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Music Reviews

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

Inspired Trudy Lynn Lifts Us Up with ‘Blues Keep Knockin”

Lynn is over seventy years old but sings like this is her debut. With a voice like hers, it would be easy for her to coast on natural ability alone...

Wily Bo Walker Weaves Jazz Throughout ‘Almost Transparent Blues’

Walker doesn't just plow through songs, singing how he's going to sing. Instead, he subtly shapes his voice to work with each song. It also helps that he performs with a talented band.

Book Excerpt: A Selection From Twist Turner Autobiography ‘Blues With a Twist’

"You wouldn’t find this place on any blues tourist map. The white musicians on the Northside largely had no idea it existed, or if they did, they didn’t really understand what was going on there. This place should have been a national treasure!"

Bluesfest Byron Bay DAY FIVE

Between the blues, beverages, and sunshine, it was hard to say goodbye to Bluesfest 2018.

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.
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