domingo, 31 de dezembro de 2017

Blues Cousins - Live In USA

The Blues Cousins sizzle on this live CD!
You do not normally equate Russia with Blues bands, but after listening to The Blues Cousins newest CD, Alive in the USA, that notion could very well change. The Blues Cousins have been named the most popular blues band in Russia and for a good reason-these guys sizzle! The band has been together for 13 years and it is so very obvious. Everything they do is in perfect sync.
The CD consists of many of the favorite blues tunes and these guys presentation will make them even greater favorites. Lead singer Levan Lomidze has a great voice and uses it to the max to capture the listener and involve them in the song. On top of that, throw in some excellent musical accomplishment from Slava Ignatov on drums and Sergey Patrushiev on bass and some incredible guitar playing and you have a CD that absolutely rocks. The trio is as versatile as they are talented as demonstrated by their versions of soft, slow ballads which are performed equally well.
If you are a blues fan, you really owe it to yourself to listen to this band from Moscow.
                                                                Blues Cousins

Chuck Alvarez - The Life I Live

Chuck has been performing & recording rock, blues, r&b, light jazz and americana for 35 years. Along with artists listed below Chuck has performed with Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright & Jeff Healey. His song writing has stood the test of time and he is currently recording his 5th record.                Chuck Alvarez

sexta-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2017

Tony Tucker - Stone Blue Crazy

This new cd "Down The Road Of Blues" is loaded with souful vocals an bluesey licks! Tony Tucker continues to write and record with a vengence after finishing his last cd "Stone Blue Crazy".
                                                               Tony Tucker

quinta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2017

Подуене блус бенд (Poduene Blues Band) - Кучето на крайния квартал

                               Poduene Blues Band is a Bulgarian Blues Rock band
                                                          Poduene Blues Band

Stefan Hauk - Long Road

Blues lead guitarist come singer/songwriter Stefan Hauk is one of Australia’s brightest future beacons for blues music.

At just 22 years of age he’s already received praise from some of the worlds most renowned players, including Joe Bonamassa: “Great to meet my friend Stefan, a great guitarist from Australia who you’ll hear a lot from one day soon”, Richie Sambora: “Stefan, you were awesome last night and a great guy too. It’s good when you meet new friends, respect.”, Kirk Fletcher: “Man, I wish I could play like that.”, Orianthi: “Stefan sounds awesome.” and Eric Steckel: “The guy is just incredible, as soon as I saw him, I thought, wow, I’ve gotta get this guy up with me.”

His debut album ‘Long Road’ was released in September 2017 with a great response. It can be found on all major streaming services.

His bluesy guitar stylings combined with his mature songwriting and his soulful voice means he is truly the future of blues music in this country and possibly worldwide.
                                                                   Stefan Hauk

quarta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2017

Bad Influence - Live At The Bad Habits Cafe

Recorded live at DC's Bad Habits Cafe, this rollicking set spans the distance from jump blues to Motown with U-R-There directness that'll have you screaming, "Where's muh waitress?" This hard-rocking quartet features Whop Frazier (great name!) On bass and vocals, "Junior" Tash on guitar, Jay Corder on sax, and Dennis Hash on drums - they have a kind of retro/roots/soul-slam groove going, if you know what I mean.

No? Well, they focus on that nexus of R&B and early rock, but with a totally modern sensibility; they aren't a purist band trying to re-create any genre, but rather a modern band that has assimilated all that's come before them and decided to just use the most essential components of that stew. Still not clear? I guess you had to be there.

Which is exactly what this recording feels like. Sprey has recorded the group with uncanny immediacy. There's the obligatory 60Hz hum coming from the PA, which is distinct from the direct sound of the instrumental amplifiers - and when Tash switches on his amp's reverb plate, it doesn't get confused with the real ambience of the room one jot. The recording captures Corder's sax's honks, squeals, and buzzes with startling physicality, and the drums have that snap! Overlaying the dull thunk of their bodies that you never hear on disc.

But the centerpiece, the focus of it all, is Frazier - half intimate soul singer, half blues shouter - who pulls the songs along vocally while pushing them forward with his bouncy, bubbling bass. Tash is everywhere on this recording, a real master of the Stratocaster, and his fills, solos, and rhythm work are electrifying.

                                                       Bad Influence

Eddie Kirkland - The Devil and Other Blues Demons

Eddie Kirkland has long straddled the fence between bluesy soul and soulful blues. He was at a low point when he recorded for Trix in 1973, but this session recharged him musically, if not sales-wise. It is great to have it available again; whether Kirkland is doing silly numbers, offering taut blues licks or giving examples of his philosophy, he finds creative ways to utilize the standard 12-bar scheme.
                                                                  Eddie Kirkland

Zac Harmon - Live at Babe and Ricky's Inn

Zac Harmon has been expressing an unbiased love for music for well over twenty years. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, he is a disciple of the Farish Street blues sound. Farish Street is universally recognized as the home of many great blues legends, including the late, great Elmore James.

