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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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  • 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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  •  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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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…
Vocalist and guitarist Mary Flower was nominated for the Acoustic Artist Of The Year award at the 2008 Blues Music Awards and has finished in the top three twice at the …
With Little Charlie Baty’s touring retirement from the band that bore his name for 30 years or so, the mantle has become front man Rick Estrin’s solely. Rick Estrin and …
The late Irish blues-rock guitar great Rory Gallagher’s legendary technical acumen and vibrant performing persona is captured on this 1987 live date, recorded in his hom…
Radam Schwartz has a reputation for making organ-based soul jazz with an aroma that is rooted in America’s South. Tinseled in smooth funk beats and dales of classic bop …
Kansas native and current New York City-based guitarist and composer Greg Skaff has played with artists like Stanley Turrentine, in whose band he worked for five years, …
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, …
The steam emanating from the bluesy jazz coals of Greg Skaff’s guitar chords rise like a billowing inferno from the tracks on his latest CD East Harlem Skyline. W…