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. Born To Play The Guitar by Buddy Guy
The legendary Buddy Guy returns with his latest offering, Born To Play The Guitar. The album is jam-packed with guest appearances from the likes of Billy Gibbons, Van Morrison, Joss Stone, and Kim Wilson.

Buddy Guy
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2. Fetch Your Spade by Dan Patlansky
South African born blues-rock guitar virtuoso Dan Patlansky unleashes the video for the latest single from his critically acclaimed Dear Silence Thieves album. Patlansky will be joining Joe Satriani as a special guest on his upcoming UK tour later this year.

Dan Patlansky
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3. Messed Up by Rebecca Downes
We are loving Rebecca’s latest album, Back To The Start. Rebecca is having a great year with high-profile support slots with the likes of King King and Ryan McGarvey booked in for later this year. One to watch for sure.

Rebecca Downes
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4. Grinder by Gary Clark Jr
Gary Clark Jr gives us a taste of what’s to come from his new album, The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim, with this audio video for “Grinder.”

Gary Clark Jr
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5. All Your Love and Lookin’ Good by Magic Sam
To round off the Friday Five, we bring you some good old fashioned blues from the late great Magic Sam.

Magic Sam

About The Author

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.