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Album Reviews

Johnny Winter - Roots

"Roots" by Johnny Winter slides and growls into Blues Heaven

Paul Nelson-produced ROOTS, Winter’s 1st studio album since 2004's "I’m a Bluesman", has him sounding the best in years. Armed with blues classics & talented friends, it's Winter's best blues to date.
Janiva-Magness FEATURED

"Stronger For It" by Janiva Magness is the Gospel of the Blues

In a word, her new album is "Gospel" -- The gospel of the formidable blueswoman, the gospel music that seeps it's way into nearly every track, the gospel of unmistakably moving vocals.
Robi Zonca

So Good by Robi Zonca, is indeed, so good

A masterful blend of rhythm and blues, jazz, and rock, Robi Zonca has kicked out his fifth CD since 2003.
Terry Quiett Band - Just My Luck

Terry Quiett Band – Mixing Genres & Creating Incredible Sound

Listening to the latest release from the Terry Quiett Band out of Kansas, “Just My Luck” is a great genre mixing blend of blues, blues inspired rock and jazz with a bit of soul stirring around in the mix.

Salgado Hits The Bullseye With Soul Shot

It's clear that picking a favorite or a stand out track on Soul Shot is going to be extremely difficult. One song just flows into the next, fluidly and seamlessly. Tracks one through eleven deliver some of the most soulful sounds on the planet today.
Contino - Back Porch Dogma

Blues Believers! Contino – Back Porch Dogma Review

Bring yourself up to Contino's Back Porch Dogma, and you’ll find a blues message to believe in!
Shane Dwight - A Hundred White Lies

Musical Triumph in "A Hundred White Lies" by Shane Dwight

Blues is often about broken hearts. With A Hundred White Lies, Shane Dwight gives us his, in musical sadness and triumph.
Toronzo Cannon - Leaving Mood (Delmark Records)

"Leaving Mood" by Toronzo Cannon Knocks one out of Wrigley Field with Great Chicago...

This is Chicago blues -- today’s Chicago -- as good as it gets.

"They Call Me Big Llou" by Big Llou Johnson is Silky, Sultry Blues

They call him Big Llou, the well-known voice of the "Ten Commandments of the Blues" on B.B. King's Bluesville, because he weights 300 pounds -- and he wants the world to know it!

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.
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