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