Harmon's early years included stints as a guitarist for Z.Z. Hill, McKinley Mitchell, Dorothy Moore and Sam Myers. Moving to Los Angeles in 1980, he worked as a studio musician and began to make a name for himself as a writer/producer, crafting songs for such artists Karen White, Freddie Jackson, The Whispers, K.C. & Jo Jo, Mississippi Mass Children's Choir, Cherrelle, Alexander O'Neal and The O'Jays.

Live at Babe & Ricky's Inn is an electrifying testimonial to the blues. The album showcases Mississippi blues at its best and introduced Zac Harmon as a true torchbearer for the “next generation of the blues”. Fan favorites include "Full Figured Woman", "Stormin' in Mississippi" and "Forty Days". 

                                                                     Zac Harmon

domingo, 24 de dezembro de 2017

Chuck Bailey - Old Walking Shoes

Chuck Bailey is a guitarist, composer, songwriter specializing in the Blues Genre.

A native of Northern Missouri, his music follows the country blues, and 50’s 60’s and 70’s Rock he was familiar with growing up.

Chuck’s style has often been compared to his major influences: Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Holly, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Thin Lizzy.

Chuck has been heard playing in joints in Mississippi, New Orleans, Kansas City (MO and KS), Northern Missouri to Kingman, AZ.

As a long time resident of Kansas City he began setting in with local blues bands at age 15. Chuck was a member of various garage bands, and formed the band AWC, who released one album in 1994 title Skittle Bop Blue.

Chuck has sense left the working circuit, to concentrate on writing, recording, and raising a family. However, Chuck can still be found setting in with local bands at various Blues Jam’s around the Kansas City area.

                                                                   Chuck Bailey

sexta-feira, 22 de dezembro de 2017

Austin Gould & The Lonestar Stubble Band - Sounds of Dirty 6th

Austin Gould has pulled a sound together that represents what a typical Saturday night sounds like on the famous 6th Street District in the live music capital of the world. Austin has recorded songs that ring true to Texas Blues, cater to the listener, while at the same time being subtle enough to have a conversation over. He proudly announces his debut EP demo appropriately titled "Sounds of Dirty 6th" as a collection of music that he's always wanted to assemble, and credits the wonderful people in his life as the influences behind it. Recorded at his home, mixed at Energy Studios, and mastered at Tera Nova Studios, you simply cannot deny this artist's appeal. 
                                                                 Austin Gould

Danny Moon - To Good To Be Bad

I decided to make my own CD.I've always been into the Blues,though I've played about everything that has come over the air waves at one time or another.I tried to have a little variety in the list but still keeping it Blues oriented.
Rock blues, Delta blues, and Acoustic blues rock in the style of Eric Clapton, Gary Moore and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
                                                                Danny Moon

quinta-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2017

Jeronimo Keith

The Jeronimo Keith Band is new to the Santa Fe NM music scene having originated in Dallas TX and now based in the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area. Their first CD is receiving local radio air-play and streaming worldwide online on the very popular indie FM station KBAC 98.1 - Santa Fe, NM. It's guitar-driven American Rock-n-Roll with Roots-Blues in the mix. A fresh combination of traditional Rock and Blues with new, original material of contemporary songs that blend multiple genres; Blues, Rock, Soul and Jazz influences.
                                                                 Jeronimo Keith

