News/Tour Preview: Joe Bonamassa UK Tour, April 2017

JOE BONAMASSA APRIL 2017 UK TOUR Blues/Rock superstar Joe Bonamassa returns to the UK next month for a hotly anticipated run of dates. With a triumphant 2-date stint already announced for 21st/22nd April at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall – which he first headlined in 2009 and captured on the memorable DVD release Live From The Royal Albert Hall – he’s added three further gigs around the UK due to huge demand and limited tickets for the London shows. These include dates …

Gig Review: The Temperance Movement (Fat Sam’s Dundee, 17/03/17)

Review and pictures by Cameron Arndt Following an initial batch of acoustic shows last year, The Temperance Movement returned for a mini-tour of four acoustic dates in Scotland last week. It was an intriguing proposition, as their back catalogue contains a number of songs which would clearly work well in an acoustic setting. Even more interesting was how they would approach their heavier, fuzzed-up blues rock numbers. Having missed last year’s Glasgow show we took to the road last Friday …

Gig Review: Bad Touch/Broken Witt Rebels – Roadstars ’17 (O2 ABC2 Glasgow, 18/03/17)

Review By Cameron Arndt, Pics courtesy Ritchie Birnie and Martin Bone, © as noted. The 2017 edition of the Planet Rock Roadstars tour finally arrived in Glasgow this past weekend. It’s a show that’s been highly anticipated here at Rock And Roll Traffic and, going by the reaction of Glasgow’s gig-going population on Saturday, we weren’t the only ones looking forward to it. As this is a co-headline tour the two bands are taking turns to play first. Tonight, Birmingham’s Broken …

Album Review: Stolen Hearts (Erja Lyytinen)

Review by Cameron Arndt Finnish singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen releases her 10th studio album, Stolen Hearts, on Friday 7th April. It’s her first studio album since 2014’s Elmore James tribute, The Sky Is Crying, and she’s thrown everything at this one – with stellar results. It was recorded and mixed by multi-platinum selling engineer, Chris Kimsey, who’s worked with artists including The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, INXS, Bad Company. Not only that but the vocals were recorded on the same desk …

Interview/Tour Preview: Sari Schorr

Interview by Cameron Arndt Photos © Laurence Harvey Celebrated blues vocalist Sari Schorr  kicked off her UK tour on Wednesday 15th March at the Bridgewater Bar Brunel and plays Cottiers in Glasgow on Sunday 26th March. The New York based singer is currently in Bath recording the follow-up album to her critically acclaimed debut album. A Force of Nature was released last year and it’s really quite stunning. Filled with searing guitar playing, excellent bluesy backing it contains 12 cuts of groove-filled, soulful …

Album Review: This Is Sammy Hagar (Sammy Hagar)

Review by Cameron Arndt Last year Sammy Hagar released this new collection in the US, and it was finally given a UK release last week (March 10th). ‘Oh no, not another hits collection from a classic rock artist!’ some of you might say. Some might even say ‘Oh no, not Sammy Hagar!’ However, anyone not willing to give this record a chance would be making a grave mistake. Comprised of cuts from some of the frontman’s lesser-known solo albums, there …

Gig Review: Stevie Nimmo Trio/Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band (Cottiers – Glasgow, 11/03/17)

Review by Cameron Arndt, Pics courtesy of and © Ritchie Birnie/Jace Media Last Friday at Cottiers could be seen as excellent two-for-one offer for music fans. Those who came along to witness a stellar performance from the Stevie Nimmo Trio were also treated to a fantastic opening set by Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band – and there were plenty of people crowded into the atmospheric confines of the converted church to catch some top class blues, rock and soul. Read …

New Single/Tour Dates: Broken Machine (Ash Wilson)

By Cameron Arndt,  All photos © Phil Wilson Lincolnshire’s Ash Wilson has launched the brand new music video for the single Broken Machine, taken from his exceptional upcoming debut record of the same name. The single’s out on Friday 17th March with the album following on Friday 21st April 2017, and Ash hits the road to support it from 20th March. Get all the info on his upcoming tour dates at the bottom of the page. Broken Machine Single Have a read of our full review of …

Single Review/Kickstarter Info: Hollow Tree (Red Pine Timber Company)

By Cameron Arndt Perth-based Scottish Americana collective, Red Pine Timber Company, are poised to return in 2017 with their eagerly awaited second record. The follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Different Lonesome, the band recorded and self-produced the new LP at Perth’s Clearwater Studios. The band have gone from strength to strength in the years since their debut record was released, with excellent shows including three sold out headline slots at Perth Concert Hall, and an inventive online presence which has …