The Fruitful Earth – Shake – Single Review

The gnarly-blues project The Fruitful Earth from London (England), the performance vehicle for  Sarah Blair (piano and vocals), released the single Shake on the 21st.

The Fruitful Earth - photo credit - Alistair Macnaughton

The Fruitful Earth – photo credit – Alistair Macnaughton

Regularly including extra musicians as required in both studio and live performance, Shake adds bass and drums to deliver a track that veritably shakes the room to its foundations.

From the opening moments of the sharp percussive introduction to the track, the listener finds themselves welded to the spot, by the time the rootsy piano, bass and stunning vocal get in to full flow the outside world has already become an irrelevance.

Recording of an as yet unnamed LP has recently completed and plans are for a release next year – Shake is the first song to surface.


Shake – Single – The Fruitful Earth is available on iTunes.*

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Vinz Clortho – Endless Road – Audio

The US gnarly-blues quintet Vinz Clortho are working towards the release of their début LP, which is due out later this year.

Vinz Clortho

Vinz Clortho

On the 22nd they will be releasing the track Endless Road, which joins their previous two singles as their full recording catalogue thus far – marking of a band who have much to add to the music for road trips playlist and an album I look forward to being able to add to the collection.

On pulling in to a semi-abandoned town in the middle of nowhere Endless Road is precisely the track that you would want hear rumbling out of a dimly lit bar as immediately there is a sense of welcoming to a fellow-traveller and ahead beckons a certainty of an evening in company with those, as yet unknown, who will become life-long friends.

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