Green’s take on blues proves hard to beet

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BeetRoot Jam

BJ’s Rock In the Blues Club

The Minstrel, Eaves Green

BeetRootJam’s new approach to the blues is one-man’s vision – and that man is Mal Green.

He is a one-man driving force for self-promotion, and music making, combining a fusion of genres with a blues spine and producing some great songs.

Mal has his own record label – Green Dog Records – and gets involved root deep with other musicians that wish to pursue a career in the music business.

The band’s new album, ‘Strawberry’, is a no-nonsense retro mono LP and a CD package, but this is by no means a raw production.

The band gave us a taste of the new material from Mal Green, arranged and produced by BeetRootJam, recorded and mixed at Home Sweet Home Studios, Salford, when appearing at BJ’s Rock In the Blues Club at The Minstrel in Eaves Green last Thursday.

Mal has a prolific record writing an explosion of lyrics that keeps him pretty busy all year round. It does not surprise me that this new recording just tells you what he’s about.

Along with Mal on lead vocal, harmonica and lead guitar, you will find an electric double bass under the spell of Dave Luvin, from Kansas City, and new member Mark C Fitton banging away on the drums.

This was an enjoyable gig all round, with excellent musicians, a great blend of music, a professional attitude from the word go and definitely on the money.

Keith Blackledge