Dirty Streets release “Distractions” video

Memphis blues rock power trio Dirty Streets have released a music video for “Distractions,” the title track from the band’s latest album released earlier this year.

John Mayall to release “Nobody Told Me”

On February 22nd Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall.

Ty Curtis: Half Penny Gig Review

Salem, Oregon’s blues rock guitar god, Ty Curtis played an incendiary show last Saturday night, November 24, 2018 at the “Half Penny Public House.” This time of the year as the temperature drops and the fall and winter rainy season begins people are reluctant to leave the dry warmth of their homes to unnecessarily venture out. That being said, it was a cold and rainy night when we pulled into one of two parking lots adjacent to the venue, which held a couple of hundred people, only to find it filled to overflowing. After being trapped in the North lot we entered the South and found it just as packed, when a car miraculously pulled out in front of us leaving a space.

Walter Trout to release “Survivor Blues”

New York, NY — Walter Trout and Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group will release Survivor’s Blues globally on January 25. Trout is no ordinary artist and this is no ordinary covers album. From the day he conceived the project to the moment he counted off the first song in the studio, he had a bolder plan for this release. Trout shares. “I’m riding in my car sometimes, and I’ve got a blues station on – and here’s another band doing Got My Mojo Workin’. And there’s a little voice in me that says, ‘Does The World need another version of that song?’ So I came up with an idea. I didn’t want to do ‘Stormy Monday’ or ‘Messin’ With The Kid.’ I didn’t want to do the Blues greatest hits. I wanted to do old, obscure songs that have hardly been covered. And that’s how Survivor Blues started…

Kris Pohlmann: Feel Like Going Home Review

For lovers of blues rock on the heavy side, this CD offers plenty of enjoyable songs. If you count (early) Status Quo, Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher amongst your favourites, then this is for you. Having said that, the emphasis on this well produced disc is on beautifully constructed ballads. The two openers detract from that, though, “I’m Not Your Only One” and “Close To You Baby” boom out like sirens, complete with girl chorus and brass section respectively.

Doyle Bramhall II releases “Love and Pain” video

Doyle Bramhall II has released a music video for “Love and Pain,” which is featured on his new album, Shades. Blues Rock Review recently interviewed Bramhall II about the album.

Larkin Poe: Venom and Faith Review

You can find Larkin Poe, aka sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, on YouTube, covering beloved songs, just the two of them on a variety of instruments, in a series they call “Tip ‘o the Hat.” Here they’ll cover anything from Black Sabbath to Son House to Jack White. If the song means anything to either of them, they’ll learn it and perform it to learn more about the song. The performances are amazing, in that they’re able to re-create classic, well-known songs out of minimal instrumentation; usually just their voices, a guitar, and a lap steel. But to remake their beloved songs, they’ll use other tools: hand claps; foot stomps; guitar string scrapes; any technique at their disposal to make a song sound the way it’s supposed to sound. Seeing this work in progress makes you understand why Venom & Faith is such a wonderful album. Like their YouTube covers, on this, their fourth album, they do whatever it takes to create the best, most perfect version of every song.

Dirty Streets: Distractions Review

Distractions (released on the 14th of Sept.) is the latest album from Memphis, TN band Dirty Streets. Being just a trio comprised of Justin Toland on guitar and vocals, Thomas Storz on bass, and Andrew Denham on drums; these guys swirl up a big sonic concoction of heavy blues rock, psychedelic rock, and a little touch of soul.

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