Reviews

JOE ANDERTON BAND
CD Review ‘Live at the NCBC’: (Released April 2017)

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JOE ANDERTON BAND
100 CLUB, LONDON: 31st JANUARY 2017.

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Blues in Britain Magazine #183 March 2017

 

JOE ANDERTON BAND
100 CLUB, LONDON: 31st JANUARY 2017.

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JOE ANDERTON BAND
BASSMENT, CHELMSFORD: 7th JANUARY 2017.

The Bassment in Chelmsford played host to a fascinating double header featuring two very young Essex blues guitarists. For those who’ve followed Connor Selby and Joe Anderton over the last 18 months, the standard of musicianship and the quality of the music came as no surprise. For those seeing the guys for the first time, this was an evening to savour.
The Joe Anderton Band lean more to the Americana/Country style of blues. Featuring 20 year old Joe from Chelmsford (guitar/vocals) Trev Turley (ex-Bare Bones Boogie Band and Malaya Blue) on bass and two former members of Rosco Levee and the Southern Slide, Andy Hayes (rhythm guitar) and Dave Tettmar (drums), they kicked off with a rousing version of Promised Land which set the tone for the rest of the set. The addition of Andy on rhythm guitar has filled out the band’s sound while Dave and Trev added a very fluid bottom end giving Joe freedom to go off and improvise at will. This was evident on a stunning version of Neil Young’s Down By The River (See video on ‘Media’ page) which bought the house down.
Flyin’ High was another stand out track before Joe changed the mood and brought out an acoustic for a couple of tracks, Runnin’ and Dylan’s You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere complete with Dylan impression at the end of the song.
Pretty Lady Blues closed the set with Come Together as an encore. Once again, the audience gave Joe a much deserved ovation.
Blues in the City deserve a great deal of credit for taking a chance on two young but immensely talented guitarists. A fabulous evening all round. Now, if only we could attract a younger audience….

Blues in Britain Magazine #183 March 2017
Reviewed by Mike Lightfoot
Co-Presenter of ‘The Blues is Back’ on Saint FM 94.7