For a variety of very personal reasons tonight’s gig was something of a ‘celebratory’ party for me and I couldn’t think of a finer pair of performers to spend the night with than local Delta Blues aficionados Monkey Junk plus the headline act, Matt Andersen from Canada was someone I’d been desperate to see for a few years.
John Nellist and Andy Turnbull; who make up Monkey Junk have been on the local music scene for a few years now but look and sound like they were born to…Continue
Posted on December 3, 2013 at 2:00pm
Romantic Alt-Country from Downtown Frankfurt
I first discovered Markus Rill a couple of years ago when he contacted me via this very website asking if I would be prepared to review his CD Wild, Blue & True. I can’t say that I was enamored at the prospect of listening to a German-Americana act; but held an open mind as it had been released on one of my favourite labels - BLUE ROSE RECORDS.
The album was truly excellent and the follow up, MY ROCKET SHIP…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2013 at 2:00pm
Personally I think it's been an amazing year for music and getting this list down to 10 has been a nightmare (I reviewed 91 albums for ND this year - with 3 more for January release).
1. Guy Clark - My Favourite Picture of You www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/guy-clark-my-favourite-p...
2. Quiet Loner - Greedy Magicians…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2013 at 11:00am
I loved Durham’s previous offering, The Shovel v The Howling Bones so much, that when I handled this CD my hands began trembling; then I thought how could he possibly follow such a brilliant album….but….fear not….he has; and possibly even bettered it!
With baited breath I pressed ‘play’ and sat back in nervous anticipation then grinned with relief as a Native American – Delta Blues fusion footstomper oozed out of my speakers like wild mountain honey for the ears; and…Continue
Posted on December 1, 2013 at 2:00am — 2 Comments