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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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  • 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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  • 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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San Diego-based guitarist Patrick Yandall is a commanding force on New York Blues, his eighth release for Zangi Records. Conceived as a departure from the artist’…
Jimmy Hall is right on it as he is always. Bet you can not listen to this album without totally getting into it. This album will make you want to get up and move with or…
Maria Muldaur has committed herself in recent years to honoring the great blues women of the past. Her May 15th release of Naughty, Bawdy & Blue takes us back t…
It is difficult to believe that the music industry narrowly escaped a major tragedy when in 1977 blues artist Otis Taylor retired from singing and playing for almost 20 …
There is an old cliché that has often been applied when assessing the potential of an individual and it goes like this, ‘He/she is a diamond in the rough.’ There are no …
Alex Di Reto - My Own SongAlex Di Reto album My Own Song is a nice collection of blues songs. All the music on My Own Song was recorded with only Alex voice and guitar. The…
This is a wonderful combination of contemporary jazz, funk, blues and some straight-ahead influences. Willie Pooch is a fine blues singer and Tony Monaco shines brillian…
On Mojo Priest, Steven Seagal and Thunderbox's second album, there is a steady groove that is consistent throughout. The first song, "Somewhere In Between," con…
Bernard Allison offers everything on Energized, a Ruf Record recorded live at the Musa in Germany in 2005. Allison opens up his disc with an instrumental, but d…
Ben Carroll’s debut album Lover Undercover displays warmth, passion, deep toned clarity and melodically strewn blues-pop vocals. His acoustic broths have equivale…