Clare Free – Dust & Bones

Ever since Clare Free’s 2010 CD  ‘Be Who You Are’ I’ve been looking forward to a new one from the girl from Oxfordshire.  Her musical upbringing saw Clare mingle with some excellent British Blues musicians including popular band ‘The Spikedrivers’ and Matt Schofield, but I found the disc a bit too clinical sounding, the vocals a bit too ‘folky’ (I like folk but it didn’t quite fit the themes or the music on the disc).   On her second official release ‘Dust & Bones’ though, Clare ticks a lot of boxes that say ‘This is not just ‘another’ woman playing the blues who knows her way around a fretboard –  this is a unique voice waiting to be discovered’.

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