Album Reviews

Leon Russell

Songwriter, pianist and guitarist Leon Russell was a vital part of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound studio session band in the late ’60s. He played on hundreds of iconic records … Read more

The Americans

Sit down and pick up a copy of I’ll Be Yours by the LA-based rock and roll band, the Americans. There’s a tint of Southern rock and country spirit throughout, … Read more

Brother Roy

Remarkably well-produced, this indie artist combines gruff crooning vocals with the mentality of a logger who’s easily brought to tears. Brother Roy played rhythm guitar with gypsy guitarist Stephane Wremble, … Read more

Bobby Kyle

Bobby Kyle has earned his way to this release, as it was many years in the making. Kyle has worked with iconic bluesman through his 40-year career including Lonnie Mack, … Read more

Popa Chubby

With Two Dogs, US veteran Popa Chubby again lights an incendiary fuse and delivers an explosive cocktail of high-octane rock and soul-cum-blues that at times defies genre definition but seems … Read more

Jeff Beck

How do you describe this marvellous new release from UK guitar giant Jeff Beck?  Wow, might very well convey an idea of just how special this double-disc and dvd set … Read more

Samantha Fish

The career of singer, songwriter and guitarist Samantha Fish has had more hairpin turns than a roller coaster ride. After making a name for herself churning out no-nonsense electric blues … Read more

Blitzen Trapper

Like an old, rundown cabin slowly decaying in the woods, 2008’s Furr is a somewhat forgotten classic of literate, modern Americana. Acclaimed as one of that year’s best records by … Read more

Bob Dylan

Not one to be pinned down by yesterday, Bob Dylan has changed almost everything in his life at least once, more often twice. Starting with his name and birthplace, Dylan’s … Read more

Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman

This is a truly extraordinary release featuring two now iconic acoustic instrumentalists. Twelve tracks that zing with astonishing virtuosity and the kind of picking most can only dream of. Dawg, … Read more