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
John Weeks Band - John Weeks Band www.johnweeksband.com Self-release 7 songs – 32 minutes The debut album from the Denver, Colorado, combo, John Weeks Band, is either a short album or a long EP. Either way, it’s
Huggy J.B. - Live At Subrosa Bellaphon 2014 10 tracks; 60 minutes. www.huggyjb.de ‘Huggy’ Jörg Borghardt has been playing blues and boogie piano since the 1980’s. He hails from Dortmund in Germany and this CD was recorded
Tas Cru – You Keep The Money Crustee Tees Records tascru.com 12 tracks/56 minutes Keeping The Blues Alive Award winning music educator Tas Cru’s sixth album is all original music andis a study in styles and forms.
Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine In This Issue Tee Watts has our feature interview with Shemekia Copeland. We have 8 music reviews for you including new music from Tas Cru, Huggy
Sterling Koch Trio - Place Your Bets Full Force Music FFM120 11 songs – 49 minutes www.sterlingkoch.com As lovers of modern acoustic blues already are aware after a career that’s spanned about 30 years and included more
Skyla Burrell Band - Blues Scars Vizztone Label Group 2014 http://www.vizztone.com/ 15 tracks; 49 minutes. www.skylaburrell.com Originally from California, Skyla Burrell now calls Pennsylvania home though she must spend little time there as she and her band
S.E. Willis – Turtle Dove Bounce/Live At The Poor House Mr. Suchensuch Records MS 14007 2 CD set – 25 songs – 2 hours 4 minutes www.sewillis.net Originally from West Virginia, but living in the San
Diana Braithwaite And Chris Whitely - Blues Stories Big City Blues Records www.hotblues.ca 11 Songs time-46:44 To stay true to the blues idiom, style and atmosphere isn’t an easy task to pull off in such a excellent
Bruce Katz Band – Homecoming American Showplace Music showplacestudios.com brucekatzband.com 13 tracks Featuring a trio of superb artists and a a few great guest artists, Katz returns to the studio to present us this album. He
About one third of the way through our hour long conversation with Blues Queen Shemekia Copeland she suddenly, momentarily breaks it off, promising to call us right back on a different line. “You know what Honey?