Taj Mahal/Keb’ Mo’ TajMo Concord Records Taj might take top billing – but make no mistake (seriously – don’t make the mistake!) this is a Keb Mo’ album with one or two moments where Taj Mahal’s gravelly voice adds something slightly less manicured.
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell So Familiar Rounder Here is the second collaborative album from Martin and Brickell, accurately named since the pair work so well together and here particularly it feels seamless – in fact Martin is essentially the sideman, could have gone unnamed; why then is it Steve Martin and Edie Brickell not […]
Something different today, before regular Radio Nowhere service finally resumes… People travel for a lot of fairly obvious reasons – to eat, drink, see the sights, visit friends, and so on. Me? I mainly travel so I’ll have a good excuse for repeatedly missing blog deadlines, and also because there’s a part of me that’s […]
Boz Scaggs A Fool To Care 429 Records It would be easy to dismiss Boz Scaggs – the people that have done that have drawn a line, decided not to listen. It’s easy to think of something like Silk Degrees, and to hold its phenomenal success against the talented musician that never expected runaway success […]
I’ve never been so sick at a gig – sick as a dog, mystery illness, brought on perhaps by travel and late hours, next to no sleep, that sort of thing…I’d just returned from a whirlwind trip to Auckland for the amazing Paul Simon gig, the next night was Robert Plant. And then it was […]
Lake Street Dive Bad Self Portraits Signature Sounds Recording Company In a year of so many great albums I’m returning now to Bad Self Portraits – an album that was released in February, one I heard earlier in the year but lost in the deluge. It’s a sharp set of songs, and the real arrival […]
Dr. John Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch Concord Some reviews will tell you this album, a tribute to “the spirit of” Louis Armstrong is a 5-star classic, so full of life and joy and bursting with colourful and clever interpretations; reimaginings. Other reviews will tell you this is over-stuffed, almost cumbersome. I guess I’m here […]