Toronzo Cannon - The Chicago Way

"One of Chicago's new greats" —The Chicago Sun-Times "Progressive as he is rootsy...Slow, simmering riffs and smoldering licks" —Chicago Reader Alligator Records has set a February 26 release date for The Chicago Way, the label debut for electrifying Windy City bluesman Toronzo Cannon. The album is comprised of all self-penned songs, inspired by his deep, homegrown Chicago roots and powered by his blistering guitar playing and soul-baring vocals. The Chicago Way was produced by Cannon and Alligator president Bruce Iglauer. Cannon’s songs — from searing blues anthems to swinging shuffles to soulful ballads to roof-raising rockers — tell timeless stories of common experiences in uncommon ways. “I’ve never worked harder,” Cannon says. “I challenged myself at every step, writing each song to connect with someone in my audience. I try to write songs that will be both up-to-the-minute and timeless.” Throughout the history of Chicago blues, the intensely competitive local club scene has served as a proving ground, where only the best musicians rise to the top. Iconic blues artists from Muddy Waters to Howlin’ Wolf to Koko Taylor to Hound Dog Taylor to Luther Allison all paid their dues in the Chicago blues bars before making their mark on the world. The same holds true today, as newcomers look to living legends like Buddy Guy, Eddy Clearwater and Lil’ Ed Williams for inspiration in taking their music from Chicago to fans across the globe. Now, Chicago-born-and-raised blues guitarist /vocalist/ songwriter Toronzo Cannon is ready to write his own story as he claims his place as one of the city’s most popular and innovative blues musicians. Cannon’s unofficial launch from local hero to national star took place on June 13, 2015 at the world-renowned Chicago Blues Festival, where he performed as a festival headliner for the massive crowd. After announcing that he had just signed with Alligator Records, he delivered a riveting set, instantly earning tens of thousands of new fans. Original songs filled with razor-sharp solos rained from the stage, as Cannon melded the deepest Chicago blues with contemporary lyrics and soulful vocals. The Chicago Tribune lauded his performance, saying, "Festival headliner Toronzo Cannon’s extroverted, compelling guitar style and forceful singing won over a new audience." Cannon was born in Chicago on February 14, 1968, and grew up in the shadows of Theresa's Lounge, one of the city's most famous South Side blues clubs (and a place where Iglauer was a regular patron). As a child, Cannon would stand on the sidewalk outside the door, soaking up the live blues pouring out while trying to sneak a glance inside at larger-than-life bluesmen like Junior Wells or Buddy Guy. He also heard plenty of blues growing up in his grandfather's home, and listened to soul, R&B and contemporary rock on the radio. Cannon bought his first guitar at age 22, and his natural talent enabled him to quickly master the instrument. Although his first focus was reggae, he found himself increasingly drawn to the blues. "It was dormant in me. But when I started playing the blues, I found my voice and the blues came pouring out." He absorbed sounds, styles and licks from Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Hound Dog Taylor, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, J.B. Hutto, Lil' Ed and others. Although influenced by many, Cannon’s biting, singing guitar sound is all his own. As a songwriter, he writes about shared experiences with a keen eye for detail. "Blues is truth-telling music," he says, "and I want my audience to relate to my stories." As a singer, his impassioned vocals add muscle and personality to his already potent songs.
                                                          Toronzo Cannon

The Hallelujah Blues Band - I Know It's Real

Dominated by funky blues with a couple of hard hitting boogie blues, you may you discover those deep emotions that are hidden in all of us in the words while enjoying the funky boogie blues of The Hallelujah Blues Band.
                                                       The Hallelujah Blues Band

quarta-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2017

Los Villanos Blues Band - Got The Blues

The Los Villanos Blues Band is from Guadalajara, Mexico.

The group evolved from the Naranjito Blues Band and features brothers Javier and Abraham Villaseñor on their dueling guitars.

Javier Villaseñor- Guitarra
Abraham Villaseñor- Guitarra
Victor Romero- Bajo
Ivan Ramirez- Batería
Valeria Vivanco – Voz

                                                           Los Villanos Blues Band  

Bone Tee & The Slughunters - Country Boys

 Third album for this combo from the Lot et Garonne founded in 2010 after "The new antique sound of Bone Tee & the Slughunters" cover album in tribute to the band's favorite bluesmen and "One foot in the roots" which like this one contains only homemade comp. Around the guitarist and singer William Zimmerlin aka Bone Tee (also from the blues rock trio "Bad to the bone") we find Daniel Conqueret (piano), Julien Bigey (drums) and Laurent Bellaz (bass and bass).
The jacquette, the look of these country boys and even the title of the album have a small vintage effect that does not deny the entry into "Turkish delight", rock'n'roll rabies to the Chuck Berry is an irresistible invitation to dance (at least if we are not too addicted dung David Guetta & co), we notice the guitar and a tonk honky piano that brings his swing. Rock'n'roll revival always with "Shake it babe" (which is not a cover of John Lee Hooker's "Shake it baby"), irresistible with his choruses and the final sax solo (Sylvain Tejerizo).
Blues then with "Baker's morning moan", mid tempo sounding like a Buddy Guy debut or a T-Bone Walker.                                        Bone Tee & The Slughunters

terça-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2017

Todd Wolfe - Delaware Crossing

As former lead guitarist for Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow from 1993 until 1998, Todd Wolfe has toured the world with the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Page & Plant among others. Now, Todd with his newest band. Wolfe, formerly the Todd Wolfe Blues Project, picks up where he left off 10 years ago, showcasing his original bluesadelic material with a searing rock style, a powerhouse band that has both a steady growing legion of fans and the music industry buzzing!
Lead Vocals/Guitar/Bass on #1: Todd Wolfe
Bass & Baritone Guitar: Eric Massimino
Drums & Percussion: Hernandez
Keyboards & Mandolin: Mike Lattrell
Drums {1,2,5,7}: Paul Unsworth

