Best of the year…..

Posted on: Friday, Dec 26, 2014

Ken here…

It’s that time when we ask you all what your best bluesy events were in 2014.  Here are mine.

For me, it hasn’t been a strong year for blues. I haven’t been to many shows, haven’t listened to that many CDs and did not go to The Mississippi Delta this year on my annual pilgrimage.

So from a limited sample here are my bluesy highlights.

The highest blues tune on my play count is Little Milton – That’s What Love Will Make You Do.

http://youtu.be/LWg5lUWoXAM

I think that my favourite album is probably Lightnin’ Malcolm – Rough Out There. It’s dated 2013 but I didn’t hear it until 2014.

http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/lightnin-malcolm-rough-out-there-album-review/

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lightninmalcolm1

I simply love the hour long show that’s on YouTube from San Francisco when he opened for The North Mississippi Allstars.

http://youtu.be/6TwcMP_oYEY

I really enjoyed the varied and 100% excellent lineup of the Bangor on Dee Blues Festival held back in May.

My favourite live show wasn’t blues. I am a huge convert to the rocking rootsy country of Cadillac Three. I saw them in the Live Rooms, Chester and was blown away. Their CD “Tennessee Mojo” is very high in my playlist for the year.

http://youtu.be/N41DdVedXCo

My other highlight was getting back out there and playing again.  This year I joined my old sparring partners Neil Partington and Lance Donnelly in the band 3Kings.

So over to you…. what did you dig?
Ken

Biarritz

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