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Music Reviews

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

Johnny Winter - Roots

"Roots" by Johnny Winter slides and growls into Blues Heaven

Paul Nelson-produced ROOTS, Winter’s 1st studio album since 2004's "I’m a Bluesman", has him sounding the best in years. Armed with blues classics & talented friends, it's Winter's best blues to date.
Janiva-Magness FEATURED

"Stronger For It" by Janiva Magness is the Gospel of the Blues

In a word, her new album is "Gospel" -- The gospel of the formidable blueswoman, the gospel music that seeps it's way into nearly every track, the gospel of unmistakably moving vocals.

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.
Robi Zonca

So Good by Robi Zonca, is indeed, so good

A masterful blend of rhythm and blues, jazz, and rock, Robi Zonca has kicked out his fifth CD since 2003.
Terry Quiett Band - Just My Luck

Terry Quiett Band – Mixing Genres & Creating Incredible Sound

Listening to the latest release from the Terry Quiett Band out of Kansas, “Just My Luck” is a great genre mixing blend of blues, blues inspired rock and jazz with a bit of soul stirring around in the mix.

Salgado Hits The Bullseye With Soul Shot

It's clear that picking a favorite or a stand out track on Soul Shot is going to be extremely difficult. One song just flows into the next, fluidly and seamlessly. Tracks one through eleven deliver some of the most soulful sounds on the planet today.
One Night at Reds - Mississippi Spoonman

"One Night At Reds" DVD is a dramatic Delta Blues Experience

When a DVD showed up featuring Mississippi Spoonman in a tiny delta Juke Joint, we knew we were in for a good time. We didn't know how right we were.

Blues Tools – Bigsby: Bending the Blues

Most people are familiar with the “whammy bar.” The most famous, Bigsby, has an awesome history and an even more awesome sound. Find out why, and how a motorcycle enthusiast changed music.
Ludwig Orange Drumset

Element-al Sound from Ludwig Drums

Ludwig is no stranger to the drum world. Having been in business since 1909, they know a thing or two when it comes to putting together a good kit.

Tech Pan Alley: The Wah Pedal

Following with our guitar signal path, here at Tech Pan Alley, we are now passing to the next stage, the stompboxes.
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