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 …

Gig Review: Dan Reed/The King Lot (Dreadnought Rock Bathgate, 01/07/17)

By Cameron Arndt, all photos courtesy and © John McIntyre Photography   Dan Reed – a man with a stellar resume from his trailblazing days in the Dan Reed Network, where he played to sold out stadiums on tours with Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and others – makes no secret of the fact that he loves playing smaller gigs these days – club shows, house concerts, even bigger but still reasonable-sized shows with the reformed DRN.   As he told us …

Preview/Interview: Dan Reed returns to Dreadnought Rock (01//07/17)

Interview by Cameron Arndt   One of the world’s greatest musical talents and a true internationally renowned musician returns to Dreadnought Rock to perform a solo acoustic show on Sat 1st July supported by local heroes The King Lot who will also perform acoustically, with their new line up. After successes with the reformed and rejuvenated Dan Reed Network who toured globally in 2016 and early 2017 (read our review of their excellent show at Glasgow’s Oran Mor here!) this …

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, …

Music Reviews: New/Recent Releases June 2017

New/Recent Releases June 2017 Time for another look at some of the best music released on the unsuspecting public in the last few months. We’ve got yet another varied bunch of stuff for ya, all bound together by the high quality of each of the acts featured. Click one of the links below to jump to a specific review, or scroll through and find something new! Rocket Turtle EP (The Double Standards) Free Spirits EP (Lisa Kowalski) Goo Goo Shoom (Joe …

News/Preview/Video: Sleeping In The Rain (Voodoo Vegas)

All images copyright Voodoo Vegas Bournemouth’s Voodoo Vegas release new single Sleeping In The Rain this Friday, 12th May. The proceeds from the single will go to support the charity Crisis, who help fight homelessness – a cause the band are passionate about. The recently premiered video for Sleeping In The Rain shows a young homeless man, holding a sign featuring the songs powerful lyrics as people walk by, oblivious. The track delivers it’s strong message on a base of acoustic guitar, with …

News/Preview: Joe Bonamassa announces ‘Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening’

As Joe Bonamassa wraps up his triumphant UK tour tonight in Sheffield he also announces the 23rd June release of a new CD/DVD/Vinyl collection capturing his superb acoustic show at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. How does he find the time? We really don’t know! Read our review of Joe’s excellent show at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall last week. Coming a few years after Bonamassa’s previous critically acclaimed acoustic outing At The Vienna Opera House this new release again sees the bandleader …

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 …

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 …