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The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards

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Issue 8-30 July 24, 2014

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Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine    In This Issue We welcome Steve Patrick to our writing crew this week. Steve has our feature interview with Robert Cray. Bob Kieser and Nate Kieser

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Featured Interview – Robert Cray

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Legendary blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray explores his musical roots on his latest album In My Soul which was released in April. As one could gather from the title, Cray delves into his soul influences

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Alex Jenkins and the Bombers – Voodoo You | Album Review

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Alex Jenkins and the Bombers - Voodoo You Self-Produced  http://www.alexjenkinsandthebombers.com   CD: 10 songs; 53:40 Minutes Styles:  Contemporary Electric Blues and Blues Rock “Got the blues so bad; I know what I’ll do. Got an empty whiskey

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Christy Rossiter and 112 North Duck – Stand Up and Raise Some Hell | Album Review

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Christy Rossiter and 112 North Duck - Stand Up and Raise Some Hell http://www.christyrossiter.com  CD: 11 songs; 40:28 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Rock-and-Roll and Blues Rock “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple

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The Juke Hounds – Bluesitude

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The Juke Hounds – Bluesitude www.thejukehounds.com Self release 10 songs – 37 minutes Bluesitude is the second album from Ohio-based blues-rockers, The Juke Hounds, following on from 2012’s Low Man On The Totem Pole. Originally formed

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Mick Kolassa – Michissippi Mick | Album Review

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Mick Kolassa - Michissippi MickSwing Suit Records 2014 www.mimsmick.com 12 tracks; 49 minutes Mick Kolassa is a veteran blues fan and a board member of the Blues Foundation, based in Memphis.  He is therefore well placed to

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Daunielle – Daunielle | Album Review

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Daunielle - Daunielle  Catfood Records www.daunielle.net www.catfoodrecords.com 10 tracks / 41:18 It is easy to forget that artists with amazing debut albums have done a lot of work earlier in their careers to get to the point

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Joel Johnson – Blues Joose Volume II | Album Review

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Joel Johnson – Blues Joose Volume II 11 songs – 55 minutes Self-produced CD www.joeljohnsonblues.com The blues community has been blessed in the past decade or so with the emergence of major talents from northern frontiers,

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Sid Selvidge – The Cold Of The Morning | Album Review

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Sid Selvidge - The Cold Of The Morning http://www.archer-records.com/sid-selvidge/  Omnivore Recordings 18 songs – 50 minutes The history of popular music is littered with “lost” recordings of great artists. When they do resurface, sometimes they add further

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Deb Ryder – Might Just Get Lucky | Album review

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Deb Ryder - Might Just Get Lucky Self Release www.debryder.com Having been raised in Chicago and moving to Los Angeles at an early age with her family gave her an introduction to blues music. Bob “The Bear”