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Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Aug 22, 2014Comments off

  Ticket for the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are now on sale.  Tickets are  only $35 . CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! To get the BEST VIP seats in the house consider our budget

The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards

VOTE NOW in the 2014 Blues Blast Awards

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Voting is open until September 15th.  Click HERE to vote now! To listen to music by the nominees before you vote click HERE You may only vote once!

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Patrik Jansson Band – Here We Are | Album Review

Sep 02, 2014Comments off

Patrik Jansson Band – Here We Are Sneaky Foot Records http://www.patrikjanssonband.com   CD: 10 Songs; 44:48 Minutes Styles: Blues Rock, Contemporary Electric Blues, Texas Blues Sometimes the blues, even blues rock, is hottest where it’s coldest

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Kyle Esplin – K |Album Review

Sep 01, 2014Comments off

Kyle Esplin - K Confido Records www.kyleesplin.com 13 songs time-54:33 Scottish born piano wiz Kyle Esplin presents an international affair with this CD. Two band members are from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, one from Argentina while the

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Chris Bergson Band – Live at Jazz Standard | Album Review

Sep 01, 2014Comments off

Chris Bergson Band - Live at Jazz Standard Innsbruck Records www.chrisbergson.com www.innsbruckrecords.com 15 tracks / 62:45 It is not hard to find a great blues or rock guitarist, and tracking down a good singer and front man

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Generation Blues Experience – Private Angel | Album Review

Aug 31, 2014Comments off

Generation Blues Experience - Private Angel R Music, Inc. http://www.generationblues.com 8 tracks total- running time/40:43 Founded in 2012, the band originates from Los Angeles, California. Members include Ray Goren on lead guitar; Albert Trepagnier, Jr. on drums;

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Carmen Grillo – A Different World | Album Review

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Carmen Grillo – A Different World Big Surprise Music – 2013  www.carmengrillo.com 12 tracks; 51 minutes Carmen Grillo has been an in-demand session player on the West Coast for many years.  He was a member of

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Dan McKinnon – ASAP As Sharp As Possible | Album Review

Aug 30, 2014Comments off

Dan McKinnon - ASAP As Sharp As Possible Self Released www.danmckinnonmusic.com 10 tracks Toronto based guitar slinger Dan McKinnon is well versed in blues and rock. Featuring a power trio with McKinnon on guitar and vocals,

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Birdlegg – Birdlegg | Album Review

Aug 30, 2014Comments off

Birdlegg – Birdlegg Dialtone Records www.dialtonerecords.com 12 tracks/45 minutes Gene Pittman, AKA Birdlegg, is a Pennsylvania native that now resides in Austin, Texas.  This 66 year old harp player plays an in a more blues early

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Planet Full of Blues – Hard Landing | Album Review

Aug 29, 2014Comments off

Planet Full of Blues - Hard Landing  Blue Beak Records http://www.planetfullofblues.com   CD: 11 Songs; 40:05 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock Back in the 1950s and ‘60s, most songs (of any genre, but especially rock) were

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Jay Willie Blues Band – Rumblin’ and Slidin’ | Album Review

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Jay Willie Blues Band - Rumblin’ and Slidin’  Zoho Music http://www.jaywilliebluesbandhome.com/  CD: 14 Songs; 56:08 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Blues Rock, Blues Covers Why do many, if not most, blues artists like covers? 1) They enjoy paying homage

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Issue 8-35 August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014Comments off

Cover photo by Terry Mullins © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine    In This Issue Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes. Tim Richards has photos from The Madison Ribberfest We have 10 music