Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Robert Frahm: The Robert Frahm Band - Great traditional blues played by a great DC-area blues band. WETA-TV recently featured Robert in a 30-second spot that promotes Martin Scorsese's PBS film series entitled "The Blues."
Freedom Blues Festival in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 17-19, 2003, Tallahassee, FL - Apalachee Blues Society
Blues Blast 2004 is being held on February 22. Hosted annually by the Phoenix Blues Society, Blues Blast takes place in the beautiful grassy-sloped Mesa Amphitheatre, typically under bright blue skies and 75 degree temperatures
Kelly: Short Stories - Texas acoustic blues/pop with an attitude
Art Crummer & Nancy Levine: Wild Women and the Men Who Love Them - This is acoustic blues with Guitar, Harmonica, Slide, and Bass, with a tribute to the Blues Queens of the 20's and 30's (Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox) and some Country Blues answers from the man's point of view
Dennis Geyer: Fall In Love...Then Try Fallin' Out - Rhythmic songs with a bluesy feeling
Chas Cochran: Chas - Harmonica blues-based original compositions which venture into rock, jazz and r&b...sitting in a comfortable chair, glass of merlot, kick off shoes, dim light, late night, a little too loud, eye-closed, slightly grinning style of music
Willie Lomax Blues Revue: Ribs Are Ready - "Blues with a dash of Soul so southern fried it sizzles" ...JUKE BLUES. Heartbreaking guitar...Deep Soul of the Highest Order...LIVING BLUES
Willie Lomax Blues Revue: Best Blues Money Can Buy - Modern R&B drenched Blues that once again proves for one and all: "It Ain't Dead Yet." - REAL BLUES MAGAZINE (issue 27). Blues with Soul featuring Sly & The Family Stone's Jerry Martini on tenor saxophone, Walfredo Reyes Jr.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

The Amazing Rhythm Aces: Nothin' But The Blues - Brand new Aces, just the way you like 'em, to the bone! 14 new songs, five written with Aces new guitarist and bluesmeister, Fred James and one written with "The Fantastic Willie T." (Billy Earheart). Also featuring guest appearances by Jimmy Hall and Gary Nicholson

Monday, December 22, 2003

Zac Harmon: Live at Babe and Ricky's Inn - the debut release from multi-talented singer/guitarist Zac Harmon. Live at Babe and Ricky's Inn showcases Mississippi Blues at its best and introduces the forty-something year-old Harmon as a true torchbearer for keeping "down home blues" alive

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Bruce Kurnow: Here and Now - Bruce Kurnow, an award-winning instrumentalist on keyboards and harmonica, showcases his vocal talent on this eclectic mix of original blues, pop, R&B and country tunes
Easy Bill & The Big Beat: Midnight Creep - Rhythm & Blues with a Boogie Beat
Juanita Williams: Introducing Juanita Williams - the comparisons to Aretha Franklin are inevitable but Juanita's voice and passion are her own. introduction features a wide ranging sample of modern and classic blues tunes. anybody who has doubts about the future of women blues vocalists should pick up this impressive debut - Modern Music Guide
Michael Amburgey and Bobby Hanson: Honky Blues - Country Blues, swing, rags, blues ballads and folk songs by an acoustic duo from Savannah, Georgia

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Jimmy O: At Every Turn - His guitar shouts and weeps, cries and laughs, and screams right into your soul
Kaye Bohler: Kaye Bohler Live at Moe's Alley - Kaye Bohler is a powerhouse Rhythm and Blues woman and has been frequently compared to Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Bette Midler and Etta James for her sincere and genuine strength as a stage performer and rich vocal tones
Lawrence J. Clark: Beautiful - acoustic blues, and contemporary folk and country

Friday, December 19, 2003

Gail Muldrow: Cleen Spirit - Blues, grunge, funk, rock
S'killit: Dig Down - A blend of blues, jazz and New Orleans-flavored Americana
Patrick Hazell: Patrick Hazell with the Mother Blues Band 1975-80 - Blues and Jazz flavored originals from a legendary Midwestern touring band of the 1970's and 80's
Eric Madis: Wood, Wires & Bone - A collection of original acoustic guitar compositions, strongly rooted in Blues, Jazz, and Hawaiian slack-key, and reflecting influences from Classical and Country music

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns: If You Got The Blues... - This hot LIVE CD features Big-band Rhythm and Blues, Blues and Soul with the soulful vocals by Arizona legend "Small Paul" Hamilton and the big-sound of The Hurricane Horns. It's a complete party on a CD
Billy Sheets: Wake Up and Live! - Big voiced blues shouter over broad-shouldered band with braying horns
Greg Bowman: Blue Roses - Soaring guitar and masterful songwriting sets Greg Bowman Blues apart. Opening for the likes of Tab Benoit, Guitar Shorty and Smokehouse Brown puts Greg in excellent company
St. John's Wort: Give Me The Blues - blues with an X-generation twist
Eric Shoutin' Sheridan and the Uptown Rhythm Kings: Live show - Big Band R & B
Jessie and the Raindogs: House Broken - High-voltage blues act that delivers energetic heartfelt blues. Come bolster your faith in the blues and shake hands with it's future
Danny Blew & The Blues Crew: Howl No More - A stylish blend of electrfied Mississippi Delta and Chicago blues with a heavy hypnotic boogie beat

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Wendy Pedersen: Ho! Ho! Ho! - Jazz/blues vocals delivering a sweet jazzy Christmas album
Frankye Kelly: My Life More Than It Is, Not Just The Blues - Swinging, jazzy blues like you never heard them before
Charles Brown: Charles Brown and protege Lois Shayne - The late Legendary blues artist Charles Brown, known worldwide for his all time classics, "Merry Christmas Baby" and, "Please Come Home for Christmas" once again sings for you with his protege Lois Shayne, winner of numerous vocal and talent contest awards. CD consists of four tunes not yet released to the public
Varied Artists: Blues "CoffeeHouse" Collection - A collection featuring gritty, textured vocals, solo acoustic guitar and piano performances, and energized, innovative modern arrangements
Martin Jack Rosenblum: Swamp River - This live, solo album was recorded at the Orange Studio, straight-through (with an audience though sans any recorded presence of people who were present to listen in silence), and mastered by Trevor Sadler of Mastermind
Sean Chambers: Strong Temptation - Chambers plays his guitar with dirty ferocity, evoking shades of Johnny Winter and Freddie King in the process. And his playing is augmented by a tough vocal delivery that belies his 29 years

Monday, December 15, 2003

Joe Whiting: Rocket in my Pocket - Vintage Rock, Roll, Rhythm and Soul. Deep blue-eyed soul vocals and funky tenor sax. The real stuff by the real thing." Syracuse's undisputed King of Blue-Eyed Soul, Joe Whiting has blasted off with a brand new disc this summer, and it's a killer-diller".
Joe Whiting: Strong Love - This CD blends soul, R&B and country with a jumping swing tempo. Blue-eyed soul and funky tenor sax
Joe Whiting: World Of Change - "World Of Change ranges from rhythm and blues to country and deep ballads. This fresh style adds flavor by adding toe-tappin' rhythm and emotion. This songwriter/saxophone player knows what it takes to make a rhythm and blues album." Music News
Joe Whiting: Trouble On The Line - This disc is a celebration of American Music, the rhythm, the blues, the soul and the swing

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Dave Shepley: My Kind Of Blues - Electric blues. Rockin', smokin' and unstoppable
Mitzi Cowell: 33 - Eclectic, rootsy, bluesy tunes with swampy grooves, introspective lyrics, and cool guitar work
Lauren Field: Modern Woman - Jazzy blues vocals with some sexy chillout latin vibes
The John Stephan Band: 99 Degrees - original, contemporary, and traditional blues featuring dynamic vocals, guitar, keyboards, and a very danceable rhythm section
Jr. Johnny: The Drifter - February 1st marks the release of The Drifter, the sixth album from joumeyman blues harmonica player, songwriter and vocalist Junior Johnny. The brand new disc includes thirteen soulful original compositions and some of the best examples yet of Johnny's virtuoso toned blues harp
Homegrown Blues: Blues For The 90's - an impressive shot of straight blues with gentle but highly effective ton of jump and jazz. Originally an acoustic guitarist, Jim Kristensen and harpist Thom Berry have blended their traditional delta blues sound into a five piece band

