Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Signs Review

The Tedeschi Trucks Band has always been a supergroup of sorts. It’s led by singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks. Both are stars in their own right, Tedeschi for her solo career, and Trucks for his (and for his seminal work reinvigorating the Allman Brothers Band). Signs, the band’s fourth studio album, is an […]

JD Simo: Off At 11 Review

Blues rock and jam rock are two separate things. Both can involve a lot of soloing, but there’s something tight and punchy about blues rock guitar playing. The music never strays too far from a theme. And the groove might shift but it never really changes, where jamming is much more open-ended. Both kinds of […]

Seth Rosenbloom: Keep On Turning Review

Keep On Turning is the debut album from Boston based blues rock guitarist Seth Rosenbloom. The album was produced by Josh Smith at Smith’s studio in Reseda, California. Keep On Turning features six originals and three covers. Some of the originals are co-writes with Sonya Rae Taylor.

Gary Clark Jr: This Land Review

It’s been eight years since Gary Clark Jr. stormed onto the scene with The Bright Lights EP and an epic performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. Clark released his debut LP, Blak and Blu, the following year and his sophomore effort, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim in 2015, which had more of a mixed reaction from the […]

Ariel Posen: How Long Review

Every once in a while an artist comes along that immediately grabs your attention upon hearing them. Ariel Posen is that artist. How Long is the debut album from the Canadian guitarist perhaps best known for his work with the Juno Award winning Bros. Landreth. Posen’s parents were both traveling muscians and Posen picked up […]

Eric Gales: The Bookends Review

Eric Gales is the real deal. The blues rock singer/guitarist has been around since the 1990s, releasing his first album at just 16 and is still making interesting records some 28 years (and 16 studio albums) later. The Bookends is what you expect from Gales: strong songs, impressive guitar, and solid vocals.

John Fusco and the X-Road Riders Review

John Fusco is an atypical blues artist. He’s a Connecticut-born screenwriter, perhaps most famous for writing the 1986 classic film, Crossroads, starring Ralph Macchio and featuring Steve Vai as a guitar-playing devil (the final guitar duel scene is essential viewing). Fusco is also a martial artist. So the fact that his self-titled debut is as […]

Rival Sons: Feral Roots Review

Power. Control. Mastery. Rival Sons are back with their sixth studio album Feral Roots—and it brings all three of these descriptors to life. It’s been two and one-half years since the band’s last release, 2016’s Hollow Bones, hit markets, but more surprising is the realization that the band itself is fast-approaching the 10-year anniversary of […]

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