Backing vocals: Barb Walker
Harmonica on #7: John Popper
Drums on #7: Mike Lawrence
Backing vocals on #11: Peter Karp
Organ on #5: Dan McKinney
Harmonica on #3: Mike Mettalia

Produced by Stephen "Scooter" Weintraub & Todd Wolfe
                                                          Todd Wolfe

segunda-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2017

Michael Packer - No Use Running From The Blues

Damn, after listening to this CD, I'm hooked! There's some really catchy songs on it and I can't get them out of my head. The horn section is tremendous (very soulful and powerful). The CD flows with a nice mixture of blues and organic roots tunes. I especially like Michael's version of "I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes" and his own "Straight To Her Heart".
                                                                 Michael Packer

The Kings Of Rock - Back In Texas

Fantastic Blues, Rock and Funk brought to you by The NY Virtuoso Guitarist Steve E. King Siracusa. Steeped in the Blues tradition of B.B., Albert and Freddy, Steve Cuts to the Bone on his Gibson ES335 and sings blues with Super Soul.
                                                                 The Kings Of Rock

sexta-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2017

Will Tucker - Stealin' the Soul

If you are looking for a great cd, this is it. All of the songs and music are so wonderful, a little bit of blues and jazz. I am so thankful that I got this Stealin' the Soul cd. It makes you feel good just listening to it and Will Tucker has such a great, sexy voice!
Will Tucker is the real deal. A teenager that has the talent of seasoned professionals. This is Memphis Blues at it's best from a young artist that brings a fresh spin on some of the oldest tunes. Keep an eye on this guy...what a way to start a musical career! You'll be hearing a lot more from Will.
                                                             Will Tucker  

Toronzo Cannon - John The Conquer Root

Chicago’s Toronzo Cannon says he gets a lot of inspiration for blues songs sitting behind the wheel of the CTA bus he drives by day. On his sophomore release for Delmark, the bus drivin’ blues man brings the deep tradition smack into the 21st century with a fine set of deftly played, beautifully sung, impassioned blues that is reminiscent of the finest things ever done by Robert Cray, or any other famous contemporary blues icon.
Toronzo comes out hard and heavy on John the Conquer Root. He is everything you’d want in a blues man: a good looking, smart, well-dressed gentleman with a screaming guitar, serious vocal chops and cleverly crafted songs that spin a web of voodoo which will seduce you. And indeed that is the idea here.
                                                     Toronzo Cannon

Little Bobby - Showbiz

Nobody ever said that playing the blues was easy.
However, it’s the goal of blues musicians to make it appear that way, hiding countless hours of hard work behind seemingly-effortless performances. Not everyone can pull it off and be well-known in
Out of eight total tracks, the only cover is “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James. The others are a mixture of blues, rock and soul. Sometimes the instrumentation doesn’t quite mesh, and Little Bobby’s vocals are rather raw and often buried in the mix.  What makes him and his band tick? They give their all, musically and lyrically, but their unfocused style could benefit from fine-tuning.
2005 was his debut CD, Before the Storm, followed by 2007’s Down, Dirty and Mean, 2008’s I’ve Got a Woman, and a live DVD in 2009 called A Night at the Empire. He’s performed at concerts throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the RAWA Blues Festival in Katiwice, Poland and the Chicago Blues Festival. The Chicago Sun-Times rated Little Bobby and Nora Jean Bruso the number-one band to see. The site reads: “In 2011 the two put together the CD ‘Good Blues’, [which] Little Bobby not only played on but wrote and produced. The album not only appeared on the blues charts but helped push Nora Jean to her 7th BMA nomination for ‘Best Traditional Female Blues Performer.”
Little Bobby’s first instrument was the drums. He got his first set from his aunt and uncle. His passion soon changed and he was turned on by the sound of the guitar. His first influences were the blues style of Jimmy Page and [Jimi] Hendrix. He met another Indian brother, who one day told Bobby, “You have a blues voice.”  Already being self-taught, the improvising style of the blues seemed like a natural fit. After getting a cheap recorder he laid down his first blues cut “Hey There Storm” and got his first radio spin on “The Riverside Blues Show.” From there Little Bobby was hooked on the blues.
In the liner notes to the album, Little Bobby says, “…I hope there will be a song on this CD that will help you through tough times or inspires you in your life.” Bobby, who played most of the instruments himself, also thanks saxophonist Maury Finney, drummer Michael “Taco” Valasquez, and second sax player Jimmy Wallace.
In “Showbiz,” at least as it relates to the blues, many are called but few are chosen. Houle has what it takes to make it big! Let’s hope he keeps on truckin’.
                                                             Little Bobby

quinta-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2017

Cash McCall - Cash Up Front

An excellent, varied blues and R&B album, it has ten original compositions. Top-notch session musicians give this the sheen of studio perfection rather than bar-band rawness. Yet McCall can still get down in the alley, as he does on the cheatin' story "Girlfriend, Women, and Wife."
                                                              Cash McCall

