Shack Up Inn

G'Day Raffers, Music review time. Hot off the press! I'm pleased to offer you access to a mighty fine blues tune written by Gary Young of Daddy Cool fame on one of his experiences in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Gary recorded this with good mate Steve Williams (ex Rock Doctors, John Farnham band), who provides the Blues … Continue reading Shack Up Inn

Grizzlee Remedy

Hey Riff Raffers, A couple of reviews, an update, an ANZAC article and why not, an Easter story. Couple of mighty fine tunes just released. 'Grizzlee Train', a blues rock based duo from the Central Coast Of NSW have 'Shakin' an uptempo single with a nice hook and a sing-a-long chant, 'Hey Ho'. "I'm shakin' … Continue reading Grizzlee Remedy

Umina Blue-Jack’s Back

Hey there Riff Raffers, New music out now at all good and bad record stores. Firstly an album from riff raffer, Jack Derwin. The lead single and title track 'Umina Blue’ is a high quality tune that displays Jack's signature laid back, soulful groove and his masterful skills as a songwriter and musician. There wouldn't be … Continue reading Umina Blue-Jack’s Back

Matt’s Catalyst

Hello Riff Raffers, “A new world opens to explore, when who you are is no longer forgotten." (Matt Taylor) Matt Taylor still has stories to share. His latest solo album is brush stroked with indigo pigment. The colour between blue and purple. Here's what Matt says, “When Ozblues ventures into new territory, I call the … Continue reading Matt’s Catalyst

Break A Leg

Hi Riff Raffers, It was the summer of '63. The venue Flinders Street Extension outside the 'Mission for Seaman'. A fifteen year old boy from Hampton was hitching to Torquay for some surfing. His lift to the city couldn't take him any further and as he alights from the passenger side into the street he … Continue reading Break A Leg

Brod’s Time

Hello Riff Raffers, Broderick Smith’s first album in ten years has hit the streets. Titled ‘Man Out Of Time’ the album is nice enough but doesn’t reach any great heights musically. Brod’s voice stands the test of time as does his lyrical storytelling. It is both thought provoking and insightful. There is nothing from his … Continue reading Brod’s Time

Riding On

Hey there Riff Raffers, Three new releases with the ‘Blues Burger’ as the feature. Out now! Firstly by James Harmon on a Muddy Waters’ cover by Billy Gibbons, ‘Standing Around Crying’ from his album ‘Big Bad Blues’ on Concorde records. On the album Billy let’s rip with a bit of harp as well.   We … Continue reading Riding On

Number Nine

Hello Riff Raffers, A tune missing in action and two new albums in this feature. “Turn me on dead man, number nine, number nine.” It was the lost track off Seasick Steve's limited print compact disc, 'Cheap' from 2002 on There's A Dead Skunk Record label. When 'Cheap' was later released on the Bronzerat label, … Continue reading Number Nine