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Blues has an extraordinary musical emotion, with an inner texture dipped into a sixth sense that opens a weathered journey for whoever chooses its dramatic passage. Ever…
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…
British hard-rock icons Led Zeppelin’s blues roots are somewhat historic. As the same inferences apply to Cream, Jimi Hendrix and other pacesetters emanating fr…
Grace & Grit is an appropriate title for Deb Callahan‘s new release. Her powerful, soul-tinged bluesy vocals showcase both an abundance of grace along with more t…
"Going to Memphis in my Red Cadillac. Got the top let down, two Arkansas girls in the back." "Red Cadillac" is the title track from producer/singer/songwriter/guitarist …
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…
The list of blues legends just seems to expand more and more each day. Here’s Donald Ray Johnson with some of the most robust, soul-stirring and real blues you co…
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…