Sonny Landreth Blacktop Run Provogue Sunny Landreth is a master slide guitarist with just enough of a voice left to offer rootsy, interesting songs too. But for the most part he’s an instrumentalist – and that’s where he really ‘sings’.
Jeremy Spencer Latina Nights Sibylline Media Into the pantheon of completely non-essential albums enter…Latina Nights, the latest from Jeremy Spencer. He was once a member of Fleetwood Mac. He was third fiddle (guitar) to Peter Green and Danny Kirwan and he was sometimes the star of the show; rock’n’roll parodies – Elvis impersonations, slide-guitar routines, […]
I’m usually on RNZ once a month to have a chat about some new albums. But now and then I present features on the show too. Most recently I co-interviewed Steve Gadd! And then, Jesse Mulligan asked me a question – a silly question: Was I the right person to do a feature about George Harrison? […]
Sonny Landreth Bound By The Blues Mascot Label Group Sonny Landreth is here Bound By The Blues, though sadly not gagged. He’s a phenomenal slide player – even if it’s always so clean, so the absurdity of his whiter-than-white playing is exposed further when he tackles standards such as Walkin’ Blues and Key To The […]
You can’t just call him a guitarist. He plays so many instruments. He’s written a book of short stories. He produces, finds and nurtures talent, is something of an ethnomusicologist, he’s created evocative film scores, is a gifted singer/songwriter and yet through all of that he is simply one of the very best guitarists you […]
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 […]
Ry Cooder, Paris, Texas [OST] (1985) Been listening to all the Ry Cooder soundtracks lately – the new box-set got me started (again). Magic stuff. So much of it is so great I reckon. I remember one time playing this record, around about the last time I was ever stoned I think – we found […]
Ry Cooder, Boomer’s Story (1972) I can’t pick when I first heard Ry Cooder or when I was first aware of him. I figure (perhaps rather obviously) I first heard him before I knew who he was – but then I just always seem to have been aware of him. Most likely it was this […]