Author: American Blues Scene Staff

Powerhouse 7-piece Southern soul, blues and roots rock band Bywater Call have announced a September 2nd world-wide release date for their new album, Remain, on Gypsy Soul Records, distributed in the US by Alliance Entertainment, in Canada by Warner Music and in Europe by Proper Music. Powered by the dynamic vocals of Meghan Parnell and the blistering slide guitar work of Dave Barnes, this Toronto-based band has been generating acclaim throughout their native Canada and now the rest of the world. Formed in 2017, Bywater Call has been Maple Blues and Independent Blues Award nominated and has made waves in…

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Deep In the South: A Music Maker Songbook will take music fans on a musical road trip through the South. The book, which comes with an accompanying nineteen-track CD, will be released September 20 by Music Maker Foundation, encompassing guitar tablature for 27 songs, numerous photographs by Music Maker executive director and renowned photographer Tim Duffy, and eighteen artist stories. Photo: Tim Duffy A download code will come with the book for all 27 songs. Songs come from the repertoires of: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient Etta Baker, whom NPR called “one of America’s most influential guitarists… credited…

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It’s been a long road to here for songwriter Bobby Cool. Just over the last few years, especially during an industry-wide shutdown, Cool found himself working as a janitor, radon inspector, and flooring salesman to make ends meet. Before that, he honed his craft in Athens, Georgia, dive bars before making a move up to Nashville’s club scene. Every step of the way, though, Cool collected bits and pieces of everyday life stuff; memories, anecdotes, tall tales, and true stories. His superpower? Bringing all of those small moments back around and telling them in a way that makes listeners feel…

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