Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Eric Gales: Middle of the Road Review

Born in Memphis, southern blues man Eric Gales aka Rawdawg, is back with Middle of the Road, which is his sixteenth album and he’s collaborated on countless others. A true professional and child prodigy, (he released his first album at just 16) Gales has been around the block enough times to give a tour.

Ash Wilson: Broken Machine Review

Broken Machine is the highly anticipated debut album from British singer songwriter Ash Wilson. Wilson pulls a lot from history especially blues history for the album and is successful in combining lyrics that imply, with guitar that hints at songs from a gone by day and yet still has a modern touch that sets it […]

Revelator Hill: Atlantic Detour Review

Atlantic Detour is the first album from Revelator Hill, a new project for guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson, in collaboration with fellow Washington D.C. blues and rock players Gary Crockett on drums, Wes Lanich on keyboards, and Seth Morrissey on bass. At its best, it offers an impressive amalgam of modern blues and AOR sounds.

Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 Review

Lucinda Williams said in an interview that 2016’s The Ghosts Of Highway 20 is 1998’s Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, Part Two. The reason why Williams compared them is because they are both full of stories from the highway. The Ghosts of Highway 20 is Williams’ 13th release since Ramblin‘ came out in 1979. […]

The Soul of John Black: Early in the Moanin’ Review

Slinging dirty blues with just enough pop to be highly addictive, John Bigham brings a little bit of Chicago with him to his current base of operations in Los Angeles. Growing up in Chicago, Bigham didn’t start off playing the blues in fact he began his career by playing guitar and keyboard for punk ska […]

Bill Carter: Innocent Victims and Evil Companions Review

Bill Carter is a 50 year veteran of performing and songwriting, which is apparent on Innocent Victims and Evil Companions. Bill Carter and his band “The Blame” released the album in early 2016 and the beautifully designed paper jewel case comes complete with an 8 page booklet giving details about the band and the lyrics […]

The Marcus King Band: The Marcus King Band Review

From the original three members, The Marcus King Band has expanded to six with a horn section, and with Warren Haynes producing the album on his Evil Teen label they have released their sophomore album, the self-titled The Marcus King Band. To use the band’s own description this is a collection of “soul-influenced psychedelic southern […]

Ronnie Baker Brooks: Times Have Changed Review

Ronnie Baker Brooks has spent the last 43 years working his fingers to their raw hide. A Chicago native, Brooks started playing guitar at 6, and while Times Have Changed is his first album in ten years it’s easy to say he’s still got it. The album was produced by Steve Jordan and features his […]

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