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Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets

Aug 03, 2016Comments off

Tickets for the 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards are now on sale at the Blues Blast Music Awards website. The September 23rd awards show features Too Slim & The Taildraggers, Peter Karp, Dave Weld & The

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Beki Brindle – All Kinds of Beki | Album Review

Aug 26, 2016Comments off

The Beki Brindle Blues Band - All Kinds Of Beki www.bekibrindle.com Random Chance Records 15 songs – 60 minutes Beki Brindle has a blues résumé that many players can only dream of. In the 1980’s and 1990’s,

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Issue 10-34 August 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2016  In This Issue  Don Wilcock has our feature interview with Kenny Neal. We have 6 Blues reviews for you this week including music from Smilin’ Bobby, Oz Noy, Big

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The Chicago Kingsnakes – South Side Soul | Album Review

Aug 24, 2016Comments off

The Chicago Kingsnakes - South Side Soul Music King Records www.ChicagoKingsnakes.com  10 tracks/42:24 minutes When Jim “Ang” Anderson was twenty years old, he was on the road with Little Milton. “He walked the line between blues and

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Moreland & Arbuckle – Promised Land or Bust | Album Review

Aug 23, 2016Comments off

Moreland & Arbuckle – Promised Land or Bust Alligator Records morelandarbuckle.com 11 songs/37.3 minutes If you like your blues delivered with swampy blues-rock sweat, American heartland roots and music that rolls in like a Midwestern storm,

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60 Grit Band – Self-Titled | Album Review

Aug 22, 2016Comments off

60 Grit Band - Self-Titled Self-Produced www.60gritband.com CD: 11 Songs, 43:25 Minutes        Styles: Contemporary Electric Rock and Blues Rock Neither the 1990’s sensation Blues Traveler, nor Southern California’s 60 Grit Band, are pure blues bands per se.

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Danny Marks – Cities In Blue | Album Review

Aug 21, 2016Comments off

Danny Marks - Cities In Blue www.dannym.com 11 Tracks. Danny Marks is somewhat of a fixture in the Toronto and Canadian blues scene. He hosted a popular TV series on HIFI TV which covered many of the regional

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Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals – Hi Lo-Fi | Album Review

Aug 20, 2016Comments off

Dylan Wickens & The Grand Naturals - Hi Lo-Fi Independent Release www.dylanwickens.ca  9 tracks/35:25 minutes On this new album, bassist Dennis Pinhorn and drummer Al Webster join forces with guitarist Wickens to deliver a powerful groove reminiscent

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Thomas Schleiken – Echoes | Album Review

Aug 19, 2016Comments off

Thomas Schleiken – Echoes Blind Lemon Records – 2016 15 tracks; 60 minutes Blind Lemon Records is a small German label that specialises in acoustic blues music and this is Thomas Schleiken’s third solo release.  The

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Issue 10-33 August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2016  In This Issue  Marty Gunther has our feature interview with Ana Popovic. We have 6 Blues reviews for you this week including music by Danny Marks, Thomas Schleiken, Moreland

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Black River Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson – Moonshine Medicine | Album Review

Aug 17, 2016Comments off

Black River Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson – Moonshine Medicine Gecko Yell Records www.bluesman.fi 10 tracks/27:30 Coming direct from Finland, Jukka “Black River Bluesman” Juhola and “Andy” Bad Mood Hudson are a duo act with a