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Steve Hill: The One-Man Blues Rock Band Review

The truest definition of a one-man band, Canadian Steve Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. An overnight sensation 20 years in the making, I can remember […]

Mitch Laddie Band: Another World Review

Eclectic, that’s the word. Mitch Laddie and his band from the North East of England are not one-trick ponies. Laddie clearly knows his Hendrix, but isn’t in thrall to him. Vocally he’s at ease with soulful and funky, but can give it a bit oomph, too. He can throw in some jazzy tweaks that suggest […]

Dany Franchi: Problem Child Review

It’s very refreshing to see a performer like 28-year-old Dany Franchi keeping the Blues alive. When listening to him, at times you can easily forget he was born in Genoa, Italy, because on his new album Problem Child, Franchi sounds like a young Texas Bluesman. Although his vocal delivery is a bit Jonny Lang, the way […]

Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live Review

Joe Bonamassa releases yet another live CD! This is from the July 2016 show at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, at which this reviewer was lucky enough to be present.

The Temperance Movement: A Deeper Cut Review

In the five years since the UK-based Temperance Movement released its self-titled debut album, it’s become increasingly clear that this band is on to something. Nearly two years ago, Blues Rock Review published a review of the band’s sophomore album White Bear, a collection that was solid to start with and has proven its staying […]

AJ Ghent (J-Ent): The Neo Blues Project Review

The Neo Blues Project is the debut studio EP from AJ Ghent. Ghent hails from Fort Piece, Florida and his grandfather, Henry Nelson, is the founder of the sacred steel rhythmic guitar style. Ghent’s great uncle Willie Eason is the creator of the sacred steel tradition, so obviously he has quite the pedigree.

Kris Lager Band: Love Songs & Life Lines Review

On Love Songs & Life Lines the Kris Lager Band moves in a different direction, diverging from their funky, rock- and blues-oriented sound to deliver a more mellow, song-driven album reminiscent of Van Morrison.

Dana Fuchs: Love Lives On Review

It’s tempting to think that the Internet destroyed the music business, but music has always been driven by economics, to a certain extent. When touring became too expensive, the big bands became smaller bands. It had less to do with choice than with salary. But there’s still a place for that large, lush sound. Even […]

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