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Paul Filipowicz: What Have You Done For Me Lately - Kick-Ass Roadhouse Blues. "Filipowicz blues sound is the perfect reflection of its rough and tumble creator: honest, jagged, unrepentant and in-your-face." Living Blues Magazine
The Dave Chastain Band: Live at the Contemporary Arts Center (DVD) - On this DVD you get to see & hear Dave and crew in their element, before a live audience, performing cuts that harken back to the first DCB LP, Rockin' Roulette' right on through "Something For The Pain" and all of the blues albums that followed, and the superb, inevitable tributes to those to whose sweeping influences from days gone by
Big Harmonica Bob: Straight from the Harp - Big Harmonica Bob is a blues harmonica player from Long Beach California. His songs are now played on Blues Radio Stations around the World. Bob plays guitar and harmonica (and a number of other instruments too). Big Harmonica Bob also writes his own songs and is now pretty well known the World over for his original blues harp style
Luther Badman Keith: Thunder In My Blues - This is high energy party blues that breaks the traditional mold with creative songwriting and arrangements, mixing blues, rock, soul and funk
Steve Cohen & Jim Liban: Hot Air - This recording features the work of what are generally considered to be the two best blues harmonica players in southeast Wisconsin.One unique feature are the presence of several songs that feature songs with two harmonicas and vocals only
Diane Durrett: Chill - Upbeat blend of soulful acoutic blues and strong vocals with a light country feel in places

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Cora Mae Bryant: Born in Newton County - Cora Mae Bryant is a blues scholar. Her house is a blues museum. She can tell you everything one needs to know of the old blues. If you need a good lesson, make a trip to her door in Oxford, Georgia
Peg Leg Sam: Early In The Morning - Ten solo and duo tracks recorded in 1975 (with Louisiana Red on back-up guitar), giving testimony to the uniqueness and artistry of the great bluesman's harp and vocal style
Dennis M. Cooper: A Boy and His Harmonica - Whether it's blues, country, big band, bebop, reggae, rock or easy listening, The Harmaniac, Dennis M. Cooper, is there with the chops
Stuffy Shmitt: Other People's Stuff - This new release by New York based singer/songwriter Stuffy Shmitt, is a must have for any real music fan. With help from such diverse talents as Levon Helm (The Band), Willy DeVille (Mink Deville), David Johansen (The New York Dolls/Buster Poindexter) Jayotis Washington (The Persuasions), Gordon Gano (The Violent Fems) Stockard Channing (Grease/The West Wing) this album of classic songs, containing everything from doo-wop to swing to blues to country to rock, is absolutely brilliant
Billy Price: Sworn Testimony: The Billy Price Band Live - Former Roy Buchanan vocalist, "East Coast King of Blue-Eyed Soul." Two-CD live performance at the Ram's Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD, April 2002
Captain Luke and Cool John Ferguson: Outsider Lounge Music - A genre all his own...outsider lounge music
Steve Cohen: Duo Personality - Acoustic blues with traditional values and modern production values.Top notch blues harmonica,with a variety of expert fingerstyle and bottleneck accompaniment,puntuated by honest and expressive vocals
Grams & Krieger: Two Days - Good time acoustic blues and roots rock with upright bass and guitar/slide and two old pros locked up like a mother
AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band: Blues House - Delta Blues with a Chicago flavor. Playing a mixture of songs made famous by Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Elmore James, Howlin Wolf, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, Bobby Bland, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson and Magic Slim
John Dee Holeman: Bull Durham Blues - bluest of the blues
Kent Cooper: The Blues & Other Songs - The full spectrum of Cooper's provocative blues and country songs with outstanding performances by a wide variety of talent that include Sonny Terry, Louisiana Red, Deneen McEachern, George Higgs, Peg Leg Sam, Willie Murphy, Jemima James, and Lefty Dizz
Grams & Krieger: That's The Way We Work - Good time acoustic blues and roots rock featuring upright bass, guitar and killer slide with one of Europe's leading boogie woogie piano players along for the ride
Pops Walker: Milepost 5 - A marvelous songwriter known for his acoustic blues adds a touch of jazz and a ballad or two
Measured Chaos: LIVE - Somewhere between Detroit and Chicago is Measured Chaos. Awesome guitar with equally impressive vocals. Tough, real and ready to go. From updated nuggets to soon to be classic original blues
Bobby Lindstrom: A Lick and a Promise - This is high energy blues and rock n roll music, featuring Bobby's killer guitar licks and emotive vocals. Kind of like Billy Gibbons playing with the Rolling Stones. "A Lick and a Promise" also features the outstanding sax work of Paul Biondi
Jawbone: dang blues - Jumper cables - An old car battery. A bent 6-common nail. A cat-clawed amp. A paint bucket. A discarded child's toy tambourine. Jawbone combines these garage floor leftovers with guitar, harp, and a chop-shop drum kit to create an original, raw blues
Jerry McCain: This Stuff Just Kills Me - No one plays a harp or sings the blues quite like Jerry "Boogie" McCain; backed by a stellar rythm section, Jerry's accompanied by a lineup of guest musicians including Johnnie Johnson, Anson Funderburgh and Jimmie Vaughn
Janet Ryan and Straight Up!: Passion and Fire - a showcase for Janet's great vocals. She and Ray (on guitar) are backed up by an ace rhythm section and really deliver the goods! Some rock, some funky blues, and a little touch of jazz make this release a pleasure to listen to

Friday, November 28, 2003

Just listed on ebay: John Mayall - London Blues 1964-1969 2-CD - A hard-to-find 2 CD set with 40 tracks

Thursday, November 27, 2003

New on ebay: Nothing But The Blues (1923-1958) - 10 CD Box Set - 173 recordings by the greatest musicians of Blues. All digitally remastered original recordings
Roger Cotton and Alan Glen: Born in Black and White - Roger Cotton has been playing Blues and Soul all his life and has the scars to prove it! He has toured the world with "Peter Green's Splinter Group" and worked with James Carr, Larry Garner and Eric Bibb. Alan Glen is acknowledged as one of the UK's finest harmonica players. He, like Roger, has toured the world as a member of "The Yardbirds". He has also recorded with "Nine Below Zero", "Little Axe", and his own band "The Barcodes"
Chainsaw Dupont: Lake St. Lullaby - Former Junior Wells sideman, Chicago blues guitarist Chainsaw Dupont debuts with his first CD, containing 13 original songs
Mark Furman Band: Clap Along With MFB - Blues-based guitar trio with funk, r&b and reggae rhythms, with some of Philly's best singers as guest artists
Bronco Bob: Everything's Chicken But The Gravy - Hot rockin' blues...mouth watering hot gravy blues
Bronco Bob: The Birds, The Bees, The Blues - Big band sound full horn section featuring the famous uptown horns

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Davey Pattison: Pictures - Blues-Rock with superb vocals and great slide guitar

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Blues On First: Forever Blues - An incendiary mix of British blues, rock n' roll, and Chicago rhythm & blues
Steve Lott Band: If Licks Could Kill - Texas American Blues
Garland Burnette and the Cinders: Big Dog - Retro-rock stylings ranging from blues to rock to R&B, with the diverse background of each individual band member creating a melting pot of sound
Steve Lott: West Texas Refugee - Texas-Style Rhythm and Blues
Woodleg Odd's: Norwegian Wood - Groovin' and soulful Norwegian blues but with elements of rock and pop. All originals

Saturday, November 22, 2003

CNET Networks has announced that it has bought's assets from Vivendi Universal, and indicated that it plans to relaunch a retuned service
Billy Sheets: Please Tell Me Why - Vintage R&B nuggets, featuring soulful vocals, greasy horns, and stinging guitar
Carla Brownlee: Hurricane Carla - She's a tenor saxophonist with a big mouth-watering 50's rockin' blues style and a vocalist with a jazzy, bluesy swing
Burton Jespersen: The Ride - Rockin'Rhythm and Bluezeee Americana
Various: Texas Guitar Slingers - The best Texas guitarists ranging from classical and jazz to rock and blues
The 7th Annual Maple Blues Awards Nominations (2003) - The Maple Blues Awards are presented in association with CBC Radio's Saturday Night Blues, the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, the Montreal Blues Society, the Ottawa Blues Society, and the Thunder Bay Blues Society

Friday, November 21, 2003

Two CDs from Governor Davis & The Blues Ambassadors: I Am The Governor and Live - Davis and his three bandmates serve up thick, meaty slabs of the blues, steaming and funky like a BBQ picnic on the Fourth of July
Various: Blues For Kids' Sake - Multiple blues styles such as electric blues, folk blues, country blues, swing blues, Chicago blues and Texas blues

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Kathleen Cairns and Tattoo Blue: What's Left Don't Feel Right - Powerful vocals that range from soft and cool, to blast of furnace tempered blues
For sale at e-bay: 200 High Quality Sound Original Historical Early Blues Recordings. Digitally Demastered. Includes 40-page Booklet with extensive liner notes and historical photos. Featuring: Skip James, Bessie Smith, Mississippi John Hurt, Mary Johnson and many others

