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Author: David Scott
Debut singles don’t get any better than “I’d Give It All (Redux).” It only takes a few seconds to recognize a star in the making with a voice reminiscent of the great 20th century American chanteuses. Released independently by Blank Studios, the word redux at the end of the song title indicates this is a revival of a ballad from the UK gypsy-folk and rock band Holy Moly & The Crackers’ best selling Take A Bite album. However, it is much more than that, because “I’d Give It All (Redux)” marks the debut solo single release of Ruth Patterson, the highly…
The art of the luthier reaches its zenith with this beautifully constructed custom guitar from the master craftsmen at Gibson whose passion, perfection and precision are evident in their prized instrument. To make an identical replica of what a 60-year-old ES-335 looked like at Woodstock in 1969 is an achievement of pure genius. The aging cherry wood adds to the distressed appearance, the scratches are consistent with years of hard playing and the guitar is authentic in every detail including the famous sticker motifs. Gibson has made 50 limited edition signature replicas of this fabled ’69 Festival’ axe. The famous Nashville…
The Sage Gateshead is one of the UK’s most iconic concert venues and has hosted the biggest international names in music from Beth Hart to Joe Bonamassa, The Beach Boys to Randy Newman. It is located on the south bank of the River Tyne in North East England, overlooking the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, home of Holy Moly & The Crackers. Their performance on October 4th at Sage Gateshead was going to be extra special as the band returns after a lengthy tour of festivals across Europe. At the beginning of the decade the three original members, Conrad Bird,…
“The older I get the more and more I respect and am proud of the blues as a musical art form.” – Giles Robson
Firmly establishes Robson as a premier harp player on both sides of the Pond.
It is the chemistry between all five highly talented musicians which is what makes them special.
Do You Wish You Were At Woodstock? Ten Years After Co-founder Plays Silvertone Classic
Looking and sounding like a rerun of the famous New York Woodstock festival which propelled Ten Years After to global stardom was the Fifty Years After Party at the record-breaking Silverstone Classic.
“I hope that I’m improving in what I do rather than sitting back riding on past glories which is very sad.”= Leo Lyons
Despite a star-studded line up which included Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Santana it was the lesser-known provincial blues-rock band Ten Years After who were the real showstoppers.