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Issue 8-44 October 30, 2014 (October 30, 2014 12:23 am)
And The Winners Are… (October 24, 2014 3:46 pm)
Issue 8-43 October 23, 2014 (October 23, 2014 12:21 am)

The Latest From Blues Blast!

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

Oct 17, 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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Val Starr & The Blues Rocket – Blues Away | Album Review

Nov 01, 2014Comments off

Val Starr & The Blues Rocket – Blues Away Self-Release – 2014 www.valstarrandthebluesrocket.com 12 tracks; 54 minutes From Sacramento, California, Val Starr and her band The Rockets’ second CD consists of entirely original material, all written

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Markey Blue – Hey Hey | Album Review

Oct 31, 2014Comments off

Markey Blue - Hey Hey SoulOSound Records/Delta Groove Productions www.markeyblue.com CD: 12 Songs; 43:58 Minutes Styles: Soul-Influenced Blues  Releasing a debut blues album is like being a trapeze artist. When musicians strike the perfect balance between instrumentation

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Issue 8-44 October 30, 2014

Oct 30, 2014Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine    In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Reverend Raven. We have 6 music reviews for you including new music from Markey Blue,

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Sandy Saunders Band – Rattlesnake Road | Album Review

Oct 28, 2014Comments off

Sandy Saunders Band - Rattlesnake Road www.sandysaundersmusic.com Rattlesnake Records 12 songs – 39 minutes Rattlesnake Road is the first full-length CD to be released by the Portland, Oregon-based Sandy Saunders Band. Comprising Sandy Saunders on vocals and

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Paul Geremia – Love My Stuff | Album Review

Oct 28, 2014Comments off

Paul Geremia – Love My Stuff www.paulgeremia.org Red House Records 21 songs – 63 minutes Paul Geremia was one of the foremost country blues revivalists in the 1960s, part of a cohort that included Dave Van

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Harlis Sweetwater Band – Put it in Dirt |Album Review

Oct 27, 2014Comments off

Harlis Sweetwater Band - Put it in Dirt Self Release www.harlissweetwater.com 11 tracks / 51:37 Blues music can be found almost anywhere you look in the world, even in Surf City USA! Also known as Huntington Beach,

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Ray Bonneville – Easy Gone | Album Review

Oct 27, 2014Comments off

Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone Red House Records – 2014 www.raybonneville.com 10 tracks; 38 minutes Ray Bonneville did not record until he was in his 40’s but since then he has issued eight albums, the latest of

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Featured Interview – Reverend Raven

Oct 27, 2014Comments off

Standing at six-feet, six-inches tall and weighing in at well over 250 pounds, the late, great Freddie King could easily be described as a mountain of a man. And as most blues fans can testify to,

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And The Winners Are…

Oct 24, 2014Comments off

And The Winners Are… Contemporary Blues Album Buddy Guy – Rhythm & Blues Traditional Blues Album James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man Soul Blues Album Bobby Rush with Blind Dog Smokin’ – Decisions Rock Blues Album

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Issue 8-43 October 23, 2014

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Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine    In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Jarekus Singleton. We have 4 music reviews for you including new music from Paul Geremia,