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Hi. Firstly sorry about the lack of updating the website, but we’ve suffered several computer problems. Hopefully everything should be working OK now.
Here’s a quick look at some of the releases in.
Richard Townend (UK)
Take the sunshine
Richard Townend & Friends (2011)
Ticket of life (2011)
Four excellent CD’s in from Richard. Several tracks already uploaded to the playlist.
A wide range of blues to suit all tastes. Get on over to his website for more info. Richard informs me there’s a new album in the pipeline.
The Red Dirt Skinners (UK)
Sinking The Mary Rose (2013)
Third outing for this duo. For me this is more country then blues, but its still a thoroughly good CD.
Stephen Dale Petit (USA/UK)
Cracking The Code (2013)
At last the world seems to be waking up to Stephens music. I’ve been a big fan since his first release.
Sadly this album as the distingsion of including the last tracks Hubert Sumlin ever recoded.
Apart from Hubert, Stephen is joined by Patrick Carney (Black Keys), Mick Taylor, Chris Barber & Dr John.
Howard Glazer (USA)
Stepchild Of The Blues (2013)
This is the fourth CD by Detroit stalwart Howard Glazer. On first glance it may look like a compilation of Howard’s work, but every track as been reworked and re-recorded.
Howard is joined on this excellent CD by Harmonica Shah, who features on two tracks.
Howard is currently looking to book some shows in the UK. So hopefully we will see him here in 2014?
Saiichi Sugiyama (Japan/UK)
The Smokehouse Sessions (2013)
This is the fourth release by Japanese born, UK resident guitarist.
For me this ranks as one of the best albums of the year. The album consists of seven tracks. Four are originals, with three covers. It was recoded live in the studio. This album is only going to released in limited edition vinyl.
Saiichi informs me there’s another album in the pipeline.
Video of the sessions can be found here; https://www.google.co.uk/#q=saiichi+sugiyama+the+smokehouse+session+
Mike & The Mellotones (NL)
1 + 1 = 3 (2013)
Hot in, the latest release from Dutch blues rockers Mike & The Mellotones. These guys are new to me, but looking at their bio they’ve already played the UK before. Lets hope we see them back.
Listen out for tracks on here.
Joanne Shaw Taylor (UK)
Songs From The Road (2013)
Finally got my hands on a full copy of the CD and DVD. If you love Joanne, you’ll love this. The added bonus of the DVD it’s like having Joanne gig in your front room, while sitting in a comfy chair.
The single from the album, Soul Station can be heard here: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/joanne-shaw-taylor/songs-from-the-road.htm