I would imagine that existing Billy Walton Band fans reading this are probably adopting a nodding-dog-on-back-parcel-shelf-of-car-mode as they quietly smile at my thoughts here. For sure, I had heard of the band and they were on my bucket list but I hadn’t quite gotten to see them until very recently, that is… so please forgive me if I appear to be preaching to the converted, as it were!
Continue reading “The Billy Walton Band in Melle-Buer and Lübeck DE April 2015”
One of my all-time favourite singers has recently been to the UK on a tour that boasted 13 shows in just over a fortnight. Together with his band, the Roadhouse Rockers, Gary U S Bonds’ 2004 UK tour zig-zagged its way through England and included a stop at the legndary Cavern Club in Liverpool, before this particular band on the run headed for Wales and returned to the US in early October.
Continue reading “Gary U S Bonds talks about his career and new release, Back In 20”
In spite of the complexities that come with living in Europe, I believe I’ve had a fair share of magic moments over the years with regard to seeing live performances from Bruce Springsteen and related musicians.
Continue reading “17th of December, Asbury Park (Sunday)”
For the last few months, there has been much speculation among Southside Johnny Lyon’s loyal fans regarding the news that he was back in the recording studio. Topics like what songs will be on the new CD and which musicians will be supporting him have been flying around like an ice hockey puck in a Stanley Cup final. Maggie Powell, Jersey Shore Editor of the UK fan magazine, The Ties That Bind, had a cyberchat with Johnny about his forthcoming work and this is what they talked about:
Continue reading “Messin’ With The Blues – an interview with Southside Johnny”