Crackshot

Strange days indeed. Most peculiar Mama. Had a reply earlier this month to an email I sent in November 2018 from harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite. Nearly fell off my couch! Better late that never. After Memphis Charlie's second album with Ben Harper I asked him this question via his website contact. "Just wondering if Charlie … Continue reading Crackshot

Love and Loss-Recordz & Gigz

Gary Young and Steve Williams have pressed an album of country originals. Gary is a prolific songwriter and here are twelve excellent examples of country tunes he has penned on love and loss. Steve helps out and lays some excellent country riffs including harmonizing harps on a couple. You can hear this technique on the … Continue reading Love and Loss-Recordz & Gigz

Humpo Bompa (with a dadada da da over the top)

Hello Riff Raffers, “Well I remember when I was young the world had just begun and I was happy. I used to wonder about the earth and how it moved around the sun so snappy.” (Matt Taylor) Back when I was young you could venture down to the local milk bar and purchase sixteen aniseed balls … Continue reading Humpo Bompa (with a dadada da da over the top)

Forpies’ Blues Burger (No Mashed Potato)

Hello Riff Raffers, Most people I know are not aware that Billy Thorpe blew the gob iron. There’s a few who think I'm crazy, but here is the evidence that Bill did indeed play the harmonica. Who would have thought that a clean cut ‘Mod’ with songs like, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and ‘Mashed Potato’, … Continue reading Forpies’ Blues Burger (No Mashed Potato)

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

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

Man Out Of Time

 Hello Riff Raffers, Two new books that might interest you riff raffers. Firstly from Starman Books is a biography on Dingoes singer and harp man, Broderick Smith. Titled, ‘Man Out Of Time’. Only 300 copies printed, each are individually numbered and include a signed, ‘Boy On The Run’ lyrics sheet. Price ain’t cheap folks at … Continue reading Man Out Of Time