Monday, November 17, 2003

Doug Rott: Lasting Storm - Blues Rock compilation album
Strange Brew: Blues Cauldron - Cool modern blues with a rock edge
The Yanks: Deep Wood - Fresh blues based songs written and performed by three distinctively different guitarist/songwriters, combined with a rock and roll rhythm section. A refreshing blend of melody and lyric, weaving guitar work, and power rhythms

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Teeny Tucker: First Class Woman - The Real Deal Blues by a Bona Fide New Star

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Radio is currently web-casting for your listening pleasure its newest 3 hour Blues Special (#0439 -recorded 10/13/03). The internet version of Smokestack Lightnin' is now comprised of selected sets digitally recorded during our live broadcasts on WUCF 89.9FM in Orlando
There will be a remote broadcast of the great Coco Montoya from the PowerHouse Pub in Folsom, CA on Saturday November 15th. The show, OnTheRoadLIVE!, will air on community radio KVMR FM from 8-11 PM on the physical signal of 89.5 FM Nevada City in Central California and also on the internet at
Pack Your Bags & Head To Memphis! for The Blues Foundation's BluesFirst - January 29-31, 2004 - BluesFirst is dedicated to the men and women who always put the Blues First! The Conference for Blues Societies and Fans from around the world
Lello Panico & The Fritz Gang: Out of the Blue - Contemporary electric blues; paying homage to some of their favorite 'greats' from Albert Collins to the Beatles. More than half of the songs on the disc are original
Michael "Blind-Dog" Gatewood: I Hear The Blues Callin' And The Devil Is Near! - one man band, live direct to master, acoustic blues

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Larry and the Bluescasters: The Same Fifty - Guitar and piano-driven blues leaning toward the styles of the 50s and 60s, but with a modern twist

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Dave Bell: Feeling Blue - Guitar based blues instrumentals, various styles from slow, minor key blues to jazzy, uptempo shuffles
Travis & The FlameKats: Zoo Bar Blues - Dynamic Blues Live From The World Famous Zoo Bar
OK Sisters Band: The Girls Are Alright - This cd is a cross of blues and rock. Acoustic with a funk groove
Jennifer B & the Groove Kings: Checkin' In - Soul Drenched blend of Blues, R&B, and Roots Rock that makes you want to jump out of your chair and shout

Monday, November 10, 2003

Giles: Coming Home - 'happening' blues and crossover, original and fresh

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Leslie West: Blues To Die For - released October 7, 2003
Robben Ford: Keep On Running - personnel includes: Robben Ford (vocals, guitar); Mavis Staples (vocals); Edgar Winter (baritone saxophone); Ivan Neville (electric piano, organ, background vocals); Siedah Garret (background vocals).
Toni Price: Born To Be Blue - released Oct 21, 2003
Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming - this is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files
Billy Goodman: Blues - Essentially a solo CD of blues classics written in the late 1920s with Billy on vocals and lots of slide guitar on his old strat and fingerpicking on his old Gibson acoustic
Dave Hannon & Band: Blues Canon - Contemporary, laid back, all original East Coast blues with a jazz aesthetic, incorporating elements of Chicago, New Orleans, and Texas blues

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Ladell Mclin and the Lazy Americans: Live At The Bamboo Room - A hip hypnotic attact on rock & blues with soul & passion that is real & cries out to you. Ladell is the subject of the featured article in August 2003 Blues issue of JAZZIZ magazine

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Robin Kenyatta: Cool Blue - Funky Blues; hot and jazzy, featuring smart, proud saxophone lines that take the mind to another place

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

George Kelly: Lucid Intervals - Bluesy stuff, soulful stuff, jazzy stuff, funky stuff. American music, made in Detroit. All original
Tommy Shannon's new website is now online. It contains many previously unreleased photos of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy, Chris Layton and others from Tommy's personal collection, and much more...
Eileen Joyce: No More Blue Tears - You will be seduced by this singer, songwriter's velvet tones and ability to belt out funky blues as she takes you on a journey of blues based music with and energentic sense of soul, funk pop and jazz
Wrestlin' With Jimmy: Living in a Funny World - Blues based rock n' roll with a touch of our mountain trailer livin', dog-done-runaway roots

Monday, November 03, 2003

Grand Marquis: Le Chant Du Diable Bleu - It's old-school jump blues, rockabilly and fiery jazz balled up into one big hit of red hot Rhythm 'n' Roll. Original music that jumps and swings, while also venturing into moodier material. Recorded live in studio
Josh White Jr.: Live - a blues master with a totally unique style
Burton Gaar: Home Of The Blues - Contemporary Soul/Blues
Jerry Henry Band: Rockin' The Blues - Electric Blues with a hint of Texas twang, a pinch of rockabilly stomp. If you crave the sound of a Stratocaster played with authority, this CD will leave you wanting more
Mary Flower: Ragtime Gal - upbeat, bluesy, raggy instrumentals with tuba and washboard, swing with clarinet and string bass

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Sam Taylor: BluzMan - 1995 release
Sam Taylor: Blue Tears - Whether it's the devil's music or the Lord's. Sam's soul-drenched voice and guitar are honest and moving. It's the blues, and Sam is the "Bluzman"
Sam Taylor: Desert Soul - Down and dirty, hot, smoking blues album
Sam Taylor: Keep The Blues Alive - A down and dirty, smokin' blues album that drives that blues right into the soul

Friday, October 31, 2003

Walter Waiters: Laid Back Kind Of Place - Contemporary rhythm and blues, based in the traditions of great artists
Tracy Lee Nelson & The Native Blues Band: Commodity Blues - Original Blues from a Native American perspective that ranges from traditional Delta style to upbeat Blues. A CD that all Blues lovers will love and should have in their collection
Pete Madsen: Good Time Music: Blues and Rags - Acoustic Blues and Ragtime guitar played with energy, passion and a sense of humor

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

The Blues 2004 Calendar by Ernest C. Withers (Photographer) is now available

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

The Blues on CBC Radio - A comprehensive chronicle of North America's most enduring music form, the series boasts two spectacular hosts, Grammy Award-winning Keb' Mo' and legendary Canadian Jackie Richardson. Each hour-long episode uses new and archival interviews, recordings and remotes from where blues history occurred, as well as where the music thrives today. The 14th episode offers an in-depth look at the blues in Canada and the influential artists who made the music. September 22 to December 22

Monday, October 27, 2003

Barbara Leoni: Human Needs - Passionate, bluesy, soulful guitar playing and singing with a funky edge
Gus Geeter: Bullet Bad Is Back - You can't label Gus Geeter as a Gospel, Blues, R&B, or a Jazz Artist, he is a little bit of everything
JP Stingray: Mister Blues Strikes Again - blues/rock, hard driving guitarmusic
Jesse Moore: The HooDooMan - Roots rock rhythm & blues spiced liberally with Mardi Gras second line rhythms, bayou funk and Creole magic
Wanda Johnson: Call Me Miss Wanda - Meet the new voice of South Carolina blues & soul. Miss Wanda Johnson is an intense and vivacious singer whose music is an intriguing blend of blues, gospel, soul, and Southern roots
LJ Lawrence and Don Evans: Heart Of The Tribe - The heart of the Sierra Blues Tribe revealed in this bluesy offering of fiery guitar and lyric oriented rock
Swamp Boogie: Food and Sex - In the context of the band's bayou-inflected blues-singing slide guitar, joyous and dirty rhythms, carnival-esque accordion-and ebullient, innuendo-laden vocals, food and sex seem pretty much the same thing
Jesse Giles: Where I've Been - Memorable, beautiful melodies; heartfelt words and music; bitter-sweet; probably lite FM or jazz/blues flavors on your radio dial; nice easy but thought-provoking listening; definitely for people with high 'EQs.'
Scott Miller: The Other Side - Original New Orleans/Delta/Barrelhouse piano with rich soulful vocals
Giles: Coming Home - 'happening' blues and crossover, original and fresh
Just Got Lucky: All Over Town - Texas Blues and Southern Rock

Saturday, October 25, 2003

New Guitar Summit: Gerry Beaudoin, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard: Retrospective - Three great guitarists join forces for a jazz, blues and swing guitar summit

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Mississippi Heat: Learned The Hard Way - A diverse, eclectic and stormy blues variety album for the blues lover in everyone

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Monday, October 20, 2003

Barbeque Bob and The Rhythm Aces have their new website up and running
The Stonecutters: secret handshake - Blues with a great groove
Steve Eaton: Out of The Blues - "This CD represents my Jazz/Blues roots. I have always been inspired by Ray Charles and his style of playing piano and vocal sound. If you like cool sounding keyboard mixed with great orginal songs this is your CD. It goes well with wine"
Toledo Kesch: For The Money - Blues based rock with some "Flavah"
Duffy Bishop: Ooh Wee! - Classic 50's-60's R&B delivered by a woman with a big, BIG voice
Blue Jeans: Come Back Home - "...they're wicked.." (Ron Wood). A power trio with a highly personal and unmistakable style, reminiscent of musicians such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Junior Wells
Elmer Lee Thomas: Living with the blues - acoustic blues
JAG: Juke Joint Boogie - Acoustic Delta Blues
Chris Stevens: Bankshot - Featuring sizzling guitar, sax and B-3, Chris' debut album straddles the border between blues and jazz

