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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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Gary Tate

Gary Tate

Slide To Freedom 2 (Make A Better World) is the follow-up to the first release by Doug Cox and Salil Bhatt. Bhatt is master of the Indian satvik veena, which is…
The latest release by Zac Harmon is aptly titled From The Root. Harmon has a wide musical palette and he’s an avid explorer of the blues genre, ranging from the…
Samuel James is a master of fingerstyle guitar, slide, banjo and piano and is immersed in the traditions of all the elder acoustic bluesmen, Everyone form Charlie Patton…
For over two decades, Paul Reddick has been forging a unique identity in the blues world, blending pre WW2 acoustic blues with folk music. He takes it to a higher realm …
Since its inception in 2000, there’s been a metamorphosis of the budding NorthernBlues label into a force to be reckoned with in the blues world. Every couple of years, …
It’s heartening to hear Joe Louis Walker’s lead-off track "It’s A Shame" off his highly entertaining Stony Plains release Witness To The Blues. It's a funk-dren…
He’s big and "battle-scarred" and he’s been around the block many times. Canadian acoustic blues icon Big Dave McLean is also a supreme storyteller whose relentless tour…
While Duke Robillard has been an integral part of many musical collectives over the years (Roomful Of Blues, the Pleasure Kings, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, his namesake …
It’s easy to assume A Swingin’ Session is more of what comes naturally to Duke Robillard, an expert exploration of forties-era sophisticated blues grooves. He’s…
Often those familiar with the musician being toasted in a tribute may want to stick with the originals. It’s a tough sell. That’s why I’m in awe of Amos Garrett’s triump…
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