Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones Review

Every once in a while an artist seems to come out of nowhere and blow away expectations. Most of the time that artist is not 20 years old. Hannah Wicklund fronts the Steppin Stones at age 20 and what’s crazy is Wicklund started the band when she was just eight years old!  In 2017, Greta Van […]

Greg Sover: Jubilee Review

Jubilee is Greg Sover’s follow-up to his debut, 2016’s Songs of a Renegade. While there isn’t a lot of time between the two albums, there is some interesting musical growth, with Sover moving in more of a bluesier direction.

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 […]

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