Test Of Time is Irish singer songwriter Grainne Duffy’s second album and showcases her roots in blues, soul and Celtic music. Going from the soft rock of Everyday and What More Can I Do to the gritty blues rock of the grinding Rockin’ Rollin’ Stone and the churning rocker Please Take Care, there is one constant; her husky vocal. This will bring comparisons to Maggie Bell and Bonnie Raitt and neither is out of place. If you throw in the sultry, soulful Sweet Sweet Baby and the eponymous title track, which has Tom Petty style guitar sounds then you have most of what Grainne is about. However, she can do a ballad too as shown by the emotional closer, In My Arms.
13/02/2012 Oxford. Famous Monday Blues Club, The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road
15/02/2012 London. Blues Kitchen, 111-113 Camden High Street, NW1 7JN
16/02/2012 Herts. Attic Bar, The Forum, University of Hertfordshire
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