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Album Reviews

Little Freddie King From the 'Fried Rice & Chicken' album

Little Freddie King Serves Up Some ‘Fried Rice & Chicken’

For those like us who love original, intense, unvarnished blues, Little Freddie King's 'Fried Rice & Chicken' should be on your shelf. Better yet, in your player.

The Lucky Losers Triumph with ‘Blind Spot’

The Lucky Losers got tight by touring. A lot. Their website has a map of where they’ve played, and it’s got more pins dropped than a tailor riding a mechanical bull.
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Michael Kaeshammer Brings Us ‘Something New’

It's not difficult to understand why Michael Kaeshammer has fans all over the globe. If you somehow missed his last release, 2016's 'No Filter', you're not going to want to miss out on 'Something New'.
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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – ‘Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here’

'Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here' has a street date of July 13th, and if it isn't immediately in your collection, there may be something wrong with your soul.
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Sugar Brown Declares ‘It’s a Blues World’

By day, Ken Kawashima is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. By night, and on this record, he is Sugar Brown, a modern-day bluesman with a soul as old as the genre itself.
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Joe Bonamassa Explores His UK Influences on ‘British Blues Explosion Live’

Bonamassa, like many of us, was first introduced to the blues by these outstanding UK based musicians who took classic American roots music and turned it on its head.

10 “Must Have” Rolling Stones Albums

What follows is our list of Rolling Stones albums that the music lover and devoted connoisseur alike should not be without.

J.P. Soars Is ‘Southbound I-95’

Soars' voice and guitar are the glue that holds the album together. Both are the common thread through the various songs, and both inject all of the tracks with a warmth and humanity.
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Blues Duality Explored on Spencer Mackenzie’s ‘Cold November’

Spencer Mackenzie exists in two worlds. His voice is pure Broadway but his music is unmitigated Austin.
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Courtney Barnett: ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

Say what you will about what slacker millennials bring to this world, but if they keep producing hard-working, ass-kicking, no-shit-taking, honest-at-all-costs rockers like Courtney Barnett, the music world will be a much better place.
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