Well, blues fans, get ready to be wooed! Tommy Z's new album, Sometimes, came across our desk today, and all we can say is "Wow!" Here's a player that has paid his dues and put in his time.
Frank Bang and The Secret Stash bring it with "Double Dare." This album rocks, slides, roars and even soothes in places. This is an energetic album. If this doesn't get you rockin' then you need to make sure you still have a pulse.
This Time Another Year is a Brandon Santini showcase, simmering in places, and smoking in others. The album is mixed very well, and lets the music speak in a spirited voice.
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Can't Get Enough by The Rides is the kind of album a supergroup should be making. It leaves you wanting more.
Wheeler is from the school of "I will let my guitar do the talking." He knows when to let loose, and when to let things breathe a bit. He does not try to impress with a million notes in 12 bars. All his playing makes sense, is for the betterment of the song, and every note belongs right where he plays it.
The main event of the evening was Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues. Arnold and his band gave the crowd a set of Chicago blues that was kickin'!
Delmark Records legend Jimmy Dawkins, who's "West Side-styled guitar slashes and surges," has passed away.