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Author: David Scott
The audience is noisy and excitable, fans joining in the choruses when encouraged to and watching closely the stunning musicianship in front of them, appreciating the very special nature of the occasion.
Americana-Folk Virtuoso Sarah McQuaid’s New Video Tribute to Bert Jansch Plus Tour Dates
Sarah’s voice and guitar merge together in perfect harmony to create a timeless vibe respectful of Bert’s legacy.
It is hard to believe that the end of this year marks the 60th anniversary of The Animals, one of the UK’s most famous R&B, blues and rock bands of all time and part of the 1960s British music invasion of the USA. Bruce Springsteen recently revealed that it was The Animals and not The Beatles or The Rolling Stones who were his favorite British band. “Their first records were the first full-blown class-consciousness I’d ever heard. After playing a short burst of “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” Springsteen confessed, “That’s every song I’ve ever written, ‘Born To…
This stunning release from award winning UK singer and songwriter Ruth Lyon is timely given her imminent American debut at the prestigious South by South West (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas March 11th-19th whose alumni include Norah Jones and The White Stripes.
“’On The Ride’ is a letter to friends asking them to let us know when they’re in need. It’s a song for tough times.” – Liz Jones
A major strength of the band throughout the set was the chemistry between the musicians which impacts upon their interactions with each other to achieve a cohesive and expansive sound.
Even by Megson’s high standards, ‘Unknown Waters’ is a tour de force, indeed a force of nature. Debs and Stu are dedicated, hard working and immensely talented road warriors keeping traditional music alive and creating memorable new songs along the way.
As a taster for further covers in ‘Unknown Waters,’ the appetite is whetted.
It has been a traumatic 21 months for touring musicians across the world but that hasn’t stopped them from recording some stellar albums which I have chosen to share with you this Christmas.
“The banjo has a plunky, non-sustaining tone. Still, I believe the banjo deserves to be an instrument of the blues. Even its history could be a blues song!” – Poet laureate Norbert Krapf