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The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards

VOTE NOW in the 2014 Blues Blast Awards

Jul 15, 2014Comments off

Voting is open until September 15th.  Click HERE to vote now! To listen to music by the nominees before you vote click HERE You may only vote once!

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Chris Lord and Cheatin’ River – Chunkabilly Blues | Album Review

Jul 28, 2014Comments off

Chris Lord and Cheatin’ River - Chunkabilly Blues http://www.reverbnation.com/chrislordandcheatinriver 6 songs – 27 minutes Six songs in 27 minutes probably makes Chunkabilly Blues an EP rather than a full album but, however it is categorised, Chris Lord

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Matays Pribojszki Band – Treat | Album Review

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Matyas Pribojszki Band - Treat Self released – 2013 www.pribojszki.com www.facebook.com/matyaspribojszki Twelve Tracks with a total running time of 40.16 “Matyas is an impressive virtuoso harmonica player and has an original style. He also has a very nice

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Craig Brenner – Live at the Old Mint |Album Review

Jul 27, 2014Comments off

Craig Brenner - Live at the Old Mint Self Release www.craigbrenner.com 14 tracks / 53:15 There is just not enough good boogie-woogie music being recorded anymore, and fortunately the drought has ended with Craig Brenner’s first new

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Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne – Rollin’ With The Blues Boss | Album Review

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Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne – Rollin’ With The Blues Boss Stony Plain 2014  www.kennybluesboss.com  11 tracks; 38 minutes American pianist Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne has lived in Canada for 30 years and on his second release

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Brandon Isaak – Here on Earth | Album Review

Jul 26, 2014Comments off

Brandon Isaak - Here on Earth MAPL www.brandonisaak.ca CD: 14 songs; 46:15 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Acoustic and Electric Blues When one thinks of Canada, what are the first words that come to mind? Hockey? Cold weather? Maple

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Trudy Lynn – Royal Oaks Blues Café | Album Review

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Trudy Lynn - Royal Oaks Blues Café Connor Ray 2013 http://www.trudylynnblues.com/ 11 tracks; 49 Minutes Houston native Trudy Lynn has been singing rhythm and blues since the 60’s and has had albums issued on several labels since

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Andy T – Nick Nixon Band – Livin’ It Up | Album Review

Jul 25, 2014Comments off

Andy T – Nick Nixon Band – Livin’ It Up Delta Groove Music www.andytband.com 13 tracks/53 minutes I’ve fallen in love with this band.  Yeah, some of the faces have changed, but Andy Talamantez is a

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The Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up and Ready | Album Review

Jul 25, 2014Comments off

The Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up and Ready Delta Groove Music, Inc. www.themannishboys.com 16 tracks/74 minutes The Mannish Boys lineup may change, but it is always one of the most solid bands ever put together and

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Issue 8-30 July 24, 2014

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Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine    In This Issue We welcome Steve Patrick to our writing crew this week. Steve has our feature interview with Robert Cray. Bob Kieser and Nate Kieser

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Featured Interview – Robert Cray

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Legendary blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray explores his musical roots on his latest album In My Soul which was released in April. As one could gather from the title, Cray delves into his soul influences