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Issue 10-38 September 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Joseph A. Rosen © 2016  In This Issue  Don Wilcock has our feature interview with The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. We have 7 Blues reviews for you this week including new


2016 Blues Blast Music Award Winners

Sep 24, 2016Comments off

2016 Blues Blast Music Award Winners Announced Contemporary Blues Album Victor Wainwright – Boom Town Traditional Blues Album Bob Margolin – My Road Soul Blues Album Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown Rock Blues Album Walter


Mike Pachelli – Fade To Blue | Album Review

Sep 21, 2016Comments off

Mike Pachelli - Fade To Blue Fullblast Recordings 11 songs time-50:44 “Fade To Blue” is Nashville based guitarist-singer Mike Pachelli’s sixteenth CD release, bringing together an amalgamation of his previously visited genres of music. Mike and


The Kat Kings – Swingin’ in the Swamp | Album Review

Sep 20, 2016Comments off

The Kat Kings - Swingin’ in the Swamp MAPL/Kool Kat Records CD: 13 Songs, 44:49 Minutes        Styles: Swamp Rock, Roots Rock, “Billy Bop Blues” When it comes to the subcategorization of the blues, some of the


The Paul Garner Band – Big Road Blues | Album Review

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The Paul Garner Band – Big Road Blues Progressive Roots Records 11 tracks The Paul Garner Band is Claudio Corona on keyboards, Jason Bibiero on drums and the namesake on vocals and guitar.  Garner is

Features Interview – John Mayall

Sep 20, 2016Comments off

John Mayall’s fabled biography reads like a fairy tale about the blues baron mentor of British Invasion rock stars who went on to re-introduce blues to a generation of Americans. Himself a guitarist, keyboard player, harp


Brad Wilson – Blues Thunder | Album Review

Sep 19, 2016Comments off

Brad Wilson - Blues Thunder Cali Bee Music Inc. 12 tracks Brad Wilson is a California blues rocker with a California surfer hairdo and big guitar style.   While he has an amped up style he can


Lew Jetton & 61 South – Rain | Album Review

Sep 18, 2016Comments off

Lew Jetton & 61 South - Rain Coffee Street Records 10 songs – 38 minutes Lew Jetton & 61 South are a tight, veteran six-piece band that been a regional favorite from their home base in


Joanna Connor – Six String Stories | Album Reviews

Sep 17, 2016Comments off

Joanna Connor - Six String Stories M.C. Records 10 tracks/46:58 In the language of social media, the video clip of Joanna Connor at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Festival went viral. She gives the rapt audience


The DogTown Blues Band with Barbara Morrison – Everyday | Album Review

Sep 16, 2016Comments off

The DogTown Blues Band with Barbara Morrison - Everyday Self Release 10 tracks / 43:20 The DogTown Blues Band is based out of West Los Angeles, and their unique blend of blues and jazz is derived