Wow; it’s taken nearly two weeks for me to get my breath back after another frantic and wonderful SummerTyne Americana Festival and; as I say every year; the crowds turn up not knowing anyone on the Jumping Hot Club Outside stage and go away with their favourite new artist of the year.
Starting at noon on Friday the outside stage hosted 7 local acts; all with their feet firmly ensconced in what we all know…Continue
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:00pm
British Guitar Slinger comes of age
I tried very hard to like Danny Bryant’s previous album Hurricane but somehow never quite warmed to that particular version of the Blues; perhaps it was too Heavy for me.
Temperature Rising isn’t a whole lot different but I like it a lot. There’s something different to the production and sound; even though I can’t quite put my finger on what; but this album could be a game-changer for the young man from the Deep South (of…
Posted on July 15, 2014 at 11:30am
As a lifelong Faces fan, I can’t tell you how excited I was in anticipation of this gig. After thoroughly enjoying seeing Mac play his greatest hits at the Gateshead SummerTyne Americana Festival a couple of years ago, I easily persuaded a few friends to come along with me to the den of iniquity known as the Jumping Hot Club, to see one of their heroes.
When we arrived, it was no surprise to see the…Continue
Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:30am — 8 Comments
Another country gem from the Canadian heartland
Whenever I’ve been driving in the car with the iPhone set to random, "Farewell, God Bless You, Goodbye" from this album has haunted me, coming on between the most bizarre combination of songs. But, regardless of what came before it, this pure country track, with its shimmering steel guitar and lazy vocals, caught my attention and has had even me drawling the chorus along with Barber on…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:00am