Music Reviews

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Blue & Lonesome Duo’s ‘Pacing the Floor’ Is Classic Blues in a Sparse Setting

Blue & Lonesome Duo is made up of singer/harmonica player Ronnie Owens, of Li'l Ronnie & the Grand Dukes, and singer/guitarist Gordon Harrower, he too of the Grand Dukes, but also of Rattlesnake Shake.

Mark Hummel Pushes His Harp to the Limit on ‘Harpbreaker’

This is an instrumental album, and just like other such albums of quality (think Freddie King's 'Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King'), 'Harpbreaker' is destined to become a classic!

Vanessa Collier’s ‘Honey Up’ Is Golden

'Honey Up' is a monster! The album showcases Collier's gritty playing, fiery singing, and her burgeoning song-writing prowess.

Sophomore Album From Amanda Fish is ‘Free’

Not only does Amanda Fish completely forgo the sophomore slump with this record, but she shows us the victorious side of a champion. 'Free' is her triumphant roar that everyone should hear.

Lawrence Lebo’s ‘Old School Girl’ Is Catchy and Nicely Done

Lebo has written some nice songs and, along with a talented band, brings them to life. It's a fun, solid album showing off some old school cool.

An Exhibition – ‘Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR’

If folks have a chance to experience any touring exhibit of the National Guitar Museum in their hometown, they should jump all over it.
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Louisiana Bluesman Jonathon Long Debuts on Wild Heart Records

For those who love their blues with a Louisiana flavor, a hint of Southern Rock, and a whole lot of originality, you simply must add 'Jonathon Long' to your collection.

Inspired Trudy Lynn Lifts Us Up with ‘Blues Keep Knockin”

Lynn is over seventy years old but sings like this is her debut. With a voice like hers, it would be easy for her to coast on natural ability alone...

Steve Krase Band’s ‘Just Waitin” Is a Fun Tour Through Blues, Rockabilly and More

Everything you need to know about the Steve Krase Band's wonderful Just Waitin' is in "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the album's fifth track. To those of you less tapped into high culture, it's...
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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Protege Robert Connely Farr Brings Us ‘Dirty South Blues’

Although Farr currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, when he is home you can most likely find him at the Blue Front Cafe in the company of his mentor Jimmy "Duck" Holmes.
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