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Music Reviews

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

ZZ Top Has Legs and They Know How to Use Them

These guys transport you into another galaxy. They're Rocky and Bullwinkle when it comes to turning rock culture into one huge fractured fairy tale and their Jimi Hendrix collision with a Minnie Pearl dress code breaks the rule of cool that most hot rocks cling to.

New Hayes McMullan Release Is Rediscovered Gold

The recordings reveal McMullan to be a dynamic performer, possessed of a wide repertoire and capable of performing in a variety of tunings.

Marcus King Band Lights Up Legends

  Chicago, IL - Buddy Guy's Legends wasn't packed to the rafters, but for a Wednesday night, it wasn't a bad crowd; not at all. This night was a wee bit special to the assembled...

‘Soul Repo’ Is Chicken Soup for Blues Souls

Soul Repo is truly chicken soup for the blues. The players come together like the movement of a fine Swiss watch, and the vocals are first class throughout.

‘Honest Woman’ by Thornetta Davis Is Everything an Album Should Be

'Honest Woman' is a what a great album is supposed to be; Unrelenting, captivating, and holding us so we don't want to let go.

‘Bonafide’ by Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Is Great Blues

We think she does a magnificent job of integrating with the deep rich sounds behind her.

Remembering Butch Trucks

The huge void left by the tragedy of Duane’s passing would also have a profound influence Trucks' career. He ensured that Duane's sound and intent lived on in his Freight Train performances.

Delbert McClinton’s ‘Prick of the Litter’ is an Easy Going Southern Brunch

'Prick of the Litter' features lounge-style originals by a career blues and rock musician with a casual elegance and a sense of humor.

Al Basil’s ‘Mid-Century Modern’ Has Something For Everyone

Basile is still going strong with his latest release 'Mid-Century Modern.'

New Release From Beth Hart Lights a ‘Fire on the Floor’

If you aren't already a devotee, this album will not only convert you, but will baptize you in the fire that is Beth Hart.
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