APRIL 24, 2020 Courtney Marie Andrews recently gave a beautiful house concert in aid of her band members. “Us songwriters get royalties but our touring bands are out of work and I love my guys. I really want to look after my people at this time.” With a John Prine poster in the background this was an intimate setting to listen to one of the best singer-songwriters around. You really got a feel for her performance, hearing all lyrics perfectly and every chord of gently strummed guitar. “Hi everyone, thanks for tuning in. I’m going to start off with some old requests, some … Continue reading Courtney Marie Andrews At Home *****
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MARCH 27, 2020 BOON favourite Courtney Marie Andrews was in the midst of a major US tour with Swedish folk artist Kristian Matsson aka Tallest Man On Earth when the world of live music ground to a halt. Last weekend the pair were in session with Sam Evian and Hannah Cohen from a log cabin in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. In an informal setting the quartet meandered wonderfully through various songs by Neil Young (plenty of songs by Neil Young who obviously is a favourite with the collective), Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and Joni Mitchell together with their own material. Highlights included Andrews and Mattson delivering a beautiful version … Continue reading Courtney Marie Andrews, Tallest Man On Earth – Live on the Internet
London-based funksters Crowd Company are back with a cracker of an album. Recorded in the States, “Lowdown” is an instant classic, conjuring images of old-style American funk outfits such as The Meters. To read the review click here Continue reading Crowd Company “Lowdown” album Review. Blues & Soul magazine
JANUARY 28, 2020 Bluesman Dom Martin opened the show at London’s Under The Bridge with a riveting set of earthy blues. Finishing with John Martyn‘s Easy Blues the Irishman would be a worthy headliner himself. American Grammy-winning country-rocker Mike Farris, often in the UK with his band, thrilled the audience with a solo set. Farris was eager to get on with it and was onstage before his scheduled time. Opening with an impromptu version of Bill Withers‘ Lovely Day he created a party atmosphere and encouraged the audience to sing along for the first few numbers. Little Tennessee Girl and Let Me Love You Baby were both tracks about … Continue reading Jo Harman, Mike Farris, Dom Martin. Live at London’s January Blues Festival ****