A small experiment this week and next in that I'll be including
reports on music developments and people that I've come across.
Please let me know what you think.
No chance to grab a picture this week but I did have a look through
some of the stuff from Long Island and quite liked this one
(right). Come to think of it, I could do with another couple of
Road to nowhere - Rick Fowler
Rick Fowler's musical honesty creates an unsurpassed morphic
resonance between him and his listeners. With a raw soul
reminiscent of early Johnny Winter and aural suspense akin to
Trower, Fowler delivers the energy, joy, anger and torment found in
the very best of blues-rock. Road to nowhere is from his album Back
on my good foot available direct from his site or from CD Baby.
Credit due to all musicians on the album for some great
BASS: Michael C. Steele
DRUMS: Gerry Hansen, Bill Berry
B3: Tim White, Randall Bramblett
2ND GUITAR: Jonathan Dorsey
RESONATOR: Michael C. Steele
BG VOCS: Sherry Joyce, Michael C. Steele
Life of fantastic - Azoora
(London, UK & Åre, Göteborg Sweden)
"Azoora" are a blend of acoustic electronica which combines that
dreamy shoe-gazing feel with a charming British indie twist. They
have recently released their latest EP The Second Coming.
This is their 4th EP and again a big step forward for this amazing
band. Beautiful timeless popsongs mixed with electronic burst-outs
and a master production. Lean back and let it wash over you!
"Every time I listen to new Azoora
tracks I can see style, technique and production improve. Well
worth getting your hands on this.” - Rowley Cutler
Gary - Stages of Dan
Formed at the crack of 2008, Stages Of Dan are a London based trio
made up of Chris Aliano (Guitar/Vocals), Chris 'Big Chris' Bryant
(Bass/vox) and Guy Davidson (Drums/vox).
Lots of live show dates coming up so check out their MySpace at:
Icons among us
Jazz had become synonymous with old men listening in respectful
silence to music based largely on the movers and shakers of the
past century. Now there is a fresh breeze of "jazz with attitude"
stirring things up. It really does deserve your attention and that
is why a series of documentaries has been made, shining a light on
some pretty remarkable and exciting musicians with good stuff to
say as well as play.
"It's about time someone had the balls to do
a documentary like this" Jamie Cullum (jazz singer,
Abataka - Kinobe and Soul Beat
Kinobe (pronounced CHI-NO-BAY) is a brilliant multi-instrumentalist
from Uganda whose early abilities in traditional African music
quickly garnered acclaim on the world stage. Born in 1983 near Lake
Victoria, he began playing music at the age of five, and five years
later travelled to the Netherlands with a group of musicians for
his first international performance. It was this trip that
introduced him to the diversity of musical traditions throughout
the world, opening his ears to new sounds, and launching a
life-changing interest in world music. In the years that followed,
Kinobe traveled the African continent, performing with such figures
in African roots music as, Youssou N'dour, Salif Keita, Angelique
Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Baaba Maal, Ismael Lo, and many others. He
is a lifelong student, teacher, lover, and purveyor of the great
diversity of African musical traditions.
Soul Beat Africa is the new voice of Ugandan music, the inspired
synthesis of African roots and world music, of traditional and
modern instrumentation. These musicians represent the new vanguard
of Ugandan performers, gifted instrumentalists steeped in the music
of their homeland, but with ears opened to the sounds of the world
& Soul Beat Africa
from "Kinobe & Soul Beat Africa"
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All the way down - Jeannine
Jeannine Hebb, an award-winning songwriter and vocalist, has been
studying, performing, writing, and rocking out since she was
At 20, Jeannine graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of
Music, having studied with some of the best in the business
(Gabrielle Goodman, Pat Pattison, Livingston Taylor).
Great track on video on YouTube
El Naranjal - Rogelio Gutierrez
No information available. If you have anything please let me know,
it's peter [at] suffolkandcool.com
from "Polkas Famosas 18 Exitos"
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Madame Pamita dates in
May 14 The Gladstone Arms, London, SE1 1QN
May 15 The Alma, London, SE19 2TA
May 16 Matsu, London, E3 4PL
May 17 Dr. King's Jailhouse/East Dulwich Tavern,
London (East Dulwich), SE22 8HJ
May 19 The Cricketers Arms, Keighley West
Yorkshire, BD21 5JE
May 20 The George Tavern, London (Stepney), E1
May 21 The Harlequin, Sheffield, S3 8GG
May 22 Brooks Blues Bar/Telegraph pub, London,
May 23 The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield
(Netheredge), S7 1NF
Say no More - Enrico Crivellaro
From the album Mojo Zone
recorded in Udine, Italy. Enrico Crivellaro is a former protege of
Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Kenny Burrell, ENRICO CRIVELLARO
has fast become one of the most dynamic and inventive young
guitarists on the Blues Scene today. Best known for his guitar work
with the James Harman Band, Janiva Magness, Finis Tasby, Lester
Butler's "13" and the Royal Crown Revue. Enrico has stepped up to
the plate and recorded a truly genre bending all instrumental Blues
Guitar showcase with MOJO
from "Mojo Zone"
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