Big Jack Johnson - The Oil Man

Swaggering, booming, resilient voice and choppy, biting guitar, reflective slow blues, funk and shuffles, political commentary with a humorous twist
"The band latches onto some irresistable grooves that are custom made for dancing (roll up the rugs) and Johnson's guitar has a big, fat sound that makes you want to swing and sweat. Catfish, with its subtle references to Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker,... ought to attract those fans of Stevie Ray Vaughn and George Thorogood if they can handle a lot more meat and a lot less sizzle."  
                                                             Big Jack Johnson

domingo, 10 de dezembro de 2017

Aaron Curtis - I'm Going To Tell You

Londoner Aaron Curtis has been gigging around his native England for the past 10 years, gaining a reputation as one of the country’s hottest up and coming singerLondoner Aaron Curtis has been gigging around his native England for the past 10 years, gaining a reputation as one of the country’s hottest up and coming singers and guitar players. This, his debut album, reflects his musical grounding in the values of blues masters like Freddie King and Otis Rush together with a love of street sounds; funk and hip hop. When pushed, Aaron describes his sound as “21st Century Blues”. The tunes on this album, all but one self penned, demonstrate an original and exciting new talent at work.
                                                                        Aaron Curtis

quinta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2017

Blue Note Shuffle - The Way Home

Blue Note Shuffle
this album includes Texas shuffle,Swing Blues,and a couple of great melodic soul ballads.
this is a hot swingin` album. Influenced by Stevie ray Vaughan,The Paladins,John Mayer and Robben Ford.
Must be playin`out loud!!!!
                                                           Blue Note Shuffle

Ronnie Vice - Songwriters Disc

Louisiana guitarist, bassist, singer & songwriter Ronnie Vice has had a lengthy career in the Gulf Coast blues and rock spanning several decades. This collection of songs shows his talent and skills are in abundance. With bluesy swagger; soulful, rich vocals; stingin' guitar licks and swingin' grooves, this album is sure to impress!
                                                                 Ronnie Vice

Remo Cavallini - The Last Blues From 29

Remo Cavallini is one of Luxembourg's most productive and gifted blues guitarists and songwriters. Since January 2009 he is the General Manager of the Blues School in Differdange and later that year he founded the Remo Cavallini Band and released his first album "Authentic South" followed by "Self Control", which he released at the Rockhal in 2014. His style of music is most definitely rooted in blues, but he often blends in elements of other genres such as rock, jazz and funk. His guitar-playing is influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Peter Green, Albert Collins and Gary Moore. Since their beginning, the band have played throughout Europe and current band members are René Macri (bass guitar), Jeff Herr (drums), Sergio Rodrigues (hammond organ), Pit Kuffer (trumpet), Helmut Engelhardt (saxophone) and Nelly Perreira (vocals, backing vocals).? Up to now, they have supported acts such as Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, Steve Lukather, Lucky Peterson, ZZ Top, Louisiana Red, Scott Henderson and other blues legends.
                                                               Remo Cavallini

sexta-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2017

Jonathan Ellison - Guitar Cry For Me

Jonathan “Jo-Nathan” Ellison is one of the most dynamic, exciting and explosive artists to hit the music scene in recent memory. Born in the humble town of Brownsville, TN (hometown of Blues greats “Brownsville” Son Bonds and “Sleepy” John Estes, and a stone’s throw from where Anna Mae Bullock–better known as Tina Turner–stomped out her tunes), Jonathan has deep roots in a variety of musical genres including gospel, soul, blues and classic rock. His parents formed the gospel group, The Ellison Family, two years before he was born. The Ellison Family would go on to record eight gospel albums. His father taught each of his children to play instruments; by the age of five, Jonathan was already playing drums and performing regularly around the South. By age 10 he had also picked up the bass and piano, while setting his sights on learning to play the guitar—which would later become his instrument of choice. He continued to flourish on this instrument into his teens, performing for various gospel quartets and choirs in the area.
After graduating high school, Jonathan moved to the Mecca of gospel and soul, Memphis, TN. While attending the University of Memphis, he began playing for community choirs and solo artists, quickly becoming a sought-after guitarist for workshops and gospel recording sessions. Jonathan’s break came when he was given the opportunity to play lead guitar at BB King’s Blues Club while the current guitarist was out of the country. Nicknamed “Jo-Nathan” at the club because he and the then-band leader shared the same first name, the nickname stuck and is how he’s known on the music scene to this day. Jonathan soon became a mainstay at nightspots throughout Memphis and began touring the country with numerous secular artists. After several years on the road, he returned to Beale Street as the Guitarist/Band Leader for BB King’s Blues Club house band, “The BB King All-Stars.” Shortly thereafter, he became the band’s lead singer and one of the club’s featured artists—often opening for the King of Blues himself, Mr. BB King!

