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Davy Knowles: Best of the Bootlegs 2017

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Davy Knowles inaugurated a monthly series of live concert downloads during the course of 2017. As the title denotes, Best of the Bootlegs 2017 is purportedly the proverbial cream of that digital crop, and the approximately seventy-five minute CD fairly well depicts the live presentations of the Isle of Man native. The collection succeeds in part because the acoustic mini-sets Knowles favors are represented here, albeit in the shortened form. He will usually play a handful of tunes ...

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Davy Knowles: Three Miles From Avalon

Read "Three Miles From Avalon" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's tempting to call Davy Knowles' Three Miles From Avalon a sequel to his first solo album The Outsider (Independent, 2014). But that misrepresents an artistic progression that goes back to the days this young native of the Isle of Man was fronting the blues-rock quartet Back Door Slam back in 2003. Fractured by the tragedy of one member's death, that group eventually gave birth to Knowles' decision to work solo under his own name with accompanying musicians, which is ...


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