This alternative singer-songwriter from Little Rock, Arkansas brings Folk rooted songs filled with western guitar melody’s and bluesy rhythms. Jonivan Jones released his easy listenable album Ghostwriter this March.
Ghostwriter: more than just seperate songs
Jonivan Jones’ album is more than just seperate songs it is one to listen completely to get the groove of the music. Some will find it hypnotic some will be amazed by the variety guitar sounds. But to get you started listening my favorite songs are “Desert Surf Blues” and “Bar Room Revelations”, but do listen to all! You will notice that his songs are like a blended whiskey, mixed with all kind of raw alternative ingredients.
On youtube you will find some cool videos on Jonivan Jones’ music. Check them out her below or on his Youtube Channel! Listen and follow for more music on Facebook and Bandcamp.
Luke Wislow King: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always
Packed with a guitar and a whole lot of roots instruments Luke Winslow-King brings a mixture of vintage folk, blues and roots on his latest album I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always, his fifth album and third for Bloodshot Record.
Musical Roadtrip throug American roots
His music is like a roadtrip and Luke Winslow-King travels through the states to pick the finest roots of American music for his songs. “Act Like You Love Me”, the first stop in this journey will remind you of the Chicago Blues through its rhythm and the incredible slide guitar which reminds of the late Elmore James. “Esther Please”, contains the southern blues close to Hill Country Louisiana and New Orleans. A different song musically but like most of his song recognizable in the vocal part.
The songs on this album are all nicely arranged. Luke Winslow King has a very approachable voice which fits all the different genres of his music. Because if one thing is shure Winslow is a all-round musician.
New Orleans to Memphis and Chicago to Michigan
On his website Luke tells just like you hear it about his musical travel: “It pulses through LWK’s geographical stomping grounds, starting with the pre-war jive of New Orleans, travelling the bloodlines that flow along the Mississippi River toward the Delta bottleneck-slide, and the funky meter of Memphis R&B. Further north, it takes a right for an infusion of greasy Chicago blues, and arrives at the headwaters of his birthplace in rural Michigan for some tell-‘em-like-it-is confessionals”.
I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always is written and recorded while Luke and his band toured in Italy in 2015. After the tour they finished it in New Orleans’s Parlor Studio.
In Luke Winslow Kings music you will hear the influence of a lot musicians in the blues, roots and folk genre. think of artist like Ry Cooder, Bonnie Riatt, but also Elmore James and R.L. Burnside. now and then you will hear influences of Emmylou Harris or Waylon Jennings.
I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always is a great new album and a pleassure to listen on almost every day. follow and learn more about Luke Winslow King on his website or Facebook.
Luke Winslow King – No More Crying Today
Photo credit: Press kit Luke Winslow King – Bloodshot Records
Ben Hemming explores the ‘Broken Man’ on Goth Americana Blues Album
Whether you listen to music on the radio, live or on your record player, a whole lot of songs are based on traditional themes like love. But describing struggles of a human being, or writing poetry about the darker side of humanity is what London based singer-songwriter Ben Hemming does.
Hemming tries to explore what it is to be human and how in the modern age something seems fundamentally missing in day to day life. On his album “Broken Man” you’ll find 13 songs with that atmosphere packed into a dark Goth, Blues and Americana package.
“Broken Man”says a lot about the main concepts of his work and that was a good reason to ask him about his music, influences and signature guitar riffs.
You will like Ben Hemming’s music more every day because there is a lot to discover in each single song from the guitar riffs to the lyrics to the intensity.
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“As far as my musical influences, I love the work of early Bluesmen like Son House or Howling’ Wolf. I aspire to the simplicity of the Blues and how one man with nothing more than a guitar and a voice can express so much about what it is to be alive”.