Saturday, October 18, 2003

The Savoy Truffle: Take To The Sky And Fly - Blues rock with southern feeling and 70's spice. It rocks
Susan Angeletti: Bittersweet - Susan Angeletti has a fiery and expressive powerhouse blues-steeped voice. Susan's soulful and sultry vocal stylings are reminiscent of Etta James, Janis Joplin and Nina Simone, she got soul. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull said: "Susan is a ballsy blues chick and a sterling vocalist"

Friday, October 17, 2003

The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked the World by Julius Lester - The blues. It's that low-down feeling that makes you ache from your soul to the soles of your shoes. Here in the voice of a grandfather passing on a legacy to a younger generation, renowned author Julius Lester introduces ten of the hottest black blues singers of our time. The diva Aretha Franklin, the legendary Billie Holiday, and the fabulous B.B. King are just a taste of what's in store. On sale for $5.99
Blues and Trouble by Tom Piazza - Set in Memphis, Florida, New York, New Orleans, and elsewhere, these stories deliver a vision of an America where the social and emotional ground shifts constantly underfoot. Full of the restless imagery and force of the deepest blues and country music, it is a work of masterful craft and raw beauty. On sale for $4.99
The Big Book of Blues by Robert Santelli - This ultimate reference book for blues lovers is a comprehensive biographical encyclopedia with 600 entries profiling every known important blues artist from Bessie Smith, Charlie Patton, and Blind Willie McTell to Alberta Hunter, Robert Cray, and Stevie Ray Vaughan - On Sale for $6.99
Butch Taylor & The Penetrators: Don't Tell Me Nothin' - Hot funky blues with soulful singing, smokin' guitar, and pumpin' horns that will bring the dog out in you

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Marc Benno: Hit The Bottom - This cd rocks the house. If you like Stevie Ray you'll love this
James Hurley - Blues, Jazz, and Rock with an earthy, rootsy feel polished with memorable melodies

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

The Devil's Music Forum - online since April 2003
Mississippi Heat: Thunder In My Heart - Chicago blues with Pierre Lacocque on harp, James Wheeler and Billy Flynn on guitars, Allen Kirk and Bob Stroger on drums and bass and Deitra Farr on voicals. The Chicago Sun-Times called it "Quite simply the hottest band in Chicago today."

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Cliff Cliff: Sweet Loven Woman - Philadelphia's king of the blues
Rooster Alley: Cock Of The Walk - Well-seasoned, house Rockin' Blues that will leave an achy residue in your mind
Sol: Volume: Blue - While many young, white musicians attempt to replicate the blues masters' art, Sol steers clear of imitation in favor of excavation and transport. Sounds carry beyond genre, beyond origin and often beyond the grave
Slewfoot and the Angels: Grasshopper Pie - Known to few, Slew truly is a hero of Southern music, whose talent has been recognized by traditional blues artists in the South for decades
Zak Perry: Seven Years - Blues rock, Americana and a touch of Classic Rock stirred up with powerful vocals and signature guitar lines
Cool John Ferguson: Guitar Heaven - Brand new release. Taj Mahal tells, "He's up there with Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhart, people like that, he's an incredible player."
Cootie Stark: Raw Sugar - Cootie is one of the last great bluesmen from the Piedmont Tradition. Taj Mahal joins Cootie on hambone, piano, bass, harp, banjo and guitar. 72-minutes of the best blues and old-time music. Tremendous recording, a masterpiece
Kolam Ayer Blues Club (KABC) - provides updates, general information, and jam opportuities about the Blues scene in Singapore

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Mississippi Heat: Straight From The Heart - Chicago blues at its best with Sunnyland Slim's rhythm section (Bob Strger and Robert Covington on bass and drums; Covington on vocals as well), Billy Flynn and James Wheeler on guitars and Pierre Lacocque on harp. A great Chicago blues CD. For more albums from Mississippi Heat, check this website
Sisters of the South - The music covers a wide spectrum, from gospel and country blues in the Piedmont style, to the modern blues of Beverly "Guitar" Watkins. Orginal recordings

Friday, October 10, 2003

The Dirty Pool: Blue Collar Blues - Homebrewed Rock'n/Blues album recorded live at 5 of the best venues for Blues in upstate New York

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Blues for Peace was established in Israel to honor the roots of blues music and promote peace and the understanding that ALL peoples have had their share of the blues
Willie Murphy: I Got A Secret - On this album, Willie lets his big R&B band take a rest while he shows off his legendary solo piano style; playing and singing blues and old R&B favorites as only a true master can
Garrett Easley: On the Loose - If you like various styles of blues, then this album is for you. Garrett Easley has put together some World-Renowned Blues artists, and has produced a project that spans several decades and covers many diverse styles

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

A Short History of Recorded Blues: Blue Box of Blues - This 3 CD set presents some of the blues' most significant artists, forms, and evolutions. From ethnic bluesmen Big Joe Turner, "Boss of Blues", to blues shouters like Eddie "CleanHead" Vinson and Jonny Otis
Robert Allen Parker - Memphis artist Robert Allen Parker's debut disc has blues as the central theme, but also crosses over into rock and funk territory with his earthshaking guitar
Aric Riley: Talk About Trouble - Traditional finger-style acoustic Blues delivered with passion, guts, and sincerity. Produced by renowned Blues artist / producer Terry Robb

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Summertime Blues Band: Picture Perfect - Driving blues and blues rock. Soaring harmonica, growling sax, blistering guitar, whiskey-soaked vocals
Ed Earley Band: Going On Blue - Rockin' Rhythm and Blues from a man who played with Albert King, Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, Buddy Ace and others
John Le Conqueroo - Original and vintage soul, rhythm and blues. Blending the sweet sounds of Memphis soul, rocking Chicago and Texas blues, Louisiana R&B, and classic jump blues
Mud-jam - ongoing documentary of blues music in Singapore. The project started with a review of Siva Choy's performance at the first Singapore Blues Festival
Robert Johnson and the Crossroads Curse - curse of the song Crossroads and it's possible inspiration from voodoo
John Lee Hooker - official site. Features history, discography, his music, the John Lee Hooker Foundation, and photos

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Ed Earley Band: Raggedy Old Car Blues - Rockin' Rhythm and Blues (Classic soultunes, gut bucket blues, classic r&b, a little rock 'n roll, smooth jazz) Mostly Blues

Friday, October 03, 2003

Stone Cold Soul: BLUE - Rockin' Blues and Classic rock for those weary of Pop culture
Yoshinobu Takeda: A Boy From Lion Street - Rhythm & blues, world, rock, .....soulful songs album
Jeff Scheetz Band: Beggars, Rogues & Thieves - Jeff Scheetz has long been critically acclaimed as a brilliant guitarist - now this new CD adds to the mix Soulful vocals, Singing Hammond B-3, and still plenty of guitar - in well written bluesy rock songs with more hooks than your favorite fishin' lure
The Reels: Bare-Bone - If you dig "Riding with the King," give The Reels a spin. The first release from the Southern California blues trio. It contains an array of blues and contemporary blues material with rock underpinnings

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Matt Hendricks: Ghetto Blues Hotel - A one man show of blues, folk, ragtime and jazz that is addictive down to the last note

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Shane Dwight Blues Band: Boogie King - Searing rockin', dancing, Chicago Blues so hot, it will singe your eyebrows
Microwave Dave: Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down - Guitar-driven blues from Alabama with incandescent songs, featuring his incendiary style supported by members of the legendary Muscle Shoals rhythm section and special guests from the Amazing Rhythm Aces and the bands of Delbert Mcclinton
Clay Cotton: RoughStuff BoogieBlues Piano Party Hits - Foot Tappin', Honky-Tonkin' GoodTime Boogie Blues piano by America's Best-Kept Secret who played with Chuck Berry, Elvis, Jagger, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Hendrix, Joplin, Zappa, BB King, Boz, Musselwhite and so many others...

