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Vote Now – Blues Blast Music Awards

Jul 15, 2015Comments off

2015 Blues Blast Music Award Voting Is Open To Vote Now - Click HERE Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now! The 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards ceremonies will be held at The Fluid Events Center in Champaign,

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Issue 9-36 September 3, 2015

Sep 03, 2015Comments off

Cover photo by Rick Lewis © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine  In This Issue  Mark Thompson has our feature interview with 2011 Blues Blast Music Award nominee, Peter Parcek. Marilyn Stringer has photos and commentary from the

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Larry Griffith – Get Up | Album Review

Sep 01, 2015Comments off

Larry Griffith - Get Up Self-Produced www.larrygriffithmusic.com CD: 5 Songs; 21:40 Minutes Styles: Ensemble Blues, Contemporary Electric Blues and Blues Rock People all over the world know “Man shall not live by bread alone”. The inner self

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Billy Hector – Old School Thang | Album Review

Aug 31, 2015Comments off

Billy Hector – Old School Thang Ghetto Surf Music www.billyhector.com 11 tracks/49:40 Running Time Billy Hector is veteran guitarist with roots in the Asbury Park and Jersey Shore music scenes.  This oft-awarded, self described workingman’s musician,

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Bernard Allison – In the Mix | Album Review

Aug 30, 2015Comments off

Bernard Allison - In the Mix Jazzhaus Records www.bernardallison.com www.jazzhausrecords.com 10 tracks / 57:20 In any business it is hard to try to live up to the success of one’s father or mother, but in the music

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Original Legends of the Blues – Still Carrying The Flame|Album Review

Aug 29, 2015Comments off

Original Legends of the Blues - Still Carrying The Flame www.originallegendsoftheblues.com 12 tracks/45:22 running time At first glance, the blues peruser might not recognize the name of the group. The resumes however of the Original Legends of

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Featured Interview – Peter Parcek

Aug 29, 2015Comments off

The history of music is filled with tales of bad breaks, what-might-have-been, and the overlooked genius that never got the proper recognition. Many musicians keep soldiering on, refusing to give up on their dreams. For others,

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The Nighthawks – Back Porch Party | Album Review

Aug 28, 2015Comments off

The Nighthawks – Back Porch Party EllerSoul Records 2015 www.thenighthawks.com www.ellersoulrecords.com 12 tracks; 45 minutes After two electric albums The Nighthawks return to the acoustic formula that was so successful with their Last Train To Bluesville

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Issue 9-35 August 27, 2015

Aug 27, 2015Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine   In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with JJ Thames. Our Video Of The Week is Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Marilyn Stringer

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Fried Okra Band – Back Into the River | Album Review

Aug 26, 2015Comments off

Fried Okra Band - Back Into the River Target Group www.friedokraband.dk CD: 11 Songs; 37:00 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock, Contemporary Electric Hard Blues-Rock According to the online version of Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the word “esoteric” means

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Blues Rebels – Open Road | Album Review

Aug 25, 2015Comments off

Blues Rebels - Open Road Self-Produced www.blues-rebels.com CD: 14 Songs; 55:04 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock, Contemporary Hard Blues-Rock The “dog days” of summer are upon us, and what better way to spend them than on