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Album Reviews

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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Louisiana Bluesman Jonathon Long Debuts on Wild Heart Records

For those who love their blues with a Louisiana flavor, a hint of Southern Rock, and a whole lot of originality, you simply must add 'Jonathon Long' to your collection.

Inspired Trudy Lynn Lifts Us Up with ‘Blues Keep Knockin”

Lynn is over seventy years old but sings like this is her debut. With a voice like hers, it would be easy for her to coast on natural ability alone...

Steve Krase Band’s ‘Just Waitin” Is a Fun Tour Through Blues, Rockabilly and More

Everything you need to know about the Steve Krase Band's wonderful Just Waitin' is in "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the album's fifth track. To those of you less tapped into high culture, it's...
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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Protege Robert Connely Farr Brings Us ‘Dirty South Blues’

Although Farr currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, when he is home you can most likely find him at the Blue Front Cafe in the company of his mentor Jimmy "Duck" Holmes.

Matty T Wall Shows All Sides on ‘Sidewinder’

Wall is an excellent guitar player who works within the confines of each song. He'll show some flash when necessary, but for the most part, he's just playing soulful solos that sound good. He's not trying to impress the listener.

Wily Bo Walker Weaves Jazz Throughout ‘Almost Transparent Blues’

Walker doesn't just plow through songs, singing how he's going to sing. Instead, he subtly shapes his voice to work with each song. It also helps that he performs with a talented band.
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Shemekia Copeland is ‘America’s Child’

What Shemekia Copeland does on 'America's Child' is braid blues, folk, Americana, roots and soul, then bend them like a willow in the wind.
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