Music Reviews

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

Matty T Wall Shows All Sides on ‘Sidewinder’

Wall is an excellent guitar player who works within the confines of each song. He'll show some flash when necessary, but for the most part, he's just playing soulful solos that sound good. He's not trying to impress the listener.

Wily Bo Walker Weaves Jazz Throughout ‘Almost Transparent Blues’

Walker doesn't just plow through songs, singing how he's going to sing. Instead, he subtly shapes his voice to work with each song. It also helps that he performs with a talented band.
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Shemekia Copeland is ‘America’s Child’

What Shemekia Copeland does on 'America's Child' is braid blues, folk, Americana, roots and soul, then bend them like a willow in the wind.
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Mark Wenner Brings Us His ‘Blues Warriors’

Any fan of real deal, no b.s., nitty gritty blues, is going to be a fan of 'Mark Wenner's Blues Warriors.' If you don't already have a copy in your collection, get two. Just like in the old days, you might just wear the first one out.
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Whitney Shay Professes ‘A Woman Rules the World’

Shay is the youthful embodiment of an old soul, bringing her performances in a powerful, sassy, and seductive way.

The Record Company’s ‘All of This Life’ Is Solid

What’s nice about 'All of This Life' is that it builds just the right amount off of their first album. It’s familiar, but also slightly better, which is the sweet spot for sophomore records.

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang Play “The Cap”

When done right, more than any other music, the blues express that very duality. On Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, Johnny Lang and Buddy Guy did it RIGHT.
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Rev. Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith ‘Live in Music City’

Rev. Jimmie Smith lives comfortably in the worlds of blues and gospel. As more artists are combining the two genres than ever before, Smith adds the classic Hammond B-3 ensemble sound to the performance.
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New Release From Jon Cleary is ‘Dyna-Mite’

'Dyna-Mite' is jazzy, bluesy, funky, fun, and out-freaking-standing. We highly recommend you get this one - yesterday. Cleary, himself, says it best, "Turn it up loud and press play to detonate…"
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Crystal Shawanda Breaks Into the Blues with ‘Voodoo Woman’

'Voodoo Woman' is the first blues album by Crystal Shawanda to be released in the United States. If you're a fan of those hard-hitting female blues stars of the past, you'll be a fan of hers too. In a word, this album is exceptional.
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