Wreck New Album & European Tour

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Robert Jon and The Wreck

With the critically lauded new album ‘Last Light On The Highway’ just released these roots rockers are hitting  Europe this Autumn with an extensive tour. With their fusion of blues, soul, country  and rock Blues legend Joe Bonamassa says the band are ‘keeping the history of classic music of the 60’s and 70’s alive for… Read more »

News / Blues rockers King King return with their highly anticipated new album and UK tour dates

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The ‘Maverick’ album follows 2017’s critically acclaimed album “Exile & Grace”. Their fifth studio record is released on Friday 16th October 2020 via Channel 9 Music – King King’s new independent label. The 10-track album will be released on CD and vinyl.  Guitarist and driving force Alan Nimmo explains: “Musically, it’s more mature and more… Read more »