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Cold Sweat Rock – Introductions | Album Review

May 26, 2015Comments off

Cold Sweat Roc - Introductions Self-produced CD 12 songs – XX minutes Don’t let the appearance of this debut CD fool you. Although Cold Sweat Roc is a hard-hitting three-piece ensemble from Rochester, N.Y., as symbolized


Cary Morin – Tiny Town | Album Review

May 25, 2015Comments off

Cary Morin – Tiny Town Self Released 14 tracks Cary Morin is a finger picking guitar player, singer and songwriter who won both the 2013 and 2014 Solo Duo Colorado Blues Challenge.  The son of


Darren Watson – Introducing Darren Watson | Album Review

May 24, 2015Comments off

Darren Watson - Introducing Darren Watson Beluga Records, New Zealand   CD: 10 Songs; 42:49 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues and Blues Rock Ah, the perils of postmodern technology. When our main sources of connection to the


King Biscuit Boys – All in a Day’s Work | Album Review

May 23, 2015Comments off

King Biscuit Boys - All in a Day’s Work Self-Produced CD: 10 Songs; 38:03 Minutes Styles: Acoustic and Harmonica Blues, Country Blues What does “King Biscuit” mean? It’s a brand of flour, a syndicated “Flower Hour”


Billy Walton Band – Wish For What You Want | Album Review

May 22, 2015Comments off

Billy Walton Band - Wish For What You Want Vizztone Label Group 12 tracks/46:45 Fans of Southside Johnny & the Ashbury Jukes will be familiar with guitarist Billy Walton, who is a former member of that formidable


Festival Review – Nevis Blues Fest Part 1

May 21, 2015Comments off

 Festival Review – Nevis Blues Fest – Part I  Nevis Blues Festival – April 18 – 18, 2015 This year I had the extraordinary opportunity to attend the 1st Annual Nevis Blue Festival held on the


Issue 9-21 May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine  In This Issue  Mark Thompson has our feature interview with Tweed Funk front man Joseph “Smokey” Holman. Editor Bob Kieser has Part I of the pictures


Red’s Blues – Red’s Blues | Album Review

May 19, 2015Comments off

Red’s Blues – Red’s Blues Little Red Records (Self Released) 12 tracks Red’s Blues is a great little band from the Sacramento area.  Featuring Elizabeth Reid-Grigsby on vocals, her husband RW Grigsby on bass and


“Chicago” Carl Snyder – The Blue Keys | Album review

May 18, 2015Comments off

“Chicago” Carl Snyder - The Blue Keys!carl/c1se Lost World Music 13 songs – 64 minutes “Chicago” Carl Snyder is one of those under-heralded artists whose work has somehow flown under the radar of the popular recognition,


Dan Phelps – Going Home | Album Review

May 17, 2015Comments off

Dan Phelps – Going Home Vincent Records 12 songs time-36:08 Illinois native Dan Phelps is helping to keep the tradition of acoustic Delta blues alive with his excellent renditions and mastery of finger-picked and slide