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Music Reviews

This is the all-encompassing section to review anything music-related.

Gina Sicilia Press Photo for Tug of War

For Gina Sicilia Life is a ‘Tug of War’

'Tug of War' has grit. It has depth. It showcases the songwriting talents of Gina Sicilia in a whole new light. And, it has a place in your collection.

TBT – Joe Cocker’s Thrown Together Epiphany, ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’

In 1970 Cocker was given only nine days to put together a band for his upcoming tour. Up against the wall and without a band, he turned to his friend Leon Russell for help.
Steve Krase Publicity Photo on Beale Street Memphis

Steve Krase Rocks It Again – We ‘Should’ve Seen It Coming’

He likes it hard, fast, and loud. With that thought, his new release, 'Should've Seen it Coming,' delivers in spades.
Lauren Mitchell Feature Photo By Kevin Tighe

Lauren Mitchell Comes Back Swinging With ‘Desire’

Tampa Bay area songstress, Lauren Mitchell has been treading water of late. A recent loss, combined with the breakup of a band, would leave many artists on the verge of throwing in the proverbial...

TBT – Leonard Cohen Helped Us See Ourselves and Others

Most people see Leonard Cohen as a composer, a singer, a writer, a poet, an artist, and a painter. In actuality, he was all of those, but truly, he was an explorer who mapped the human condition.
Publicity photo of Patrick Recob by A. Hagerman

Patrick Recob Delivers Outstanding Debut

Even though the world, with all it's complexities, swirls around us, there's always time for a warm, tropical breeze, some splendid blues, and a cold Mai Tai.

Sean Chambers Channels His Groove on ‘Trouble & Whiskey’

We really appreciated the opener "I Need Your Lovin," where the worlds of ZZ Top and BTO merge. Other high points include the Rory Gallagher classic "Bullfrog Blues," with Chambers ripping so intensely that we're betting Rory himself smiled.
Steve Strongman publicity photo by Matt Barnes

Strongman Reminds Us There’s ‘No Time Like Now’

'No Time Like Now' is tasteful, energetic, guitar driven blues rock at some of its finest.

‘TajMo’ Finds Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal In Top Form

'TajMo' finds Keb' Mo' and Taj Mahal joined together, making beautiful music in the presence of one another, and with one another. Fortunately, with this album, they share their experience and music with all of us as well.

TBT – Willie Nelson Sings the Blues on ‘Milk Cow Blues’

Now some of you might be raising your eyebrows in surprise and thinking “A blues album from Willie Nelson? Really?” Yes, friends, he really did put out a blues album, and why not?
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