Blues Reviews

CD Review: Billy Rose & Blue Soul – The Ineffable Billy Rose

CD Review: Billy Rose & Blue Soul – The Ineffable Billy Rose

Posted August 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm | One comment

Deeply rooted in the blues, songwriter-harp man Billy Rose offers a soul filled album of longing, down- and-out and rumble and tumble. On this release, Billy’s gathered up some fine musicians called simply, Blue Soul.

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Corey Harris, Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart Keep True Blues Alive

Corey Harris, Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart Keep True Blues Alive

Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:25 am | No comments

You can travel to the Delta to hear some traditional acoustic blues—and I recommend that you do!—or just keep an eye out for the True Blues trio: Corey Harris, Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart.

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Bex Marshall Rolls out The House of Mercy

Bex Marshall Rolls out The House of Mercy

Posted December 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm | No comments

Bex Marshall is steadily becoming well known throughout the blues rock community as a guitar wielding force to be reckoned with. The moment she straps on her resonator guitar, all you can do is sit back in astonishment.

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Gary Moore’s Blues for Jimi CD Channels Jimi Hendrix

Gary Moore’s Blues for Jimi CD Channels Jimi Hendrix

Posted October 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm | No comments

Blues For Jimi has the late Gary Moore channeling Jimi Hendrix in a powerful set of some of Jimi’s greatest tunes.

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When I Left Home: My Story By Buddy Guy & David Ritz

When I Left Home: My Story By Buddy Guy & David Ritz

Posted September 11, 2012 at 9:32 am | One comment

Eric Clapton has often praised legendary blues maestro Buddy Guy as the greatest guitar player alive. Now some seventy six years young, the influential Guy is still wowing audiences, releasing stellar new records and playing hundreds of live dates a year setting the stage afire with his testifying, soulful vocals, incendiary six string wizardry, and tornadic live performances.

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Ned Evett Treehouse Album Review

Ned Evett Treehouse Album Review

Posted March 27, 2012 at 3:39 am | One comment

A lot of guitarists have found themselves in this situation. Playing in countless cover bands, becoming frustrated with the gig situations and the music that they have to play every night to make ends meet and not feeling that their artistic side is being nurtured enough by their current performing situation. When guitarist and vocalist Ned Evett found himself in this situation he did what many of us have dreamed of doing, he smashed his Strat onstage, but instead of that being the end of the story, it is only the beginning. Evett picked up the broken guitar, removed the frets and set off on a musical journey that has led him to his entertaining and engaging 2012 release

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Review: Duke Robillard – Wobble Walkin’

Review: Duke Robillard – Wobble Walkin’

Posted March 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm | No comments

Duke Robillard has been a prominent figure in the American music scene since the 1960s. He has been nominated multiple times for Grammy awards and is truly a chameleon when it comes to his capabilities in many styles and myriad of musical interests. From traditional blues to mainstream jazz and swing, Robillard has solid footing and an authentic approach, which makes him a pleasure to hear. This new recording, entitled Wobble Walkin’ encompasses both bluesy jazz guitar and the music of Tin Pan Alley.

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Experience Hendrix 2012 Live at The Strathmore – Gallery 2

Experience Hendrix 2012 Live at The Strathmore – Gallery 2

Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm | No comments

D.C. photographer, Craig Hunter Ross, grabbed some shots of the recent Experience Hendrix 2012 tour when it landed at The Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. Enjoy Craig’s great photos of some of the top musicians in the world who jammed on some classic tracks of the legendary Jimi Hendrix on that very special evening.

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Clare Free: Dust and Bones Album Review

Clare Free: Dust and Bones Album Review

Posted February 26, 2012 at 5:02 am | No comments

The Blues is a vast and rich musical genre that has proved to be one of America’s lasting musical contributions to the global community. After being birthed and raised in the U.S., the blues has since spread out to welcome musicians from all over the world to its flock, producing some of the most memorable and lasting recordings and musical moments of the past century. While the blues has spread out geographically, unfortunately when it comes to the musicians that play this great music, the vast majority are male, with only a small percentage of blues musicians being women.

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Kenny Olson Cartel Album Review

Kenny Olson Cartel Album Review

Posted February 12, 2012 at 9:10 am | No comments

Listeners are in for a gritty hard rock-funk-rap ride with guitarist Kenny Olson’s new CD, Cartel.

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