Album Review: Time And Emotion (Robin Trower)

By Cameron Arndt I didn’t know Robin Trower ever sang. Or, in fact, that he could sing. Being honest, I’ve not got a completely in-depth knowledge of his career in general, so it would have been fairly easy for this fact to escape me. Beyond his celebrated ‘Hendrixian’ Bridge Of Sighs era, a passing familiarity with Procol Harum, and his work with Jack Bruce I’m a bit lost. The only time I’ve caught the man live was during the Seven …

Gig Review: Edinburgh Blues & Rock Festival (Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 29/07/17)

Review/Interviews by Cameron Arndt, all photos courtesy and © Stuart Stott After a successful first year in 2016, the Edinburgh Blues & Rock Festival returned to the Corn Exchange last week boasting another sterling – and surprisingly eclectic – line-up of some of the best blues/rock talent that Scotland, Britain, and indeed the world has to offer. This time Rock And Roll Traffic was there to catch all the action, sample the atmosphere backstage, and grab many of the bands for …

News/Preview: Highway 491 Announce ‘In The Loop – The Acoustic Sessions’

HIGHWAY 491 ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD IN THE LOOP: THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS Released 2nd September 2017 via Rock & Roll Traffic Recordings Glasgow blues rockers Highway 491 are pleased to announce the release of their new CD, In The Loop – The Acoustic Sessions. Recorded in April/May 2017 in Glasgow and engineered/produced by guitarist Cameron Arndt the songs were mastered by Village Mastering UK and will be released on September 2nd via Rock & Roll Traffic Recordings. The nine tracks were …

Review: 3 Days At The Montreux Jazz Festival 2017

By Cameron Arndt, all photos by CA, all shows reviewed took place 9th-12th July 2017   It’s been a stormy day in Montreux. We step off the train into a torrential rainstorm and struggle through the short walk to our hotel near the lakeside. The usual spectacular view is completely obscured by clouds and mist, with only the start of the lake visible and no hint of the stunning vista of mountains that lies on the far side.   Fortunately the …

News/Preview: Edinburgh Blues And Rock Festival (Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 29/07/17)

  Coming up a week tomorrow (Sat 29th July) is an eagerly awaited anticipated event in the calendar of the rock and blues fans of central Scotland. This year’s Edinburgh Blues And Rock Festival takes place at The Corn Exchange from 1pm-11pm that day and there’s a stunning line up of bands to entertain and amaze what’s sure to be a bumper crowd. Rock And Roll Traffic favourites like the Stevie Nimmo Trio and Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band …

Gig Review: Jared James Nichols (O2 ABC Glasgow, 29/06/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos courtesy of and © Dave Jamieson   This past Thursday, Wisconsin guitar hero Jared James Nichols and his band teed up an excellent evening of  classic rock n roll at Glasgow’s O2 ABC. As far as I can work out, it’s been almost ten years since Blue Oyster Cult played in Scotland. Back then they played a much smaller venue, The Ferry, whereas tonight they grace the O2 ABC up on Sauchiehall Street. Whether this apparent resurgence …

Gig Review: Aerosmith (3 Arena – Dublin, 14/06/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos by CA With the possibility that this will be Aerosmith’s last visit this side of the Atlantic, and only a solitary show at Download Festival taking place in the UK, it seems that a large contingent of Glasgow and Britain’s rock and metal fans have descended on the Irish capital for tonight’s show at the 3 Arena – or at least I certainly kept running into people I knew!   Having neve r seen the band …

New Video/Album News: (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ (King King)

Today King King release the video for the first single from their upcoming 4th record, Exile And Grace. (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ is a full tilt slab of classic, hook filled rock – a heavy blast that Thunder would be proud of, led in by a guitar riff reminiscent of the synth on Won’t Get Fooled Again. The chorus is immediately catchy, and delivered in the video by Alan Nimmo with palpable glee. The new single was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder …

CD/DVD Review: Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening (Joe Bonamassa)

By Cameron Arndt Joe Bonamassa is back with another high quality live CD/DVD release (out today!). Yep, I can hear the complainers already, ‘Another live DVD!!’ they’ll cry, ‘When will he stop!’ Well I’ve got a simple solution for those folks: Don’t listen, don’t watch, and don’t buy. Problem solved! For everyone else, there’s much to enjoy here. Sure it might be too much for all but the biggest Bonamassa completest to own all his work – especially his myriad …

News/Preview: R&RT Presents Cameron Arndt (Highway 491) Europe Tour 2017

Highway 491 are excited to announce that frontman Cameron Arndt will be taking to the continent this summer for the In The Loop solo acoustic tour, taking in 7 dates across three countries in July 2017. Not only that, but this year will also see the release of the band’s second studio project. In The Loop – The Acoustic Sessions was recorded and produced by the band in May 2017 and – all going well – will be available on the tour dates, …