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CD Review – Wish Hill by All Jigged Out

Wish Hill the new CD from Celtic/Folk/Jazz Fusion band All Jigged Out is an album of high-quality musicianship, and imaginative arrangements, most of which are written by the group themselves. The four piece band play a range of styles from … Continue reading

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CD Review – Holler and Howl by Rusty Jacks

CD Review    Holler and Howl is one of those albums that ticks all of the right buttons. Passionate vocals, fluent guitar and harmonica breaks, a rocking rhythm section, fine songs that stand comparison with the two covers, and an … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Book Review The Girl Before by JP Delaney Quercus – 7 out of 10 The psychological thriller genre is a pretty crowded field, with examples of the form ranging from best sellers like Paula Hawkin’s The Girl on The Train, … Continue reading

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Storm

It comes, like love, unexpectedly, if it comes at all, we ignore the warnings, build on the highest land, and wait whilst life unravels at the moorings.

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Badger

Black and white and underground. It emerges at night, and sleeps in the day, it’s only real friends, Bodger and Brian May.

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CD Review – Spike Drivers – Front Porch Swing

CD Review – Spike Drivers – Front Porch Swing Scratch Records – CD 300110 8 out of 10 The Spike Drivers have long been a popular live draw, and this release shows why. The three-piece of guitarist Ben Tyzack, bassist … Continue reading

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CD/DVD Review – Eric Johnson – Live from Austin Texas, 84

CD/DVD Review – Eric Johnson – Live from Austin Texas, 84 New West Records – 8 out of 10 This newly released archive recording finds the influential and acclaimed singer song-writer and ground-breaking electric guitarist Eric Johnson plying his trade … Continue reading

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