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Album Reviews

Lauren Mitchell Feature Photo By Kevin Tighe

Lauren Mitchell Comes Back Swinging With ‘Desire’

Tampa Bay area songstress, Lauren Mitchell has been treading water of late. A recent loss, combined with the breakup of a band, would leave many artists on the verge of throwing in the proverbial...

Brian Langlinais’ 'Right Hand Road' Is Great Summer Blues

A great mix of originals and covers, electric and acoustic, this album should be included in any up and coming collection. Pick it up soon.

"Tough Love" Is Tinsley Ellis at His Best

Ellis has always delivered on the promise of music that has passion and heart. Ellis is the real deal, and always has been. Tough Love is his best work to date ...

Laura Tate Thrills with ‘Let’s Just Be Real’

'Let’s Just Be Real' is a smooth blend of reimagined classics and original material.

TBT – Joe Cocker’s Thrown Together Epiphany, ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’

In 1970 Cocker was given only nine days to put together a band for his upcoming tour. Up against the wall and without a band, he turned to his friend Leon Russell for help.
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"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.

Bobby Messano's "Welcome to Deltaville" Will Move You

Bobby Messano's "Welcome To Deltaville" (with Denna Bogart), is his latest effort, issued by The Prince Frog Record Company. At just a hair under 60 minutes, this album is like a well stocked pantry that we have been raiding since it arrived.

Eric Bibb Travels The "Jericho Road"

The 13 songs here clock in at 59 minutes and when the album is over, we are left wanting more. Bibb uses a whole host of musicians throughout the album, and the playing is consistently superb.

Omar Coleman's Second Delmark Release is Live!

Singer, songwriter and harmonicist, Omar Coleman, is Chicago.

"444" is The Nighthawks' New Masterpiece

For a band entering their fifth decade, the Nighthawks bring it, and they play it with feeling. 444 is a party looking for a place to break out!
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