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Rainbreakers: Rise Up EP Review

British band Rainbreakers hand us a stunner of an EP with depth of soul and inspired song writing in Rise Up. These guys are here to make a statement that they are part of new generation of blues-rock that’s combining the influences of the past but making it their own. The band’s line-up is Ben […]

Shane Henry: Light In The Dark Review

Part of a great album is something subtle that happens in between the drum beats and the bass bops; something that’s under the lyrics and wrapped up in the guitar rhythms. A good album might not have one but every great album does and Shane Henry’s Light In The Dark is a great album because […]

Joe Bonamassa: Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening Review

The piano intro to Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath” is a witty precursor to “This Train,” the opening track on this live recording from January 2016 of Joe Bonamassa playing with an entirely acoustic 9-piece outfit, featuring familiar collaborators like Reese Wynans on piano and Anton Fig on drums, as well as some new faces who […]

Thomas Wynn and the Believers: Wade Waist Deep Review

Thomas Wynn and the Believers, a six-piece band from Orlando, Florida, will celebrate the release of its third album Wade Waist Deep this weekend, a 12-track project that manages to sound raw and polished at once. The band has a considerable lack of visibility on rock’s national stage, despite local accolades: voted the Best of […]

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’: TajMo Review

TajMo is the first album Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ recorded together. It’s not the first time they partnered up, they performed together at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2013. It’s an album full of surprises with covers from the rock band The Who and John Mayer as well as guest appearances by Lizz Wright, […]

Erja Lyytinen: Stolen Hearts Review

Stolen Hearts is the tenth studio album from “Finnish slide goddess” Erja Lyytinen. Chris Kimsey who has worked with INXS, Marillion, Peter Frampton and The Rolling Stones among others, helms the producer’s chair this time around and does an excellent job with this eclectic yet very beautiful mix of songs.

Henrik Freischlader: Blues For Gary Review

Henrik Freischlader pays tribute to one of his biggest influences the late Gary Moore with his latest release, Blues for Gary. This time his band includes his longtime collaborator Moritz Meinschäfer on drums, however he adds some members of Gary Moore’s band with Vic Martin on keys, and Pete Rees on bass. While this is titled as a […]

Robert Cray: Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm Review

Five time Grammy winner Robert Cray is at it again, this time with the Hi Rhythm band out of Memphis, Tennessee. Cray is a veteran with over 4o years in the business creating a timeless sound, that at this point has been around so long it has helped define the genre. With a back and […]

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