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Music Reviews

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

Rory Gallagher -- His Life And Times

Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times

One doesn't think of the Blues and Ireland necessarily in the same sentence, but the fascinating story of how blues guitar slinger Rory Gallagher inspired an entire nation might just change your mind...

John Mayall's "A Special Life" Is Special Indeed

Mayall is at the top of his game here. Superbly crafted and performed, it is at once earthy, elegant, and soul stirring. Listeners will wear this album out.

Drivin’ Down the Blues Highway: Catfish & Cotton

Created by Belgian blues enthusiast brothers, Catfish & Cotton is an interestingly written account of a pilgrimage through the Mississippi Delta.
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Show Review: Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band at Mojo's

In their steadfast, unrelenting adherence to delta blues authenticity, Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band have seemingly entranced half of the known world into loving old school country blues.
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81 Year Old Leo Welch Debuts With "Sabougla Voices" and It's A Masterpiece

It is really difficult to accurately describe this stunning album, and faithfully convey the vibe, the atmosphere, and way it moves a listener. Welch has poured a lifetime of learning, living, loving, playing, and praying into this work, and it shows!

Celebrating Inna Baba Coulibaly’s ‘Sahel’

"...the sheer quality of the performances, the rarity of the recordings and the presence of the legendary Ali Farka Touré on guitar, make this recent release an event well worth celebrating."

Mark Harrison’s “The World Outside” is a Work of Art

What’s so great about the album is that it paints images in your mind. You get these beautiful, folk ballads and old fashioned sounding folk songs, and they leave you with pictures...

Mike Zito’s ‘Make Blues Not War’ is Far From a Political Statement

This is, quite possibly, Zito's most energetic album to date.

Candye Kane is "Coming Out Swingin'"

If you like swing and jump style blues, you will love this album. The musicianship here is first rate, as are Kane's vocals. This album is well written, well produced, and well played.

2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival – Day 2

All the stages up and down Cherry Street come alive on Friday, filled with buskers and music on all of the eight blocks of the festival.
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