Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The John Sherry Group: Don't Let The Fire Go Out
Electric guitar driven blues/rock with a focus on powerful songwriting and great vocals, solo and group
Slidin' Slim & Big Fred: Ten Long Years
The new CD with Slidin' Slim & Big Fred sounds like delta blues king Son House would've made a record with contemporay slidemaster Ry Cooder and Lowell George produced it together with Dr.John. Recommended for fans of John Mooney, Anders Osborne, John Hammond & acoustic blues and rootsmusic in general
Richie Pavledis: Live at the Charles
Acoustic Blues, featuring songs from Leadbelly, Leroy Carr, Willie Dixon and some of Richie's Blues recorded live at the Perth Blues Club

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Johnny and the Headhunters: Truckin the blues
A Rare new Bluesman who plays with taste, restraint and Tone. Johnny's a two decade veteran of the east coast blues circuit, a Guitarist who handles both rhythm and lead without wasting a note, he's fully in control as he trucks on down the Blues highway and whether drivin fast or slow, he always moves with feeling, avoiding slick patches. Johnny is one mother-truckin blues guy who does Blues right. Steve Hoffman - the Blues Experience
Louis King: Sharp!!...Like a Bowlin' Ball
Blues Meets Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll in an original mix of new original songs
Blues World Order: Live
In-your-face, butt rockin' blues. The kind that makes you want to dance and drink. Sandpaper-smooth vocals and SCREAMIN' guitars
Supreme Court: Live In Session
Blues, Funk & R&B: The Real Deal. Members of this band have played with Willie Dixon, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Taj Mahal, Necktar, Ronnie Earl, & The Allman Brothers to name a few

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Susan Tedeschi: Live From Austin Texas
In this 2003 performance from the Austin City Limits series, New England's Susan Tedeschi demonstrates a range that extends well beyond her blues base
Kevin Cooke: Ain't The Weather Strange
An award-winning bassist, winner of a scholarship to the Berklee School of music, and veteran of the road, Cooke has played with the Diamonds, James Cotton, Buzz Upshaw, Tony Springer (Wild T and the Spirit, Fire), Mother Tongue and Njacko Backo to name a very few

Jerome Godboo: Pain and the Glory
Captures his edgy blues-and-funk-soaked sound and raw emotion in a stripped-down studio setting with guitarist Damian Arokium, bassist Leo Valvassori and drummer Al Webster. All in all, it's a potent mix, one that combines the vibrant musical legacy of decades past with a passion and an urgency that constantly renews itself
Shaden Garett and the Stratospheres
Nearly one hour of electric/acoustic rootsy blues, rock, country, jazz, and folk featuring Guess Who organist Leonard Shaw, Watchmen drummer Ryan Ahoff, Walle Larson and others
Billy Joe Green: Muskrat Blues & Rock and Roll
His new indie CD is an ambitious effort that fully captures the dynamic range and powerful emotional playing of an extraordinary axeman, from acoustic to electric, from Robert Johnson to letting his "freak flag" fly on the explosive instrumental Soul Search
David Gogo: Vibe
Vibe showcases Gogo's new-found vocal strengths, on songs like "I'll Do Anything" and "300 Pound Shoes", which on this release, match his profound skill on guitar

Friday, December 24, 2004

B-Team Blues Band: Bungalowlita
A mixture of good, throw-down blues with a taste of East Tennessee thrown in to boot

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Bacon Fat: Boogielicious Baby
Rock, Blues, Trash & Boogie in the vein of ZZ Top, André Williams and Five Horse Johnson
Crazy Texas Gypsies: Blues For The Soul
The Crazy Texas Gypsies are a new blues band made up of seasoned veteran performers steeped in old school tradition, and updated modern lyrical sensibility and rhythmic foundation
Zac Harmon: The Blues According to Zacariah
Born and raised in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a true disciple of the music that emanated from the city's historic Farish Street district. Universally recognized as the home of such great blues legends as the late, great Elmore James, Farish Street was quite simply the impetus for the blues, as it was the center of culture, commerce and creativity during Harmon's early years
The Love Dogs: Live and On Fire
Rockin' Swingin' Old School R&B

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Mojo Roots: Prakriti's Kiss
The Mojo Roots trio formulated an enticing aura of exuberance and boogie down jams by coagulating Blues, R & B, Reggae, Ska, Second Line, Funk, Soul and International Rhythms
Joe Price: Designated Driver
Joe's music is flavored more to the juke joint end of the blues: a bit rough and tons of fun

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Smokey Joe Wood: Throwback
It's old school underground FM as gifted 30 year vet sets a back fire with his soulful vocals and reignites the bluesy guitar driven electric roots and swamp rock genre
Terry Hiatt: Big Science
Rock-Blues-Gumbo... It's a cool Blues-Rock thang, infused with dangerous guitar

