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

Nov 22, 2014Comments 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

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John Cee Stannard and Blue Horizon – Bus Depot Blues | Album Review

Dec 21, 2014Comments off

John Cee Stannard and Blue Horizon – Bus Depot Blues Cast Iron Recordings CIRCD 024 12 songs – 44 minutes www.johnceestannard.co.uk One of the biggest stars in the folk music movement in Great Britain during the

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The Mackenzie Blues Band – Slam! Bam! | Album Review

Dec 20, 2014Comments off

The Mackenzie Blues Band – Slam! Bam! Self-Release – 2014 12 tracks; 52 minutes. www.mackenziebluesband.com  The Mackenzie Blues Band comes from Ontario, Canada and has competed twice at the IBC’s.  This is their second CD release

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Jo Harman and Company – Live at the Royal Albert Hall | Album Review

Dec 19, 2014Comments off

Jo Harman and Company - Live at the Royal Albert Hall Chief007/A BBC Recording http://joharman.com/  CD: 8 Songs; 51:34 Minutes Styles: Blues Rock, Blues Ballads, Roots Rock In 2012, this reviewer and e-zine discovered a blues chanteuse

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Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades Of Blue | Album Review

Dec 19, 2014Comments off

Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades Of Blue J&R Adventures – 2014 http://jbonamassa.com/ 11 tracks; 49 minutes. Joe Bonamassa has established his formidable reputation on both sides of the Atlantic by constant touring and an album a

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Issue 8-51 December 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine  In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with 2014 Blues Blast Music Award nominee, Bernie Pearl. We have 7 music reviews for you including

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Chicago Blues All-Stars – Red, Hot & Blue | Album Review

Dec 17, 2014Comments off

Chicago Blues All-Stars - Red, Hot & Blue Azure Music 2013 www.chicagobluesallstars.com 11 tracks; 55 minutes This group of experienced Chicago sidemen came together originally in 2009 to enjoy some fun jam sessions, liked what was emerging

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The City Boys Allstars – Blinded by the Night | Album Review

Dec 16, 2014Comments off

The City Boys Allstars – Blinded by the Night www.thecityboysallstarts.com 9 Tracks;  48:54 running time A fine group of ten musicians and three singers make up this jazzy, bluesy, and soulful ensemble. The band formed in

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Featured Interview – Bernie Pearl

Dec 15, 2014Comments off

Brownie, Sonny, Lightnin,’ Sam said; Learn this music and understand; It comes from true life into your heart; And we’re going to help you make a start.  - From “Sittin’ On The Right Side Of The

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Howard and the White Boys – Rosa’s Lounge | Album Review

Dec 15, 2014Comments off

Howard and the White Boys - Rosa’s Lounge 3011 Records www.howardandthewhiteboys.net CD: 11 Songs; 67:47 Minutes Styles: Live, Contemporary Chicago and Electric Blues Rosa’s Lounge, located on Armitage Avenue, is one of Chicago’s most renowned clubs. Only the

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Big Harp George – Chromaticism | Album Review

Dec 15, 2014Comments off

Big Harp George – Chromaticism Blues Mountain Records – 2014 http://www.bigharpgeorge.com/ 12 tracks; 48 minutes. Born in the USA to a Palestinian father and American mother, George Bisharat made his first recording in 2002, playing harp