Author: Glenn Sargeant

Giulia

JLTT: I’ve been listening to the ‘Radio Junkie’ single and I think that’s out on 22nd September and that’s from the ‘Raze Me to the Ground’ album. Why have you picked that particular track to be your first single? J: Because honestly speaking, this is not our strongest single in the album. But, I think it’s very positive, young happy single to start with. I really like the meaning of the song because it’s not about me per se but it talks about a girl I like to imagine is different from the others. She’s dorky and a radio...

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Joe Bonamassa- Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Joe Bonamassa- Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks CD Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group On Labor Day Weekend in 2014, 9,000 blues fans descended on Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to hear worldwide blues rock titan Joe Bonamassa pay thanks to the legendary individuals that inspired not only himself but musicians everyone from every generation; Muddy Waters (whose scratchy voice awarded him his title of the ‘father of modern Chicago Blues’) and Howlin’ Wolf. This live concert was presented by Keeping the Blues Alive (KBTA), an organisation that was not only founded by Bonamassa but one that...

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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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