                                                             Jonathan Ellison

quinta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2017

Jamiah Rogers - Blues Superman

Jamiah grew up in a household of musicians. The first hands on experience with music came at the age of three. Jamiah’s father and guitarists, Tony Rogers, had a band that rehearsed every now and then in the basement of the home. You could tell Jamiah was listening because he would come and sit on the stairs and sneak peeks of the bands rehearsal. Every time rehearsal was over he would get on the drums and play. After a couple of months of racket on the drums, Tony figured it was time to teach Jamiah the pocket.
                                                             Jamiah Rogers

segunda-feira, 27 de novembro de 2017

Jimmy Rod - Bout Time

A New York born musician with a slide guitar attack as well as smooth bass playing, accompanied by gravel voiced vocals burns hot on his latest release titled 'Bout Time
                                                               Jimmy Rod

sábado, 25 de novembro de 2017

BlueShot - Win Or Lose

Blues Rock. Sten Roland (bass), Søren Ahlgreen (drums, backing vocals), Torben Pape (vocals, guitar), Per Hundborg (bass, backing vocals)

Bobby Nathan - I'm Ready

Bobby Nathan has been playing locally on Long Island and in Midtown New York City for past three decades. 
Bobby has appeared three times at the Riverhead Blues festival. Bobby currently hosts the longest running blues jams in NYC at the Cutting Room. Bobby has hosted his blues jam at the legendary Manny's Car Wash, China Club, Le Bar Bat and Tribeca Blues. 

Guitar Blues ala SRV, Hendrix and Clapton with full horn section

Bobby Nathan - Guitar and Vocals 
Bob Cleary - Bass 
Glen Wyka - Drums 
Rusty Cloud - Piano 
Jan Mulaney - Hammond B3 
Rob Papparossi - Harp (You Got Me Runnin', My Friend) 
The Uptown Horns -Arno Hect, Crispin Cioe, Larry Etkin, 
Bob Funk and Baron Ramonde
                                                                        Bobby Nathan

sexta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2017

Tommy Castro - Live At The Filmore

Blues-rock guitarist Castro brings us his fourth recording, an enhanced CD recorded live at his hometown, San Francisco-based Fillmore Auditorium. Castro is a good guitarist who is not hung up on pyrotechnics; he plays clean, undistorted licks in the basic tradition. Vocally, he is quite reminiscent of Tower of Power singer Emilio Castillo (check out "What Is Hip?" for the similarities.)
This 11-song set starts off rocking on the straight-laced, organ-fired (by Jimmy Pugh) "Right as Rain," one of several tracks from previous discs. Castro is also into hot funk with horn help from trumpeter Tom Poole and tenor saxophonist Keith Crossan for "Like an Angel" and the 12-bar R&B-ish "Nasty Habits," all of which are Castro's tunes. "My Time After Awhile" is the most straight-blues-oriented number of the lot, slow and quietly sizzling. "Lucky in Love" and "I Got to Change" are more pop-oriented, the former in rock territory, the latter á la Otis Redding. Albert King's "Can't You See What You're Doing to Me?" is a loping blues-rock tune with Castro's best guitar improvs and most animated, feverish vocal. Even more into Otis Redding's bag, "Just a Man" is a sweet, slow soul sender, followed by the good, old-time type, midtempo, high-energy-injected rocker "Can't Keep a Good Man Down." Castro's rhythm section of bassist Randy McDonald and drummer Billy Lee Lewis finally doubles the time on the fastest tune, the typical '60s dance ditty "The Girl Can't Help It" with background vocals, and Castro exclaims, "it's not my thing, but we'll borrow it" before posing the strut of James Brown's "Sex Machine" in extended fashion for band intros and some enjoyable jamming.
                                                             Tommy Castro

Mojo - Not For Nothin'

MOJO, is Mojo Stu's earlier incarnation as a Rock-Blues artist, and this CD 'Not For Nothin' was released in '93 to industry critical acclaim and national college station radioplay. The CD's ten tracks feature memorable melodies and lyrics, phenomenal guitar and slide guitar work, and guest appearances from top Philly acts.

