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Music Reviews

This is the all-encompassing section to review anything music-related.

‘Bonafide’ by Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Is Great Blues

We think she does a magnificent job of integrating with the deep rich sounds behind her.

Remembering Butch Trucks

The huge void left by the tragedy of Duane’s passing would also have a profound influence Trucks' career. He ensured that Duane's sound and intent lived on in his Freight Train performances.

Delbert McClinton’s ‘Prick of the Litter’ is an Easy Going Southern Brunch

'Prick of the Litter' features lounge-style originals by a career blues and rock musician with a casual elegance and a sense of humor.

Al Basil’s ‘Mid-Century Modern’ Has Something For Everyone

Basile is still going strong with his latest release 'Mid-Century Modern.'

New Release From Beth Hart Lights a ‘Fire on the Floor’

If you aren't already a devotee, this album will not only convert you, but will baptize you in the fire that is Beth Hart.

Jeff Chaz Scores Again With ‘This Silence is Killing Me’

These days, his music is a combination of two delightful musical recipes: "Memphis barbecue meeting up with New Orleans gumbo."

Marie Trout Delivers with ‘The Blues – Why it Still Hurts so Good’

The book "... examines various aspects of blues music, the roles that it plays in the lives of fans, and why their hearts hold it so closely to them."

The Jeremiah Johnson Band Has a ‘Blues Heart Attack’

"I really wanted Blues Heart Attack to be a roller coaster of emotions that reflect the life, heart, and soul of a blue-collar blues man."

Eric Gales is Reborn with ‘Middle of the Road’

But now, we have the new album, which is an auspicious new beginning indeed: mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Southern Avenue’s Debut Album is the Beginning of a Legacy

There's a new sound coming from Memphis, but it's as familiar as mom's cooking.
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