Picture: The Dim Locator
Home Brew, a Suffolk trio featuring Nolan Wiltz, are my guests at Monday Blues at Peggy Sue's, Leigh. 8pm
Oaktree vegetarian restaurant, Leigh, 7pm
Bottleneck Blues at the Railway Hotel -- that's me, West Weston, JJ Zarbo and Roy Webber. 4.30pm
Brilliant guitarist Ramon Goose joins me at Monday Blues at
Peggy Sue's, Leigh. And JJ Zarbo on bass. 8pm
Martin hosts Monday Blues at Peggy Sue's Music Bar, Leigh-on-Sea, with star guests. It runs weekly until April 10. After that it will be monthly, first Monday of the month. Check the Monday Blues page: click here
Bottleneck Blues at the Railway Hotel, Southend. We do Sunday sessions, 4.30-7pm, every third week: Sunday April 2, April 23, May 14, June 4, June 25, July 16, Aug 6, Aug 27, Sept 17, Oct 8, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3. Possibly Dec 24 (to be confirmed)
"THIS ONE IS BRITISH BLUES AT ITS BEST...terrific album, excellent showcase for Martin's outstanding slide talent"
IAN McKENZIE, Editor, Blues in the South, on the the CD Lately I've Let Things Slide (which he made one of his picks for 2015)...click here for full review
The Martin McNeill solo CD Lately I've Let Things Slide was selected as one of the best of 2015 by two pundits.
Joe Singleton played a track in his round-up of of the year's top CDs on the Big Blues Bonanza, broadcast by Kansas City Radio.
Blues in the South editor Ian McKenzie placed the CD at No 32 in his (international) Top 50 of 2015.
And Paul Stiles, editor of Blues in Britain magazine, says: "I’ve been playing tracks from the album on UK Blues Today radio show recently and in the coming weeks.
"In fact, if I had a theme tune it would be Pickin’ The Blues."
Quotes from a review of the CD Lately I've Let Things Slide in Blues in Britain magazine, Sept 2016:
"Outstanding fingerpicking and slide work ...shimmering, atmospheric slide ...classic blues sounds ...thoroughly enjoyable acoustic album."