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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.

Mick Kolassa's "Ghosts of the Riverside Hotel" Celebrates the Blues

"Ghosts of the Riverside Hotel" is a sonic feast, full of delightful surprises. The bottom line? This is blues that's well written, deftly performed, and dripping with character.

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.

Eric Clapton and Friends Honor JJ Cale with "The Breeze"

This musician's contributions to blues, country, and rock music have been immense. In fact, still to this day, most people are not fully aware of all that he contributed to the world of music.

Studebaker John’s “That’s the Way You Do”— A Maxwell Street Revival

From the first track the listener knows this won’t be a bells and whistles experience.
Dana Fuchs - Bliss Avenue

Dana Fuchs' "Bliss Avenue": Mean, Dirty, Lonely… Rich and Full

With wit, intensity and thoughtful words, "Bliss Avenue" is an album that will bear play after play and then discussion as it is an open conversation from the lonely directed to the listener.
Longtime Friends in the Blues FEATURED

"Longtime Friends in the Blues" by Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore

With the best in that trad. Chicago sound, the album was destined to be a modern Chicago blues hit.
Mistakes Were Made - Broke and Hungry Records

"Mistakes Were Made", Broke and Hungry Records' Towering Delta Blues Achievement

"Mistakes Were Made" might be the best captured congregation of mind-blowing delta artists since Alan Lomax!

Phil Gates Goes "Live At The Hermosa Saloon"

Phil Gates has been making great music for a long time now. His music combines elements of funk, Texas swing, blues, soul, and NOLA's musical melting pot
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Tucci Mixes Blues & Southern Rock On ‘Olivia’

A valid, and well constructed album overall, 'Olivia' may just be the vehicle that transports Tucci into the world-wide limelight.
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