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GUITAR JACK WARGO: Keepin’ It Real (Wargod)

Guitar Jack has been around for quite a while, and in that time he has recorded with the likes of Ray Charles, The Jacksons, Billy Preston, Solomon Burke and Thelma Houston among others (who include Kelly Z – he appears on “Rescue”, recently reviewed on this website), as well as working with John Fogerty and Hank Ballard,…See More
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GUITAR JACK WARGO: Keepin’ It Real (Wargod)

Guitar Jack has been around for quite a while, and in that time he has recorded with the likes of Ray Charles, The Jacksons, Billy Preston, Solomon Burke and Thelma Houston among others (who include Kelly Z – he appears on “Rescue”, recently reviewed on this website), as well as working with John Fogerty and Hank Ballard,…See More
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LAURIE JANE & THE 45S/ “Midnight Jubilee” (Down In The Alley Records)

 This is a four piece band out of Louisville, Kentucky, with vocalist Laurie Jane Duggins fronting a tight little band consisting of her husband Cort Duggins on guitar, piano and lap steel guitar, Jason Embry on upright bass, and Scott Dugdale on a vintage sounding drum-kit (take a listen to ‘What’s A Girl To Do’) .…See More
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LAURIE JANE & THE 45S/ “Midnight Jubilee” (Down In The Alley Records)

 This is a four piece band out of Louisville, Kentucky, with vocalist Laurie Jane Duggins fronting a tight little band consisting of her husband Cort Duggins on guitar, piano and lap steel guitar, Jason Embry on upright bass, and Scott Dugdale on a vintage sounding drum-kit (take a listen to ‘What’s A Girl To Do’) .…See More
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Name
Norman Darwen
Do you wish to be a FS correspondent/reviewer
yes
What is your involvement in music?
Freelance journalist/ reviewer for numerous magazines and websites - specialising in Blues, Caribbean music (esp. French Caribbean), music of La Reunion, African music - and anything else of interest!
How best do you see your involvement here developing?
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J.J.VICARS – Irreverent Dissident (Annie Gator AGRCD 106)

Originally from Virginia, guitarist, singer, and bandleader J.J. has a strongly rocking approach on this album; after a brief guitar interlude, he launches into the ferocious, Chuck Berry inspired ‘Long Way From Home’ and mines a blues furrow with the likes of ‘Wang Dang Doodle’,…

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Posted on April 16, 2018 at 17:05

KATHY & THE KILOWATTS – Premonition Of Love (Nola Blue NB005)

 

There is a lot of blues-rock around these days, but not too much of the “real” blues. This set helps to rectify that, and comes endorsed by bass player and label-mate, the acclaimed Benny Turner, who contributes to four tracks of this excellent release. Singer Kathy…

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Posted on April 16, 2018 at 16:58

LAUREN ANDERSON – The Game (Independent)

Originally from Chicago but now based in Nashville, singer and guitarist Lauren opens this set with ‘Make A Mistake’, a roots rock number that hints at The Rolling Stones and southern rock, though with a soulful, gutsy vocal that recalls Etta James and Janis Joplin. The…

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Posted on April 12, 2018 at 15:20

TIM WOODS – Human Race (Independent

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The opening ‘Can You Feel It?” is very much in the vein of West Side Chicago blues great Magic Sam, a…

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Posted on April 11, 2018 at 17:00

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April 2018

1
Courtney Marie Andrews
100 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
PK,CVL,DHO,JB,LK
2
Mary Gauthier
59 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
 
3
Caleb Caudle
49 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
TJ,TK,MP
4
Western Centuries
48 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
DD,GS,FS,HM
5
Vivian Leva
44 pts.
Time is Everything
Free Dirt Records
 
6
Ed Romanoff
42 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
 
7
Grant Peeples
41 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2
Continental
AN
8
Joan Baez
32 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
 
9
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
29 pts.
Texas, etc...
DollyRocker
MF,HDB
 
Sam Morrow
29 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
JV
11
Chris Smither
27 pts.
Call Me Lucky
Signature Sounds
JSM,JD
12
Michael McDermott
26 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
CRS
13
John Prine
24 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
SP
14
Mary Chapin Carpenter
23 pts.
Sometimes Just The Sky
Lambent Light Records
 
15
Dean Owens
22 pts.
Southern Wind
At The Helm
PJ
16
6 String Drag
21 pts.
Top of The World
Schoolkids Records
FCE,JS
 
Haley Heynderickx
21 pts.
I Need To Start A Garden
Mama Bird Recordings
 
 
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
21 pts.
Tearing At The Seams
Stax Records
RM
19
Abe Partridge
20 pts.
Cotton Fields And Blood For Days
Skate Mountain
MVP,RK
 
Adam James Sorensen
20 pts.
Dust Cloud Refrain
Continental Song City
BM
 
Ben Reel
20 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
 
 
Chip Taylor
20 pts.
Fix Your Words
Train Wreck Records
LM
 
Kesia Nagata
20 pts.
Looking For Horses
Caramal Productions
GC,EZ
 
Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son
20 pts.
Clear The Table
SepiaPhone Records
SZ,PG
25
3hattrio
18 pts.
Lord of the Desert
Okehdokee Records
 
 
Marlon Williams
18 pts.
Make Way for Love
Dead Oceans

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