Chris Robinson Brotherhood announce new live release

Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s acclaimed live album series, ‘Betty’s Blends,’ returns with ‘Volume 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends.’ Recorded and mixed live from the soundboard by legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson, this latest edition captures the CRB on a Southern swing through Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston in November 2015.

The 3-LP/2-CD set includes original CRB staples like “Clear Blue Sky & The Good Doctor,” “Roan County Banjo” and “Oak Apple Day,” but focuses on the band’s sprawling selection of cover material ranging from Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out Of My Life Woman” to the Leiber/Stoller classic “I’m A Hog For You,” Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs To Me” to the Slim Harpo rarity “The Music’s Hot.” It also marks the first release in the series with current CRB drummer, Tony Leone.

In Robinson’s words: “With Betty, we trust her sonic sensibilities and give her the space and freedom to do what the woman does, and what she does is beautiful and unique. It’s the stuff rock n’ roll dreams and recordings are made of. Viva la Betty!”

The Soul of John Black: Early in the Moanin’ Review

Slinging dirty blues with just enough pop to be highly addictive, John Bigham brings a little bit of Chicago with him to his current base of operations in Los Angeles. Growing up in Chicago, Bigham didn’t start off playing the blues in fact he began his career by playing guitar and keyboard for punk ska band Fishbone for nearly a decade. Bigham didn’t really start to appreciate the blues until working with legends Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker. Since Forming The Soul of John Black with Christopher Thomas in 2002, Bigham has since taken over the duet,

Davy Knowles announces “1932” EP

Chicago, IL — This April, Davy Knowles will release a new EP titled 1932, presenting a collection of songs performed exclusively on his cherished 1932 National Guitar which he purchased during his first tour of the U.S.  For a candid preview click here.

Eric Gales Interview

When you ask his peers, many say Eric Gales is one of the best if not the best guitar player in the world. On February 24, Gales will release his new album, Middle of the Road. Blues Rock Review caught up with Gales to get the lowdown on the new album.

Bill Carter: Innocent Victims and Evil Companions Review

Bill Carter is a 50 year veteran of performing and songwriting, which is apparent on Innocent Victims and Evil Companions. Bill Carter and his band “The Blame” released the album in early 2016 and the beautifully designed paper jewel case comes complete with an 8 page booklet giving details about the band and the lyrics of all 14 songs. Over the decade’s Carter has released 9 self produced albums as well as having his songs covered by over 200 artists, from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Waylon Jennings. One time Carter even recorded a now lost tape when he and Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) performed a couple dozen Merle Haggard songs together. Innocent Victims and Evil Companions with its captivating lyrics and tight performances, covers a gamut of styles through 14 original compositions.

Thomas Wynn and the Believers streaming “Man Out Of Time”

Thomas Wynn and the Believers are now streaming “Man Out Of Time” from the group’s upcoming album, Wade Waist Deep, out May 2017 through the Mascot Label Group.

Eric Gales releases “Boogie Man” lyric video

Eric Gales has released a lyric video for “Boogie Man” featuring Gary Clark Jr. The track is off Gales’ upcoming album, Middle of the Road, due out February 24th in the UK/Europe and March 24th in North America.

Gary Clark Jr. releases “The Healing Live” video

Gary Clark Jr. has released a music video for “The Healing Live,” which will be featured on Clark’s upcoming album, Live/North America 2016, out March 17th.

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