One of the secrets behind the success of a great album is the ability to keep the sound fresh and vibrant throughout the record, at the same time entertaining the listeners and jiggling different musical layers that magically fits inside one another, like a perfectly shaped sonic Matrioska.

This is something that the Leicester-born and London-based troubadour Jack J Hutchinson and his band of brothers Boom Boom Brotherhood fully manage to achieve in their debut album called Set Your Heart For The Sun.

There are not many things in life as fulfilling as achieving your own dreams, no matter of what nature those dreams are. For the California-based singer/songwriter Brigitte Purdy, to release her first official record was something that this wonderful artist has strongly wanted to achieve for quite some time and she has finally and deservedly made it.


The release of a first full-length record is like the baptism of fire for every artist and the trepidation, the pressure and expectations that they put on themselves are immense, because they do not wish to start their careers on the wrong foot, understandably so. 

 

There are few things in somebody's life really difficult to share with the rest of the world, especially when it comes to talk about anxieties, fears, dreams and hopes. On this subject and having said that, there are very few artists worldwide left able to strip their souls down in such an honest and at the same time, spiritual way as well as the American singer and songwriter Dana Fuchs does.

On her brand new record just released and called Love Lives On, the New York-based artist, despite coming from a very intense couple of years in her personal life, has managed to chisel, through this new album, an authentic musical masterpiece that highlights all the enormous artistic skills that Dana Fuchs possesses. Her voice is more powerful than ever, her autobiographical lyrics reach a compositional level of great depth and Fuchs' grit as a performer, on Love Lives On, resounds more alive and kicking now more than in any of her previous works.

In the current state of the music business, it is rather refreshing to have artists that, since the beginning of their careers, have always challenged themselves as musicians by diversifying their artistic language on each passing record, without denaturalizing their musical roots but rather re-dressing such roots through the application of a fresh and exciting contemporary sound, thanks to their creative vision.


The Italian Powerhouse duo Adriano Viterbini (Guitars, Vocals) and Cesare Petulicchio (Drums) aka Bud Spencer Blues Explosion has applied said creative vision in their music since their 2009 self-titled debut album, where it was clear the intent of the band wanting to transport Blues and Rock, hand in hand, to the next decade through an innovative and original amalgam of Alt and Techno Rock, Mississippi Blues and 70's Blues/Rock,  with remarkable results.

Two glorious decades spent into the music business expressing immense artistry and 14 albums under the belt would make most musicians wanting to slow down and enjoy the fun side of making music.


Maybe many would do so but not the Missouri-born guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer Mike Zito. At this stage of his life and music career, Zito is creating, as the years go by, artworks under form of records of a remarkable depth, quality and intensity, in an unstoppable, artistic progression developed especially in the last 5 years, since the Gone To Texas album.

2016 and 2017 have been two significant years in the life and career of one of the most prominent and creative British artists of the last decade, Big Boy Bloater.

With a comeback album of the calibre of the 2016 Luxury Hobo, a record that saw a huge commercial success with fans both from a record selling perspective and a Tour that registered several Sold Out dates, plus a myriad of unanimous consensus coming not only from the British music press but also from most parts of Europe, it must have been exciting times for the Hampshire-based singer/songwriter and guitarist but also some extra added pressure in the making of the follow-up of such a greatly appreciated and very successful record like Luxury Hobo was.

There is no doubts about the fact that American Guitar Titan Joe Bonamassa is one of the most skilled and talented blues/rock guitarist worldwide. As such, Bonamassa likes also to challenge himself continuously, motivating himself and his artistry by doing, from time to time, Tribute Concerts dedicated to those musicians that meant a lot to him, during his early years of guitar playing and perhaps, mean a lot still now.

The American Guitar Maestro has never hidden his love and devotion to a time where Blues/Rock reached incredible artistic peaks, especially in the United Kingdom, thanks also to extraordinary guitarists that, just as Bonamassa is achieving in modern times right now, wrote memorable pages of music history through the 70's.

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