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Album Reviews

Colin James Live feature by James Omara

Colin James Has ‘Miles To Go’

James deserves a lot of credit for tackling sacred tunes. One has the sense that while part of the reason is to share his interpretations of these beloved songs, another reason is to send fans back to the originals.
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Austin Texas’ Nakia is a ‘Blues Grifter’

What Nakia has done is more borrowed than stolen. He took classic blues and soul songs, redefined them in his own unique and powerful way, and gifted them back to us as something fresh and new.
Jim Allchin Feature

Newest Release From Jim Allchin is ‘Prime Blues’

"The title 'Prime Blues' refers to both my love of the blues as well as my love of mathematics," Allchin says. "'Prime Blues' is more concentrated blues than my past albums and at the same time more diverse in terms of style, guitar technique, and guitar tone."
Reverend Peyton Cadillac feature

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is ‘Poor Until Payday’

'Poor Until Payday' is the group's second offering on their own Family Owned Records label through Thirty Tigers.
Connor Selby Feature YouTube

Connor Selby’s Debut ‘Made Up My Mind’ is a Fresh Take on the Classic...

Serving as the long awaited debut release from 20 year old British blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Connor Selby, 'Made Up My Mind' is exactly what the blues world needs.

Blue & Lonesome Duo’s ‘Pacing the Floor’ Is Classic Blues in a Sparse Setting

Blue & Lonesome Duo is made up of singer/harmonica player Ronnie Owens, of Li'l Ronnie & the Grand Dukes, and singer/guitarist Gordon Harrower, he too of the Grand Dukes, but also of Rattlesnake Shake.

Mark Hummel Pushes His Harp to the Limit on ‘Harpbreaker’

This is an instrumental album, and just like other such albums of quality (think Freddie King's 'Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King'), 'Harpbreaker' is destined to become a classic!

Vanessa Collier’s ‘Honey Up’ Is Golden

'Honey Up' is a monster! The album showcases Collier's gritty playing, fiery singing, and her burgeoning song-writing prowess.

Sophomore Album From Amanda Fish is ‘Free’

Not only does Amanda Fish completely forgo the sophomore slump with this record, but she shows us the victorious side of a champion. 'Free' is her triumphant roar that everyone should hear.

Lawrence Lebo’s ‘Old School Girl’ Is Catchy and Nicely Done

Lebo has written some nice songs and, along with a talented band, brings them to life. It's a fun, solid album showing off some old school cool.
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