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Danny Draher

Danny Draher CD cover

Blues Blues Blues, Live from The Bitter End, N.Y, N.Y. Double Dynamite Records Review by Jeff Levine Danny Draher is an accomplished international blues and jazz musician. Starting out in Chicago, at Chess studios, Danny has recorded and toured nationally

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Live in San Diego

Live In San Diego (with special guest JJ Cale) Reprise Records Recorded in 2007 in San Diego, this is an all-star affair with Eric Clapton joined on stage by stellar artists that include guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks,

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Southern Avenue

Southern Avenue CD cover

Southern Avenue Stax Records When you release an album on the famed Memphis-based Stax Records label, you know that there are going to be a lot of expectations from the start. This label has a long record of releasing some

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Lightning Kings

lightning kings

Lightning Kings The Road Is My Throne Self Produced If you’re looking for some truly serious rocking blues with a punch, then Portland-based Lightning Kings’ new release The Road is My Throne will be right up your alley. This is

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Billy Flynn

Billy Flynn CD cover

Billy Flynn Lonesome Highway Delmark Records There is a good reason why Billy Flynn has been one of the most requested guitarist in Chicago and elsewhere. He just knows how to play with just the right number of notes with

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Johnny Nicholas

Johnny Nicholas - Fresh Air

Fresh Air Self Produced Johnny Nicholas has indeed been around the block when it comes to the blues and performing. He worked and played alongside many of the legends of the genre — Big Walter Horton, Robert Lockwood Jr, Johnny

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Sharon Lewis and Texas Fire

Sharon Lewis and Texas Fire

Grown Ass Woman Delmark Records When you think about the Chicago blues women singers, there is an image that come immediately to mind — the full powered voices of people like Koko Taylor, Zora Young, Demetria Taylor, or Shemekia Copeland

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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio Alligator Records Okay, when you use the word fun in anything that involves Elvin Bishop it is simply echoing what is already implied from the get go. He has always been about fun, and locating

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Scott Ramminger

Scott Ramminger

Do What Your Heart Says To Arbor Lane Music Saxophonist Scott Ramminger may live and work in the Washington, DC area, but his musical soul lies directly in New Orleans. His songs are filled with the jumpy, second line and

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Cee Cee James

Cee Cee James

Stripped Down & Surrendered FWG Records When it comes to songwriting, it should go without saying that the very best music comes through when it is honest and has been experienced. Especially with the blues. It is about life and

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