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Issue 10-17 April 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Ryan Nicholson © 2016  In This Issue  Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. has our feature interview with Rich DelGrosso. We have 5 Blues reviews for you this week including new music from Too Slim


David Owen – Livin’ Life | Album Review

Apr 27, 2016Comments off

David Owen - Livin’ Life self release 10 songs time-36:59 Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist-harmonica player David Owen returns to recording after a self-imposed eight year hiatus. His music is acoustic based blues and roots music. The highlight of


Daniel De Vita – Southside Blues | Album Review

Apr 26, 2016Comments off

Daniel De Vita - Southside Blues Self Release 15 tracks / 47:13 Argentinian bluesman Daniel De Vita has a firm grasp of Chicago blues history and draws inspiration from the late Chess Records, the label that pumped


Tommy Z – Blizzard Of Blues | Album Review

Apr 25, 2016Comments off

Tommy Z – Blizzard Of Blues Self-Release 2016 9 tracks: 53 minutes  Tommy Z is from the Buffalo NY area and this is his fourth album.  Tommy wrote eight of the nine tracks, produced the


Elijah Wald – Dylan Goes Electric! | Book Review

Apr 24, 2016Comments off

Elijah Wald - Dylan Goes Electric! “Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties” Dey Street Books 354 pages There are few musical artists who have continually challenged listeners while managing to remain influential without


JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci – Dirty Memory | Album Review

Apr 24, 2016Comments off

JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci - Dirty Memory Old Boy Network 11 tracks/43:49 minutes It’s fitting that Jason Ricci performed with Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band and Tom Morello of My Morning Jacket


Chris Yakopcic – The Next Place I Leave | Album Review

Apr 23, 2016Comments off

Chris Yakopcic - The Next Place I Leave Self Release through Yako Records 11 tracks / 40:54 Chris Yakopcic hails from Dayton, Ohio and has honed his unique brand of original acoustic fingerstyle blues though gigs


Fiona Boyes Box & Dice | Album Review

Apr 23, 2016Comments off

Fiona Boyes - Box & Dice Reference Recordings  11 tracks/44:17 minutes Fiona Boyes’ new album is a joyous explosion of creative ferment, delivering blistering slide solos, funky juke joint vocals, upbeat jazzy walking blues, and acoustic


Karen Lovely – Ten Miles Of Bad Road | Album Review

Apr 22, 2016Comments off

Karen Lovely - Ten Miles Of Bad Road Kokako Records 13 songs – 52 minutes Powerfully sultry vocalist Karen Lovely has been making a name for herself since emerging from the music-rich scene of Portland, Ore.,


Featured Interview – Rich Del Grosso

Apr 22, 2016Comments off

When we think of the blues, our thoughts often conjure up the scratchy acoustic blues of Mississippi John Hurt or Reverend Gary Davis, the scorching electric lead riffs of Freddie King and screechy leads of Sister