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Issue 8-31 July 31, 2014

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Cover photos by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine    In This Issue Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Dexter Allen. We have 12 reviews for you including reviews of music by Jarekus Singleton, The Christopher

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The Holmes Brothers – Brotherhood | Album Review

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The Holmes Brothers – Brotherhood Alligator Records www.theholmesbrothers.com  14 tracks; 54 minutes The Holmes Brothers return after a hiatus of four years with their typical mixture of gospel sounds and secular tunes, all sung with the

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Joe Mystery – Wicked Town | Album review

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Joe Mystery – Wicked Town Self-produced CD 10 songs – 46 minutes www.joemystery.com Enigmatic multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Joe Mystery emerges from the shadows with this interesting mixture of blues, rock and roots. A New Jersey

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Paolo Mizzau And The Doctor Love Band – New Crash | Album Review

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Paolo Mizzau and The Doctor Love Band - New Crash www.paolomizzauband.com/ Self release 12 songs – 54 minutes Paolo Mizzau has been a leading light on the Italian blues scene since the 1980s. In addition to playing

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Split Whiskers – Money Ain’t Everything | Album Review

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Split Whiskers - Money Ain’t Everything Magic Records http://www.splitwhiskers.com   CD: 12 songs; 50:54 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric and Harmonica Blues From the cover art of their third studio release, guess where this band has its base:

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Featured Interview – Dexter Allen

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There are countless tricks of the trade and important pearls of wisdom that a budding young musician could pick up from the great Bobby Rush, a veteran who has certainly been there and done that. Things

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Chris Lord and Cheatin’ River – Chunkabilly Blues | Album Review

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Chris Lord and Cheatin’ River - Chunkabilly Blues http://www.reverbnation.com/chrislordandcheatinriver 6 songs – 27 minutes Six songs in 27 minutes probably makes Chunkabilly Blues an EP rather than a full album but, however it is categorised, Chris Lord

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Matays Pribojszki Band – Treat | Album Review

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Matyas Pribojszki Band - Treat Self released – 2013 www.pribojszki.com www.facebook.com/matyaspribojszki Twelve Tracks with a total running time of 40.16 “Matyas is an impressive virtuoso harmonica player and has an original style. He also has a very nice

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Craig Brenner – Live at the Old Mint |Album Review

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Craig Brenner - Live at the Old Mint Self Release www.craigbrenner.com 14 tracks / 53:15 There is just not enough good boogie-woogie music being recorded anymore, and fortunately the drought has ended with Craig Brenner’s first new

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Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne – Rollin’ With The Blues Boss | Album Review

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Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne – Rollin’ With The Blues Boss Stony Plain 2014  www.kennybluesboss.com  11 tracks; 38 minutes American pianist Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne has lived in Canada for 30 years and on his second release