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Music Reviews

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

Oklahoma Ollie at The Living Room (Photo by Candice Marais)

The L.A. Living Room Blues

In the heart of L.A. is a Juke Joint. The interior long, narrow, & dimly lit with tiny tables lining the side. Everything leads to a small stage... and that's where the magic has happened for decades.
Southern Cross The Dog Novel - Allen Whitley

Allen Whitley's "Where Southern Cross The Dog"; An Excellent Novel

The novel is a blues gem, romping through the segregated 1938 Mississippi delta in a wild adventure through murder, dancing, cotton, Nazis, and Jim Crow. Yes, we said Nazis.

Tinsley Ellis Returns to Alligator Records

"When it comes to record labels for an act like me, there’s Alligator Records, and then there’s all the rest. And I found that out the hard way."
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 Németh Returns With "Blues Live" and "Soul Live"

He's been called a "virtuoso vocalist." He is notorious for his relentless touring schedule. His blues is tinged with soul, and his brand of soul is infused with blues. His harp playing has been called "insanely good." He has been nominated for nine Blues Music Awards.

Welcome to Otis Taylor's (Latest) Sonic Opus

Hey Joe might be a sort of "tribute" to Jimi, but make no mistake -- this album carries all the spirit and ardent fire of the word "tribute" like Miles Davis' "A Tribute to Jack Johnson" did.

You Won't Be Able to Get Enough Of The Rides' "Cant Get Enough"

Can't Get Enough by The Rides is the kind of album a supergroup should be making. It leaves you wanting more.

Paradise Kings Give Us a ‘Controlled Burn’

The Paradise Kings play blues that's rockabilly, and blues that swings. They play with passion, and they play well.

Johnny Nicholas Blows Fans Away with ‘Fresh Air’

With the smooth style of Cashdollar’s slide guitar and Newcomb's mandolin, fans will love this new music from Nicholas. This is Nicholas’ finest release yet, with several songs sure to be requested at future shows.
Jeff Menteer - The Nature of My Dreams

Jeff Menteer’s "The Nature of My Dreams" – Come True at Last

So what does a song writer aspire to -- what do they dream about? Their own album, right? Such is The Nature of My Dreams.
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