Ryan McGarvey: Live At Swinghouse Review

Live At Swinghouse is the fourth release from  Albuquerque blues rocker Ryan McGarvey and a cracker it is from the off. Recorded in Los Angeles in 2016, the power trio of Ryan on guitar/vocals, drummer Logan Miles Nix and Carmine Rojas (late of Joe Bonamassa) on bass combine to make a  wonderful sound from the opening “I Wish I Was Your Man,” complete with its Texas strut.

The Future of Blues Rock – 10 Acts To Watch Under 30

While blues rock music is not a mainstream genre it is slowly making its way back to the masses through a youth movement. More and more young artists are popping up to help spread the art form in a time where radio play for blues rock artists is extremely limited. Here are ten acts under the age of 30 that are helping to bring the genre to a new generation of fans.

The Hard Mama: La Ideal Review

La Ideal is the debut album from Spanish blues rock band The Hard Mama. Hailing from Zaragoza, Spain, the five-piece band ranges in age from their late teens to early 20s. The album features eight tracks, all recorded live.

Stream The Magpie Salute’s “For The Wind”

The Magpie Salute has made “For The Wind” available for streaming. The track is on the group’s upcoming album, High Water I, available August 10.

The Allman Legacy Continues with Devon Allman and Duane Betts

Devon Allman and Duane Betts are the sons of the Allman Brothers co-founders Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts. Now the duo have teamed up on a musical journey years in the making. Not only are Allman and Betts continuing the Allman Brothers legacy, but they’re creating their own. Blues Rock Review Editor-in-Chief Pete Francis has the story in an exclusive video.

Jamie Lynn Vessels: Storm Coming Review

When you’re young, the whole world is new. You don’t have opinions on many things because you haven’t experienced them. But as you age, one of many side effects is opinions. Opinions on everything. They start large and important but gradually get smaller and more petty. It begins with something as big as the meaning of life but gradually comes to encompass minutiae, like the legitimacy of the NBA’s three-point shot, appropriate hot dog condiments, and the best way to fold towels. The process ultimately ends with what makes for a proper death rattle. But before one gets to that final opinion, there’s lots of ground to cover. For me, a commonly (over)expressed opinion is the importance of rhythm guitar, and why it’s often erroneously less respected than soloing. Which is why Jamie Lynn Vessels’ Storm Coming made me so happy. It’s a veritable clinic on rhythm guitar.

Devon Allman Project performs “Mahalo” live

In a Blues Rock Review exclusive video, watch the Devon Allman Project perform “Mahalo” live at Summerfest in Milwaukee.

Jonny Lang: Summerfest Gig Review

It was a hot and humid day as Jonny Lang took the stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee on Saturday June 30th. Lang’s performance kicked off at 4 PM. It’s unusual to see a headlining act like Lang perform in the afternoon, usually headliners hit the stage at 10 PM, so the early bird audience received a special treat. It seemed like everyone at the festival made their way to the Harley stage to catch the performance.

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