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Issue 10-21 May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Greenville Headshots © 2016  In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Mac Arnold. We have 9 Blues reviews for you this week including 2 new Blues books by James L.

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Blue Largo – Sing Your Own Blues | Album Review

May 25, 2016Comments off

Blue Largo - Sing Your Own Blues Self Release www.bluelargoblues.com 14 tracks / 60:44 The story behind the third Blue Largo album, Sing Your Own Blues, is inspiring, to say the least. This San Diego, California group

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Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin – Stormy Water | Album Review

May 25, 2016Comments off

Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin – Stormy Water www.wickedgrin.ca Phoenix Records 11 songs – 48 minutes Ottawa-based Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin have been making waves in the Canadian blues community for a few years now,

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Mighty Sam McClain and Knut Reiersurd – Tears of the World | Album Review

May 24, 2016Comments off

Mighty Sam McClain & Knut Reiersurd - Tears of the World Act Music www.knutreirsrud.no www.mightysam.com 12 tracks Mighty Sam McLain suffered a stroke and left this world on June 15th of 2015.  He has collaborated with Norwegian

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L Wood Joy – Gumbo | Album Review

May 23, 2016Comments off

L Wood Joy - Gumbo www.lwoodjoy.dk self release songs-11 time-44:11 Who would think that the influence of New Orleans’ life style and music would reach its’ arms to Denmark and New Orleans aficionados L Wood Joy, a

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Cousin Harley – The Dutch Sessions | Album Review

May 22, 2016Comments off

Cousin Harley - The Dutch Sessions Little Pig Records  - 2015 10 tracks; 28 minutes www.cousinharley.com  Cousin Harley is Canadian guitarist Paul Pigat’s rockabilly project and this is their fifth album since 2002.  The band is based

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Georgie Bonds – Hit it Hard | Album Review

May 21, 2016Comments off

Georgie Bonds - Hit it Hard Roadhouse Redemption Records www.georgiebonds.com 11 tracks / 54:46 Georgie Bonds knows a thing or two about the blues, even though this was not the music he was brought up with. Blues

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Featured Interview – Mac Arnold

May 20, 2016Comments off

The laundry list of why he had given up playing the blues and was instead working a ‘straight job’ was a long one, but the A, B, C’s of it went something like this: A. Musicians

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Trudy Lynn – Everything Comes With A Price | Album Review

May 20, 2016Comments off

Trudy Lynn - Everything Comes With A Price Connor Ray Music – 2015 10 tracks; 41 minutes www.trudylynnblues.com  Trudy’s live album Royal Oaks Blues Café earned a Blues Blast Awards nomination in 2014 for the veteran Houston,

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RB Stone – Some Call It Freedom | Album Review

May 20, 2016Comments off

RB Stone – Some Call It Freedom Middle Mountain Music www.rbstone.com 11 tracks RB Stone is a blues man with a rocking, country, and hill country tinge to his blues.  He and his band here (Terence