Music Reviews

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

Too Slim and the Taildraggers Have A "Blue Heart"

The eleven songs here clock in at 50 minutes, so there is plenty of time to be spent with this recording. Trust us, you will want to spend time with it.
Juke Joint Chapel Cover

"Juke Joint Chapel" From Charlie Musselwhite is Live & Exciting

Charlie Musselwhite's live "Juke Joint Chapel", named for the venue where it was recorded in Clarksdale, MS, is live gold!

Blues Tools – Reverb, Part 1: Big Gear for Big Sounds

Reverb, caused by sound waves bouncing off of walls and ceilings, has played a pivotal part in the unique sounds of instruments and various venues for years. The history of it's use is fascinating.

The Lucky Losers Triumph with ‘Blind Spot’

The Lucky Losers got tight by touring. A lot. Their website has a map of where they’ve played, and it’s got more pins dropped than a tailor riding a mechanical bull.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters "Just For Today"

This is the best work Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters have put on disc in years. Good sound quality and a great mix make this album really easy on the ears too.
Eric Johnson Band Feature

Eric Johnson Rocks the Voodoo in Kansas City

Many times as a tour winds down, performers may begin to show a little road weariness. Not so with Eric Johnson.
Bob Margolin with Mike Sponza Band - Blues Around the World

Bob Margolin Is Steady Rollin' on "Blues Around The World"

Read about the latest from blues legend Bob Margolin on VizzTone!

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...
Lee Pons - Big Boogie Voodoo

Lee Pons' "Big Boogie Voodoo" is Wild Blues Piano

Lee Pons is an up-jumped-the-devil rockin', rollickin' New Orleans blues piano player. His latest CD, Big Boogie Voodoo from Mind Balm Records is piano-filled bliss.

Janiva Magness Newest Album is Essential and Purely "Original"

Original is, from the start, a fantastic album. When the vocals of Janiva Magness first swim from the speakers, there is an essence that emanates with her words, a very hypnotizing and artful style...
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