Wes Lee & Th' Possum Foot Mojo - Lucky 7

Wes Lee is a multi instrumentalist and all the instruments you hear on 'Lucky 7' are played by him. The opener 'Baptized By The Blues' is a compelling blues shuffle that is worn by clever keyboard work, but also the guitar work is not to be scorned. Also vocally it sounds very good with the attractive voice that Wes has. The rhythm is pulled up for the smooth swing song 'Land Of The Wayward Pines', an ideal song to release the legs. Wes Lee takes us to the deep South with the Mississippi delta song 'Summer Of 33', according to Lee a true story in his family. Here Wes proves that he does not need much to bring a strong and credible number. The resonator and his voice are already sufficient. With the same ingredients, this musician knows how to tell the happy story of Adam and Eve in 'Garden Party'. The best song on the album is for me the wonderful ballad 'Crown Of Fire'. It is more instrumental and Wes is grandiose on the guitar, with alternating fat slide work and very clever finger work. Lovely song. For the pure 'Blackbird', Lee relies on his voice and the resonator again.
                                                                Wes Lee

quinta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2017

Casey James - Strip It Down

The music he loves is the blues. Between his shrewd playing and exuberant singing, the influence of Tab Benoit, Doyle Bramhall II, and Freddie King are highly apparent in Strip It Down, which folds in a variety of styles, all connected directly to that blues base. Raspy Delbert McClinton joins him on the opening track, a raucous bit of Texas roadhouse swagger titled “Bulletproof.” From there, James courses through the dramatic blues/rock of “All I Need,” the light country swing of “Stupid Crazy,” the spacious old-school R&B of “Different Kind Of Love” and the gutbucket closer “Fight You For The Blues.”
                                                                 Casey James

terça-feira, 21 de novembro de 2017

El Jose and the Hibbie Blues - Back On Track

Swinging between Texas and Chicago blues, strongly influenced by the master of the subject Stevie Ray Vaughan, El Jose and the Hibbie Blues do not deny a purely rock'n'roll dynamic
                                                      El Jose and the Hibbie Blues

segunda-feira, 20 de novembro de 2017

Johnny Defrancesco - Tribute to B. B. King's Live at the Regal

Work on this album began in 2015 – 50 years after the original was released. For many guitar players, this album is one of the Holy Grails of music. This live recording showcased B.B’s style, passion and energy that came through with every gig – as a player and a singer.
The Regal’s Hammond organ fell into disrepair the previous night, and it couldn’t be repaired or replaced in time for B.B.’s show. B.B.’s organ player – Duke Jethro - was relegated to playing piano on this gig. Duke - while being an excellent musician – wasn’t a piano player, he was thrust into the piano role. As Duke said to B.B. – “but I don’t play piano” to which B.B. replied “Do what you always do – pretend.”
                                                                 Johnny Defrancesco

domingo, 19 de novembro de 2017

Tommy Crain & the Crosstown Allstars

You are viewing the second release from Tommy Crain & The Crosstown Allstars recorded live at a small club in Macon, Georgia just 3 months before his untimely death in 2011. This CD highlights the band doing what they do best - playing to a crowd !!
                                                                       Tommy Crain

segunda-feira, 13 de novembro de 2017

Jeff Healey Band - Live in Rye

Brilliant. The band communicate their love of what they're doing to the audience.
                                                                       Jeff Healey

domingo, 12 de novembro de 2017

The Shafran-Klegseth Band - Relentless Blues

The defining blues CD by Shafran and Klegseth, the founders of The RedHot Blues. This is somewhere between Chicago and Texas blues, with great songwriting and the kinds of performances that kept them touring fifteen years.
                                                            The Shafran-Klegseth Band

sábado, 11 de novembro de 2017

Grady Champion - Tough Times Don't Last

The only way to describe Tough Times Don’t Last seems paradoxical: a hard-hitting, soulful and uplifting blues album, yet this is exactly what vocalist/harpist Grady Champion has added to his already impressive career with his seventh release.
Champion does a superb job of juxtaposing tales of hard times so often told in classic blues tunes with the more hopeful tales of gospel and R&B.  Perhaps the epitome of this juxtaposition lies in “Glory Train,” a 12 bar classic blues shuffle with soulful piano and harp, yet with lyrics that tell the listener that the conductor will always “welcome him onboard,” regardless of his past sin.  Champion pays homage to his Mississippi Roots with “Mississippi Pride,” a soulful pop ballad about cornbread, catfish and magnolia blossoms dripping with all the nostalgia of a true southerner outside of his natural habitat.  Champion includes a little funk on the album with “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be,” but this is an original tune, not a rendition of the Duke Ellington standard by the same name, which was slightly disappointing for this jazzhead.  “Tough Times Don’t Last” is a really nice gospel-inspired tune with a very enjoyable clarinet solo by Amy Lott.  “Cookie Jar” and “My Time Baby” are the best examples of pure blues on the album and are played quite well.  The album closes out with “What Would Christmas Be Without You,” another nice pop tune.
                                                               Grady Champion

sexta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2017

Vincent Hayes - The Grind

Listeners seeking an alternative to over-hyped music scene wannabes should look no further than Michigan’s Vincent Hayes. His guitar-driven rock, blues and funk-fueled anthems are as real and gritty as it gets, with infectious hooks, potent messages and honest-to-the-core vocals. 
                                                                Vincent Hayes

