Category: CD Review

David Vest

David Vest Cordova Bay Records When you look for the definition of cool you’re likely going to find a reference to David Vest. His approach to the piano is second to none. With stylings that can channel the likes of

Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette CD Things Have Changed

Things Have Changed Verve Bettye LaVette has one of the most distinctive voices in music today. Anything she sings is going to come out sounding as if it’s dripping in pure soul. Now, you’d never think of the Bob Dylan’s

Randy Morrison Band

Randy Morrison Band

Hard Place Self Produced With the release of Hard Place, the Randy Morrison Band has crafted a righteous collection of West Coast blues filled with catchy guitar lines and rhythmic grooves aimed at keeping your blood pumping and feet moving. 

Myles Goodwyn

Myles Goodwyn

Myles Goodwyn And Friends Of The Blues Linus Entertainment For some musicians, the blues is a life-long passion that just seems to slip between their fingers as they work in another musical genre. That is the case with Canadian Music

Big Shoes

Big Shoes Step on It!

Step On It! Biglittle Records Step On It! Is the latest disc from highly regarded session players making up the Nashville-based band Big Shoes. They include guitarists Rick Huckaby, Will McFarlane and Kenne Cramer; keyboardist Mark T. Jordan; bass player

Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Blues On My Shoulders Gandy Dancer Records Originally from Maine, Peter Ward is no stranger to the blues scene in the musician rich Northeastern corner of the United States. Having lived in Boston for many years he has filled in

Daniel Eriksen

Daniel Eriksen

Narrative Boogie Pzedeco Records Norwegian bluesman Daniel Eriksen has a free flowing slide style that may bring to mind other notable guitarists like Roy Rogers or John Mooney. He was the second place winner in the 2018 International Blues Challenge

Cary Morin

Cary Morin

Cradle To The Grave Maple Street Music This is acoustic fingerstyle guitar playing at its best. Cory Morin offers beautifully refreshing and delightful music, from start to finish, or should that read from Cradle to the Grave as the title

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe

Peach Tricki-Woo Records Atlanta’s Larkin Poe are sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell and they’re crossing the lines between blues and rock with determination. Whether delivering hard hitting originals or taking on new scopes with traditional pieces, they are setting their

Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager

Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager CD

Rough Cut Alligator Records With the release of Rough Cut, the world is for the first time hearing what those of us in Portland have known for many years, Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager are a natural fit for acoustic