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Colin James: Traveler - A soulful blues album complete with strong imploring vocals and hot guitar licks
Kenny Edwards: I Need Me A Woman With Some Food Stamps - Blues/southern soul bluesy with a New Orleans and Alamaba flavor; makes you want to get up and dance
James Keating: Surfers And Cowboys - Country blues and rock, steaming with attitude
Emme Kemp: Someone To Sing To - Think upbeat, add a bit of Blues with a dash of Gospel backed up by her honky-tonk, foot stomping piano renditions and songs
Eugene Lucky Fluker: Carroll County Mississippi - Downhome Blues
George Kelly: Lucid Intervals - Bluesy stuff, soulful stuff, jazzy stuff, funky stuff. American music, made in Detroit
6V6: Fire Bottle - The music is Blues, with a jazzy, funky, blue eyed soul groove; mixing Russell Miller's original tunes with fresh arrangement of some familiar standards
Liz Tansey: What I Want - Rockin' blues with style & sensitivity - Thelma & Louise keep on driving
Jonathan Kalb: Shadow Of A Man - Groovin' and soulful blues but with elements of country, reggae, soul mixed into the pot
Bryan Himes: Lookin' For RL - A slice of Son House; dose of Robert Johnson; the risk taking of Jimi Hendrix; bottled up in Keb Mo - that's BRYAN HIMES

Monday, September 29, 2003

6V6: Burning Blue - The music is Blues, with a jazzy, funky, blue eyed soul groove; mixing Russell Miller's original tunes with fresh arrangements of some familiar standards
Woody Mann/Son House/Jo Ann Kelly: Been Here and Gone - Master blues guitarist with the legendary Son House and Jo Ann Kelly
Dan Phelps: Broke Down Engine - This energetic acoustic blues music runs from the haunting eerie sound of Charlie Patton to the power of Son House. All this with a bit of swing thrown in for good measure

Friday, September 26, 2003

Experience Music Project has announced its newest exhibit: Sweet Home Chicago: Big City Blues 1946-1966. Part of a series of events and programming raising awareness of the blues and its contribution to American culture and music worldwide, Sweet Home Chicago is the first major museum exhibition of its kind to examine Chicago blues. The exhibit opens in Seattle at EMP, September 27, 2003, and runs through January 2004. Sweet Home Chicago will then travel to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry to kick-off the Museum's annual Black Creativity celebration
Oreo Blue: Earned the Right - Blues soul with the polish of Robert Cray, and the grit and feel of Bonnie Raitt
Oreo Blue: Live by Demand - Bluesy rock, live in your face double disc dose of kick ass music with great production quality
Oreo Blue: Nuthin' but the Blues - Blues Revue Magazine says it's got great writing and production, and Chris Payton's vocals are steel belted and immediately identifiable

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming - released on October 14, 2003
Under the guidance of executive producer Martin Scorsese, The Blues is a seven-part television series of personal and impressionistic films that capture the essence of blues music and its evolution to a universal language
Kory Montgomery: Five Past 10 - Debut release of 15 year old Arkansas blues singer/songwriter/guitarist. Powerful vocals and electric guitar, from slow blues to cookin'

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Paul Filipowicz: Go For The Throat - This is honest, straight-forward bluecollar/barroom boogie-blues, the kind that would go over great in a Texas roadhouse or a Hell's Angels clubhouse. Andy Grigg, Real Blues
The Blues Monsters: When Midnight Comes - Nobody is playing and writing rockin' rhythm and blues like this. New and refreshing. This is one cd that you will want to share with friends. The Blues Monsters have been doing it for 11 years, and it shows. A nice change-up from the typical blues style

Monday, September 22, 2003

Miss Candy featuring Tom "Blues Man" Hunter - Blues/Soul Revue- The duet and solo songs with Ms Candy and Tom "Blues Man" Hunter are compelling, awesome and dramatic
Patrick Allen: 'bout Time - Tasteful guitarist/vocalist that offers up 13 original tunes of funk, blues and more with killer horn section and top notch players
The Alastair Greene Band: Official Bootleg: Live In L.A. - The Alastair Greene Band tears into some classic Blues-Rock warhorses and originals on this burning live set
Smokin' Section - Hot r&b and smokin' blues- in a couple of words that's the best way to describe this band that has established itself as a serious contender in the contemporary blues arena
Ron J Land: Life Ain't Easy - Electric Blues guitar at its best
Annette Desantis: Eve's Faces - Singer/songwriter belting out the blues and a healthy dose of rock.The melodic guitar hooks and vocals remind of such artists as Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt
Eye in Queue: Wait and See - A lively mix of original acoustic and electric blues with a hint of Latin American flavor. 50/50 blend of instrumental and vocal tunes
Robin Lacy: Have No Fear - New Orleans Flavored. A Touch of Mardi Gras, Zydeco & Dixieland Soul
Johnny Nocturne Band: Blues Volume with Ms. Dee - Jump blues and R&B at the nexus where they meet the horn driven little big band jazz tradition
3J's - Eight originals and four classic covers in old, old, the very original old school of R&B, blues, rock and roll and one hybrid surf instrumental
Long John Hunter & Tom "Blues Man" Hunter: One Foot In Texas - The sounds of Delta bluesmen mixed with Chicago grit and flavored with Texas tradition

Friday, September 19, 2003

The Joe Byrd Trio: Basically Blues - A tasty bowl of gumbo. Joe Byrd sings the blues and plays bass, joined by Steve Abshire (guitar) and Mike Shepherd (drums)
Dave Chastain & the blues rockers: Somthing for the pain - Dave Chastain has shared the stage with Gregg Allman, Bernard and Luther Allison, Dickey Betts, Albert Collins, Jeff Healey, Lonnie Mack, Robbin Trower, Johnny Winter, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Elvin Bishop, and others

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Joe Cruz: Good Luck Man - Texas born and bred with a love for life and music. The variety of Joe Cruz will keep the party going! Sit back and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

JW-Jones Blues Band: Bogart's Bounce - featuring Kim Wilson and Gene Taylor from the Fabulous Thunderbirds
Chuck Beattie and Blues By Design: A Sample Of The Blues - Chicago Style Blues with beefy vocals
Barb Mitchell: Low Down Blues - homestyle blues, a little bit country, a little bit rock'n roll with a lot of soul
Don Latarski and Rue de Blues: Rue Two - This is upbeat modern original electric blues featuring outstanding guitarist Don Latarski and vocalist Marilyn Keller
Don Latarski and Rue de Blues: Deep Play - This is upbeat modern electric blues with a touch of jazz thrown in. It features original blues with traditional blues standards. The stellar guitar work of Don Latarski is heard throughout as are the vocals of Marilyn Keller
Don Latarski and Rue de Blues: Eden Hall Sessions - This is progressive modern blues that focuses on the gifted composer and guitarist Don Latarski. It also features the fabulous vocal work of Marilyn Keller

Monday, September 15, 2003

Dave Mathis / Steve Cameron: Blues Police - Guitar/harmonica duo in a tradional style with an electrical edge to it

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Jerome Edmonson: The Blue Book - Dance Blues and memorable Ballads reminisent of true relationships from his past
Ernie Payne: coercion street - Acoustic Blues, Roots oriented contemporary folk artist
Teeny Tucker: First Class Woman - The Real Deal Blues by a Bona Fide New Star
Doc Wadkins: Down That Road - Blues with a hard rock punch.And a twist of southern rock
Kira Small: Wanderin' Star - It's bluesy torchy country jazz and Kira sings it with a vulnerability that will move the hardest of hearts
K.M. Williams: I'm An Old Soul - Classic Texas Country Blues, Old School Boogie & Traditional Texas Church Hymns Performed by The Texas Country Blues Preacher
Kathleen Cairns and Tattoo Blue: What's Left Don't Feel Right - Powerful vocals that range from soft and cool, to blast of furnace tempered blues
Kat Danser: Ascension - Acoustic roots & blues originals from the deep, murky waters of her prairie soul
The Zak Perry Band: As Live As It Gets - Great singer, songs and a gutsy guitar player. One of the most powerful, emotive, genuinely bluesy voices in rock n roll today. A master of blues/rock and Americana music
SlingBlade: 100% Certified Roadhouse Music - "Roadhouse Music": A blend of Texas-Style Rock, Honky-Grass, Barroom Boogie, Soulful Story-Songs and Americana on Steroids by the East Coast Ambassadors of the "Roadhouse Sound"
Dave Braulick: SEVENS - Killer Bluzrock with smokin' lead solos
Kevin Krieg: Family and Friends - Foot stompin' jazz and blues with some feel-good grooves. James Taylor meets BB King

Friday, September 12, 2003

18th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival - October 9, 10 & 11, 2003 - Helena, Arkansas
The Rampage Trio: Let's Turn It Up! - High energy blues-rock boogie
Steelbeam: Good Ol' Fashion Blue Collar Sound - pure Texas blues, rock, alternative, and country. Austin nurtured Lubbock feel
Van Wilks: Soul of a Man - Hard Driving, Guitar Propelled Texas Blues Rock
Doug Hamblin/Jan Fanucci: Original Recordings - Blues based with elements of New Orleans R&B and Rock N Roll

