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2015 Blues Blast Music Awards Nominees

Jun 17, 2015Comments off

2015 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations Press release – June 17th, 2015 Contact Information: Bob Kieser (309) 267-4425 or info@bluesblastmagazine.com In early May, a group of 30 top Blues music industry professionals including music critics, radio

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Leo Bud Welch – I Don’t Prefer No Blues | Album Review

Jun 30, 2015Comments off

Leo Bud Welch – I Don’t Prefer No Blues Big Legal Mess Records – 2015 www.leobudwelch.com Junior Kimbrough. R.L. Burnside. T-Model Ford. Even though I have never been officially recognized as president of the Fat Possum

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Slam Allen – Feel These Blues | Album Review

Jun 29, 2015Comments off

Slam Allen – Feel These Blues American Showplace Music 2015 www.slamallen.com 12 tracks; 50 minutes Harrison ‘Slam’ Allen spent nine years as guitarist and vocalist with legendary harp player James Cotton and played on Cotton’s Grammy

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John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967 | Album Review

Jun 29, 2015Comments off

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967 Forty Below Records 2015 www.johnmayall.com 13 tracks; 77 minutes John Mayall’s bands in the 1960’s spawned a wealth of great blues players who went on to become the icons

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Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys – Live! At the Red Rocket | Album Review

Jun 28, 2015Comments off

Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys – Live! At the Red Rocket Self Released www.reverendraven.com 8 tracks The first of the Rev’s live “bootleg” series, this CD features Rev Raven and his current band

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Ghost Town Blues Band – Hard Road To Hoe | Album Review

Jun 28, 2015Comments off

Ghost Town Blues Band - Hard Road To Hoe Self-Release 2015 www.ghosttownbluesband.com 12 tracks; 40 minutes Memphis-based Ghost Town Blues Band came second at the 2014 IBCs and were also finalists in 2013.  This is their third

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Lynwood Slim – Hard To Kill | Album Review

Jun 27, 2015Comments off

Lynwood Slim - Hard To Kill Rip Cat Records RIC 1116 16 songs – XX minutes www.lynwoodslim.com www.ripcatrecords.com When Richard Duran, aka Lynwood Slim, died last September at age 60 after a valiant four-year fight against hepatitis

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Gaye Adegbalola and The Wild Rutz 0 Is It Still Good To Ya? | Album Review

Jun 27, 2015Comments off

Gaye Adegbalola and The Wild Rutz - Is It Still Good To Ya? VizzTone Label Group/Hot Toddy Music www.gayeandthewildrutz.com CD: 14 Songs; 53:53 Minutes Styles: Soul-and-Gospel-Influenced Blues, A Capella Blues  Fredericksburg, Virginia’s Gaye Adegbalola has been a

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James Day and the Fish Fry – Southland | Album Review

Jun 26, 2015Comments off

James Day and the Fish Fry - Southland Vizztone Label Group www.jameswday.com 14 tracks / 50:16 Though James Day has made the City of Brotherly Love his hometown, his music has not strayed far from his upbringing

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Debbie Davies – Love Spin | Album Review

Jun 26, 2015Comments off

Debbie Davies – Love Spin Vizztone Label Group 2015 www.debbiedavies.com 11 tracks; 44 minutes Debbie Davies moved from West Coast to East a few years ago and this album was recorded in Connecticut with Debbie co-producing

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Issue 9-26 June 25, 2015

Jun 25, 2015Comments off

Cover photo by Marilyn Stringer © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine   In This Issue  Mark Thompson has our feature interview with 2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee RB Stone. We have 11 Blues reviews for you this