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Tommy Emmanuel: Accomplice One Review

Confession time – I’m not usually a fan of multiple collaborator type albums. Too often they strike me as a marketing wheeze in which the guest artists add little to the equation. Fair play to acoustic guitar man Tommy Emmanuel though, on Accomplice One he’s taken advantage of guests toting a variety of instruments to […]

Eric Steckel: Polyphonic Prayer Review

It’s hard to believe Eric Steckel is still in his 20s because he’s been ripping up the blues rock scene for over 15 years releasing several quality albums and now Steckel is releasing Polyphonic Prayer, which follows 2015’s Black Gold. One thing is for sure, Steckel returns to the blues in a big way.

Tinsley Ellis: Winning Hand Review

The thing about guitarist/singer Tinsley Ellis is he always plays just the right note at just the right time. He continues that incredible tradition on Winning Hand, a return to a more traditional blues sound. The album has a timeless feel that might send even the most knowledgeable blues lovers into the liner notes to […]

Jay Jesse Johnson Band: Down The Hard Road Review

Down The Hard Road is the sixth album from the guitarist and vocalist Jay Jesse Johnson and his band featuring Reed Bogart on bass, Lee Evans on keyboards and Jeff Donaldson on drums. Recorded in Hamilton, Ohio, it’s an excellent blues rock record with eight original songs and two covers. Special guests were Jim Norcross […]

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa: Black Coffee Review

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa fans need wait only a little while longer for their third studio album Black Coffee. For those who have followed the grammy nominated duo for Don’t Explain and Seesaw, Black Coffee’s highly anticipated January 26th release date will seem much farther away than a number of days.

Joe Satriani: What Happens Next Review

Every time that I hear a new album by Joe Satriani I’m reminded of why I love the sounds of an electric guitar so much and What Happens Next is no exception. The new release hits the streets on January 12, 2018, the day after he begins his G3 tour in Seattle, Washington. The new […]

Victor Bacalhau: Cosmic Attraction Review

Vitor Bacalhau is back with his second album Cosmic Attraction. This is an album that immediately defines itself as unquestionably rock with light blues influences. Though it has a natural, human grit, it is shockingly refined, especially for an album that was recorded almost entirely live.

Dan Patlansky: Perfection Kills Review

Back in 2016 Dan Patlansky became the first artist in history to be voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of the year twice with the release of IntroVertigo. This came after 2014’s Dear Silence Thieves also was voted #1. Since then, Patlansky has made his way from South Africa into the European market and continues to […]

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