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Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson: Do Tell

Irish-Australian husband and wife duo continue to impress.

Bear-like Aussie blues giant Hat Fitz has been

There’s a touch of Elkie Brooks about Robinson’s vocals on opening number Friday Night, but Fitz’s Seasick Steve-style grunt and hyperactive slide guitar offset that with something altogether more rootsy on the fuzz-caked boogie of Gotta Love and the bucolic Sister Sister, while Robinson can play the sweet folky innocent as well as the bar-room belter. All of which makes for a surprisingly varied listen that never loses its downhome charm.

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Johnny is a regular contributor to Prog and Classic Rock magazines, both online and in print. Johnny is a highly experienced and versatile music writer whose tastes range from prog and hard rock to R’n’B, funk, folk and blues. He has written about music professionally for 30 years, surviving the Britpop wars at the NME in the 90s (under the hard-to-shake teenage nickname Johnny Cigarettes) before branching out to newspapers such as The Guardian and The Independent and magazines such as Uncut, Record Collector and, of course, Prog and Classic Rock