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

Jan 22, 2015Comments 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


John Weeks Band – John Weeks Band

Jan 31, 2015Comments off

John Weeks Band - John Weeks Band 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 | Album Review

Jan 30, 2015Comments off

Huggy J.B. - Live At Subrosa Bellaphon 2014 10 tracks; 60 minutes.  ‘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 | Album Review

Jan 30, 2015Comments off

Tas Cru – You Keep The Money Crustee Tees Records 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. 


Issue 9-5 January 29 2015

Jan 29, 2015Comments off

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 | Album Review

Jan 27, 2015Comments off

Sterling Koch Trio - Place Your Bets Full Force Music FFM120 11 songs – 49 minutes 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 | Album Review

Jan 26, 2015Comments off

Skyla Burrell Band - Blues Scars Vizztone Label Group 2014 15 tracks; 49 minutes.  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 | Album Review

Jan 26, 2015Comments off

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 Originally from West Virginia, but living in the San


Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Blues Stories | Album Review

Jan 26, 2015Comments off

Diana Braithwaite And Chris Whitely - Blues Stories Big City Blues Records 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 | Album Review

Jan 25, 2015Comments off

Bruce Katz Band – Homecoming American Showplace Music 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


Featured Interview – Shemekia Copeland

Jan 24, 2015Comments off

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?