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Music Reviews

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

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.
Contino - Back Porch Dogma

Blues Believers! Contino – Back Porch Dogma Review

Bring yourself up to Contino's Back Porch Dogma, and you’ll find a blues message to believe in!
Shane Dwight - A Hundred White Lies

Musical Triumph in "A Hundred White Lies" by Shane Dwight

Blues is often about broken hearts. With A Hundred White Lies, Shane Dwight gives us his, in musical sadness and triumph.
Toronzo Cannon - Leaving Mood (Delmark Records)

"Leaving Mood" by Toronzo Cannon Knocks one out of Wrigley Field with Great Chicago...

This is Chicago blues -- today’s Chicago -- as good as it gets.

"They Call Me Big Llou" by Big Llou Johnson is Silky, Sultry Blues

They call him Big Llou, the well-known voice of the "Ten Commandments of the Blues" on B.B. King's Bluesville, because he weights 300 pounds -- and he wants the world to know it!
Gibson ES-335 FEATURED

Tech Pan Alley – Gibson ES-335

We maintain focus at the guitar stage of the signal -- In other words, on guitars that are usually seen in the hands of our favourite blues masters. This article will enter Gibson’s semi-hollow body territory, the ES-335.

Studebaker John’s “That’s the Way You Do”— A Maxwell Street Revival

From the first track the listener knows this won’t be a bells and whistles experience.
Big James and the Chicago Playboys - The Big Payback

Horns & Funk — The Big Payback from Big James & the Chicago Playboys

The Big Payback, due out tomorrow through Blind Pig, is a full helping of horn-driven funk, soul and blues.
The Jimmys - Gimme

Gimme by The Jimmys — Jump Blues from America's Dairyland

You may not know where in the world Monticello, Wisconsin is, but if The Jimmys latest album is any representation, it's sure got great jump blues!
Leaflets Volume 2 Album Cover

Leaflets Vol. II Represents the best of Blues Leaf Records

Ten Blues stallions and a mare make up the corral represented in Blues Leaf Records, Leaflets, Volume II 2000-2006, issued this year for blues listeners.
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