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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

CD Review: Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway

This lady is playing Sage One on Tuesday (November 28) and I'm seriously disappointed I have to work.
It's a fine album which captures the spirit of the Black Experience as well as old country blues records and even going back to work-songs, but with a contemporary edge and drawing on folk, Americana, bluegrass, jazz and soul.
Giddens writes, plays guitar, piano and minstrel banjo and sings quite beautifully and, while I haven't yet had the chance to back-track to her previous albums, on the strength of this, she's definitely one to watch out for.
Tracks to YouTube: At the Purchaser's Option and The Angels Laid him Away.
Steve T.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Fantastic gig...loved every minute.
. Liz West

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