Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category

Matt Gresham

By • May 31st, 2009

OK. It’s guitar fetish time (give me a break, I haven’t done this for a while)

Matt Gresham is quite an amazing guitarist. If you don’t like guitars then I would move along BUT if you do , check this guy out.

So the quick version of the bio – he’s 20 years old, been gigging for over 6 years, have a couple of albums out, a third in the pipeline, plays up to five gigs a week and has a huge following

Some hype from the website…

Pulling from influences which stretch back over the past half century Matt has a truly individual original sound with a positive message. He has a joyful, infectious and exuberant style which floats his audiences from soul to the packed dance floor. Spine-tingling vocals soar above Matt’s band which combines bass guitar, percussion and drums to intensify the dynamic feel of the catchy melodies and driving rhythms.



Cotton Jones

By • Feb 26th, 2009

Cotton Jones are Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw and together they create a music that  mixes elements of folk, rock and gospel into a truly familiar sound. The guitars and voices blend together like old friends. Hype from the website… Paranoid Cocoon: the debut full-length for Suicide Squeeze.  It’s an album full of quiet, wooden […]



Liz Stringer – You Say So Many Things

By • Dec 14th, 2008

It’s turning into a catch up week. I just realised that I wrote up Dan Wilson and forget to write up Liz Stringer who was on the same Rockwiz episode. Liz Stringer (who I might add plays guitar, five-string banjo, blues harp, lap steel, vocals… the words “over achiever” pops to mind.) walked out onto […]



Castanets

By • Nov 15th, 2008

Imagine a meeting between ‘Wall Of Voodoo” and early Ennio Morricone and you are well on your way to Castanets. Add some blues and the inevitable country and you are just about there. A really intense, sparse sound. This is just so American. I will be the first to admit that this isn’t an easy […]



Kirk Lorange – Storm A Comin

By • Oct 31st, 2008

A week or so back Allen left a comment that reminded me of a guitarist I hadn’t heard in ages, a rummage through the storage boxes and I found my old copy of Kirk Lorange’s early Eighties album “No Apostrophe”. Have a listen to Storm A Comin, truly amazing playing. Don’t miss this one. Here […]



Fink – If Only

By • Oct 2nd, 2008

Fink (otherwise known as Fin Greenall) as started out in the music business as a DJ and then started playing a more interesting style, mainly built around his bluesy voice, finger-picking acoustic guitar and the stripped-back live rhythm section. T touring trio fronted by Greenall himself, completed by Guy Whittaker (bass) and Tim Thornton (drums). […]



The Gathering

By • Oct 1st, 2008

I was checking out the Fairport Convention site recently and noticed a mention of The Gathering, I mean let’s face it any band that has Jerry Donahue playing guitar is automatically worth a look. The band is comprised of members of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Lindisfarne, Magna Carta, The Albion Band, Jethro Tull, and Pentangle. […]