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Pearl Alley - a five-piece band that churns out a sizzling combination of original rockin' blues, featuring powerful and emotive female vocals, smoking guitar, blistering keyboards, and a rock solid rhythm section
Bennett: 3 Minutes To Midnight - an inventive mix of eclectic rock, twang and swampy grooves together with solid blues rooted song writing
Ray Bonneville: Roll It Down - American roots, slippery and bluesy, life-influenced songwriting
Eddie Hinton: Letters From Mississippi - Rock, southern soul, southern rock, swamp music, soul and blues from a man who's been around the block a few times

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Bud Duncan, Jr.: Just Listen! - Totally new sound that is an eclectic mixture of Blues, Rock and Jazz
Shane Dwight Band: Come See Me - Chicago, Delta and Rock/Blues have never sounded as good until The Shane Dwight Band combined them on this long awaited and anticipated CD that is sure to move ya
Woodshed: Fires Of Spring - This debut album features ripping guitar leads, some great harp playing and rock solid rhythms, the music is blues influenced but grounded in rock
John Heasly: Make It Right - Acoustic blues, folk and originals in an unpretentious, honest, authentic style

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Smokehouse Porter, Miss Mamie: King & Queen Of The Gut Bucket Blues - It's Louisiana swamp/Mississippi Delta GutBucket Blues that's felt deep down in the inner soul
Marc Benno: Sugar Blues - Great original Texas blues and rock songs from 1 of America's originals. Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar in Marc's band The Nightcrawlers
Tom Burch: Castaway - The debut solo CD from Singer/Songwriter Guitarist Tom Burch combines his country songwiting roots with a fiery rock/blues guitar style on everything from ballads to scorchers to tongue-in-cheeck humour
Mark MacDonald: Just a Little Levity - From his Texas roots, Mark combines blues and rock with mystical elements to create a unique and refreshing sound that is at once familiar and pleasing, yet hard to classify because it is such a personal expression
Willie King: I Am The Blues - Twice Living Blues Artist of the Year, Willie King's first self-produced CD is a masterpiece. Get on down to the real deal, juke joint boogie blues
Pete Schmidt & Shane Scott: Blues Approved - Hot new CD featuring 15 original songs packed with great vocal, harmonica and guitar. Features W.C. Handy Award winner Mel Brown (Albert Collins, Bobby Blue Bland, T-Bone Walker). Vintage Chicago, Texas Westcoast style blues
Blue Star: Ritual - instrumental guitar & hammond blues with a touch of soul,rock, ambient and soundtrack
Chris Field: Come Out And Play - Acoustic blues guitar driven songs and music with a mix of roots and rock
Johnny Neal &The Blues Print: Do I Have The Blues - Soulful, gospel, jump-and-shout roadhouse, mixed with grits and honey
Kay Kay and the Rays: Texas Justice - Blues with soul,funk, jazz and roots rock influences
William Lee Ellis: The Full Catastrophe - In 16 original songs that range from gospel-blues to rockabilly, from Delta swing to haunting guitar instrumentals, William Lee Ellis works the roots of American music and twists them to his own designs
Ruth McGillivray: River of Soul - "Soul-stirring blues with attitude, passion and emotive story-telling. Aretha Franklin meets Bonnie Raitt..." River of Soul is like a journey on a craft of blues, R&B and gospel. The power and depth of Ruth's voice and songwriting is amazing
The Beat Daddys: Live! - Southern Rockin' Blues with a soulful attitude
Jon Manners: Frankie Said - cool mix of retro and postmodern...bluesy guitar with sax lead mixed with the post-modern feel of free-range, no rules songwriting
Kay Kay and the Rays: Big Bad Girl - Blues with soul, jazz, funk and roots rock influences
Stevie Zee Band: Wail - Smokin' Strat guitar, in your face, hard blues rockin' power trio, featuring 13 original tracks with tight arrangements and blistering solos
B.B. King: B.B. King and Friends - B.B.King, Dave Brubeck and the Heath Brothers make great jazz and blues, the live performance rocks the house
Marshall Nanis: Authentic Blues For Jews - Upbeat colorful blues with casual, fun-loving original vocals
Ron Pics On Ron: Wanderin' - An eclectic mix of blues, old pop and swing with tasty guitar licks, both acoustic and electric

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Fort Purbrook will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of Blues at the Fort this September. The venue on Portsdown Hill is set to pay host to Blues at the Fort 2003, the former Havant Real Ale Music festival. Blues at the Fort has attracted some great bands for this weekend festival on the 19th and 20th September 2003 - The Hamsters, The Motel Kings, The Rhythm Kings, The Blues Band, The King Earl Boogie Band, Cryin' Out Loud

Friday, August 22, 2003

Paul Byrd: Without Further Adieu... - Ft. Worth, Texas has a habit of producing some excellent Blues performers, and one need only look as far as Mr. Byrd to get some solid evidence of that. Somewhere in the BB King side of the yard with a little Old School Chicago Jump flavor. Nice vocals too
Willie G: Fresh Cut - Boiling hot blues and soul carried by beefy vocals and elecric guitar riffs
Essential San Diego Blues: Volume I - Compilation of works from professional Blues Musicians of San Diego, California

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Di Anne Price & Her Boyfriends: To Hell With Love - Smoky barrelhouse piano blues from a woman's point of view - wrapped in a jazzy acoustic quartet setting

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Josh White Jr: Cortelia Clark - blues master Josh White Jr offers up a special blend of accoustic folk blues as no one else can
Josh White Jr: In Tribute To Josh White - House Of The Rising Son - A folk blues classsic as who better to perform an homage to the legendary Josh White than his son, Josh White Jr
Janet Ryan and Straight Up!: Wrapped Up In Blue - Picture Aretha Franklin meeting Albert Collins for a few drinks at the crossroads: Burnin' Blues Powerhouse backed by eclectic funky blues guitar and big B3 sounds
Little Toby Walker: Back In The Groove - Little Toby Walker wasn't chosen as the 2002 International Blues Acoustic Fingerpicking Champion by the Blues Foundation for nothing. This CD proves why

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Various: Blues At Kerrville - this album features blues of every kind. from the big band blues of Gatemouth Brown to the barrelhouse blues of Marcia Ball to the delta blues of Mance Lipscomb or Juke Boy Bonner to the folk blues of Dave van Ronk. This is a blues collection for the true blues enthusiast-recorded live onstage at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival
Little Toby Walker: Cool Hand - Little Toby Walker won the 2002 International Blues Challenge Award, Acoustic Solo Division from the Blues Foundation. If you like hot acoustic fingerpicking blues, rags and swing, then this CD if for you

Monday, August 18, 2003

Nora Jean Bruso: Sings the Blues - featuring Jimmy Dawkins, Eddie Shaw, James Wheeler, Willie Kent, Billy Flynn, Brian Lupo, Rob Waters, Jimi Schutte. Nora Jean was featured on The Paul Jones Show, August 14th

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Skip Towne and The Greyhounds: Road Works Live - Chicago Style Rockin' Blues: Hard driving,Live Blues with a full horn section and 10 piece band featuring Peter Quinn, ("The Curly Shuffle" (Jump'n The Saddle)) and "Brother John" Kattke (Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Eric Clapton and Koko Taylor)

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Van Wilks: Texas Jukin' - Van Wilks plays hard-rocking, tasteful Texas Blues-Rock with a nod and a wink to Hendrix, Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons
Pete 'Big Dog' Fetters: South From Detroit City - Slide Guitar Driven Road House Blues

Monday, August 04, 2003

The Whitefields Band: In Search of the Mysterious Mister Pigg - The WhiteFields Band (known as The Great WFB to most) plays an all American mix of blues based psychedelic rock tempered by stylings that moves their music into Americana
L. A. Branville: out of the blue - Rockin' blues singer/songwriter combines original songwriting with rockin' grooves and laidback vocals
The Delta Dave Blues Band: Pignose Boogie - The real deal. Blues from the Mississippi Delta to the city streets of Chicago
Mark Scott LaMountain: 21st Century Blues - Mark Scott LaMountain And The Blue Thunder Band Mix Traditional Blues, Funk, HipHop And Rock To Bring The Blues Into The 21st Century
Nuno Mindelis: Twelve Hours - the long-awaited fourth CD from one of the world's premier Blues guitarists, Nuno Mindelis. Nuno's Blues credentials are impressive: named "Best Blues Guitarist" by Guitar Player Magazine, two CD's with Stevie Ray Vaughan's band, Double Trouble, and rave reviews for his live performances, from Austin Texas to the Montreal Jazz Festival
Swingadelic: Organized! - Swingadelic takes some swingin' blues and jazz a la Ray Charles and Count basie and tosses in a hefty chunk of soul jazz organ to come up with their own fun sound. This is incredibly swingin'

