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Fantastic Negrito: Please Don’t Be Dead Review

‘Some people have said my music is “too bluesy for rock, too rocking for blues, too soulful for this country, too funky for that country.” I don’t believe in genres; I believe in music, I don’t believe in countries; I believe in people.’ – Fantastic Negrito.

Buddy Guy: The Blues is Alive and Well Review

I was actually a bit nervous to review Buddy Guy’s latest album. He’s 81-years-old and musicians, even great ones, eventually lose a step. Guy hasn’t lost a step, though. If anything, he’s somehow gotten better. The Blues is Alive and Well is a fantastic album, and Guys’ voice and guitar are in peak form.

Arbor Creek: Arbor Creek Review

Amongst the busy airwaves of music, where the ‘Pop’ artists are grasping the uses of electronic and synthesized sounds, and vocal pitch manipulation; the rock band Arbor Creek is producing the REAL stuff.

Blues Rock Review Album Sampler Vol. 10 Taking Submissions!

Blues Rock Review is excited to announce it will be taking a limited amount of open submissions for the Blues Rock Review Album Sampler Volume 10, which will be released this summer.

Jeff Plankenhorn: Sleeping Dogs Review

Jeff Plankenhorn is an Austin-based sideman specializing in slide and slide-related music, including the Plank guitar, his own invention, that’s a cross between a slide guitar and a pedal steel, and that looks like something Jeff Healey would have loved. On Sleeping Dogs, his second solo album, Plankenhorn shows versatile songwriting chops, creating an album […]

Buddy Guy releases “Nine Below Zero” single

Buddy Guy has released “Nine Below Zero,” the first single from his upcoming album, The Blues Is Alive and Well, available June 15th. The track is a cover of the Sonny Boy Williamson classic and is now available for purchase.

Steve Hill: The One-Man Blues Rock Band Review

The truest definition of a one-man band, Canadian Steve Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. An overnight sensation 20 years in the making, I can remember […]

Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live Review

Joe Bonamassa releases yet another live CD! This is from the July 2016 show at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, at which this reviewer was lucky enough to be present.

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