Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Musselwhite’

Walter Trout: We’re All In This Together Review

We’re All In This Together­–indeed. For his latest studio album, Walter Trout called some of blues’ best performers–and boy did they come through. Each musician featured on this album has serious blues chops; there’s no one musician on here that is more impressive than the rest, though John Mayall and Joe Bonamassa are probably the […]

Walter Trout Interview

Walter Trout is one of the most resilient bluesmen around. Not only has he survived a liver transplant, coming out on the other side of surgery feeling “like I’m in the best time of my life ever,” he’s also still making records that are creative and logistic triumphs. His new 14-track album We’re All in […]

Josh Smith: Over Your Head Review

Over two decades after releasing his debut album Born Under a Blue Sign at age 14, Josh Smith is back with his eighth studio album Over Your Head. Currently based in LA, Smith got his start as a lead guitarist for the Rhino Cats, a house band at Club M in Hollywood, FL. Back then, […]

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard Review

Canadian bluesman JW-Jones has been releasing music since the start of the century, and he’s not about to stop any time soon. Jones has grown as an artist since his debut Defibrillatin’ was released in 2000: he still plays the blues, no doubt, but he’s not as strictly tied to the genre’s sound and structure […]

Charlie Musselwhite: Juke Joint Chapel Review

With his latest release, Juke Joint Chapel, blues harpist and vocalist Charlie Musselwhite has compiled an impressive release full of five originals and seven covers.  The album, like Musselwhite’s background, is a blend of Mississippi, Memphis, Chicago, and California blues.  Musselwhite is backed up by an impressive band, including Matt Stubbs on guitar, Mike Phillips […]

Doheny Blues Festival Celebrates 16 Years

Once a year, the Doheny Blues Festival takes over a sparse open area just off the beach in Dana Point, California.  For a full weekend, some of the best in blues congregate for sets lasting an hour or longer on three stages, attracting thousands of attendees each year and just as many lawn chairs. From […]

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