Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

John Mayall: Nobody Told Me Review

Fifty-three years after releasing his first album with the Bluesbreakers, John Mayall is back with his latest studio album Nobody Told Me, a 10-track collection released in late February that sounds as fresh and energetic as any of the albums he’s recorded in the last half-century. It’s the fourth album Mayall has recorded while signed […]

Erja Lyytinen: Another World Review

Erja Lyytinen is a Finnish slide guitarist shifting out of traditional blues into more of a metal direction. Another World showcases 80s Nordic/European metal, although it also features legendary American slide guitarist Sonny Landreth on two tracks, so there are lots of different guitar sounds here.

Gary Hoey: Neon Highway Blues Review

It’s been nearly a month since Gary Hoey released his 21st album Neon Highway Blues on Provogue Records and the album is still holding steady on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums Chart. Neon Highway Blues popped onto the chart at No. 2 during the last week of March and has (at the time of writing) remained […]

Shane Dwight: No One Loves Me Better Review

Just to get in front of this, Shane Dwight No One Loves Me Better is more country than blues. Don’t let that deter you from reading more about the album, which is hard-charging, with lots of rocking guitar, much of it courtesy of Dwight.

Alexis P. Suter Band: Be Love Review

There’s nothing subtle about Alexis P. Suter. On Be Love, she uses her powerful voice to own every track. She’s backed by a talented band, but Suter’s vocal talents are impossible to ignore. Suter has a strong, deep voice. It resonates. You almost feel it in your chest before you hear it in your ears. […]

Simon McBride: Show Me How To Love EP Review

In 2012, Simon McBride released Crossing The Line, which landed on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2012. It was arguably the best album of McBride’s career. Seven years later, McBride finally returns with new music, a four-track EP titled Show Me How To Love, which is currently streaming exclusively on Spotify. 

Elles Bailey: Road I Call Home Review

Every life event is fodder for the tell-all where artists are concerned—but on her second album, Elles Bailey stays focused on her experiences from the road. Released on March 8 through United Kingdom-based Outlaw Music, Road I Call Home is the 11-track follow-up to Bailey’s first full-length album Wildfire. Though Bailey recorded music prior to […]

Matt Andersen: Halfway Home by Morning Review

Matt Andersen’s Halfway Home by Morning is a soulful throwback album with an old-school energy that, at times, will remind you of Van Morrison.

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