Tag Archives: Desert blues

SONG OF THE DAY 75 Dollar Bill – Beni Said

75 Dollar Bill are one of those band’s I’m amazed I’ve never stumbled upon until now!! How have I missed this band, these creators of mesmerising and enchanting dust-driven dreamy sound for what has nearly been a decade since their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alkibar Junior – Soukabe Mali

Hailing from Niafounké, a town on the banks of the river Niger (and birthplace of Ali Farka Touré), Alkibar Junior is a Malian Blues band that plays the traditional sounds of Northern Malian Blues or, to be more precise, Sonrai/Songhoi … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Imarhan – Assossamagh

.…..Imarhan, meaning ‘the ones I care about’ Coming together in 2006, Imarhan are an Angerian Tureg desert rock quartet who formed in Tamanrasset, Southern Algeria.  The city of their birth is a place where the Tuareg community of Northern Mali, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mdou Moctar – Ibitlan

It takes a lot of determination to go against the grain of ancient religious traditions, but for Nigerian artist Mahamadou Souleymane, a.k.a Mdou Moctar, this is exactly what he had to do in order to follow his musical calling.  Growing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gong Gong Gong – Some Kind of Demon

Consisting of Hong Kong-born vocalist/guitarist Tom Ng and Montreal-born bassist Joshua Frank, Gong Gong Gong create heady fusions of heavy guitar-based melodies and hypnotically deep bass-driven rhythms.  Swapping traditional percussion for lively string-based beats, their sound is both innovative and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mdou Moctar – Kamane Tarhanin

It takes a lot of determination to go against the grain of ancient religious traditions, but for Nigerian artist Mahamadou Souleymane, a.k.a Mdou Moctar, this is exactly what he had to do in order to follow his musical calling.  Growing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Steve Gunn – Tommy’s Congo

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Gunn has been creating his own blend of psychedelic-fuelled folk-rock for over a decade.  Well versed in his own style of laid-back cosmic Country/Americana, the Brooklyn-based guitar whizz is also known for his jamming-born compositions! For … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lonesome Shack – Past The Ditch

Ben Todd is unique for many reasons.  Aside from his truly distinguishable vocal tone that makes his sound instantly recognisable, he has captured and fully harnessed the rawness of vintage blues, primitive rock and haunted boogie.  Founder of the Seattle-born … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lonesome Shack – No Way Back

With a sound rooted in vintage blues, primitive rock and haunted boogie, the music of Seattle-born and now London-based Lonesome Shack was born out of the love of old traditions. Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Ben Todd, the band also … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ali Farka Touré ft. Taj Mahal – Roucky (Remastered)

World Circuit Records are known for producing some of the finest world music albums in the last two decades. Specialising in music from Cuba and West Africa the label is best know for the Grammy winning Buena Vista Social Club album … Continue reading

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