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Andy T Band

Double Strike American Showplace Music Double Strike is a fantastic new recording from the Andy T Band, but sadly it is also the swan song for his partner and band vocalist Nick Nixon, with whom it released three sensational albums

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Beth Hart

Fire on the Floor Provogue Beth Hart has the goods to mix genres with relative ease and does so superbly. Her latest recording Fire on the Floor does just this as she can flow from the jazzy approach of the

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Micki Free

Tattoo Burn-Redux Mysterium Blues Records The original album Tattoo Burn was a European release from 2012 that offered ten tracks, including two Hendrix covers, one live that was an exceptionally long performance. For the most part that album had its

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Gary Clark Jr.

Live / North America 2016 Warner Brothers This album was recorded during Clark’s 2016 tour supporting the album The Story of Sunny Boy Slim, so it shouldn’t come as surprise that seven of the tracks included come from that disc.

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Julie Amici

Yellow Roses Ripping Glass This debut EP from Julie Amici covers a good selection of Americana. It is all original material save for the inclusion of the traditional old English folk standard “The Fox.” And though this may seem like

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Big Steve and the Trainwreck

Big Steve and the Trainwreck

Lost in the Blues Self Produced Lost in the Blues is the fourth release from Big Steve and the Trainwreck, a tight, eight piece band from the Pendleton area — and while the band may be lost in the blues,

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Lady True Blue – Lady Kat

Lady True Blue – Lady Kat

Soul Barin’ Blues Self Produced The aptly named Soul Barin’ Blues delivers the goods! The first thing heard on the new Lady True Blue CD is the purr of the singer also known as Lady Kat, and a spoken introduction.

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Vanessa Collier

Vanessa Collier

Meeting My Shadow Ruf Records One of the coolest things about being a part of the International Blues Challenge is the musicians you see and meet that really deliver a strong impression upon you. Running one of the venues during

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Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Live From The Fox Oakland Fantasy The latest release of Tedeschi Trucks Band features the 12-piece outfit in a one-night performance, September 9, 2016. Taking a group like this on tour must be a massive effort, so kudos to the

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Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito

The Last Days Of Oakland Blackball Universe If the blues had been born in today’s inner cities rather than the Mississippi Delta more than one hundred years ago, it may sound something akin to Fantastic Negrito. This is a blend

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