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Music Reviews

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

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks “Single Barrel” is Roots and Blues at it’s Best

Single Barrel by Hunter and the Dirty Jacks sounds like it belongs on Sunset Boulevard under the sun...

Dan McKinnon Gives Us Blues with a Groove on ‘The Cleaner’

Great blues is about the groove, not the guitar solo. On 'The Cleaner,' Toronto’s own Dan McKinnon shows a great understanding of that concept.

Peaches Staten: Peaches Live at Legends

Peaches, who is playing live at Buddy Guy's club, Legends, in Chicago, is electric in "Live at Legends"

Simo's Blues Rock "Let Love Show the Way" Is A Monster

"Let Love Show the Way" is without question one of the finest blues rock albums released in years. Pick it up now!
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Blues Tools – Reverb, Part 2: From Big Hall to Little Box

How did this fabulous effect that gives a musician the sound of a giant concert hall become available even when crammed into an enclosure of plywood, wires and knobs no bigger than a lunchbox?

Franc Robert Returns with the Acoustic "Ride The Iron Road"

As an acoustic set, the simplicity of the presentation really adds to the impact of the music, with only Franc and his guitar(s) painting vivid images, as this Florida native is so talented at doing.
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‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll Live and Unseen’ Until Now

Joe or Jane Ticketholder, with their Instamatics and Polaroids, sometimes caught images no one but their family and friends have seen - until now.

Stew Cutler Shines On ‘Every Sunday Night’

Without question, the standout performance here is the Gregg Allman classic "Not My Cross To Bear." Cutler's guitar lines are stunning, and...
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Latest Release From Robert Finley First On New Dan Auerbach Label

'Goin' Platinum!' is Finley's soul from Louisiana, smothered in Nashville, and sprinkled with the combined magic of some all-time great artists.

Debut Delmark Release From Billy Flynn

'Lonesome Highway', is a true celebration of Billy Flynn's 60th trip around the sun. Many of the songs were shared with Jimmy Dawkins before his tragic passing in 2013. He offered his advice, and Flynn truly honors his mentor with this one. Sure to be a Delmark classic!
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