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Peter Green – Born On This Day

Peter Green - born on this day back in 1946. He's right up there with Rory as one of my favourite guitarists. This upload has the vinyl crackles and all, which is the way I listened to it (over and over). I found it on a Decca Records album called " The World of Blues...

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Cavan Day 2021

It was a real honour and a privilege to have Mick as a 'special guest' for the Beyond The Tears CD release party. It was a fun night. We played some tracks off the CD and some covers, including the one we uploaded today especially for Cavan Day. The man truly is a...

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Tegelen Blues-Rock Festival – 7th September 1991

As we continued to tour and work our a**es off throughout Europe in the mid-to-late eighties, we continued to work our way onto many, many festivals and slowly but surely we worked our way up the bill as well. One festival that everyone kept talking about was the...

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Touring Holland – 30 years ago!

I came across this old tour sheet recently and thought it might be fun to post it here. As you can see, it was for a spring tour of Holland, back in March 1991... so thirty years ago! I wonder how many, if any, of the clubs still exist today. We certainly kept...

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Happy New Year – Confidence (guide word)

From Psychology Today: "Confidence is a belief in oneself, the conviction that one has the ability to meet life's challenges and to succeed—and the willingness to act accordingly. Being confident requires a realistic sense of one’s capabilities and feeling secure in...

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Albums I Bought This Year 2020

Normally around this time of the year I draw up a list of 10 albums I bought during the year that made an impression on me. This year I’m doing something slightly different due to the fact that I bought a box-set that contains 37 albums and 1 DVD. As you can see from...

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Supporting Rory Gallagher in the Paradiso Club in Amsterdam

On this day - 15th December - back in 1992, I had the pleasure of supporting Rory Gallagher at the famous Paradiso Club in Amsterdam, Holland with my band Albatross. We had been finishing up some dates in the south of France and I'd called our booking agent in Holland...

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My Hometown Virginia – A blog from Ralph

My Hometown Virginia - A blog from Ralph I was going to write a blog and give a little bit of background on the recording process, etc. but then Ralph posted this lovely piece on Facebook and I thought to myself - this tells the same story but from a different...

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10 Albums – 2019

Allison Moorer - Blood: let's kick off with a recent release - Blood from Allison Moorer. It was released in October this year and it's a really strong album, IMHO. It's her tenth album but the first on her own record label. Here's the title track, Blood.James Taylor...

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Finding peace within

I came across this article recently, written by Madisyn Taylor. As you can imagine, the title caught my eye. If we are to have true peace in the world, we must first find it within ourselves. Most people agree that a more peaceful world would be an ideal situation for...

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