Sunday, August 03, 2003

Pete Schmidt & Shane Scott: Blues Approved - MP3 samples available
Goodlife Rhythm & Blues Revue: Jus' Kiddin' - A rockin' rhythm band of rootsy blues buffs with a penchant for jammin' and reason to believe
Jimmie Bratcher: Honey in the Rock - Blues Rock with a timeless message
The Ultimate Blues Jam Vol. 1 - a series of 10 authentic blues backing/jam-along tracks recorded live in the studio without the lead or solo instruments
Velvet Catfish: Velvet Catfish: The Album - Alternative, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Neo-Soul
Eugene W. Hairston: A Musical Rainbow - A Cross-Pollination of Jazz,Blues & Instrumental New Age Rock
Danny O'Connell: Your love shines through - Sizzling lead work,add some Bay area Blues rythm,it cooks...
Cindy Maloney: Blues Now and Then - Cindy teams up with three of the hottest blues guitarist in the Dallas Metroplex to bring you blues her way
Larry Perkins/Jessica Wagner: Nite at Willie Joe's - This is a melting pot of sound with flavors of Santana, Allman Brothers and Steely Dan. This music doesn't sound like your run of the mill average rock band; it has an air of sophistication about it while still maintaining a slinky funky attitude
Dave Thrift: Cruise Music - Heavy Blues/Rock featuring guitar
Chris Carter: Night Shift - Modern, urban electric blues, blues/funk and blues rock

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Barrelhouse Bonni: Barbershop Blues - Bonni and guest blues guys bring back piano boogie and blues from 1930s plus some silly and serious originals
Jerry McCann: All Lit Up Like The Moon - A variety of American music. Blues, country, Bluegrass, and soul
3rd International Gloucester Blues & Heritage Festival - 28 July - 3 August 2003
Skyla Burrell Blues Band: Standing in the Rain - House rocking traditional Chicago-style Blues Band fronted by a female singer/lead guitar player

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Rod Bredin: Boogie Improv - 1940's Style Piano Boogie Woogie. Heavy bass, free flowing right hand, intriguing measures. Straight piano boogie with a flair of its own

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Stan Street: Stan Street and the Streetwalkers - New Orleans Blues flavored with washboard,harmonica,sax,upright bass
Scott Perry: Hero Worship - Scott's vocals are natural and engaging and he powers his National steel bodied guitar with imagination and a powerful right hand on over an hour's worth of tunes by his musical heroes
Mary Dukes: Introducing The Divine Ms Mary - Mary Dukes and the 32-20 Band - Chicago style blues with a gospel/R&B style singer
Gwyn Ashton: Beg, Borrow & Steel - Ashton's stripped-down acoustic masterpiece, featuring great slide guitar on his 1936 National Steel Guitar

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

The new CD by Blues Evolution is entitled, BE. It is horn driven with emphasis on intelligent songwriting, tight and sophisticated playing, and strong vocal performances. The music has been described as "Ray Charles meets Steely Dan". It is an eclectic approach to Blues, but definitely in the neighborhood of the Blues, though not down that exact alley. As the name implies, Blues Evolution is about pushing the boundaries of the Blues

Friday, July 18, 2003

Wade Fernandez: Black Wolf's Blues - Native American blues that rocks from the rez and soothes the soul
Wendy Adams: Sorry Baby - this album is chock full of heartfelt songs, each and every one with a story to tell. This music is Original Americana, infused with blues and passion
Ermitt "Mr.Blues" Williams: A Tribute to Joe Williams - A Bluzz,Jazzie,Swinging,Relaxing, Singing Artist, is Mr.Blues

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Chef Chris and his Nairobi Trio: You're going to jail and your car is too - Rocking twisted ass funky blues
Pailface: blues singer - Classic blues guitar and vocals a la Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, with a dark sense of humor and some just plain good fun

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Richard Wiegel: Out Of The Blue - A blend of songs ranging from acoustic blues and roots, to country and jazz, all done in the Piedmont style of guitar
Chris "Uncle Gus" Gussa: Turn Up The Blues-a-lator - This is straight ahead hardcore electric guitar driven blues by quite possibly the finest blues guitarist you'll ever hear (on the "edge" sometimes but not quite blues rock) this is the real thing, pure straight up electric blues
Stew Moss: The Plum - With vocals ranging from burlap raspy to smooth as silk, a fingerpicked guitar keeping the beat, and his unique brand of Texas Blues, Gospel, and Humor, Stew's music is bound to lighten the bluest of moods

Friday, July 11, 2003

Cowboy Surfer: Original Sin - Blazing Blues Harmonicas, fluid guitar rhythms mixed with soulful melodies make this blended version of Cowboy Surfer Music the best yet
Fatt Lapp Blues Band: Bow Legs and Big Feet - Fast-paced, Chicago Style Blues. Very Danceable
Lloyd Thayer - Street blues. delta punk dobro. recorded live on the street with a 1929 national squareneck tricone guitar played lapstyle. down and dirty where the rubber meets the road hollerin at you blues

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Backroad Shack: Out Of The Woods - Led by a fiery female lead guitarist/vocalist, this band satisfies your soul with rip roarin' Rock 'N Blues romps and gut wrenching acoustic ballads

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Blue Healin': Bark and Roll - This vintage sounding trio rocks the blues till the garage rafters shake. Steaming guitar, grinding vocals and good songs make it fun and just a hair over the top
King Daddy Zeb: Get the People Together - Piano-based new orleans, boogie-woogie, funk and blues from Athens, Georgia's "piano man" Jason Fuller
The Roy Hudson Band: Nature of the Boogie Beast - An infectious blend of funky bluesrockin' hook-laden guitar riffin' fun
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez: Strip - Soulful Rock n' Roll by the Roots
Alex Maryol: Make Everything Alright - Alex is a young (23) year old Blues master who performs mostly original 'Santa Fe Blues' tunes

Friday, July 04, 2003

Brian Kendig: Catfish Moon - live show of acoustic blues, roots, with a touch of country flavor, great lyrics, with hot licks on guitar, slide, and harmonica. Two guitars and bass, no drums
Jared Stewart: Indian Summer - Blues..... rhythm and blues....

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Heather Hardy: Violins - Electric Blues Violin & Vocals
Jared Stewart: Indian Summer - Blues... Rhythm and Blues, Classic Rock
Brian Curran: Made Myself Lonesome - features a good mix of country blues, and figerstyle guitar
Sue Palmer: Boogie Woogie And Motel Swing - Queen of boogie woogie, Palmer lives up to her name with an album full of bluesy, straight ahead boogie woogie and sleazy swing
Kelly's Lot: Come To This - Blues/Rock with Special Sauce
Sue Palmer: Soundtrack to a B Movie - this soundtrack for an as yet made movie has all the elements of drama, set to a collection of swingin' boogiewoogie, blues, and gospel
Heather Hardy: I Believe - Electric Blues Violin & Vocals

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Sydney Ellis: Tug River - Uptown Blues and Downtown Jazz with major mojo
Scott Prater And The Djangobilly: Selftitled - a jump, swing and juke joint blues band which demonstrates the wide array of styles embedded in the blues
Doug Rott: The Night To Come - Blues rock
Steve White:White Man's Blue - A folk and blues cocktail with a twist of country
Patrick Sweany Band: Henryfordbedroom - Highly original roots/soul/blues based music
Keith Sykes: Advanced Medication For The Blues - Memphis style, blues and rock roll
Billie Pierce, Speckled Red, Doug Suggs, James Robinson: Primitive Piano - Blues and boogie woogie piano
16th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - Portland, OR - July 3-6, 2003

Sunday, June 29, 2003

The Riverhead Blues Festival - Long Island's Largest Free Music Event - July 18-20, 2003

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Shrimp City Slim: Gone With the Wind - Rockin' blues from South Carolina. After years touring with the likes of Chicago Bob Nelson, Big Boy Henry, Neal Pattman, and others, Shrimp City Slim formed his own tough blues unit and released this album
Joe Richardson: Stripped Down - an acoustic album that is hauntingly intimate in it's bare bones blues style, keeping it as gorgeous and multidimensional as what we have come to expect from his earlier recordings
The Breeze Kings: You Got To Bring Some To Get Some - Classic 50's Chicago style blues from Atlanta's best. Cool grooves with tasty harmonica and guitar throughout

