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Music Reviews

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

Bluesfest Byron Bay DAY THREE

Jackson Browne mixed new songs with the old and the audience was under his spell from start to finish.

Bluesfest Byron Bay DAY TWO

Over in the Delta tent, Bobby Rush, the sassiest and downright sexiest 85 year old on the scene, was thrusting his way through a dynamite set.

Bluesfest Byron Bay DAY ONE

To witness Steve Cropper and co. play one of their earliest and greatest hits was exhilarating. They're a band of true professionals and some of the most gifted musicians on the planet.

John Mayall Comes Alive on ‘Three for the Road’

Aside from the new trio format and the live presentation, what adds exponentially to this experience is the mix. It's ambient, raw, sparse, and immediate.

Peter Parcek’s ‘Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven’ Is the Real Deal

Parcek always does what’s right for the song and isn’t just trying to blow the listener’s mind.

Popa Chubby’s ‘Two Dogs’ Delivers on Guitar

'Two Dogs' has lots of great guitar sounds and some very nice solos. There’s no denying Chubby's talent as a guitarist.

Jane Lee Hooker’s ‘Spiritus’ Pushes Boundaries

The challenge for blues artists is the perception of authenticity.
Reverend Shawn Amos Photo Courtesy of Missing Piece Group

The Reverend Shawn Amos ‘Breaks It Down’ and Then Some

If you're a lover of blues, soul, Gospel, or simply socially conscious, you're gonna want 'The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down.'

2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival – First Full Day

The weather was perfect. Crowds were great. The anticipation was electric. The first day of King Biscuit, Thursday, has only one stage with music but...

King Biscuit Blues Festival Opening Jam

The Wednesday night jams are always well attended and it's great to see all these stellar musicians from across the country play together.
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