It is Friday and time for the Friday Five Playlist. Each week we will be bringing you the best of what’s spinning on the turntables at NBR HQ.

1. Almost Gone by Walter Trout
Walter Trout is back and sounding incredible. Almost Gone is the first track to be unveiled from Walter’s upcoming Battle Scars album.

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2. One Less Cross To Bear by Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa unveils a teaser video from his upcoming release Live At Radio City Music Hall which was recorded as part of two sell out shows in New York City earlier this year.

Joe Bonamassa
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3. Memphis by Ryan McGarvey
We can’t get enough of Ryan McGarvey‘s latest album The Road Chosen. This track has a heavier blues sound and we look forward to hearing it live when Ryan hits the road across the UK in October.

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4. Change Of Season by Erja Lyytinen
The “Queen of the Slide Guitar”, Erja Lyytinen will also be returning to the UK in October for some headline shows and festivals and is not to be missed. This track is taken from Erja’s latest album Live In London which was recorded in Nov, 2014.

Erja Lyytinen
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5. Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King
This week marks 25 years since the passing of Stevie Ray Vaughan. “Pride and Joy” was recorded as part of the In Session album back in 1983 with Albert King.

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.