This album hands you deep and dirty grooves one minute and then spine-tingling beauty the next.
It has the familiarity of its predecessor without simply copying the formula. The ‘if it ain’t broke’ approach underpins the album enough to immediately feel at home from the off but the added input from the band and Josiah’s production give ‘Light It Up’ something new to latch on to as well.
It would be tempting to list the qualities of every track on this album but ill suffice to say that it is superb in its entirety from the opening track, to the last frenzied riff of “Sleep Awake Obey!”
Joe came out for the encore pouring his skill and soul into “Woke Up Dreaming” the acoustic version, and it was fantastic. You know when you see the sweat pouring down the artists face? Yea he’s going to work.
Interview : Robert Cavuoto Early this year Gary Hoey released his latest blues creation, Neon Highway Blues via Mascot Label Group/ Provogue Records. The self-produced album features 11 soulful blues tracks by Gary with appearances by Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Gary’s son, Ian. Many of the blues songs on Neon Highway Blues are […]
Joe Bonamassa performed a masterclass in the blues for the 10th Anniversary of his seminal Royal Albert Hall gig. It is fair to say that this was two-hours and fifteen minutes of the blues and blues rock at its best.
It is originality with a ‘hint of familiarity’ as the band weave their way through various musical styles
I like to establish a relationship with the guitar. I have to have a connection with the guitar. It’s like a woman, do you want a real relationship with love or just a one night stand!
It was pretty amazing to see the transition from that into what he would become one of the most iconic blues guitarist of all times.
Words & Pictures: Jon Theobold / Jon Theobald Photography When I originally heard that a new blues festival was taking place in Gillingham – where I grew up – at a school with somewhat of a reputation at that time, I was in parts excited, curious and slightly nervous. On arriving at the newly-named Woodlands Arts […]