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Blues Blast Publishing Presents …… Blues In Modern Days – 31 Artists In Their Own Words

Oct 17, 2014Comments off

Blues Blast Publishing presents…. Senior Blues Blast Writer Terry Mullins’ debut book! Featuring the stories of 31 modern blues masters including: Jody Williams, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Pie Desanto, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, James Cotton, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker

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Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Oct 01, 2014Comments off

  6:00PM Thursday October 23, 2014 – Fluid Events Center, Champaign, Illinois Ticket for the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are now on sale.  Tickets are  only $35 . CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! To

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Carolyn Fe Blues Collective – Bad Taboo | Album Review

Oct 21, 2014Comments off

Carolyn Fe Blues Collective - Bad Taboo Self Release www.carolyn-fe.com 13 songs time-51:39 On this the second full length album from Montreal, Canada based Filipino chanteuse Carolyn Fe and her excellent band it is made very evident

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The Duke Robillard Band – Calling All Blues! | Album Review

Oct 20, 2014Comments off

The Duke Robillard Band - Calling All Blues! Stony Plain Records www.dukerobillard.com 10 songs/39 minutes Fans of the Duke and his old band Roomful of Blues are always on the lookout for new swinging stuff by them

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Dave ‘Hurricane’ Hoerl – Un-Twisted | Album Review

Oct 19, 2014Comments off

Dave ‘Hurricane’ Hoerl – Un-Twisted Full Swing Records  2014 www.davehoerl.com 11 tracks; 38 minutes Dave Hoerl is an American who has lived and worked in Canada for over 30 years.  He was a founding member of

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John Frick Band – Urban Crossroads | Album Review

Oct 18, 2014Comments off

John Frick Band - Urban Crossroads Blueshine Records www.johnfrickband.com 12 tracks / 37:16 The Hague often conjures up memories of murky high school civics lessons about international politics and possibly fond remembrances of the awesome Dutch band

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Chris Smither – Still On The Levee | Album review

Oct 17, 2014Comments off

Chris Smither – Still On The Levee www.smither.com Mighty Albert/Signature Sounds 25 songs – 93 minutes Singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Smither is currently marking his 50th year of music-making with three separate projects: a book containing the lyrics

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Keb Mo – Featured Interview

Oct 16, 2014Comments off

It’s almost impossible to properly explain how well Keb’  Mo’s career is currently going. If he were inclined to rest on his laurels, the accompanying crown would quite possibly be too heavy to jauntily perch upon

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Issue 8-42 October 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine    In This Issue  Tee Watts has our feature interview with Keb Mo. We have 5 music reviews for you including new music from Chris Smither,

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Featured Interview – Dave Gross

Oct 15, 2014Comments off

The heart rate of most musicians might jump a couple of beats when they hear a cool lick being tossed off a guitar, or from a saxophone or Hammond organ. The history of recorded music is

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Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right | Album Review

Oct 13, 2014Comments off

Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right Alligator Records http://elvinbishopmusic.com/ CD: 10 Songs; 39:44 Minutes Styles: Blues Rock, Traditional Blues, Blues Covers The cover art of icon Elvin Bishop’s latest album, created by Americana artist