Dr. Feelgood’s Wilco Johnson in his prime In Britain, the rock & roll guitarist Wilco Johnson is a national treasure. For years he laboured with his magnificent band, the sadly now-defunct Dr. Feelgood, barely noticed by the general populace, but extremely highly-rated by those in the know. Only in recent years has Wilco Johnson risen… Continue reading Who’s Roger Daltry joins Dr. Feelgood’s Wilco Johnson’s rock finale
Who doesn’t like Prince, the tiny American pop star with a gigantic reputation? Sadly, some friends Lianne Le Havas. Prince played at her house visiting London recently didn’t fancy Prince enough to wait in the queue outside a small venue with me in London’s Camden as we chanced upon it a few weeks ago. Admittedly… Continue reading Prince’s Hit & Run UK gigs see tickets selling for £1000
“Another nice article on the #blues from @paulgmerry.” PhillyCheeze’s Rock and Blues Reviews @phillycheeze Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2 June 2015. “Enjoy your blog very much Paul! Thanks for supporting the blues! ;-)” Joanne LeBlanc (@jleblanc59) SF Bay area, February 22, 2014. For many, Chicago surely rates as America’s top blues city. That’s perfectly understandable, considering… Continue reading Great blues cities No. 3: Chicago.
Eric Bibb and Michael Jerome Brown play Darvel: 3 May 2014 There’s a little town in Scotland that’s home to one of my oldest friends. He’s an Englishman, like me, or, should I say, he was an Englishman, once. After marrying a Scot, he moved to Darvel, East Ayrshire, in the heart of the land of the thistle. He’s… Continue reading American blues going to the heart of Scotland
“STUNNING understanding and appreciation of my work.” paul corry (@thebluesfreak), England, February 14, 2014. As one gets older, it’s been proven that your musical tastes mellow. And, with your consumption of music sated over the years, it’s likely any pursuit of new tunes also tails off. Mine certainly has, with the last blues album I… Continue reading Paul Corry: gifted blues maverick offers more than just blues.
“Thank you so much for … keeping the flame of the Blues alive with your Blog; it’s not often that true researchers of Blues dare to say the stuff you have written, for example, the ‘Grail’ of Congo Square article you wrote and also of New York being essential in the public’s early exposure to Blues. Please keep doing… Continue reading Great blues cities No. 2: New York.