Category Archives: blues rock

SONG OF THE DAY Afous D’Afous – Nak Amahah

If bands like Tinariwen are your thing, Afous D’Afous are a six-piece desert blues outfit worth checking out! Hailing from Tamanrasset in southern Algeria, the band are still relatively unknown in world music circles, whilst at home in the Tuareg … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vieux Farka Touré – Ba Kaitere

Son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. Following in his Dad’s musical footsteps, Vieux has been referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” declaring since his teenage years … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Janis Joplin – Summertime

When you’ve got a lot of things to do and tasks to finish on a sunny Saturday, what do you do….you spend ages listening to music of course! At least that’s what I’ve done today, that and enjoy the sun, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Miles Mosley – Abraham (Live at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA)

You may remember me featuring this song last May, but last night as I listened to it for the first time in ages, I felt that very same rush of ‘WOW’ just as I did when I first heard it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fink – Hour Golden

“My love of Blues has always been there, before I even knew what it was…” (Fink) English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, Fink, aka Fin Greenall, is well-known for his electronic compositions and numerous writing collaborations with an array … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY (no. 2!) The Doors – End of the Night

The Doors will forever occupy a large magical gap in my musical heart…always one of my favourites! Jim Morrison would’ve been 73 today so here’s to you Jim! Happy Birthday wherever you are you leather-clad legend!!!

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SONG OF THE DAY Creedence Clearwater Revival – Graveyard Train

I read somewhere the other day that some have suggested that this song is ‘too long’ and that a shorter version would be just as effective… I’d have to disagree, I think that the slow pace and repetitive melody adds … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mango Zabba – Vagrant (The Bakery Sessions)

Last month Mango Zabba whisked me up in their cosmic clutches with the supersonic sounds of  ‘Becky’ and I’ve yet to touch back down to earth.. Hailing from the Netherlands this four piece consists of, Lars Bergman (vocals/freaky guitar), Iason Georgiou … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY She Keeps Bees – Counter Charm

Residing in New York, this extremely creative and very productive duo have been self-releasing material since 2006, all of which I hasten to add, was created from home! Consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jessica Larrabee and her partner Andy LaPlant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hidden Charms – I Don’t Mind

Today is the day I have been eagerly awaiting, Hidden Charms have released their new EP, ‘Harder From Here’ which releases via Deltasonic Records (The Coral, The Vryll Society). The London 4-piece first grabbed my attention last November and in the … Continue reading

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