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The Brew: Shake The Tree Review

It’s hard to believe that all the sound in Shake The Tree comes from just three guys, but loud must run in the family. The Brew is a father son duo of Kurtis Smith on drums, and dad Tim Smith on bass. Joining with front man Jason Barwick and his phenomenal guitar skills and vocal […]

Strongman: No Time Like Now Review

No Time Like Now is the latest album from the Canadian award-winning Strongman featuring Alec Fraser and Rob Szabo on bass, Adam Warner and Dave King on drums, Jesse O’Brien on keyboard and Steve Strongman on guitar, vocals and harmonica. The album has Randy Bachman as a special guest on the version of “You Ain’t […]

Jon Lantic: Jon Lantic Review

Jon Lantic is the self-titled debut release from South African musician Jon Lantic. Prior to launching a solo career, Lantic was a member of the garage rock duo, The Parlor Vinyls. Not only did Lantic write and perform vocals, guitar, bass, keys, and more on the album, he produced it as well and co-mixed it […]

Gary Clark Jr.: Live/North America 2016 Review

Gary Clark Jr. is back with Live/North America 2016, a series of live recordings over his North American tour last year. Having seen Gary Clark Jr. live for the first time back in 2012 I was very much looking forward to this release as the concert I saw him was honestly one of the best […]

Richie Kotzen: Salting Earth Review

Richie Kotzen returns on April 14th with his 21st studio album, Salting Earth. Kotzen has to be one of the most prolific artists out there today. In 2015, Kotzen not only released the solo album, Cannibals, he was also was involved with The Winery Dogs’ sophomore effort, Hot Streak.

Geoff Achison: Another Mile, Another Minute Review

Geoff Achison’s latest release Another Mile, Another Minute begins with “High Wire,” a track with a mellow groove and the bright sparkle of acoustic strings underneath prompt percussion; Achison’s voice is raspy-smooth like a honeyed Tom Waits. The backing vocals ring like angelic motets and take the listener into “Delta Dave.” With its complicated string […]

Eric Gales: Middle of the Road Review

Born in Memphis, southern blues man Eric Gales aka Rawdawg, is back with Middle of the Road, which is his sixteenth album and he’s collaborated on countless others. A true professional and child prodigy, (he released his first album at just 16) Gales has been around the block enough times to give a tour.

Ash Wilson: Broken Machine Review

Broken Machine is the highly anticipated debut album from British singer songwriter Ash Wilson. Wilson pulls a lot from history especially blues history for the album and is successful in combining lyrics that imply, with guitar that hints at songs from a gone by day and yet still has a modern touch that sets it […]

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