Author: Glenn Sargeant

Joe Bonamassa- Beacon Theatre: Live from New York (CD)

Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theatre: Live from New York CD Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records Opening with instrumental ‘72nd St. Subway Blues’ it was clear that the 2,829 capacity crowd were going to have a lot of fun with this live show at the famous Beacon Theatre in New York (a home crowd for Bonamassa as he was born in New Hartford, New York State). ‘Cradle Rock’ really packs a punch with Tal Bergman (drums) laying down the beat. ‘When the Fire Hits the Sea’ showcases Rick Melick on keyboards and Joe’s vocals are stunning on ‘Midnight Blues’.  Joining him onstage...

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Joe Bonamassa ‘Different Shades of Blue’ -Three Best Buy (USA) Tracks

Joe Bonamassa ‘Different Shades of Blue’ album -Three Best Buy (USA) Tracks Review (J&R Adventures) Joe Bonamassa is a musician, singer and songwriter from New York who from a young age has been fortunate enough to play with B.B. King and forge a fan-base because of his raw talent. Over the years he has really divided the blues community (not intentionally I might add) as people say ‘He’s over-exposed’, or ‘He’s white so he doesn’t understand the blues’, or ‘He’s too flashy at his shows with his band and his lights’. He has been portrayed as ‘the Marmite/Vegemite man...

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Virgil and the Accelerators The Borderline, London 29th September 2014

Virgil and the Accelerators Army of Three Album Launch Show The Borderline, London Monday 29th September  2014 Virgil and the Accelerators set the blues rock precedent with Take Me Higher from their new album Army of Three as guitarist Virgil McMahon took the audience into a psychedelic dream state with his guitar solo. This trio is a tight unit with bassist Jack Timmis and brother Gabriel McMahon on drums who play what is needed and don’t overplay for the sake of it. Blow to the Head feels like a B-side for Jeff Beck’s Bolero as Virgil just lets rip...

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Rachael Sage

Rachael Sage Interview Saturday 25th October 2014 Our favourite New York chanteuse accepts a lunch invite and chats to JLTT’s Pete Sargeant about her new album due for 2015…   JLTT: So ‘Blue Roses’ has the longest credit listing ever…. and I’m not in it ! RS: This is actually the shortest thank you note section I’ve ever had in the history of my eleven albums. I left out all of my immediate friends and family and I grouped them all together… so don’t feel so bad, Pete (Laughs) Now I don’t feel so bad! Welcome back to London...

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Bo Saris- She’s On Fire (Single)

Bo Saris She’s On Fire  Deram Records The genre of vintage soul has always had a place in people’s hearts for years and there have been many success stories including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Plan B, John Legend and Mark Ronson to name but a few. Over time, it has become clear that The Netherlands has accepted vintage soul with open arms with one the major success stories being Caro Emerald. She has two albums to her name and in the United Kingdom went from playing her first London show at The Jazz Café in 2011 (capacity...

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