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