We recently received an email on our CLTBluesSociety@gmail.com from Gwyn Ashton.
Gwyn is a Welch-Australian guitar player with a bad ass ability.
Did a little exploring, found a great review of his new Blues & Roots project
From the link provided, it teased us enough to invite you to check it out for yourself.
Read a bit about it, about him, and link up.
Highly recommend his YouTube video from BluesAlive. Found myself stuck in the Tunnel going from one performance to another. Perfect music to keep playing in the background as I work. ENJOY!
"The Blues Are Knockin'" from Markey Blue.
Jeanette Markey & Ric Latina joined forces in 2013 and their new album "The Blues are Knockin'" is their second release. Jeanette live is a fireball of energy with vocals that fill the room. She's been called "...a force like Etta James" by Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine. (June/July2016)
The opening guitar notes on the title track reminded me of Gary Moore = something in the tone Ric Latina was able to wring out of the frets. When Jeanette's voice Kicks in, well, you just know heaven has opened its doors to us mere mortals. She pulls the guts from the song and lays it down for the world to hear.
One of the sweet spots in the album is "Lay Down Lucille", their homage to BB King. BB would be honored.
Markey proves she can pull the pain out of every note on "Worries". It's that hurtin' kinda sound in her tone that makes every moment one where you just hang in to hear the next note.
She wraps it up with "Nobody's Fool" 's smokin vocals. You may be familiar with the track if you caught an episode of "Wayward Pines!" on FOX TV. The ten tracks are solid, due in no small part to good songwriting and some very talented players added to the mix. Markey and Ric may be in the drivers seat, but they understand the importance of a quality pit crew and they chose wisely. Chris Tuttle is on Keys and B3 organ, Dana Robbins the sax, Scott Ducaj and Jim Williamson on trumpet, Randy Coleman, John Marcus and Truman Virden nail the rhythm on bass, Rodney Ledbetter, David Smith, Dion Clay and Tom Larson keep the groove on drums, and Jim Klinger adds extra bass, drum and cajon.
Check it out on Spotify, or better yet, get yourself a copy on cdbaby, iTunes, or Google Play. Support the blues!
Breaking and Entering = Eliza Neals
Eliza Neals "Breaking and Entering"
"Outstanding BLUES Recording 2016" Detroit Music Awards
Top 5 AMAZON Blues-Rock Albums 17 WEEKS
Busting down the backdoor is Detroit's Eliza Neals with "Breaking and Entering", the blues-rock pry bar to her award winning album "messin with a fool."
Prowling with Detroit's blazing blues guitarist Howard Glazer (EL34s) + hit producer Mike Puwall (CannonBall Records, ICP) these housebreaker's know how to sneak their way to your crown jewels
Eliza Neals "Sing with the power of Beth Hart, the emotion of Janis Joplin, yet the voice is still her own. Neals blends rock and blues seamlessly" - American Blues Scene
Davy Knowles "Three Miles From Avalon"
Born on Isle of Man, Davy Knowles can best be described as Blues/Rock/Roots. One of the new exciting talents in Contemporary Blues, Knowles has been touring extensively throughout the world and has begun to build a very enthusiastic fan base. His guitar driven blues=rock has been enhances by his reloaction to the home of electric blues :Chicago. The Windy City, steeped in the history of great blues artists and venues inspired him further.
Knowles cites Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Peter Green and John Mayall as influences
His live shows are absolutely kinetic! You'll love this album
Davy Knowles-Three Miles From Avalon
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