New Releases – From 16 February 2018
Feb14

New Releases – From 16 February 2018

Catch up on the latest new releases starting 16 February 2018 NEW RELEASES COMING AT YOU   Catch up on the latest new releases starting 16 February 2018   It’s getting bigger! This week’s updated list now spans almost 100 new collections. The updated list shows albums recently made available and those in the pipeline from now to May 2018 – album cover, artist, title and release date, with the last category in...

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New Releases – From 2 February 2018
Jan31

New Releases – From 2 February 2018

Catch up on the latest new releases starting 2 February 2018   NEW RELEASES COMING AT YOU   Catch up on the latest new releases starting 2 February 2018   My how you’ve grown! This week’s updated list now spans almost 80 new collections. The updated list shows albums recently made available and those in the pipeline from now to May 2018 – album cover, artist, title and release date, with the last category in...

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New Releases – From 26 January 2018
Jan24

New Releases – From 26 January 2018

Catch up on the latest new releases starting 26 January 2018   NEW RELEASES COMING AT YOU Catch up on the latest new releases starting 26 January 2018 Do you ever get confused or surprised about who’s releasing new music? We at Listening Through The Lens do.  Our inboxes are pretty full of new release notices, coming thick and fast from publicists, record labels and even the god-bless-them artists.  The holiday period was quite,...

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Blues Music Awards 2018 – Nominees Announced

See the full list of nominees for the 2018 Blues Awards     The nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards have just been announced.  The list encompasses North Mississippi All-Stars’ updated Hill Country stomps and Mavis Staples’ gospel-infused soul as well as Taj Mahal’s global fusion and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s blues rock.  The Blues Music Awards, which is universally recognized as the top accolade afforded blues musicians,...

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Best Albums of 2017
Dec29

Best Albums of 2017

What were our favourite twenty new releases of 2017?   By Rob Dickens   Introduction Welcome to the Best Albums volume five. Yes, the fifth edition. Heading toward a gold watch, maybe? By my reckoning I have listened to about 250 new releases this year.    At least once per album, a couple of times or more is the norm.  Some have been physical editions purchased or supplied, some digital downloads or streams, via iPod, bluetooth. ...

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Best Live Shows 2017
Dec19

Best Live Shows 2017

What were our very best live shows throughout 2017?   By Rob Dickens   Smoke On The Water I had seen only a few shows on water before – the North Mississippi Allstars on the Steamboat Natchez paddling up the Mississippi River off New Orleans. It was when bassist Chris Chew was in the band.  Man they funked it up.  (I loved that era of the band – check out Hernando (2006)). Another musica nautica adventure featured the...

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