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Album Reviews

The Rolling Stones - Blues and Lonesome

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue & Lonesome’ Takes Us Back to the Beginning

Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.

‘A Night In Copenhagen’ Is Memorable

The band is in fine form, and although the music has a vague 70s vibe about it, it sounds fresh and vibrant from the word go. Best of all, the club's audience eats it up!

Johnny Nicholas Blows Fans Away with ‘Fresh Air’

With the smooth style of Cashdollar’s slide guitar and Newcomb's mandolin, fans will love this new music from Nicholas. This is Nicholas’ finest release yet, with several songs sure to be requested at future shows.

TBT – Dr. John’s ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ Is a Harvest of Wonder

His early performances are the stuff of myth and legend, and just dropping a needle on one of his exceptional albums will ignite the passions gathered in any given space.

Smoke Wagon Blues Band’s ‘Cigar Store’ Is a Keeper

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band has been winning fans over everywhere they perform. With 'Cigar Store' now available, they will win over even more. This is a must have album for all blues fans.

‘Blues’n Around’ by Donald Ray Johnson and Gas Blues Band Is Great Blues

Blues’n Around is a welcome addition to any music library! Listeners will agree after spending time with it themselves.

TBT – ‘Harvest’ Is Neil Young’s Early Masterpiece and We Still Love It So

The line "Every junkie is like a setting Sun" is one of the truest, most accurate lines ever written in music of the modern era.

Smoky Greenwell Brings ‘South Louisiana Blues’ to Life

Greenwell is a force to be reckoned with and he really brings it with his harp and horn playing, and his powerful vocals. He brings the music of New Orleans and Louisiana to life.

TBT – Mississippi John Hurt’s Second Wind

This week, Throwback Thursday looks at an album that is the culmination of a lifetime's work, a lifetime of living and looking at the world, and being given a second chance to do what you love.

Blues Legend Lurrie Bell ‘Can’t Shake This Feeling’

The Chicago blues are alive and well, and Lurrie Bell is the pulse.
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