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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 […]

Hamish Anderson: Trouble Review

With a voice of velveteen, Hamish Anderson brings new meaning to smooth. Trouble was released  in October, 2016, and is infused with just enough pop to be energetic. It’s the album version of silk bubble wrap.

Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado: Change My Game Review

Change My Game should do exactly that for Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado. After their last studio release Too Many Roads brought the Danish Rockers many accolades in 2014 including #5 on BRR’s top 20 list that year, they are back to firmly plant their flag with one of the more creative releases in recent […]

Beth Hart: Fire on the Floor Review

Beth Hart’s voice was made for Fire on the Floor. Just as she can growl the low, smoldering notes in a blues song, so too can she swing her voice in fit accompaniment to a jazz tune. Her vocals simmer like water set at a low boil: they murmur over the shifting tempos, bubbling to […]

The Rolling Stones: Blue and Lonesome Review

Critics joke that the Rolling Stones may outlive us all, and if their new album Blue and Lonesome is any indication of their stamina, I’d say it’s possible. The British boys who brought the blues to America’s attention in the 1960s returned on December 2 with their first album in 11 years, a 12-track set […]

Scotty Bratcher: That Album Review

Scotty Bratcher has been hanging around in the shadows for a while supporting other artists as a session musician for many people, working for bluesman Jimmy Hall, and as a member of Noah Hunt’s 420 Allstars. The spotlighted black and white picture on the cover of That Album of Bratcher in profile wind-milling away on his […]

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