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Whammer Jammer: Whammer Jammer Live a la Luna Negra
Harmonica driven blues with a touch of country/bluegrass. Sonny Boy Williamson meets Charlie McCoy
Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers: Live at Constable Jack's
Californian Fusion Blues Rock unique, original, powerfull yet sensitive
Microwave Dave: American Peasant
Groundbreaking and unique solo electric blues utilizing real-time loops in an astoundingly detailed live recording that seats the listener at the head table in a crowded small club
Cadi Jo: Vagabond Blues
On this new CD, harmonica player Cadi Jo plays Django style Gipsy Jazz with his blues harp, and it swings...
The Jimmy Bowskill Band: Soap Bars & Dog Ears
A Blues enigma...a phenomena... These are all words used to describe this 14 year old award winning bluesman. He is the 2004 Canadian Indie Award winner for Favourite New Blues Artist

Jimmy Bowskill: Old Soul

Jimmy Bowskill: Old Soul
A Blues enigma...a phenomena... These are all words used to describe this award winning 14 year old bluesman. He is the 2004 Canadian Indie Award winner for favourite New Blues Artist
Ellsworth Rosser Blues Band: Love Your Neighbor
Guitar-based rockin blues with smokey blues vocals
Mama's Boys: The Black CD
2004 raucous release from the hard driving band voted "Los Angeles Best Blues Artist" and "Best Unsigned Blues Band in Southern California"
Little Elmo & The Mambo Kings: Car Lot
Jump Blues, Boogie woogie and Swing. Very high energy and lots of fun

Sarah Ayers Band: cold, hard, dirty truth

Sarah Ayers Band: cold, hard, dirty truth
A unique mixture of Blues, Funk and Jam with a powerhouse female vocalist to top it off
Little Elmo & The Mambo Kings: Never Pet A Burning Dog
Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie, and Swing, dance dance dance
Juli Wood and Earma Thompson: Blues For Earma Jean
Jazz and Blues with hard swinging grooves
Bobby Radcliff: Natural Ball
It's a raw and nasty collection of crowd-pleasers set down on CD for the first time by Bobby with his tighest trio yet. If you're tired of over-produced records with too many overdubs and too many players, you'll want this blast of pure blues power
Col Ray & The Scary Cats: Feather
Blues Roots with attitude with a touch of country but still raw
K.T. And Midnight Cannonball: Knock Me A Kiss
1950s style jump blues at its best

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Paco Shipp: The Tip of The Tongue Is A Dangerous Place To Hang Your Reputation
A stellar blend of Rock, Blues and Jazz, tied together by the amazing harmonica work and soulful songs of Paco Shipp, harp player extraordinaire with the Jamie Hartford Band
Michele Lundeen: Sone Inside Me
Passionate, fierce, sassy rockin', old-school funky R&B, roadhouse blues with pinch of sultry swing from a soul-deep singer/songwriter with a penetrating presence. Guests include slide guitar master Roy Rogers
Son Lewis: The Country Blues
Acoustic Country Blues with guitar, vocals and killer harmonica, recorded live in concert
Speedo "Harmonica" Jones: Blues from the archives vol.1
Hard Rocking Electric Blues featuring Soul soaring harmonica from Speedo and gut wrenching blues guitar from the soon to be legendary Jumpin Jon Specter and Peter Malick
Ron J. Land: Path-A Bluesman Sings The Blues
A work of art. A must for gutiar lovers. Beautiful music
Sharon Rush: Diverse Avenues
Ms. Rush and her boys has crafted a stlyish CD in Diverse Avenues that showcases her tantalizing voice and saucy delivery on tunes from blues, jazz to rock with a small twist of spanish flair. Sharon Rush is definately no pigion hole vocalist
Ron Thompson: Still Resisting
"Still Resisting" is considered by Mick Fleetwood to be one of the world's truly legitimate blues documents, along with Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker), Blues is King (B.B. King), and the Very Best of Buddy Guy
Dirty Larry & The Muddy Maidens: Out Of The Blues
Rockin' country bluesabilly
East River String Band
Delta style, country blues, jug band hokum, string band, old timey, ragtime mix
Memphis Gold: Prodigal Son
Sanctified Beale Street Urban Gutbuket Blues
Robin Sylar: Tricked Out
The tradition and diversity of styles of Texas blues is as wide as Texas itself. It is easy to wonder if new blood can be struck from the same old vein. Robin Sylar is proof positive, leaving no doubt, that it can
Carl Weathersby: Hold On
One of the legends of blues. Covers all angles of the blues
Michael John & The Bottom Line: From The Roots
Rocking, Grooving, A full blues mix that hits your heart and stays in your soul. This is the band's third CD and the best. You won't be sorry