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Vote Now – Blues Blast Music Awards

Jul 15, 2015Comments off

2015 Blues Blast Music Award Voting Is Open To Vote Now - Click HERE Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now! The 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards ceremonies will be held at The Fluid Events Center in Champaign,

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Henry Townsend – Original St. Louis Blues Live | Album Review

Aug 05, 2015Comments off

Henry Townsend - Original St. Louis Blues Live Wolf Records – CD 120.496 17 songs – 59 minutes www.wolfrec.com When Henry Townsend passed at age 86 in 2006, the music world lost the last surviving member of

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Levee Dwellers – Leveling Up | Album Review

Aug 04, 2015Comments off

Levee Dwellers - Leveling Up   Blueshine Records http://leveedwellers.com/ CD: 13 Songs; 48:58 Minutes Styles: Blues Covers, Contemporary Electric Blues, Ensemble Blues Whether it refers to the social presentation of a wealthy young girl, or a band’s

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David Corley – Available Light | Album Review

Aug 04, 2015Comments off

David Corley - Available Light Self Release www.davidcorleymusic.com 10 tracks / 54:21 Some artists need to produce a few albums to find their groove, but that is not the case with David Corley as his debut, Available

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Eric Noden Band – Solid Ground | Album Review

Aug 03, 2015Comments off

Eric Noden Band – Solid Ground Self-Released www.ericnoden.com 12 tracks The album cover with an electric guitar prominently displayed on the back should have given it away; when I heard the opening chords of this album

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Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues | Album Review

Aug 02, 2015Comments off

Sonny Landreth - Bound By The Blues www.sonnylandreth.com Provogue Records 10 songs time-41:36 I like me some Sonny Landreth. What’s not to like? The Creole influenced slide guitarist-singer-songwriter has full control of his guitar as he slips

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Bey Paule Band – Not Goin’ Away|Album Review

Aug 02, 2015Comments off

Bey Paule Band - Not Goin’ Away Blue Dot Records beypaule.com 12 tracks/51 minutes running time Not Goin’ Away is a strong followup to the Bey/Paule band’s multi-nominated (BMA’s ,BBMA’s & Best of Living Blues) album effort of 2013 Soul For

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Charlie Parr – Stumpjumper | Album Review

Aug 01, 2015Comments off

Charlie Parr - Stumpjumper   Red House Records www.charlieparr.com CD: 11 Songs; 54:41 Minutes Styles: Pre-1950s-Style Blues, Traditional Acoustic and Electric Blues, Bluegrass Long before electric shredders took center stage in the blues, as they often do,

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Billy Price And Otis Clay – This Time For Real | Album Review

Aug 01, 2015Comments off

Billy Price And Otis Clay – This Time For Real Vizztone Label Group 2015 www.vizztone.com 12 tracks; 50 minutes Southern soul master Otis Clay has been a busy man recently and fans of his magnificent voice have

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The Texas Horns – Blues Gotta Holda Me | Album Review

Jul 31, 2015Comments off

The Texas Horns – Blues Gotta Holda Me Vizztone Label Group 2015 13 tracks; 51 minutes Mark ‘Kaz’Kazanoff  has played sax and harmonica on many albums over the years, particularly on Texas recordings.  For the past

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Voo Davis – Midnight Mist | Album Review

Jul 31, 2015Comments off

Voo Davis - Midnight Mist Butter & Bacon Records 14 songs – 63 minutes plus bonus video www.voodavis.com Chicago-based singer Voo Davis is recognized for the wide tonal variety he produces on guitar, but he outdoes himself