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Without throwing any accusations of “authenticity” around, it really seems like coming from the American South gives Green a more natural feel for R&B, gospel and the blues, allowing him to fold his pan-seared shout into the Makeshifters’ hard-rocking crash without having to scream to be heard. “I’ve got no one but myself to blame!” […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review of HEATH GREEN and The MAKESHIFTERS from SPILL MAGAZINE

Straight ahead, blues based, hurting songs, played by a very talented group. But then, that is what happens when you pay your dues. Green has been playing clubs in his native Birmingham, Alabama for over 15 years before landing a record deal and the time he and his band put in shows. The band is […]

Nice review of DATURA4 “Hairy Mountain” from BLANK GOLD COAST

While a strong grasp of classic hooks and memorable melodies remain, this musical coming together is an altogether hairier beast. On Hairy Mountain the band lovingly channel the meatier sonic spectrum of the late 60’s and early 70’s, with cult Aussie bands such as Buffalo and The Coloured Balls springing to mind across the album’s […]

I94 BAR review : DATURA4 show in Sydney

No Fool’s Gold to be seen as Datura4 debuts in Sydney It’s too easy to characterise Datura4 as “yet another Dom Mariani band” because he’s had lots of them with sustained prominence over many years. But it would also be very misleading. Greg Hitchcock has been living in Western Australia for 13 years so, from […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review of HEATH GREEN and The MAKESHIFTERS from THE FIRE NOTE

There’s little doubt, these songs are going to sound best in their native environs, a smoking blues rock club full of sweaty revelers eager to be elevated by the gritty and soulful delivery of Green and his Makeshifters, but the recording is so well crafted, the performances so ecstatic that it transcends the limitations often […]

Nice review of MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER “Let It Slide” from POPMATTERS

In 2017, you’d be hard pressed to find someone bluesier than Mark Porkchop Holder. Known for his “anything goes” attitude toward gigs, as well as his gritty stylings, Holder has much reason to be singing the blues, with years of addiction and depression behind him. That said, Let It Slide has immersed as something of […]