E-Newsletter Archive

8 January 2024

Happy New Year! A big thank you to all of you who pre-ordered a CD or Download of Greens & Blues and/or of Diamond Days. It literally means the world. Read all about the tours we've organised around…

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24 November 2023

FOUNTAIN OF RICHES
As odd as it sounds, when I had the chance to record two different albums last summer I jumped at the opportunity. The first was me and Aaron Catlow, which is a no-brainer, as we wanted our…

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2 November 2023

RARER THAN RARE ** NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2023
Two rarities. One, I'm doing a solo tour. Two, it's (mostly) in the USA, the land of my birth. Very exciting! Then I'm back in the UK winding down the year with…

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23 August 2023

OLD HIGHWAY 40… 
Before the Interstate, the quickest way to get from Nashville to anywhere in North Carolina was to take ‘old highway 40.’ That means on any given day at least a hundred country music stars would be on…

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11 July 2023

MORE PEAKY BLINDERS THAN LOVE BOAT 
I’ve never done a music cruise but I hear they are pretty cool. You know the ones: sailing the high seas with your favourite musicians on-tap nearly 24-7. I'm told there's a Blues Cruise…

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15 June 2023

Take Some Guitar Lessons, Man!
A group of some of my most loyal and enthusiastic fans went on a deep sea fishing trip together one summer. Also, booked on the same boat for the same trip was none other than…

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24 May 2023

ARE YOU SOMEONE?
It was perhaps a bit extravagant to book Abbey Road Studios in London, but I felt my friend's final recording deserved a 1st Class send-off - and Abbey Road is about as 1st Class as it gets…

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9 May 2023

WHOEVER YOU ARE
   In mid-December we were on the road late at night heading for Chem19 Studio near Glasgow, where we were to begin mixing the Songs Of Don Everly album that Rab Noakes and I recorded shortly before his…

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28 February 2023

GUITAR MEDITATIONS
I've been enjoying this new Atkin T-52, especially playing it first thing in the morning with the amp volume really low. The neighbours, I'm sure, appreciate it! Here's a link to two of these morning guitar meditations.

WHEELS

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9 January 2023

 

G-Live Gala Concert on 4 January
 
It was an honour to join Paul Jones, Jools Holland, Madeleine Bell, Paddy Milner and a host of other superbly talented musicians at G-Live Concert Hall the other night to support The Prostate Project

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7 December 2022

 

REMEMBERING RAB NOAKES
 
On Thursday 15th December 2022, we're honouring our friend Rab Noakes at Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club in Scotland. Rab, a longtime friend of the club, was booked to play there on December 15th. After his passing…

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7 November 2022

 

FIRST USA GIGS SINCE MARCH 2020!
 
I'm back to the USA to sing and play for the first time since March 2020. I'm really pleased to be back in the part of the world where it all began for me.…

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