Category: CD Review

Billy F Gibbons

Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues

The Big Bad Blues Concord Records Billy F Gibbons returns with his sophomore solo project aside from ZZ Top. After exploring the sounds of Cuban music with his first release, Perfectamundo, he has made a return to his roots in

Fiona Boyes

Fiona Boyes - Voodoo In The Shadows

Voodoo In The Shadows Blue Empress Records Hailed as Australia’s most successful blues musician Fiona Boyes returns with a new self-produced recording following in the footsteps of her award-winning disc “Professin’ The Blues.” The new release, “Voodoo In The Shadows,”

Chicago Plays The Stones

Chicago Plays The Stones

Various Artists Raisin’ Music Records The Rolling Stones have often looked toward the blues for inspiration and creativity over the time they’ve been playing music. And every now and then a group of blues artists gather together to pay their

Hank Shreve Band

Hank Shreve Band

Trouble Boogie Boss Records Hank Shreve is part of the Oregon generation of bluesmen that includes Ben Rice and Ty Curtis. Aside from their ages, they all have another thing in common. They are all out of this world talented

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here Alligator Records As with the debut release of Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, this sophomore recording, Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here, is loose, intimate, and sounds very spur of the moment. And most of all,

Joann Broh

Joann Broh

Live Double Y Records As one of Eugene’s favorite vocalists, Joanne Broh is known for her rousing live performances. One such night taking place at Mac’s in February 2018 was captured and is now available as her latest recording, Live.

JP Soars

JP Soars

Two new releases have recently found their way into my CD player, and each represents different strains of the terrific diversity — in both form and themes — jingling around and through blues and Americana-orientated music today. – by Randy

Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland

Two new releases have recently found their way into my CD player, and each represents different strains of the terrific diversity — in both form and themes — jingling around and through blues and Americana-orientated music today. – by Randy

Wily Bo Walker

Almost Transparent Blues Mescal Canyon Records It may be easy to compare the voice of Wily Bo Walker with the likes of Tom Waits, Dr. John, or Joe Cocker. One can certainly understand why when you give him a listen.

Barbara Blue

Fish In Dirty H2O Big Blue Records   The reigning Queen of Beale Street returns with an over the top new recording, Fish In Dirty H2O, that finds her vocals solid and powerful as she stretches through thirteen, mostly original