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Music Reviews

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

Amplifier Tubes

Blues Tools – Playing with Power: Tubes

The namesake of the tube amplifier is the vacuum tube, a small but important component that controls the flow of electric current through a vacuum. Today American Blue Scene is going to look at...

"Handmade Music" from Lance Lopez: Guitar Texas Style!

Another highlight on "Handmade Music" was Lance's version of "Traveling Riverside Blues". Obviously this Robert Johnson song has been done a time or two before but not quite like this! Lance makes it his own and does a fantastic job in the process!
Boss Fender Reverb Pedal

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?
Cee Cee James FEATURED

Live Volcano!

This active vocal volcano with a heart is an amazing live performance, and the smaller the venue the better. Be prepared to be swallowed up in vocal lava!
JT Coldfire FEATURED

JT Coldfire's "Always and Never" is a Southern Roadhouse Experience

JT Coldfire, the hard working honky tonk hero has recently released a new album, Always & Never. With opposite compliments like "Coldfire" and "Always & Never", it's not hard to see that JT doesn't fit into...
Buddy Guy at Buddy Guy's Legends FEATURED

Buddy Guy’s Legends Show, January 2012

As you may know, Buddy Guy only plays at his bar, Buddy Guy's Legends, in January of each year. American Blues Scene was on hand to give you a front row seat on the blues party that went down.
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.
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