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Issue 11-2 January 12, 2017 (January 12, 2017 12:22 am)

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Bill Johnson – Cold Outside | Album Review

Jan 18, 2017Comments off

Bill Johnson – Cold Outside Self-Release – 2016 11 tracks; 46 minutes www.billjohnsonblues.com Canadian Bill Johnson was born in 1964 and started early on guitar. His precocious skills led him on to stages from age 14 and


Matyas Pribojszki Band – My Stories | Album Review

Jan 17, 2017Comments off

Matyas Pribojszki Band – My Stories Self-Release – 2016 12 tracks; 59 minutes www.matyaspribojszki.com Once again showing that the blues has no geographical boundaries, here is Hungarian Matyas Pribojszki with his latest album. Matyas has been recording


Reverend Freakchild – Illogical Optimism | Album Review

Jan 16, 2017Comments off

Reverend Freakchild – Illogical Optimism Treated and Released Records www.www-reverendfreakchild.org 3 Discs / 35 tracks / 2:29:00 Reverend Freakchild is a cool stage name, but this fellow actually has a theological background, having earned a degree


Tracy K – What’s the Rush? | Album Review

Jan 15, 2017Comments off

Tracy K – What’s the Rush? Self-Produced http://www.tracyk.ca    CD: 8 Songs, 34:22 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric and Acoustic Blues Readers, have you ever heard of the Internet acronym “RIYL”? It stands for “Recommended If You Like.” In


Dave Keller – Right Back Atcha | Album Review

Jan 14, 2017Comments off

Dave Keller – Right Back Atcha Tastee-Tone Records – 2016 12 tracks; 51 minutes www.davekeller.com  Vermont may not be the first place that comes to mind when discussing soul music but Dave Keller has other ideas.  Dave


Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Champagne Velvet | Album Review

Jan 14, 2017Comments off

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Champagne Velvet www.jasonelmore.net Underworld Records 14 songs – 49 minutes Dallas-based Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch’s third album has been keenly awaited since the success of their previous effort, Tell You


Joey Gilmore – Respect The Blues | Album Review

Jan 13, 2017Comments off

Joey Gilmore – Respect The Blues www.joeythebluesman.com Mosher St. Records 11 songs – 53 minutes Veteran bluesman Joey Gilmore pays tribute to some of his favorite singers and songwriters on this new release, which moves from gutbucket


Deb Ryder – Grit Grease & Tears | Album Review

Jan 13, 2017Comments off

Deb Ryder – Grit Grease & Tears www.debryder.com Bejeb Music 12 songs – 53 minutes Deb Ryder’s third album picks up where her outstanding sophomore release, Let It Rain (reviewed in the 05 May 2015 issue of


Issue 11-2 January 12, 2017

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Cover photo by Arnie Goodman © 2017  In This Issue  Don Wilcock has our feature interview with Jorma Kaukonen. We have 8 Blues reviews for you this week including reviews of new music from Deb Ryder,


Milky Whites And The Bluesmen – Texas Drivin’ Blues | Album Review

Jan 11, 2017Comments off

Milky Whites And The Bluesmen – Texas Drivin’ Blues www.milkywhitesbluesmen.com Riff Productions 12 songs time-51:10 If you have a hankerin’ for Texas style blues-rock with a macho testosterone attitude done up by a bunch of guys from