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Chantel McGregor - Bury’D Alive (2019)

Recorded back in April, this is an “On-the-night, as-it-happened” Live show from Chantel, ably backed by Thom and Colin with no-overdubs or inserts, the tapes produced & mastered by yer man Wayne Proctor. On first play through, have to admit,  I thought some joker had swapped discs for a Halestorm album. I know I went to a show a short while ago,but when did our Chantel become this heavy? Oh, but it’s good heavy.
Live albums are generally a statement of where a band is when they hit a crest, so it’s going to be interesting to see where she’s going from here, but strap in for an interesting ride.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Friday night music, baby making music....Amos Lee is just plain incredible

https://youtu.be/qPN2QDoP5ac

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Oscar Peterson - C Jam Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJhHn-TuDY

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from a party I didn't get to attend, but it sure looks like a good time was had by all. I especially like the flashlight slide and the fact that it is a jam instead of the straight version on the CD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29-cciUnP44

"Every day I feel is a blessing from God, and I consider it a new beginning.....yeah, everything is beautiful"...... Prince

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Beth Hart - Bad Woman Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiRiPtg9EFk

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I Don't Need No Doctor John Scofield & John Mayer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlCWsh3Unl8

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Haven't heard this song in years, then of all places it turned up in a closing scene of Supernatural

It's bounced round for the best part of 70 years and covered by many artist and you can argue between yourselves as to whose version is best but I reckon  Willie Nelson here sets the benchmark..
(hankies at the ready...…)

Blues Eyes Cryin' In The Rain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA644rSZX1A

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Dan Tyminski  "Heads You Win Tails I Lose"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OTPMIKID08

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Watching "Cars" videos on Vernon Reid's twitter ( very cool and interesting twitter and instagram page https://twitter.com/vurnt22 and  @vurnt22 )

"This music video literally REVOLUTIONIZED the genre. Cheesy as it may seem now. CHRLX (Charlie Levi & Alex Weil) introduced keying & masking effects that were unheard of (unseen of?) in visual media before. The Cars - You Might Think https://twitter.com/vurnt22/status/1173562562606260224 "

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Kris Barras - Light It Up  (2019)

Well, this re-sets the benchmark for 2019, probably only 2 upcoming albums to dislodge it, and what a rocking ride it is. Anthemic, defiant, foot-stomping, and that’s just the opener. Kris, along with Josiah have looked back over the last couple of albums, not with a view to re-work but just to tighten here and there and check the odd gauge. I suppose it has helped that Kris has obviously taken some notes while spending time with Supersonic Blues Machine (and if you have Billy Gibbons on speed-dial, why not), put some “English” on these new influences and produced one of the best British hard Blues albums in many a year.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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BansheeUK wrote:

Kris Barras - Light It Up  (2019)

Well, this re-sets the benchmark for 2019, probably only 2 upcoming albums to dislodge it, and what a rocking ride it is. Anthemic, defiant, foot-stomping, and that’s just the opener. Kris, along with Josiah have looked back over the last couple of albums, not with a view to re-work but just to tighten here and there and check the odd gauge. I suppose it has helped that Kris has obviously taken some notes while spending time with Supersonic Blues Machine (and if you have Billy Gibbons on speed-dial, why not), put some “English” on these new influences and produced one of the best British hard Blues albums in many a year.


Excellent shout!  The songs have a Foreigner feel to them in a very good way.  Fresh music played well.

Odd, but I don't hear BG on this one....

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Curby wrote:
BansheeUK wrote:

Kris Barras - Light It Up  (2019)

Well, this re-sets the benchmark for 2019, probably only 2 upcoming albums to dislodge it, and what a rocking ride it is. Anthemic, defiant, foot-stomping, and that’s just the opener. Kris, along with Josiah have looked back over the last couple of albums, not with a view to re-work but just to tighten here and there and check the odd gauge. I suppose it has helped that Kris has obviously taken some notes while spending time with Supersonic Blues Machine (and if you have Billy Gibbons on speed-dial, why not), put some “English” on these new influences and produced one of the best British hard Blues albums in many a year.


