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Blues Round-up: May 2016

Album Review

Henry Yates on the latest releases from Matt Woosey, Broken Witt Rebels, Ina Forsman, Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus and Stevie Nimmo

Matt Woosey: Desiderata

Famously, inspiration can strike anywhere. Every time Matt Woosey took a leak in his parents’ downstairs loo, he scanned their framed copy of Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata, and now the didactic 1927 poem loosely informs the Malvern songwriter’s own treatise on living, loving and ageing. Woosey has been frustrated by his perception in recent times (‘Don’t you compare me to Seasick Steve,’ he spat on 2014’s Wildest Dreams), and Desiderata seems bent on burning off the duller end of his fanbase.

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