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Joe Bonamassa Out with ‘Redemption’ in September

"From a producer’s perspective, this is far and away the most challenging and diverse album that Joe has ever made."
Rev Jimmie Smith feature

Rev. Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith ‘Live in Music City’

Rev. Jimmie Smith lives comfortably in the worlds of blues and gospel. As more artists are combining the two genres than ever before, Smith adds the classic Hammond B-3 ensemble sound to the performance.
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New Release From Jon Cleary is ‘Dyna-Mite’

'Dyna-Mite' is jazzy, bluesy, funky, fun, and out-freaking-standing. We highly recommend you get this one - yesterday. Cleary, himself, says it best, "Turn it up loud and press play to detonate…"

What Guitars Did Chuck Berry Play?

When the ES-335 was issued in 1958, the same year as Berry's hit single “Sweet Little Sixteen,” he began using it and remained a torchbearer for the model until his death.

Video Premiere: “Straitjacket” by Jeremiah Johnson

St. Louis, and Houston (because hey, what's blues without a wee bit of Texas in there somewhere?) flavor his blues. Rock and Roll and Country can clearly be heard in there as well.
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Crystal Shawanda Breaks Into the Blues with ‘Voodoo Woman’

'Voodoo Woman' is the first blues album by Crystal Shawanda to be released in the United States. If you're a fan of those hard-hitting female blues stars of the past, you'll be a fan of hers too. In a word, this album is exceptional.
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Premiere Video: Gina Sicilia “Ready For Love”

Ever evolving, Sicilia integrates down-to-the-roots inspirations seamlessly within the blues. It's long been her trademark style, as we always say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

John Clifton’s ‘Nightlife’ Is Raw and Powerful

Clifton’s band’s sound is reminiscent of classic Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Songs have those same manic tempos and wild performances, equal parts music and catharsis...

Breezy Rodio Declares ‘Sometimes the Blues Got Me’

All in all, 'Sometimes the Blues Got Me' is a substantial album. No one can ever say Bob Koester doesn't know his stuff when it comes to blues and jazz. Picking Breezy Rodio for the Delmark label was another genius move.

Sebastian Lane Talks About His Debut Album, Working With Eric Gales, And His Grandfather...

"Music-wise, I guess more of the influence came from my dad. He didn’t want me not to be a musician, but he definitely wanted me to stay in school."
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