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SONG OF THE DAY- JEFF TUOHY- THE DEVIL'S IN NEW ORLEANS

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Billboard Award-winning songwriter Jeff Tuohy has released his latest single "The Devil's In New Orleans", ahead of the musician's album Hudson Delta, set for release on August 25th,2021 The album was recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, following a tough year that saw the collapse of his 2019 debut, which gained much-needed radio airplay. The New York-based rock musician has been hailed as "one of the best up-and-coming songwriters in North America". "The Devil's In New Orleans" was once dubbed unsuitable for radio. Tuohy looks into the turmoil of modern society. The track sees soulful vocals spread over soft jazz piano keys. Jeff Tuohy sounds like the cunning wordsmith. as he talks over multi-layered horns and keys accompaniment. The track has dark undertones to a sneering vocalist that bursts into melody on the chorus. Overall, this is a track that will leave you pleasantly surprised, whilst looking over your shoulder. Words by Anselm Anderson SO

ROCKSTARCLASSICS 27- THE ROCKCAST

The latest edition of the weekly podcast features all the best in classic rock and the latest releases with the stories behind the tracks. #acdc #motleycrue #nazareth #blacksmoketrigger

Rockstarclassics 26- The Rockcast ( 100th post)

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The latest edition of Rockstarclassics, my weekly podcast that looks at the best in classic rock and new releases, with a look behind the stories behind the tracks

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- BRIDGET KELLY BAND- DARK SPACES

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Blues aficionados The Bridget Kelly Band return with their sixth studio album in 8 years, since their inception in 2012.  Dark Spaces  comprises 13 tracks of Memphis/Texas blues blended with Southern rock and plenty of gusto. The Bridget Kelly band were formed in Gainesville by the charismatic charms of the aforementioned Bridget Kelly and the award-winning guitar wizard Tim Fik. They have forged a firm fanbase across the States with extensive airplay on SIRIUS XM, as well as regular features on SPOTIFY, DEEZER, PANDORA etc. They combine strong songcraft with riff-driven blues and emotive vocals to create a settling atmosphere for the musically inclined. The album starts ablaze with the scintillating Free Me. Kelly  t ypically delivers a sultry performance on vocals against the picturesque backdrop of 12- bar blues so pleasantly mastered by Fik; which subsequently explodes into a flurry of blues notes. The punchy Sky's The Limit i nstantly   follows suites with ano

SONG OF THE DAY- KING'S COUNTY- I RAN

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Floridian Hard rockers' King's County returns with a nod to their past, paying homage to their 80's influences with a cover of " I Ran" by New wave band A Flock of Seagull's  . The Liverpudlians played a role on them early in their careers. King's County frontman Rob Dexter explains the reasons behind the choice to record the track as " We've always been fans of the 80's new wave bands and their music really converts nicely to hard Rock. Whether the meaning of "I Ran" is someone running towards or away from something, Kings County's version will have you banging your head while  grabbing for a can of aquanet."  King's County has created a rockier version of the track with added panache behind the music. I Ran instantly   begins with a howling wind like something newly arrived from the Antarctic before the resonated chimes of the guitar tremble along the melodic lines. Dexter's distorted melodies are warm and introspe

Song of the Day- Campbell Harrison- The River

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter  Campbell Harrison   is an emerging talent on the Americana scene. He recently enjoyed a twelve-week run on the Apple Featured Hot Tracks chart in April with new single "The River",  A melodic song about typically facing the struggles of everyday life with good intentions. Harrison combines deep lyrics with an upbeat tone that will leave you tapping your feet, as well as reflecting on life's issues. He has been compared to Jack Johnson and Ray Lamontagne  and winning praise from national radio stations for his distinct voice and songwriting. The River is another entranced example from the deep roots of Americana. Harrison compares neat guitar work with simple strumming patterns and a fingerpicking style, along with a harmonious singing voice to create an easy-listening track. Harrison's storytelling relates to many people in that situation of finding escapism through life's struggles. The percussive beats on the guitar

Rambling Man's Reviews - Playlist of the Month

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It has been a busy past month for Rambling Man's Reviews covering a couple of great albums along the way. Click on the player below to recount the best tracks the blog has been listening to in the past month. Check out music from #tentontinnies #callingallastronauts #gracesolero #kinstrife and more e