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Album Reviews

"Soul Bender" by David Gogo — Blues, Meet Soulful Rock

David Gogo's latest album has it all -- southern rock, Stax soul, rollicking blues and even a little bit of Michael Jackson for good measure!

Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection

This shining ensemble album is a proud celebration of Alligator's many towering accomplishments over 40 years, and is possibly the best valued album of the year.

The Cooper Brothers' "In From The Cold"

The Cooper Brothers return for a fantastic new album, with production wizard Colin Linden
Bad Influence - Tastes Like Chicken

Bad Influence's "Tastes Like Chicken" from Badblues Records

Washingtonian Magazine hails Bad Influence as "a part of a long and worthy Washington blues tradition." With an award for best blues band, 2003, by the Washington Area Music Association, Bad Influence has garnered...
Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro's The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue — Live!

Alligator's new album, spearheaded by Tommy Castro, is a commanding live album that is packed to the brim with shockingly large talents such as Trampled Under Foot, Janiva Magness & Joe Louis Walker.
Davina and the Vagabonds

"Black Cloud" by Davina & the Vagabonds – Horns, Pianos, Vocals & Soul

"Black Cloud" sports an album cover showing a simple, nondescript cloud that hides a CD bursting at the seams with classic New Orleans and powerful vocals.
One Crow Murder

"One Crow Murder" by Ben Prestage; Many Roots, One Man Band

Roots musician Ben Prestage has recently come out with a diverse album that shows off his well-honed multi-instrument skills and broad southern roots influences

Grady Champion's Dreamin'

Grady Champion, 2010's International Blues Challenge winner, recently released "Dreamin'", an excellent album that showcases his unique harmonica prowess.

Franc Robert's "Why Do I Never Win" is Rock Solid Blues

Franc Robert's "Why Do I Never Win" is a wild mix of rockin' delta blues-influenced music, with a little intricate finger picking mixed in for good measure!
Trombone Shorty - Backatown FEATURED

"Backatown" by Trombone Shorty — Supafunkrockadellic!

Recent Grammy nominee and New Orleans native Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, has been exploding in popularity. His album Backatown is a rockin', funky, horn-heavy good time.
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