We managed to get a few minutes to sit down with Lee Pons, who's album Big Boogie Voodoo we just recently reviewed. Lee is a character, and it was a blast to get some face time with the rising star in blues piano.
I've often heard the word timeless tossed around while describing the music of blues artists. I can't really think of a more fitting word to use that would sum up James Cotton's latest release on Alligator Records "Giant".
The phrase "Saint Louis Blues" often evokes images of the hockey team, but it's blues music roots run almost as deep as a town can get; Saint Louis played a pivotal part in the development of both modern rock and blues.
We love some New Orleans blues, and what better place to find a whole mess of it than the soundtrack to the show that is so deeply rooted in New Orleans, you'd need more than a bulldozer to get it out!