Excellent shout!  The songs have a Foreigner feel to them in a very good way.  Fresh music played well.

Odd, but I don't hear BG on this one....

Think it's the 3rd track,  Vegas Son,  has a slightly "funky" edge to it that I could imagine a pre-Eliminator Rev Billy G laconic vocal really lifting  this song, that  and there's some really sharp changes going on in there.


On thing's for certain, Kris isn't just a rising star,  he's verging on Supernova....

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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BansheeUK wrote:
Curby wrote:
BansheeUK wrote:

Kris Barras - Light It Up  (2019)

Well, this re-sets the benchmark for 2019, probably only 2 upcoming albums to dislodge it, and what a rocking ride it is. Anthemic, defiant, foot-stomping, and that’s just the opener. Kris, along with Josiah have looked back over the last couple of albums, not with a view to re-work but just to tighten here and there and check the odd gauge. I suppose it has helped that Kris has obviously taken some notes while spending time with Supersonic Blues Machine (and if you have Billy Gibbons on speed-dial, why not), put some “English” on these new influences and produced one of the best British hard Blues albums in many a year.


Excellent shout!  The songs have a Foreigner feel to them in a very good way.  Fresh music played well.

Odd, but I don't hear BG on this one....

Think it's the 3rd track,  Vegas Son,  has a slightly "funky" edge to it that I could imagine a pre-Eliminator Rev Billy G laconic vocal really lifting  this song, that  and there's some really sharp changes going on in there.


On thing's for certain, Kris isn't just a rising star,  he's verging on Supernova....


I definitely agree this guy's a budding superstar armed with anthemic material already.  Still early for 2019 but a top five entry for sure.  I bought the album and pretty much all the songs are superb with "Vegas Sun", "Rain" and  "Pride is Forever" my early faves.

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I just love this bit of music history.....

https://youtu.be/ELoa0lPW35o

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Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles  (2019)

Very much seems to be "flavour of the month" over here and not bad when at 23 you release your debut album on Polydor. If you haven't come across him, he's been dubbed the "Shields Springsteen", firstly as he's from North Shields, which is downriver, east of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and secondly because his music sound is very much Springsteen influenced (aside from one track That Sound which would be more at home on an 80s Cure album).

My main buzz is that he's good, probably the best "sound" out of Tyneside in over 20 years, certainly enough for the region to be forgiven for Cheryl... Whether he'll be another Mark Knopfler is for  time to tell, meanwhile he's set himself an impressive start point.

B the way,  if you think his accent sounds like someone from the series Vera - he played a character in the very first episode!!! Must be those amazing cheekbones and  that jaw-line; last time I saw anything that sharp on a guy's face it was called Gillette...

Tour:-
28/09/2019 Great American Music Hall  San Francisco, CA, US
30/09/2019 Troubadour  Los Angeles, CA, US
03/10/2019 Dada Dallas  Dallas, TX, US
04/10/2019 ACL Festival  Austin, TX, US
06/10/2019 Globe Hall  Denver, CO, US
08/10/2019 Fine Line Music Café  Minneapolis, MN, United States
10/10/2019 3500 N. Lincoln  Chicago, IL, US
12/10/2019 Horseshoe Tavern  Toronto, CA
14/10/2019 L'Astral  Montreal, CA!
15/10/2019 The Sinclair  Cambridge, MA, US
17/10/2019 The Bowery Ballroom  New York, NY, US
19/10/2019 XL Live  Harrisburg, PA, United States
20/10/2019 U Street Music Hall  Washington, DC, US

05/11/2019 Melkweg  Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/11/2019 La Madeleine  Bruxelles, BE
08/11/2019 Schlachtof  Wiesbaden, DE
09/11/2019 Live Music Hall  Koln, DE
12/11/2019 Astra Kulturhaus  Berlin, DE
13/11/2019 Backstage Werk  München, Germany
15/11/2019 La Maroquinerie  Paris, France

All UK dates bar Plymouth are sold out - the 4 Newcastle ones sold out the day they were announced!

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........