Friday, June 27, 2003

Thebluevoodoo: Ride - Modern eclectic acoustic blues/rock with a twist
Smokestack Lightnin' live on WUCF each Saturday night at 8PM Eastern Standard Time (USA)
J Dustin Sommers: Blues take me home... - downhome acoustic feel with dueling Dobros& National, Standup Bass and Harp...with a New Blues/Country/Folk feel to it...
Skinny Williams and Erwin Helfer: St. James Infirmary - Jazz and blues saxophone and piano duets
Paul Wood: Pirate Radio - Another winning set of hot originals with vocals from Memphis' blues guitarist extraordinaire, which includes never (before now) recorded original tunes of Steve Gaines

Thursday, June 26, 2003

The Belgium Rhythm'n'Blues Festival in Peer Belgium - July 18-19-20, 2003 - one of America's best collection of Pre-War Blues 78's and posters
Roxy Perry: New York Blues Queen - Original Blues delivered by a ''real deal'' Blues wailer and band in the style of assorted Blues eras
2003 Monterey Bay Blues Festival - World's best blues artists converge to one of the most picturesque area's. Features over 60 national and regional blues acts over three days on three stages at the famous Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, USA - June 27-29, 2003
Kitchener's Blues, Brews, & BBQs Festival - August 8-9 - Kitchener, Ontario
Chris Chavez: Sweet Mother Nature's Child - Stoned acoustic blues
Steve Gornall: Electric Bible Of The Blues - Detroit's #1 hard drivin, blue collar blues rockin' guitar hero
Jan James: Limousine Blues - Blues with a soulful edge, sultry vocals, smokin' guitars. James' delivery is powerful, clear, unmannered and witty
Ron Thompson: Magic Touch - World Class..One of the top five blues greats in the world today. You owe it to yourself to check out "Magic Touch"

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Mojo Collins: Working Da Mojo - original funky blues, with a twist of now kind of sound, but reminescent of yesterday's blues
The John Earl Walker Band: I'm Leavin' You - An eclectic blend of Rockin', Electric, Funky Guitar Blues from one of New York's finest guitar players. Hot guitar served up right for you, just the way you like it
True Blues: One Night Only - Three-piece rockin' Texas-style blues with influences of 70's rock and jazz recorded live
Eric Hughes Band: Paycheck Boogie - burning hot Memphis Blues from Beale Street's number one bar band, ranging from electric boogie to acoustic Delta blues

Monday, June 23, 2003

Hitman Blues Band: Angel In The Shadows - Original blues, featuring Russell "Hitman" Alexander and a host of hired guns
Erwin Helfer: I'm Not Hungry But I Like To Eat - Blues! - Boogie woogie, blues, and jazz piano
Gail Wynters - Dr. John: Boogie To Heaven - Blues and Jazz with a funky combination of Dr. John and Gail Wynters and a great supporting cast of musicians
Atlanta Blues Vol. 1 - Live at the Northside Tavern - 1996 compilation of some of the Atlanta blues scene's hottest bands of the time recorded live at Atlanta's favorite local blues joint

Friday, June 20, 2003

BluesOz is Australia's online Blues community - links, profiles, gigs, radio....
A&E's Live By Request Starring B.B. King and Friends - Friday, June 20 @ 9pm ET/PT - The legendary blues master treats legions of fans to a live performance. Viewers can phone in or e-mail their song requests as B.B. King and friends perform at John Jay College in New York City
Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth has a brand new web site. Blues & Rhythm covers the full blues and R&B spectrum from pre and post war blues, rhythm and blues, doo-wop vocal groups, vintage soul and gospel and the contemporary blues scene
Don Teschner: SwampRockBlues - Don Teschner's first CD, SwampRockBlues since leaving The Rod Stewart Band. It is a collection of Slide Guitar based music. Organic, Acoustic, and Passionate. These steamy songs resonate with the beautiful yet haunting sounds of the deep south influenced by the tradition of the Delta Blues
The Jake Richmond Band: It's About Time - Rockin' Blues - Catchy melodies/lyrics accompanied by barnburning harmonica solos and scorching guitar and backed by an air-tight rhythm section
Drink Small: Does It All - downhome acoustic blues from South Carolina by legendary artist who has been recording since 1956
Big Daddy Pattman: Live in London - gutbucket harmonica blues from this downhome blues legend from rural Georgia. A superb live recording with full band at London's venerable 100 Club
Big Daddy D and the Dynamites: That's 'D' Blues - upbeat, High Energy Blues that Picks You Up and then Takes You Down Home with Grooves in Pockets so deep, you Better Wear Your Life Vest so you don't drown
Michael Monica Blues Band: How The Blind See The Music - original electric blues/rock that will get you moving
Cozumel Keith & The Ginseng Addicts: Mayan Blues - Although basically a blues album, the songs cover an extremely diverse range of styles due to the inclusion of some vintage tracks of rock, folk, and pop of Cozumel Keith's
Shrimp City Slim: Blues on the Beach - upbeat coastal blues & vibrant songwriting from Charleston, SC-based artist and his band. Great tunes, including "Charleston" which chronicles the jazz & blues history of the ancient city

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Willie Mabon, Jimmy Walker: Heavy Timbre Chicago Boogie Piano - Boogie woogie and blues piano
Shrimp City Slim: Blue Palmetto - sun-drenched blues & original songs from the South Carolina Lowcountry (coastal region)...melodic blues with splashes of Caribbean, rock, and gospel
WIRED: Long Legs - a lethal mixture of jazz & blues with a twist of alternative served on a platter of sizzling hot licks
Barrelhouse Chuck, Detroit Junior, Erwin Helfer, Pinetop Perkins: 8 Hands on 88 Keys Chicago Blues Piano Masters - Chicago blues piano

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

E*BluesNews - June 18, 2002 - Issue no. 42 now available
Franklin & Harpe: Doin' The Dozens - Franklin & Harpe perform 1920s and 1930s blues and ragtime in the Piedmont, Memphis and St. Louis guitar-duet style
John Lisi and Delta Funk!: Preachin' to the Choir - funky, bluesy, rockin, roots music
Atlanta Blues Compilation: 1st Annual Back Porch Blues Festival - live recordings from the 2000 Back Porch Blues Festival in Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops: Got A New Plan - high energy Chicago blues with a little funkiness added this time 'round
The Joe Ferraro Band: Skinny Village - A different take on traditional guitar blues. Melodic, lyrical and groovin'
The Kingsnakes: Ultrasound - rare cuts from the Kingsnakes circa 1991, featuring bonus live tracks recorded on Valentine's Day at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago

Monday, June 16, 2003

Colin John: Evolution - Ferociously entertaining funked-up R & B
Tara Charles Band: Chameleon - Sultry ballads, gritty blues, hard-driving rock
Bill Wharton and the Ingredients: Gumbo Man - Florida Swamp Blues from Florida Native Singer Songwriter
Warsaw Falcons: Big Bill Pickle and the Legendary Jerkin' Gherkins - The Hottest of Jump Blues/Swing-a-Billy featuring Bobby Keys, saxophone for the Rolling Stones

Sunday, June 15, 2003

The 12th Hell Blues Festival - 11-14 September, 2003 - Norway - Peter Green & The Splinter Group, King Pleasure & the Bisquit Boys, Les Gigolos, Dana Gillespie, Miller Anderson Band, Amund Maarud Band, Kent DuChaine, Vamp, Bernie Marsden & Michael Roach
The first annual Bridgeport Blues Festival - August 30-31, City of Bridgeport, CT - B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Galactic, Mofro, Robert Cray, James Cotton, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Marcia Ball, The Holmes Brothers
Joe Burns: Road Runner - everything from straight ahead rock, acoustic slide guitar, harmonica, beef up blues songs with wailing leads and Texas shuffle
Immortal Winos of Soul: Live at The Stonehouse - named after a Charles Bukowski poem, The Winos rip it up live with 10 smoking tracks of whiskey soaked rock n' blues
Jim Gibson: Something for Everyone - a blend of down home blues/swamp/and rock with a little New Orleans flavor
Fat Bottom: Strait Jacket Boogie - friendly rockin' blues... and all flavours in between

Saturday, June 14, 2003

The Chicago Music Scene - from Big Chicago Records - the leading eclectic compilation CD of Chicago's top musicians
Bernard Purdie & The Hudson River Rats: Get It While You Can - Upbeat, Funky, Danceable Blues
Metro Blues: Blues On The Edge - hard edged, rockin' contemporary blues
Son Lewis: Next Train Smoking - Electric and Acoustic Blues
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops: Count Your Blessings - Chicago-style blues
The 6th Annual Madison Blues Festival - August 23-24, 2003 - BB King, Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite......
The 31st Annual San Francisco Blues Festival - September 27-28, 2003 - Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers, Magic Slim, Roomful of Blues.....
Stevie & The Saints: Metalblue - Born Again, Hard-core Rythmn & Blues with monster guitar work
Delta Moon: Live - Delta Moon is the winner of the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, February 1, 2003