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Articles from Grapevine Magazine

Martin McNeill

It’s always good to hear a British-made blues album that stands up against recordings made on the other side of the pond. That in itself is not unusual. After all, the Brits have been making great blues albums since the early 1960s when
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StowBlues 2019

You know you’re getting on in years when police officers, sports men and women and office staff look so young. Another indicator is when you’re ignored by those handing out leaflets for night clubs and trendy gyms. It’s also the case that…
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Life Drawings

Lowestoft folk star John Ward is celebrating the release of his eighth album. John and his band go from strength to strength and it really is about time they had a bit of national recognition. The CD, Life Drawing, is the best thing John…
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Dr Feelgood

It’s remarkable and rather frightening to think that Canvey’s finest – Dr Feelgood – have been playing a Christmas show in Ipswich virtually every year for the last three decades. In those early days of their festive visits the much missed…
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Shakatak

After a thoroughly enjoyed festival season, it’s time to turn our attention once again to the bread and butter of indoor gigs. As you might know, I promote concerts in and around the Ipswich area and am delighted to bringing two very…
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Mike Vernon

Legendary record producer Mike Vernon is back in my hometown of Ipswich early next month. Mike’s CV reads like a Who’s Who of UK music and includes work with David Bowie, Eric Clapton, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Focus, Freddie King, Dr…
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