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Issue 8-39 September 25, 2014 (September 25, 2014 4:44 am)

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Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Aug 22, 2014Comments off

  6:00PM Thursday October 23, 2014 – Fluid Events Center, Champaign, Illinois Ticket for the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are now on sale.  Tickets are  only $35 . CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! To


Kelley Hunt – The Beautiful Bones | Album Review

Sep 29, 2014Comments off

Kelley Hunt – The Beautiful Bones 88 Records 12 songs – 50 minutes Kansas City-based multi-instrumentalist Kelley Hunt combines soul, R&B and gospel as she delivers this package of original songs that deliver the message


Brian Carpy – Rockin’ Bollocks | Album Review

Sep 28, 2014Comments off

Brian Carpy – Rockin’ Bollocks Bamboo Groove Records 9 songs – 47 minutes Don’t be fooled by this CD cover. The proper, pipe-smoking gentleman pictured isn’t purveying middle-of-the-road music suitable for your grandmother. He’s delivering


Johnny Max Band – Forty-Nine Minutes | Album Review

Sep 27, 2014Comments off

Johnny Max Band - Forty-Nine Minutes (Of the Best We Have) Poor Soul Records/MAPL  CD: 12 Songs; 49:17 Minutes Styles: Soul-Influenced Blues, Blues Rock What goes into the making of a greatest-hits compilation? How do musicians


Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Good News | Album Review

Sep 26, 2014Comments off

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Good News Stony Plain Records 12 tracks/63:51 running time Ronnie Earl is on a roll. At the 35th annual Blues Music Awards back in May in Memphis,  he was named


Issue 8-39 September 25, 2014

Sep 25, 2014Comments off

Cover photo by Marilyn Stringer © 2014  In This Issue Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Ronnie Earl. We have 4 music reviews for you including new music by Johnny Max Band, Ronnie Earl &


Arsen Shomakhov – Dynamic | Album Review

Sep 23, 2014Comments off

Arsen Shomakhov – Dynamic Blues Leaf Records 10 tracks We get a lot of CD’s in the mail at Blues Blast Magazine. Sometimes they are from folks I’ve never had a chance to listen to,


Featured Interview – Ronnie Earl

Sep 22, 2014Comments off

You don’t have to get very far past the opening pleasantries in a conversion with the great Ronnie Earl to find he’s in a very beautiful space these days – both spiritually and professionally. And why


Deanna Bogart – Just A Wish Away | Album Review

Sep 22, 2014Comments off

Deanna Bogart – Just A Wish Away Blind Pig Records CD: 11 Songs; 45:52 Minutes Styles: Mellow Piano Blues, Romantic Ballads Piano blues is one of the most underrated, underrepresented categories of its parent genre.


Bridget Kelly Band – Forever In Blues | Album Review

Sep 21, 2014Comments off

Bridget Kelly Band – Forever In Blues Alpha Sun Records 2014 15 tracks; 71 minutes North Florida’s Bridget Kelly Band consists of Bridget on vocals, Tim Fik on guitar and occasional vocals, Michael Barady on


Brandon Miller Band – Slow Train | Album Review

Sep 20, 2014Comments off

Brandon Miller Band - Slow Train Self-Produced  CD: 10 Songs; 52:00 Minutes Styles: Rock and Blues Rock In veteran bluesman Big Joe Turner’s hit “Lipstick, Powder and Paint,” he asks a woman: “Is you is, or