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Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Aug 22, 2014Comments off

  6:00PM Thursday October 23, 2014 – Fluid Events Center, Champaign, Illinois Ticket for the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are now on sale.  Tickets are  only $35 . CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! To

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VOTE NOW in the 2014 Blues Blast Awards

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Voting is open until September 15th.  Click HERE to vote now! To listen to music by the nominees before you vote click HERE You may only vote once!

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Dave Moretti Blues Revue -That’s Swing! | Album Review

Sep 14, 2014Comments off

Dave Moretti Blues Revue - That’s Swing! Bottleneck https://myspace.com/davemorettibluesrevue 10 Songs Time-40:14 These Italian bluesmen certainly know, love and play the blues with a devoted intensity. Dave Moretti is a first class harmonica player. His gruff voice

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Davina and The Vagabonds – Sunshine | Album Review

Sep 13, 2014Comments off

Davina & The Vagabonds – Sunshine Roustabout Records – 2014  www.davinaandthevagabonds.com  12 tracks; 42 minutes Davina & The Vagabonds come from Minneapolis and this is the follow up to their 2011 album “Black Cloud”.  They continue

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Big Mama Thornton – The Life and Music | Book Review

Sep 12, 2014Comments off

Big Mama Thornton – The Life and Music Written by Michael Spörke McFarland www.mcfarlandpub.com order line – (800)253-2187 188 pages Even if her career had been limited to just two songs, Big Mama Thornton still would be

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Melinda – Witness | Album Review

Sep 12, 2014Comments off

Melinda – Witness Goldfeather  Records 2014 www.listentomelinda.com 8 tracks; 34 minutes Melinda Colaizzi comes from Pittsburgh and this is her second ‘EP’.  Six of the eight tunes here were written by Melinda and guitarist Kristian Habenicht

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Issue 8-37 September 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014Comments off

Cover photo by Marilyn Stringer © 2014    In This Issue Terry Mullins has our feature interview with saxophone master Terry Hanck. Bob Kieser has photos from the Paramount Blues Festival. We have 7 reviews for

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David Michael Miller – Poisons Sipped | Album Review

Sep 09, 2014Comments off

David Michael Miller – Poisons Sipped Self-produced CD 12 songs – 60 minutes www.davemillermusic.com Guitarist/vocalist David Michael Miller gets a big assist from legendary sacred steel performers the Campbell Brothers in this project, an interesting blend

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Dave Specter – Message In Blue | Album Review

Sep 09, 2014Comments off

Dave Specter - Message In Blue www.davespecter.com Delmark Records 13 songs – 59 minutes If you can judge the quality of a musician by the company he keeps, then Chicago’s Dave Specter is an A-Lister. A native

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Steve Freund and Gloria Hardiman – Set Me Free | Album Review

Sep 09, 2014Comments off

Steve Freund and Gloria Hardiman - Set Me Free Delmark Records www.stevefreund.com 14 tracks / 53:31 Delmark Records has done blues fans a few favors this year as they re-released classic blues records that have previously been

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Rick Estrin and the Nightcats – You Asked For It…Live! | Album Review

Sep 09, 2014Comments off

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats - You Asked For It…Live!  Alligator Records http://rickestrin.com CD: 13 Songs; 75:31 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock, Blues Humor As any veteran blues musician might explain, such as San Francisco native

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Bob Stroger And Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith – Keepin’ It Together | Album Review

Sep 09, 2014Comments off

Bob Stroger & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith - Keepin’ It Together Big Eye Records  www.corbydesigns.com/bobstroger/home.htm http://beedyeyes.com/ 12 tracks-Running Time/46:26 “My name is Bob Stroger, they can call me anythang they choose, well you can call me what you want, but