The annual Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recognize the writers, disc jockeys, photographers, record labels, blues societies, music clubs, festivals, and others in the blues world that have played vital roles in advancing the art and commerce of blues.
Walker, Robson, and Katz do an incredible job perfectly re-creating a classic blues sound. On 'Journeys to the Heart of the Blues' they've crafted the perfect omelet for your ears.
'When I Rise' works not just because of its variety, but also because of the performances. Morin's voice is exciting and his guitar playing impressive.
"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.
His friendship with Levon Helm led to an introduction to Leon Russell, who got Davis into session work. He joined Taj Mahal around that same time, playing guitar and piano on Mahal's first three albums and co-writing some of the songs.
Check out this video of Colin James breaking down each song, one by one, from his recent release 'Miles To Go'.
'Poor Until Payday' is the group's second offering on their own Family Owned Records label through Thirty Tigers.