One of the advantages of the Lockdown is the chance to catch up on some music, and especially find new artists (or new to you) and bands, that you haven’t heard before.
There’s plenty of online, virtual gigs ranging from singer songwriters to full rock bands. And there’s also major bands releasing live concerts recorded a few years ago, bands such as Metallica and Judas Priest.
Some of the line-ups in the virtual lockdown gigs have been great and introduced new or even established bands to a wider audience – such as John Verity and When Rivers Meet– who appeared on the original Lockdown Sessions.
However, last night’s Fueling Musicians Stream-a-thon hosted by Joe Bonamassa was definitely one worth staying up for. Over 5 hours and 40 minutes of blues music, featuring some of the greatest blues guitarists around and some relatively new ones. There were also clips from various Blues Cruises with music from Joe as well as Buddy Guyand the brilliant Bernie Marsden. Of the newer artists, Elles Bailey was a standout.