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Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets

Aug 03, 2016Comments off

Tickets for the 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards are now on sale at the Blues Blast Music Awards website. The September 23rd awards show features Too Slim & The Taildraggers, Peter Karp, Dave Weld & The


Big Jon Atkinson and Bob Corritore – Party at Big Jon’s | Album Review

Aug 30, 2016Comments off

Big Jon Atkinson and Bob Corritore - Party at Big Jon’s Delta Groove Music 16 tracks / 61:25 House parties with live entertainment usually end up with a loud bands that give a valiant effort


Blues Blast Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced

Aug 29, 2016Comments off

Press Release – August 29, 2016   From Blues Blast Magazine – Contact Information: Bob Kieser 309 267-4425 or Blues Blast Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards Blues Blast Magazine is proud to have the honor


Oz Noy – Who Gives A Funk | Album Review

Aug 29, 2016Comments off

Oz Noy - Who Gives A Funk Abstract Logix – 2016 10 tracks; 61 minutes  Israeli guitarist Oz Noy’s latest album was made in New York with the cream of local players and a stunning array


The Blues Bones – Double Live | Album Review

Aug 28, 2016Comments off

The Blues Bones - Double Live self release 15 songs time-1:45:31 American blues music has a profound influence on European musicians and The Blues Bones from Belgium display that in their choice of subject matter and


Smilin’ Bobby – You’re The One! | Album Review

Aug 27, 2016Comments off

Smilin’ Bobby – You’re The One! Self Released 9 tracks Smilin’ Bobby and the Hidden Charms have released a great album featuring this West Side Chicago guitar legend.  Bobby Smith turned 77 years young on Sunday,


Beki Brindle – All Kinds of Beki | Album Review

Aug 26, 2016Comments off

The Beki Brindle Blues Band - All Kinds Of Beki Random Chance Records 15 songs – 60 minutes Beki Brindle has a blues résumé that many players can only dream of. In the 1980’s and 1990’s,


Issue 10-34 August 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2016  In This Issue  Don Wilcock has our feature interview with Kenny Neal. We have 6 Blues reviews for you this week including music from Smilin’ Bobby, Oz Noy, Big


The Chicago Kingsnakes – South Side Soul | Album Review

Aug 24, 2016Comments off

The Chicago Kingsnakes - South Side Soul Music King Records  10 tracks/42:24 minutes When Jim “Ang” Anderson was twenty years old, he was on the road with Little Milton. “He walked the line between blues and


Moreland & Arbuckle – Promised Land or Bust | Album Review

Aug 23, 2016Comments off

Moreland & Arbuckle – Promised Land or Bust Alligator Records 11 songs/37.3 minutes If you like your blues delivered with swampy blues-rock sweat, American heartland roots and music that rolls in like a Midwestern storm,


60 Grit Band – Self-Titled | Album Review

Aug 22, 2016Comments off

60 Grit Band - Self-Titled Self-Produced CD: 11 Songs, 43:25 Minutes        Styles: Contemporary Electric Rock and Blues Rock Neither the 1990’s sensation Blues Traveler, nor Southern California’s 60 Grit Band, are pure blues bands per se.