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Eric Tessmer: EP 2 Review

I’m both too old and too married for Tinder, but from what I understand from friends who are single or sketchy, the beauty of Tinder is its immediacy. You see a person’s photo and you swipe based upon a gut feeling. For many, if not most, it’s not an overly intellectualized activity. It’s more a […]

Robert Jon and the Wreck: Take Me Higher Review

Robert Jon and The Wreck delivered another impressive release with Take Me Higher. Take Me Higher is the band’s 4th studio album in the past 4 years, and its eight, hard-hitting blues anthems hint at a forceful, up-and-coming band. The quintet, out of Orange County, California, has committed to putting on powerful rock shows around the […]

Eliza Neals: Sweet Or Mean Review

Accompanied by producer and guitarist Ted Horowitz (AKA Popa Chubby), Dave Keyes on keys, Chris Gambaro-Vega on bass, John Medeiros Jr. on drums, Ian Hendrickson-Smith on saxophone, and Michael Leonhart on trumpet, Eliza Neals returns with Sweet Or Mean. This electrifying EP shows off Eliza’s impressive vocals with tracks just as impressive as the rest […]

Jimmie Vaughan: Baby, Please Come Home Review

Jimmie Vaughan’s musical career has spanned both the blues and rock spectrums. He started as a raw, young guitar player, shifted into the rock influenced Fabulous Thunderbirds and then embarked upon his solo ventures. Baby, Please Come Home displays yet another facet of his talent as a mature, but still vibrant and enthusiastic bandleader. The […]

Supersonic Blues Machine: Road Chronicles: Live! Review

Supersonic Blues Machine may have slipped under the radar of casual rock fans, but most will have heard some of their members’ sounds and influences on other recordings. Drummer Kenny Aronoff and multi-instrumentalist and producer Fabrizio Grossi return with newcomer Kris Barras rounding out the core trio. On Road Chronicles: Live!, they select a few […]

Big Daddy Wilson: Deep In My Soul Review

While visiting clubs in Germany, Big Daddy Wilson was touched by the power of live blues music. Inspired, Wilson produced his newest album: Deep In My Soul. Accompanied by Laura Chavez on guitar and Dave Smith on bass, Wilson’s voice full of feeling gives listeners a taste of the many flavors of the South.

The Black Keys: Let’s Rock Review

After a 5 year hiatus, The Black Keys returned in late June to release their 9th studio album. The album is titled Let’s Rock, the final phrase uttered by Edmund Zagorski, the first man executed by electric chair in Tennessee in over a decade (hence the eye-popping cover art). It was produced at vocalist and guitarist […]

Southern Avenue: Keep On Review

2018 Blues Music Award winners for Best Emerging Artist, Southern Avenue, show us they have no plan on stopping with their second album to hit our stereos: Keep On. Southern Avenue shows its versatility before they even begin playing a beat; Ori Naftaly followed his call to music from Israel to America, expanding his creative […]

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