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Track: Louis Antoniou – Lonesomeville/I Let the Rain Fall Hard

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Classic Compilation: B. B. King – His Definitive Greatest Hits

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Album Review: Son Volt – Notes Of Blue

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Blacktop Mojo will release their self-titled album on August 13th. The 12-track record is the band’s fourth and is the follow up to their 2019 release Under the Sun.  The band have shared the track Tail Lights from the album. A modern power ballad where the band bring smooth sultry blues, hypnotic drumming and emotive singing. The track is …

Since the release of her debut EP Dearly Beloved in 2018, singer Ruby Gilbert has gained growing attention from the music industry with her nostalgic musical style and solid, charismatic vocals. Having received a Queensland Music Award nomination for her debut single Oh Bones, Gilbert has played an array of  prominent Australian music festivals including BIGSOUND and …

WITH his new album, The Rhythm Of The City, droppin’ on February 19th on Wild Honey, and with a video for album opener “How Can You Walk Away” with us just under a fortnight ago, John Paul Keith is a busy man right now; but not so busy he can’t seduce you with a classic, …

“IT WAS an honor to have been asked to write a song for this culturally vital documentary,” says singer-songwriting legend Ben Harper of “Black Beauty”, the song he’s dropped the video for today. “After watching Black Boys and discussing it in-depth with [director] Sonia Lowman, I went immediately to work on composing ‘Black Beauty.’  “I’m old-school …

Blues-Psych troubadour John J Presley has just revealed his new Albany Sessions album, out last Friday, made up from tracks recorded at home over lockdown, with is trusty guitar, and pretty much nothing else. Recorded at home in Brighton, and recording, producing and mixing everything himself, the record is available on a beautiful translucent-red vinyl …

SAM PHILLIPS’ Sun Records imprint is arguably the first truly great label of the modern era. It was founded in Memphis in February 1952 by Sam, Alabama born, who lived through the great American depression and who cut his musical teeth at the Muscle Shoals radio station WLAY, which didn’t categorise its music by colour …

BIG BILL BROONZY – he’s one of those names you hear in hallowed tones, whispered and discussed on forums and in the music press, alongside such company as Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, as being right in there at the roots of modern black music; in the blues, the devil’s music, which of course …

Former Deep Purple axeman Ritchie Blackmore joins William Shatner for a heart-rending take on the blues classic from Mr. Shatner’s new album The Blues coming October 2 via Cleopatra Recordings. A livelier rendition of BB King’s classic thats has been treated with respect. Blackmore is just Blackmore and simply amazing like only he can be. …

THE LOST Highway Tapes is the project of a serendipitous encounter for Fabyl Records’ Nick Faber, who was out on a crate-diggin’ exploration of the American South. He was in the south of Florida when he came across a weatherbeaten busker bringin’ the blues on a steel guitar, tapping straight into the main source. He …

Out October 2nd on his own Es Paranza label is a new career-spanning 2cd retrospective of the career of the legendary Robert Plant, Digging Deep. It includes tracks from across his eleven solo albums, but also includes three unreleas3d numbers – ‘Nothing Takes the Place of You’, written by New Orleans musician Toussaint McCall and …