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Rory Gallagher’s “Check Shirt Wizard: Live in 77” announced

Following on from the highly successful ‘BLUES’ album, Chess/UMC are proud to be releasing ‘Check Shirt Wizard- Live In ’77’. This 20-song, previously unreleased, set is culled from four shows (London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle) during an early 1977 tour across the UK in support of Rory’s then latest album ‘Calling Card’. Featuring fantastic live versions of tracks from […]

Philip Sayce releases new track “Spirit”

Philip Sayce has released a new track called “Spirit.” It’s the first track released from Sayce’s upcoming album, which is one of Blues Rock Review’s most anticipated albums of 2020. “Spirit is about being true to who I am, covering the ground I stand on, perseverance, trusting my gut and intuition, and staying connected to […]

Albert Cummings releases “Queen of Mean” lyric video

Albert Cummings has released a new track called “Queen Of Mean.” The song is featured on Cummings’ upcoming album, Believe, available February 14. “‘Queen of Mean’ was inspired by people that were in my life that weren’t particularly nice to me,” says Cummings. “I put the song together to answer the call of the way […]

Marcus King streams “Beautiful Stranger”

Marcus King is streaming “Beautiful Stranger.” The track is featured on the upcoming album, El Dorado, available January 17. “Beautiful Stranger is a story about longing, searching for love. We tried to paint a picture of a dim lit bar, lost souls finding one another before last call,” says King.

Blues Music Awards nominees announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An impressive assembly of blues music masters, ranging from Blues Hall of Famers to rising stars, will gather in Memphis on Thursday May 7, for the 41st annual Blues Music Awards. Presented by The Blues Foundation, the BMAs honor the past year’s exceptional achievements in blues music recording, performance, and songwriting, as well as supporting the blues’ […]

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado announce “Come On In”

The popular and award-winning orchestra, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado, brings forth a new album via Ruf Records on January 31, 2020. The intensity is intact, but there is also room for new streaks of melancholy. Through more than 1,000 concerts in 21 different countries, the hard-swinging, critically acclaimed ensemble makes people smile and dance. For that is […]

Tinsley Ellis announces tour dates

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020 — Today, world-renowned Atlanta-based blues-rock guitar virtuoso, soulful singer and prolific songwriter Tinsley Ellis served up plans for his coast-to-coast Ice Cream In Hell tour. The three-month tour kicks off in Ellis’ hometown of Atlanta on January 31, 2020, the same day the highly anticipated new album, Ice Cream In Hell, is released.

Allman Betts Band to release second album in June

The Allman Betts Band will release its second album in June of 2020. The band released its debut album, Down To The River, this past summer, which was voted to Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2019.

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