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Music Reviews

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

Ken DeRouchie Band

Ken DeRouchie’s Muse: Tales of Love Lost and Found

From great tragedy after a lifelong bond comes Ken DeRouchie's latest accomplishment.

Big Walker Takes Us Root Walking

This album is set to late '40s - early '50s style (sometimes referred to as "post war") blues. The sound quality and production are good, and the level of musicianship is high.

New Hayes McMullan Release Is Rediscovered Gold

The recordings reveal McMullan to be a dynamic performer, possessed of a wide repertoire and capable of performing in a variety of tunings.
Susan Tedeschi Smiling at Husband Derek Trucks at the Greenwich Town Party (Photo by Kirk Lang)

Tedeschi Trucks Band Brightens, Enlightens Greenwich Town Party

A thunderstorm may have forced a delay in the Greenwich Town Party, but when the Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the stage, it seemed things had gotten a little brighter – even though the sun was setting.
Roomfull of Blues - Hook Line and Sinker

Totally Hooked on "Hook, Line and Sinker" from "Roomful Of Blues"

The party starts as soon as you look at the cover of the new CD from Roomful Of Blues. Come to think of it, I think I voted for this cover design on the...

Phil Gates Goes "Live At The Hermosa Saloon"

Phil Gates has been making great music for a long time now. His music combines elements of funk, Texas swing, blues, soul, and NOLA's musical melting pot

A look inside Todd Sharpville's "Porchlight"

Todd Sharpville makes an amazing return to the blues along with the release of his great new studio double album "Porchlight"
Bob Margolin with Mike Sponza Band - Blues Around the World

Bob Margolin Is Steady Rollin' on "Blues Around The World"

Read about the latest from blues legend Bob Margolin on VizzTone!
John Primer at the Blues Music Award-winning Chan's Eggrolls and Jazz in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

John Primer Brings Taste of Chicago to Chan's Eggrolls and Jazz

When it comes to Mississippi-born bluesmen who plied their trade in Chicago when blues was still king, there aren't many left in 2013. "If you didn't have a good time tonight it's your own damn fault!"
Janiva-Magness FEATURED

"Stronger For It" by Janiva Magness is the Gospel of the Blues

In a word, her new album is "Gospel" -- The gospel of the formidable blueswoman, the gospel music that seeps it's way into nearly every track, the gospel of unmistakably moving vocals.
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