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2016 Blues Blast Music Awards Voting Is Now Open

Jul 01, 2016Comments off

Voting has begun for the 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards   To vote now  visit - http://bluesblastmagazine.com/bbmas/vote/ or click HERE Voting will be open until Midnight August 15th, 2016

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Steve Gilbert – Hempstead Highway | Album Review

Jul 29, 2016Comments off

Steve Gilbert - Hempstead Highway Self-Produced www.stevegilbertmusic.com CD: 13 Songs, 56:35 Minutes        Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock The world of music publishing, in the era of the Internet, has become an insoluble paradox. On the one hand,

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Bridget Kelly Band – Outta The Blues | Album Review

Jul 29, 2016Comments off

Bridget Kelly Band – Outta The Blues Alpha Sun Records 2016 www.bridgetkellyband.com 14 tracks; 69 minutes In 2014 I reviewed The Bridget Kelly Band’s previous CD Forever In Blues and complimented the band on an entirely

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Howard “Guitar” Luedtke – Goin’ Down to Alabama – The Muscle Shoals Sessions | Album Review

Jul 29, 2016Comments off

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke – Goin’ Down to Alabama - The Muscle Shoals Sessions False Dogs Records www.howardluedtke.com 12 tracks Rarely do I get very excited over an album of mostly covers.  11 of the 12 tracks here

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Ebony Jo-Ann – Please Save Your Love For Me | Album Review

Jul 28, 2016Comments off

Ebony Jo-Ann – Please Save Your Love For Me Self-Release – 2015 10 tracks; 47 minutes ejkdkd.wix.com/ebony-jo-ann-dot-com Ebony Jo-Ann is a thirty year veteran actress and singer but this is her first blues recording, encouraged by

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Issue 10-30 July 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2016  In This Issue  Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Texas bluesman W.C. Clark. We have 15 Blues reviews for you this week including a book by Ian Zack

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Michael Barclay – Tracks | Album Review

Jul 27, 2016Comments off

Michael Barclay - Tracks Chatterbox Records www.sonic.net/~michaelb 15 tracks / 50:38 Multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael Barclay has an extensive history with all kinds of music, having worked as a sideman with artists as diverse as rock pioneer

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Mitchell T. & The H.B.’s – She’s Lookin’ Good | Album Review

Jul 27, 2016Comments off

Mitchell T. & The H.B.’s - She’s Lookin’ Good Topcat Records 16 songs time-45:42 If at the end of this record you don’t find yourself boogalooing down Broadway, I strongly suggest making an appointment to see Dr.

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Karla And Too Bad Jim | Album Review

Jul 26, 2016Comments off

Karla And Too Bad Jim www.facebook.com/JimandKarlaMusic self release 12 songs time-39:50 This dynamic acoustic blues duo from Kansas City brings an authenticity along with an energetic approach to the old time blues. With Jim Herbert’s mastery

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Big Shoes – Shoes’ Blues | Album Review

Jul 26, 2016Comments off

Big Shoes - Shoes’ Blues www.andypeake.com/big-shoes.html Self-release 10 songs – 41 minutes Nashville, Tennessee, based Big Shoes describe themselves as a “progressive” blues band, combining traditional blues influences such as B.B King and Ray Charles with more

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Bobby Rush – Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush | Album Review

Jul 25, 2016Comments off

Bobby Rush - Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush Omnivore Recordings – OVDG 147/816651015160 74 songs – 410 minutes When B.B. King died last year, Bobby Rush became the last man standing, the final link