Since their release by Lewis Hamilton Music , the first three volumes of Jock’s Juke Joint Vol have been broadcast on over 70 radio shows, including those in the UK, the USA, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. Reviews have appeared in Blues Revue (USA), Blues Matters (UK), Blues Magazine (Holland), Blues In Britain (UK), Wasser Prawda (Germany), R2 (UK) with more to come. Paul Jones from BBC Radio 2 aired the opening track of volume 1 and stated he was “eagerly looking forward to receiving this very significant album”. Jock’s Juke Joint Volume 2 was nominated as best album of 2012 by the British Blues Awards while Volume 3 was chosen as the first ever album of the month by the Independent Blues Broadcasters’ Association (IBBA) for April 2013.
“Jock’s Juke Joint Volume 4 – Lewis Hamilton Music – along with the previous three albums in the series further highlights the quality, richness and diversity of contemporary blues in Scotland. Most of the 18 artists showcased here, whether relative novices, veterans or somewhere in between, compare favourably with the finest blues performers in Europe and beyond.Overall, this sampler is a cornucopia of Scottish blues which gives the listener the opportunity to delve deep into the treasure chest through exploring the links for each artist on music streams and social media. Unlike many compilation albums, this one has a common thread – the celebration of Scottish blues at its very best, and much credit goes to Duncan Beattie Chairman of the award winning Edinburgh Blues Club for steering this ambitious 4 x CDs project to fruition over the past 6 years.” – The Bishop, Blues Matters (Dec 05, 2018)
“Jock’s Juke Joint Volume 4 – Various Artists – Lewis Hamilton Music – “Happily, the first thing to be said about this latest selection of tunes from a range of Scottish blues artists is that they all pass muster – no duds, and with a pleasing degree of variety on display. 18 tracks that show off a variety of contemporary sounds from artists with a Scottish connection, tracing their roots to the blues to a greater or lesser degree. Get yourself along to Jock’s Juke Joint, find your own favourites, and go explore!” – Iain Cameron, Blues Enthused (Dec 09, 2018)