As his name may reveal Guitarist and songwriter Al Dual has the ability to switch from one musical style to another. Though Al originates from Spain, he is fluent with “the universal language of music”. According tot his bio “Al’s musical roots first stemmed from ‘50’s Rock & Roll and promptly branched to Rockabilly, Blues, Surf, Western Swing, Jazz, Classical.
This beautiful gospel and delta blues classic was originally composed, it is believed, by a slave named Wallace Wallis in the 19th century. Big Bill Broonzy’s version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot goes deep into the mud and is a fine example of how Soul, blues, and Gospel perfectly complement each other.
You might know them for delivering the most hypnotic blues around. Their addictive grooves are like alcohol, it gets better every time you taste it. In 2018 The New Savages continue to bring the blues all over Australia with a new drummer, a new single “Brother, I am Your Keeper” and a 45 date national tour from Jan-June. Listen the single up here!
She is pure Rock ‘n’ Roll and maybe the Rawest Blues girl around. Molly Gene One Whoaman Band is as energetic as lightning and above all fine hill country blues rock. She has been performing solo for the last seven years or so, recording and issuing albums (five to date), and organizing endless tours that eventually got her noticed in Europe.
This weekend I was blown away by One Man band Bror Gunnar Jansson from Sweden with his version of “Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)”. Bror stands out for his rhythmic techniques as a one-man band drummer. His voice is dark, raw edged, and like the delta deep as the soul of the lonesome fields.
Born in the Bronx as the daughter of a minister Doris Troy was raised with the Soul of Gospel because Rhythm and Blues songs were “subversive“. “So Far” is a recording from 1970 where Doris Troy shows us how deep here voice digs. This slow rhythmic ballad is heavy as the heart.
Continue reading Deep digging Soul songs of Doris Troy “So Far” and “Just One Look”
They are hailing from Chicago and deliver a mix of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Punk Rock, a just released a new single called “Torn To Pieces”. Death and Memphis is loud as we like it. These guys are full of heavy fast thriving riffs and powerful vocals.