Gary Tate

Gary Tate

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…
One of the most distinctive and adventurous virtuosos on the harmonica, Carlos del Junco has forged a vast array of styles, including blues, jazz, country, rock and gosp…
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band is a family-based 3-piece combo hailing from Tupelo, Mississippi, consisting of 15-year old Ryan Perry on vocals and lead guitar along with …
Moreland & Arbuckle is one impressive, highly versatile blues band hailing from Kansas, consisting of Aaron Moreland on guitars, Dustin Arbuckle on vocals and harmonica,…
Watermelon Slim is a slide guitar player who has reached the apex of the blues world. He's one of a mere handful of artists whose every release is greeted with unbridled…
Bluelisted is JW Jones’ fifth release since 2000 and it’s apparent this hot-shot guitar slinger who is entering his mid-20s is into the Blues for the long run. Jones’ ri…
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