Welcome to the Rocking Magpie – a home on the Internet for my thoughts and musings on a variety of music, be it CD’s, Gigs, books and the occasional DVD – usually; but not exclusively based around all things Americana and Roots; as I love Ska and Soul music too.
After years of writing reviews for numerous magazines and websites, in late 2014 I thought that the time was right to put everything under one roof on my own blog/website.
Me? I live in the North East of England; but receive music from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and all corners of Europe (very little from my home region; which is sad); and our readership reflects this, with followers in 65 countries across 4 continents who receive e-mail updates whenever reviews are posted; plus my data tell me readers from 106 countries have actually visited the site!
My priority, will of course be bringing you reviews of soon to be released CD’s as soon as I get them. Plus there will be the occasional preview of albums, videos and gigs that interest me; but primarily you will read EXCLUSIVE reviews of Country, Americana, Folk, Blues, Ska, Punk and indeed all things Rock & Roll where the music has actually been listened to…not just the regurgitation of a Press Release.
Dig deep into the site; as the bonus is my old reviews (400+), some dating back to 2010 which really are a snapshot in time – some I got bang on, others I raved about yet the album and artist still drifted into musical obscurity.
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