“Love the new album. Mix of fine original songs and innovative, imaginative reworkings of some old standards. Highlight of the year so far!”
The Midnight Train
“LONG ROAD HOME "The new album is fabulous. Great feel, sparse rootsy Banjo and smokin blues delivery. This one is up two more notches. Love it!"”
Blues N Roots Podcast
“LONG ROAD HOME.. "It's so hot it melted my car stereo!"”
“LONG ROAD HOME... From the get go I was drawn in. Before long I was tapping my feet and then moving around. Yet this is an album with many layers - from joyful to sad, from raunchy
to soulful, definitely thought provoking. Michael Pollitts's voice has matured into a deeper, life grazed sound which in turn gives a clarity to the words - the sense of loss in 'Broken Heart Blues',
making Little Willie John's 'Fever' his own with an extra eeriness of feeling someone else was in the room. The album's moods change yet never move far from the title track of
'Long Road Home'. It is a 'Long Road Home' and when the final track 'Dance in the Rain' ,with its gentle sense of hope, is over far too soon there is a sense of loss in the silent room
mirroring much of the atmosphere of the album and leaving us needing more.”
Spitz Records (UK)
“Matt Taylor invented Oz Blues & Michael Pollitt is cut from the same cloth. Long Road Home is a gritty, heartfelt work of wonder.”
TOP SHELF MUSIC 89.7FM
“LONG ROAD HOME "I'm very impressed. Great blues and fine clean production values. Brilliant.”
“LONG ROAD HOME is.. "one hot album! Usually the follow up album to a number 1 charting album is a hard act to follow, but with 'Long Road Home' Mr Black & Blues hits top gear with this very fine album of blues. World class, every track!"”
“BLOW THESE TRACKS .. I can but implore you to get yourself a copy of this album.. It's great.”
3CR, Night Owls on Rhythm
“Michael and Chris together is sheer excellence.. do yourself a favour ...”
Sleepy Hollow Blues Club
“Blow These tracks is an uplifting, footstomping, hell of a good- time record that drags you along for the ride. A sensational live album”
The Whipping Post - Blues Roots Radio
"This is an excellent live album of new and classic blues, delivered, and received, with a wild enthusiasm by two guys who clearly love what they are doing - and so do I"
The Blues Show (UK)
"Blow These Tracks is a ripper of a blues CD - wonderful songs, great
playing, wonderfully recorded and great sound - what more could you want!"
The Australian Mood, RRR
"an absolute cracker"
Son of Crawdaddy, RRR
"Its fantastic.. believe me!"
Blues Beat Podcast
"truly righteous Blues"
"stops you in your tracks.. get yourself a copy of this ASAP"
"brilliant player.. a remarkable album. And it heralds the arrival of a new blues star"
ABC 774, Inpress "Howzat", et. al., RRR "Off The Record"
"..raw, live and tasteful - this one channels the real country blues. Headed for the best of list for sure..."
Salty Dog Podcast
"an absolute corker, really fabulous live sound & beautifully produced"
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