Mickey Jupp is a legend in the R&B Pub Rock ‘N’ Roll circuit in the UK. Unlike many other musicians, he has been executing his genius for almost 50 years without the need to court fame. With his new album, ‘Hallelujah to Amen’, Jupp brings together references to rock ‘n’ roll, blues and hints of psychedelia. The rip-roaring starter ‘I Should Be Loving This’ kicks the LP off with a heavy guitar rock ‘n’ roll sentiment, but by the time of ‘Out On The Edge’, Jupp has slid easily into blues and basslines. Produced in his cottage using vintage recording equipment, the sound feels true bluegrass – to the point you can imagine a smoke-filled bar with only Jupp’s blues and mysterious strangers for company. The wit, emotion and exceptional quality of Jupp’s musical abilities makes you wish you’d discovered his work earlier if you hadn’t and want to see him perform live only to get a dusting of his energetic talent.
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