LATEST CD " A NEW STATE OF MIND " released 30 May go to audio page to buy CD or get download

Review by Alan Edwards (Musical Australiana) 104.7 Gippsland FM 

Album ‘A New State Of Mind’ by Keith Hall and Heathen Soul.

" This is simply one of the very best blues and jazz albums that I have listened to for several years.There is ample variation in style and content across the 12 tracks, that eliminates any sense of sameness between them, but at the same time this album familiarises you with the ‘sound’ of Keith Hall and Heathen Soul, such that you would immediately recognise them the next time you hear them play. 

To me, the standout track is “Landslide” because it is such a unique and attention-grabbing piece. The lyrics immediately focus your mind on an experience so frightful, and so alien to the imaginations of nearly everyone. How to deal with it is the question, and it arrives without warning. But this song also begs the question, does the landslide have to be one of rocks and rubble? 

The title track is a lovely classical blues style piece, about having a new approach to life and moving on after one of life’s setbacks. “Time For A Change” comes across as a bookend companion to “A New State Of Mind”; whilst “October Rain” contains a subtle warning to be careful what you wish for, because you may get more than you expect. “It Is What It Is” is a cute little upbeat jazz number that highlights the value of having the sangfroid to be able to just take life as it comes. 

The other tracks are a wonderfully varied mix that deal mostly with handling the ups and downs of ones life, and valuing the significant others in it. 

This album is outstanding in that every track is of such uniformly high quality. In the days of 45 r.p.m. vinyl, every track would be an ‘A’ side."

Alan Edwards

MAY and JUNE GIGS

NEXT FESTIVAL 2021....... other gigs go GIGS page

Port Noarlunga Blues Festival

November 26 – 28

ARTIST: Keith Hall and Heathen Soul

VENUE/TIME: The Bowling Club: Friday 26th at 7:30pm

KEITH HALL AND HEATHEN SOUL are a national touring electric blues and soul trio . Keith Hall vocal/guitar, Sue Neudegg bass and James Judd drums.

Two time national Chain award finalists, with last 8 albums top 5 National Blues Airplay Chart (ABARAC). Also last 4 albums Finalists in SA Blues (ARBA) Album of the Year.

Drawing on their love of such artists as John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Van Morrison, Keith and Sue play their own blues soul rhythm songs written over the last 10 years.

Keith started in Adelaide in 1975 supporting such artists as Kevin Borich and Spectrum. He moved to Sydney in 1978 and played over 9000 gigs all over Australia. Eight years ago, he returned to SA teaming up with Sue Neudegg to write the last 8 albums. Currently they live in The Flinders Ranges where they’ve opened a venue and studio THE GROOVE SHACK.

NEW VIDEO "OUT ON THE HIGHWAY"

 

 

Our new video  "Out On The Highway " giving a peek into how a band hits the road!!!! Is a preview of a track on our Album "Timeless " being released in JAN 2021. The video was shot in and around Wirrabara in the stunning Southern Flinders Ranges SA.

Latest News

HEATHEN SOUL BAND new line up 

 

Keith Hall Blues is now KEITH HALL and HEATHEN SOUL;  

  KEITH HALL Vocal guitar , SUE NEUDEGG Bass ,  JOHN TWEED Keys ,  JAMES JUDD Drums

Post Covid we have a new album  "TIMELESS " is available as download or posted CD plus download

got to AUDIO page in links above to purchase

(It is not available on streaming services  like spotify , support Artists by buying direct.)

 ALBUM LAUNCH at the ADELAIDE FRINGE.

An AUSTRALIA wide tour of all states in 2021 will follow.

Our first gig is in The Fringe  on 4 March 7pm, details and tickets on Fringetix.

See our first video produced by DYLAN WARREN below as we set "OUT ON THE HIGHWAY"

 

TIMELESS debuts No 12 on National Chart

The Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts – No. 134 

February 2021 

Here are the 25 most-played new and reissued CD's for the month of February. 

As per usual this month’s charts are based on statistics from actual radio airplay data contributed by radio presenters from around Australia. 

Place This Month / Place Last Month / No. of months in the charts (as of start of Jan) / Artist / Album / Label / Year / Website 

1 / 2 / 3 / BACKSLIDERS / Bonecrunch / Independent / 2020 / www.backsliders.com.au 

2 / 1 / 4 / JOSH TESKEY & ASH GRUNWALD / Push the Blues Away / Ivy League Records - Mushroom / 2020 / www.ashgrunwald.com 

3 / new / new / AARON WEST / Blues night 2 -Live in Brisbane / Independent / 2021 / www.aaronwest.com.au 

4 / new / new / 8 BALL AITKEN / Ice Cream Man / indieExtreme - Red Rocker Records / 2021 / www.8ballaitken.com 

5 / 46 / new / CHRIS WILSON / Live at the Continental (reissue) / Cheersquad Records / 2021 / https://chriswilson2.bandcamp.com/album/chris-wilson-live-at-the-continental-2021-reissue 

6 / 6 / 3 / BLUES ARCADIA / Live at The Royal Mail / Independent - Only Blues Music / 2020 / www.bluesarcadia.com 

7 / 3 / 3 / DAN DINNEN & SHORTY / Dan Dinnen & Shorty / Shed Jam / Independent / 2020 / http://dandinnen.com/dan-dinnen-shorty 

8 / 4 / 2 / ANNA SCIONTI / Junkbox Racket / Independent / 2020 / www.annascionti.com 

9 / 7 / 1 / TAYA CHANI / Restless Heart / Independent / 2019 / www.tayachani.com 

10 / 18 / 5 / CHRIS TURNER / Rock n' Roll Man / Big Rock Records / 2020 / www.bigrockrecords.com.au 

11 / 5 / 2 / VARIOUS ARTISTS (PETE CORNELIUS) / Songs from Solitude, The Lock-down Low-down / Independent / 2020 / www.facebook.com/2020bluestasmania 

12 / 52 / new / KEITH HALL & HEATHEN SOUL / Timeless / Rainbow Recording / 2021 / www.keithhallandpatdow.com 

13 / 11 / 5 / FIONA BOYES / Blues in My Heart - 20th year anniversary reissue / Blue Empress - Only Blues Music / 2020 / www.fionaboyes.com 

14 / 16 / 9 / SIMON KINNY-LEWIS / Another Day in San Jose / Independent - SKL Music / 2020 / www.sklblues.com 

15 / 10 / 4 / LACHY DOLEY / Double Figures / Independent - Only Blues Music / 2020 / www.lachydoley.com 

16 / 8 / 1 / FIONA BOYES / Live in Atlanta (reissue - originally 2004 release) / Independent / 2004 - 2020 / www.fionaboyes.com 

17 / 13 / 1 / DONNA HOURIGAN / The Turnaround / Independent / 2020 / www.luckylipsband.com.au 

18 / 22 / 13 / 8 BALL AITKEN / Swamp Blues 2 / indieExtreme - Red Rocker Records / 2019 / www.8ballaitken.com 

19 / 9 / 4 / SUZANNE PETERSEN / Our Street / Independent / 2020 / www.suzannepetersen.com 

20 / 19 / 11 / JOEY VINCENT'S BAKELITE RADIO / Rosary of Tears / Independent - Head Records / 2020 / www.th

Keith Hall Blues Band -2019 Adelaide Fringe