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Author: JD Nash
JD is currently associate editor and social media manager for American Blues Scene. He's also the former host of Blues Influence on WREN radio.
The Peter Green-ish track is beautifully recorded, and is more about attitude than age.
A ton of artists have released music mid-pandemic to bring a feel good vibe to their fans. Elizabeth King has gifted this album to the world.
Jackson’s voice is low and powerful, and his rhythm section is tighter than a Georgia tick on a coonhound. When combined they make for a brilliant blues album.
BC & The Big Rig mean business. Lyrically, these are exceptional tales, woven by master storytellers. Sonically, the band couldn’t be more on point if they were perched atop the North Pole.
“To me, this song is like when you’re living in the ghetto, turn on the lights, and the roaches scatter.” – Sugaray Rayford
“I always wanted to do the American Blues Songbook, like other people do the Great American Songbook.” – Jimmie Vaughan
“Lyrically, ‘Down So Long’ is an acknowledgement of the truth of suffering. The melodies derive equal inspiration from the North Mississippi blues of Robert Belfour and the songs of Malian singer/guitarist Boubacar Traoré.” – Ryan Lee Crosby
King of the Hokum? In this day and age, the crown fits squarely on the head of Chris “BadNews” Barnes while he sits comfortably on the throne of ‘BADNEWS RISING.’ Long live the king!
Since its release, ‘At Folsom Prison’ has been acknowledged as one of the greatest albums of all time