Paradise Rocks

It exemplifies the generous spirit of the people who populate this Gaelic-speaking island. Visitors can be assured of three things: a welcoming hand of friendship from the locals, great music and great craic.

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No Ordinary Joe

Over the next two hours he serves up a sumptuous feast, seducing the audience with flawless guitar playing delivered with passion and panache.

Smoke Alarm

As the magnificent Blackberry Smoke prepares to embark on their latest UK tour, I wanted to share this excellent article about the band that features an interview with Charlie Starr. It was written… Continue reading

Fame Game

“For London-based soul singer Lynne Jackaman Muscle Shoals represents the Promised Land. She is about to begin a journey that she has been planning all her adult life, a pilgrimage to her musical Mecca.”

Gospel According to Abraham

“They were just an exceptional band and exceptional people. They’d give their right arm for you. Leon and Billy are gone, that’s really difficult for me to accept. They were absolutely the salt of the earth.”

Flower of Scotland

“The fact that I got the crowd clapping and singing was just superb. It was like a homecoming. I love playing in Scotland.”

Solo flight

“I haven’t played in Glasgow with Jackaman. I have a fondness for Glasgow though – I’ve been there a few times. I just think that my fans from Scotland and Ireland especially are very loyal. I can’t wait to get there.”

European Outlaws

We were feeling an enormous sense of accomplishment and luckily for us the audiences liked the band well enough. We were able to turn in a performance early in the day that was memorable and respectable and we didn’t get booed or disrespected! We played hard and won over the audiences.

Lasting legacy

Like angels, the harmonies soar. Exploding from the amps like Exocet missiles, the guitar solos propel crystal clear, crisp notes. Drums, bass and keyboards are all given their day in the sun, their moment to dazzle.

Road test

Now is her time, the moment where she can shine That may mean more tours, but road life is appealing too, the chance to ply her trade, to spread the gospel according to Jackaman: