Gee, it’s great to be out and about and actually seeing peoples facial expressions after so many months masked up!
And still discovering so much wonderful music mad during these tough, strange and surreal times.
Low Cut Connie sounds like the name of a brand of clothing, not a band that includes amongst its fans Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John!
Lead by Adam Weiner, pianist, songwriter and frontman, the band are renowned for their high energy live performances, which of course were curtailed in 2020; replaced by online show Tough Cookies which has proved to be a big success with some amazing guests, and a new double album Private Lives, giving us plenty of material to watch and listen to!
Some of the 17 songs on Private Lives sound a little under developed, but in the main we get a selection with descriptive lyrics, soulful rock, distinctive piano work, some great horn arrangements, overdriven guitar and strong vocals.
Aged only in his early 20’s Australian Angus Gill has already accomplished much including being one of the youngest ever Aussies to debut at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and collaborating with good friend Steve Earle on his new third album 3 Minute Movies!
The album is credited to Angus Gill & Seasons Of Change, which just happens to be Paul Kelly’s band providing all the backing, and whilst this is a country album, we are given some ballads, soul and rock; Mark Lizotte (Diesel) co wrote and plays on “Daylight Robbery”.
This is a highly accomplished collection of songs sung and mostly written with great confidence by an artist who is destined to be around for some time!
Dave Keller is a two time Blues Music Award nominee, an outstanding passionate singer, an intense guitarist and great songwriter, and I have only just connected with his music…bloody criminal of me!
He has elements of Bobby “Blue” Bland and Solomon Burke in his vocals and has recorded his latest album, his 8th, You Get What You Give as a collection of 13 original duets with the likes of Johnny Rawls, Joe Louis Walker and Trudy Lynn with all proceeds going to causes that promote racial equality and justice!
Dave Keller grew up in Massachusetts with a love of music, but didn’t start singing in a band until 20, and with mentors such as Mighty Sam McClain, Robert Ward and Johnny Rawls is now highly regarded; listen to these tracks and you will see why: “Scratchin’ At Your Door” and "Land Of The Lonely”
Some more wonderful sounds folks!