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2016 Blues Blast Music Award Winners

Sep 24, 2016Comments off

  2016 Blues Blast Music Award Winners Announced Contemporary Blues Album Victor Wainwright – Boom Town Traditional Blues Album Bob Margolin – My Road Soul Blues Album Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown Rock Blues Album

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Mike Pachelli – Fade To Blue | Album Review

Sep 21, 2016Comments off

Mike Pachelli - Fade To Blue www.mikepachelli.com Fullblast Recordings 11 songs time-50:44 “Fade To Blue” is Nashville based guitarist-singer Mike Pachelli’s sixteenth CD release, bringing together an amalgamation of his previously visited genres of music. Mike and

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The Kat Kings – Swingin’ in the Swamp | Album Review

Sep 20, 2016Comments off

The Kat Kings - Swingin’ in the Swamp MAPL/Kool Kat Records www.thekatkings.com/ CD: 13 Songs, 44:49 Minutes        Styles: Swamp Rock, Roots Rock, “Billy Bop Blues” When it comes to the subcategorization of the blues, some of the

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The Paul Garner Band – Big Road Blues | Album Review

Sep 20, 2016Comments off

The Paul Garner Band – Big Road Blues Progressive Roots Records www.paul-garner.com 11 tracks The Paul Garner Band is Claudio Corona on keyboards, Jason Bibiero on drums and the namesake on vocals and guitar.  Garner is

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Brad Wilson – Blues Thunder | Album Review

Sep 19, 2016Comments off

Brad Wilson - Blues Thunder Cali Bee Music Inc. www.bradwilsonlive.com 12 tracks Brad Wilson is a California blues rocker with a California surfer hairdo and big guitar style.   While he has an amped up style he can

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Lew Jetton & 61 South – Rain | Album Review

Sep 18, 2016Comments off

Lew Jetton & 61 South - Rain Coffee Street Records 10 songs – 38 minutes www.61South.com Lew Jetton & 61 South are a tight, veteran six-piece band that been a regional favorite from their home base in

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Joanna Connor – Six String Stories | Album Reviews

Sep 17, 2016Comments off

Joanna Connor - Six String Stories M.C. Records http://joannaconnor.com 10 tracks/46:58 In the language of social media, the video clip of Joanna Connor at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Festival went viral. She gives the rapt audience

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The DogTown Blues Band with Barbara Morrison – Everyday | Album Review

Sep 16, 2016Comments off

The DogTown Blues Band with Barbara Morrison - Everyday Self Release www.thedogtownbluesband.bandcamp.com 10 tracks / 43:20 The DogTown Blues Band is based out of West Los Angeles, and their unique blend of blues and jazz is derived

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Issue 10-37 September 15, 2016

Sep 15, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Dave Blake – Blues Alley Photo © 2016  In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview piano Blues legend, Henry Gray. We have 6 Blues reviews for you this week including new

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Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection | Album Review

Sep 14, 2016Comments off

Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection Alligator Records 37 songs – 159 minutes Has Alligator Records really been running for 45 years? Most blues fans are aware of the tale of how the label started with founder