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Album Reviews

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.
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"Double Dynamite" from The Mannish Boys: Explosive

Remember the days when you bought an album and it was like going to a concert without leaving your bedroom? Find out about the latest from The Mannish Boys!

Lance Lopez shows off his major skills with “SALVATION FROM SUNDOWN”

Lance Lopez got an early start on his career as a guitarist, and has been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he began playing local bars in and around New Orleans. His latest album shows off his skills.

‘Soul Repo’ Is Chicken Soup for Blues Souls

Soul Repo is truly chicken soup for the blues. The players come together like the movement of a fine Swiss watch, and the vocals are first class throughout.

Sista Jean and C.B. Go "Back To The Root"

There is not a bad song on this album. The vocals are brilliant throughout, and are vaguely reminiscent of Mavis Staples. Barriteau's playing is clean, smooth, and delicate, always with a spark to it. Listeners can tell this gentleman really loves his work.

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials – "Jump Start" Is Great House Blues

Jump Start is the latest CD from Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and their eighth on Alligator Records. Lil’ Ed Williams’ uncle was the great Chicago showman J.B. Hutto, and he surely would...

Doyle Bramhall II Is a ‘Rich Man’ Indeed

'Rich Man' is a culmination of his journeys, both physically and spiritually, and all his traveling has served him well. The best part of this album is the amazing textures and sonic backdrops that Bramhall has sculpted.

Eilen Jewell’s ‘Down Hearted Blues’ Is Understated Elegance

"We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure. For me, that’s where music is at."
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Delta Wires Keep West Coast Blues Sound Alive & Well

Delta Wires is an extraordinarily talented show band that keeps us guessing, and then, like Mr. Chesterfield, satisfies.

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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