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 …

Gig Review: Eric Gales/Bourbon Street Band (Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – 24/05/17)

By Cameron Arndt, photos courtesy of and © Stuart Stott ‘We’ve been waiting for you twenty years Eric!’ comes the elated shout early in the show as the guitarist thanks everyone for coming along to his first ever UK show. The man onstage looks truly moved, and this is just one small special moment in an evening packed full of emotion, intensity and spellbinding musical skill. By any way you’d care to measure Eric Gales has had an illustrious career so …

News/Preview: HRH Blues Announces 2018 Line up!

By Cameron Arndt Just as the 2017 event begins to pass into legend, HRH Blues confirms a truly stellar line up of acts for the 2018 version of one of the UK’s premier rock/blues festivals from the popular Hard Rock Hell stable. 2018 will see quite possibly the best HRH Blues line up yet take the stage at the O2 Academy, Sheffield on the 14th and 15th of April. Top of the bill is Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden – currently working …

Music Reviews: New/Recent Releases May 2017

New/Recent Releases May 2017 Welcome to our look at some of the best, brightest and most varied new stuff that has graced the music scene so far in 2017. We’ve got a huge mix of stuff on offer, so dive on in! Click one of the links below to jump to a specific review, or scroll through and find something new! Criminals EP (The Brocklebank) Swallow (Burnt Out Wreck) Fahrenheit Single (Das Plastixx) Rock N Roll (Dirty Rats) Dead Letters …

Interview: Wilko Johnson

Interview by Cameron Arndt In a world beset by tumultuous political upheaval, wars, poverty and, on a smaller scale, seemingly unending sad occurrences – not least the perceived epidemic of celebrity deaths in 2016 – the story of Wilko Johnson is a rare, heartwarming and inspirational tale. The legendary former Dr Feelgood/Blockheads guitarist had been ticking along quite nicely in his later years, touring with his vital, high octane solo trio when, in January 2013, he was diagnosed with late …

R&RT Presents… IdKid, The Naked Feedback and Highway 491 (Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate – 12/05/17)

By Cameron Arndt Hot on the heels of last week’s first ‘Rock And Roll Traffic Presents…’ gig, here we go again with Volume 2! This time we’re invading the Dreadnought Rock in Bathgate, with a headline set from IdKid who are once again joined by The Naked Feedback. Highway 491 completes the line up. It’s going to be a fantastic evening of music, and here we look ahead to what’s in store… IdKid Rock? Power pop? ‘Ragpop’…? IdKid can be …

Gig Review: The Naked Feedback, IdKid, The Rich, The Label (13th Note, Glasgow – 29/04/17)

By Cameron Arndt This past Saturday saw our first ever ‘Rock And Roll Traffic Presents…’ showcase gig. Held at the 13th Note in Glasgow we assembled four handpicked bands for an evening of no holds barred rock and roll, at it all went down a storm! We’re not going to feature a full review of the show, as we were really too busy to take notes on the night, but here’s a quick roundup of some of the highlights! The …