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Issue 8-38 September 18, 2014 (September 18, 2014 1:08 am)

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Blues Blast Music Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Aug 22, 2014Comments off

  6:00PM Thursday October 23, 2014 – Fluid Events Center, Champaign, Illinois Ticket for the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are now on sale.  Tickets are  only $35 . CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! To


Deanna Bogart – Just A Wish Away | Album Review

Sep 22, 2014Comments off

Deanna Bogart – Just A Wish Away Blind Pig Records CD: 11 Songs; 45:52 Minutes Styles: Mellow Piano Blues, Romantic Ballads Piano blues is one of the most underrated, underrepresented categories of its parent genre.


Bridget Kelly Band – Forever In Blues | Album Review

Sep 21, 2014Comments off

Bridget Kelly Band – Forever In Blues Alpha Sun Records 2014 15 tracks; 71 minutes North Florida’s Bridget Kelly Band consists of Bridget on vocals, Tim Fik on guitar and occasional vocals, Michael Barady on


Brandon Miller Band – Slow Train | Album Review

Sep 20, 2014Comments off

Brandon Miller Band - Slow Train Self-Produced  CD: 10 Songs; 52:00 Minutes Styles: Rock and Blues Rock In veteran bluesman Big Joe Turner’s hit “Lipstick, Powder and Paint,” he asks a woman: “Is you is, or


Seth Walker – Sky Still Blue | Album Review

Sep 19, 2014Comments off

Seth Walker – Sky Still Blue Royal Potato Family – 2014 Eleven Tracks with a total running time of 41:24 My first encounter with Seth Walker’s material from his new album Sky Still Blue came


Issue 8-38 September 18, 2014

Sep 18, 2014Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2014 Blues Blast Magazine  In This Issue Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Eric Gales. We have 5 music reviews for you including new music by Deanna Bogart, Brandon


Sunny Lowdown – The Blues Volume Low | Album Review

Sep 17, 2014Comments off

Sunny Lowdown - The Blues Volume Low CoolStreme/Self-Produced CD: 13 Songs; 38:57 Minutes Styles: Blues Covers, Tribute Album “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” So says a proverb as old as the hills, and so


JR Clark and the Allstar Blues Mob – When It All Comes Down | Album Review

Sep 16, 2014Comments off

JR Clark and the Allstar Blues Mob - When It All Comes Down Human Juke Joint Productions/BMI CD: 12 Songs; 66:45 Minutes Styles: Blues Rock, Blues Covers, Ensemble Blues Let’s say there’s a blues festival coming


B.B. and the Blues Shacks – Businessmen | Album Review

Sep 15, 2014Comments off

B.B. and the Blues Shacks - Businessmen  CrossCut Records CD: 15 Songs; 55:41 Minutes Styles: Horn and Harmonica Blues, Blues Rock Is the blues an art or a craft? One couldn’t speak of blues ‘artists’ if


Dave Moretti Blues Revue -That’s Swing! | Album Review

Sep 14, 2014Comments off

Dave Moretti Blues Revue - That’s Swing! Bottleneck 10 Songs Time-40:14 These Italian bluesmen certainly know, love and play the blues with a devoted intensity. Dave Moretti is a first class harmonica player. His gruff voice


Featured Interview – Eric Gales

Sep 13, 2014Comments off

For the past 25 years, Eric Gales has handled a slew of potentially-damaging setbacks the same way that Mike Tyson handled his opponents inside the boxing ring back during his prime. By knocking them flat on