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