John Alexander

Roots & Blues

Roots and Blues songwriter and guitarist John Alexander

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Top 10 inspirational albums

Doing the rounds on social media recently was the top 10 inspirational album lists. Top ten lists of music are always difficult, there are so many great albums, it depends on your mood, what you can remember at the time etc however here are mine. I've based this on each of these has stood the test of time, and hold and created a particular special moment when i listened to them at fist and to this day - correct as at time of going to print! See below for the Spotify play list

B.B King - Live at The Regal 1965

Tom Petty - Wildflowers 1991


Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love 1987


Neil Young - Harvest Moon 1992


Dire Straits- Dire Straits 1978


Tom Waits - Mule Variations 1999


Led Zepplin I 1969


Greg Brown - Further In 1996


Ryan Adams - Gold 2001


Buddy Guy - Blues Singer 2003


I Would Walk 500 Miles

Had a great weekend at the Looe Music Festival last month, what a stunning location for a music festival, right on the beach, in the picturesque village of Looe in Cornwall.  The music was excellent, complimented perfectly by the weather and the cider and made the whole 500 mile drive worth it.  It only took 11 hours, 3 coffee stops, 1 car ferry, 1 tank of petrol and 1 lama in order to navigate the worst of the UK's traffic. By the time we got there, The Proclaimers were in full flight with 'I Would Walk 500 Miles'  - the irony wasn't lost.