Maurice Richard Libby Blues - Homemade

Gritty blues with a contemporary sensibility. Searing guitar and passionate vocals. Harmonica, slide guitar, sardonic humour, and a deep respect for the traditions of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and all the other greats who came before. 
                                                            Maurice Richard Libby

Michael Bloomfield - Don't Say That I Ain't Your Man

  Fifteen tracks covering the pioneering blues-rock guitarist's '60s work, which was by far his best and most influential. Bloomfield worked with a bunch of bands during the decade, and the compilation flits rather hurriedly from his contributions to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag, to his collaborations with Al Kooper, as well as some late-'60s solo tracks (none of his groundbreaking mid-'60s work with Dylan is here). Collectors will be interested in the first five songs, which date from previously unreleased sessions produced by John Hammond in late 1964 and early 1965. Featuring Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, this pre-Butterfield Blues Band outfit plays convincingly, but the material is standard-issue, and Bloomfield's vocals are thin and weak (they didn't improve much over time). As befits Bloomfield's considerable but erratic talent, this is an interesting but erratic compilation; seek out the first two Paul Butterfield albums for a more cohesive showcase of his skills.
                                                             Michael Bloomfield                   

The Radio Kings - Money Road

Mostly blues but enough other styles mixed in to make it interesting. Love the slow blues treatment of "My Day of Reckoning". There are so many great blues bands out there, but only a few that really stand out. This is one of them.
                                                              The Radio Kings

Litlle Bobby - Life of the Blues

Little Bobby has became one of the great underground blues men of his time. This album was produced written and proformed by Little Bobby. The past several years has been apart of Nora Jean Bruso's band. During that time the band was rated number one blues band to see by the Chicago Sun Times. Also were up for a 2012 blues music award. Little Bobby also co wrote and produced Nora's 2011 release Good Blues that was on the Roots Music charts.
Little Bobby is a not only a must hear but a must see. Bring his music home today. Its a Must Hace for your blues collection.

                                                                 Litlle Bobby

quinta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2017

Tim Budig Band - Tim Budig Band

Tim Budig Band's self titled album brings you the rowdy, in your face, good time, house rockin' blues that Tim grew up on in the heartland. Tim was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, and spent way too much of his twenties, and his hard earned money, at the legendary Zoo Bar. Seeing all the national acts come through, Tim knew he wanted to play the blues, namely blues guitar. In the mid nineties, Chicago blues legend Magic Slim moved to Lincoln and took Tim and a handful of other local musicians under his wing, and gave them something money can't buy, experience playing with a W.C. Handy (now B.M.A.) award winning, international blues star! In fact, over the last twenty years Tim has backed up Magic Slim, his brother Nick Holt, and son, BMA winning Blues artist Shawn Holt.

Tim loves to play, so he rarely turns down a gig at area clubs. bars, parties and festivals. As a result, he stays very busy, and is truly is a working class musician with a working class band. In addition to his regular band, Tim fronts the house band at the legendary Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska every Monday night.

The band also features Mike "Mad Mike" Wheeler - Guitar, Jeff Boehmer - Bass, Casey "The Kid" Hodgin - Drums, Jeremiah "Miah" Weir -Keys.

These guys love to play, and fans love the good time, high energy delivery this band brings to the stage and recording studio!
                       Tim Budig Band

Harold Stewart & The Blues Hounds - We've Got It Covered

The Blues Hounds formed at the turn of the millennium in Japan, & thrilled audiences there for over a decade before relocating to Columbus OH in the States, bringing the Blues back home & creating a whole new group of fans Stateside.

One of the strongest points of the band is definitely their live performances, which are fun, high-energy, full-intensity experiences of passionately played electric Blues & Blues-Rock, with a tinge of funky synchopation thrown in to balance out the vibe:
The Blue Sounds of The Blues Hounds!!

The band's cover-song repertoire spans the gamut of pre-war a-capella gospel Blues from the Godfather of the Blues, Son House, all the way up through modern arrangements of monster classics from Albert King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, & many more!
Their 1st original CD debuts in the end of 2017, & equally showcases a wide variety of styles - from driving swamp-boogie Blues, to New Orleans Dixieland swing, raging slow-Blues tunes, tongue-in-cheek ditties, & even Japanese taiko-drum enhanced traditional Blues arrangements! 

                                                                  Harold Stewart