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Vote Now – Blues Blast Music Awards

Jul 15, 2015Comments off

2015 Blues Blast Music Award Voting Is Open To Vote Now - Click HERE Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now! The 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards ceremonies will be held at The Fluid Events Center in Champaign,

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Charlie Parr – Stumpjumper | Album Review

Aug 01, 2015Comments off

Charlie Parr - Stumpjumper   Red House Records www.charlieparr.com CD: 11 Songs; 54:41 Minutes Styles: Pre-1950s-Style Blues, Traditional Acoustic and Electric Blues, Bluegrass Long before electric shredders took center stage in the blues, as they often do,

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Billy Price And Otis Clay – This Time For Real | Album Review

Aug 01, 2015Comments off

Billy Price And Otis Clay – This Time For Real Vizztone Label Group 2015 www.vizztone.com 12 tracks; 50 minutes Southern soul master Otis Clay has been a busy man recently and fans of his magnificent voice have

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The Texas Horns – Blues Gotta Holda Me | Album Review

Jul 31, 2015Comments off

The Texas Horns – Blues Gotta Holda Me Vizztone Label Group 2015 13 tracks; 51 minutes Mark ‘Kaz’Kazanoff  has played sax and harmonica on many albums over the years, particularly on Texas recordings.  For the past

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Voo Davis – Midnight Mist | Album Review

Jul 31, 2015Comments off

Voo Davis - Midnight Mist Butter & Bacon Records 14 songs – 63 minutes plus bonus video www.voodavis.com Chicago-based singer Voo Davis is recognized for the wide tonal variety he produces on guitar, but he outdoes himself

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Issue 9-31 July 30, 2015

Jul 30, 2015Comments off

  Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine   In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Chicago bassman extraordinaire, E. G. McDaniel. Marilyn Stringer has photos from the Blues From The

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Lazer Lloyd – Lazer Lloyd | Album Review

Jul 29, 2015Comments off

Lazer Lloyd - Lazer Lloyd Lots of Love Records www.lazerlloyd.com 12 tracks / 56:01 There are not exactly a ton of blues albums coming out of Israel, but fortunately for us one of the most talented artists

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Sherwood Fleming – Blues Blues Blues | Album Review

Jul 29, 2015Comments off

Sherwood Fleming - Blues Blues Blues Dynaflow Records www.dynaflowrecords.com 12 songs – 43 minutes Sherwood Fleming’s story reads like something from the 1950s or ‘60s rather than 2015. He grew up picking cotton near Lula, Mississippi, on

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Layla Zoe – Live At Spirit Of 66 | Album Review

Jul 28, 2015Comments off

Layla Zoe - Live At Spirit Of 66 www.layla.ca Cable Car Records 13 songs time-93:49 Canadian native Layla Zoe finds herself playing largely to European and Canadian audiences with her crack power trio backing her. This is

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Black Patti – No Milk No Sugar | Album Review

Jul 28, 2015Comments off

Black Patti - No Milk No Sugar www.black-patti.de Rhythm Bomb Records 12 songs time-39:39 The duo of Peter Crow C. and Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Kraemer from Munich, Germany focuses on the sound of prewar blues… either covers

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JC Crossfire – AWOL Blues | Album Review

Jul 27, 2015Comments off

JC Crossfire - AWOL Blues www.jccrossfire.com self release 10 songs time-40:12 South Florida native Joe Cannizzo(JC) is the driving force behind JC Crossfire. He is an above average guitar player with an average voice. His guitar really