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2016 Blues Blast Music Awards Announced

Jun 29, 2016Comments off

2016 Nominees Contemporary Blues Album – stream nominee’s music HERE The Jimmys – Hot Dish Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Hold On A Little Bit Longer Victor Wainwright – Boom Town Guy King – Truth Toronzo Cannon


Roy Thompson And The Mellow Kings – 20 Days | Album Review

Jun 29, 2016Comments off

Roy Thompson And The Mellow Kings - 20 Days Stag-O-Lee Records songs-15 time-39:58 Frenchman Olivier Laporte aka Roy Thompson and his band The Mellow Kings have got the retro rhythm & blues sound down to a science,


Black River Delta – Devil On The Loose | Album Review

Jun 28, 2016Comments off

Black River Delta - Devil On The Loose Popup Records 8 Songs/33:26 Minutes It appears that this Swedish trio has sucked Robert Johnson’s soul out of the ethos and electrified it. The music found here draws


Time Gap – Flashback | Album Review

Jun 27, 2016Comments off

Time Gap - Flashback Self Release 7 tracks / 28:28 The members of Pennsylvania’s Time Gap have something special going on. Their debut EP, Flashback, is seven tracks of original blues music that are infused with


Mark Cameron – Playing Rough |Album Review

Jun 26, 2016Comments off

Mark Cameron - Playing Rough Cop Records LPM-1677 12 songs – 50 minutes Veteran Southern Minnesota-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Cameron follows up on his well-received 2014 release, One Way Ride To The Blues, with this disc, which


Adam Franklin – Outside Man | Album Review

Jun 25, 2016Comments off

Adam Franklin - Outside Man Blind Lemon Records BLR-CD1503 21 songs – 66 minutes Here’s a truly interesting treat: an album of acoustic blues recorded live in Germany by Englishman Adam Franklin, who executes this collection of


Dinu Logoz – John Mayall The Blues Crusader | Book Review

Jun 25, 2016Comments off

Dinu Logoz – John Mayall  The Blues Crusader Edition Olms 272 pages Since 1967, when a friend handed him a copy of A Hard Road by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, author Dino Logoz has looked


Riff Riders – Hit The Road | Album Review

Jun 24, 2016Comments off

Riff Riders - Hit The Road Self Release 12 songs – 63 minutes Hit The Road is the debut release by Erie, PA, blues-rockers, The Riff Riders, and very impressive it is too, with strongly written


Dennis Jones – Both Sides Of The Track | Album Review

Jun 24, 2016Comments off

Dennis Jones - Both Sides Of The Track Blue Rock Records 13 songs – 51 minutes Both Sides Of The Track is the fifth album from L.A.-based Dennis Jones and it’s a meaty slab of guitar-led


Issue 10-25 June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Reed R. Radcliffe © 2016  In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Tom Holland. We have 8 Blues reviews for you this week including a book about John Mayall plus