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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


Featured Interview – Joseph “Smokey” Holman

May 16, 2015Comments off

“There is a thing about me and music that nobody knows. That is – without it I would perish. Music saved my life.  I’ve had plenty of ups and downs, but I have always come back


Dale Anderson – True Stories (From My Fictitious Life) | Album Review

May 16, 2015Comments off

Dale Anderson - True Stories (From My Fictitious Life) Self-produced CD 10 songs – 33 minutes Veteran acoustic fingerpicking bluesman Dale Anderson delivers an interesting collection of roots and folk music in this tasty, self-produced CD,


Eliza Neals – Breaking and Entering | Album Review

May 15, 2015Comments off

Eliza Neals - Breaking and Entering Self-Produced CD: 12 Songs; 51:06 Minutes Styles: Blues Rock  Detroit may be known for both Motown and as the “Motor City,” but it’s also a blues HQ. It may not


Issue 9-20 May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine   In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Eden Brent. We have 5 music reviews for you including music from Eliza Neals, Red’s Blues,