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Not even a global pandemic can slow down the blues answer to the Duracell bunny. Just 8 months after his last studio album “Royal Tea”, Joe releases yet another live set, somehow not called “Another Pot of Tea, Vicar?”. 9 of the 10 tracks from the “Royal Tea” studio release appear here, and other than a tactical shuffle in midfield, in the same order. Bolted on at the end are cover versions familiar to JoBo fans – “Cradle Rock”, “Walk In My Shadow”, and “A New Day Yesterday” – all of which resurfaced last year when Joe issued a re-recorded version of his debut album.
This release and the accompanying DVD are drawn from a live stream broadcast Joe made last year, before the studio album had been released, in aid of Joe’s “Fuelling Musicians” initiative. The live set was recorded at an empty Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, just round the corner from Joe’s house, which had been “filled” with 1,700 cardboard cut-outs of JB fans. Joe’s mum and dad still got front row seats.
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