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February 2021 New Music Releases

February 2021 New Music Releases Alabama Slim – The Parlor (Cornelius Chapel Records) Ally Venable – Heart Of Fire (Ruf Records) Andy Cohen – Tryin’ To Get Home (Earwig) Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – Rocks (Bear Family Records) Danny Kroha – Detroit Blues (Third Man Records) Gahlia Volt – One Woman Band (Ruf Records) Harvey Brindell […]

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Ramblings On My Mind-February 2021

Ramblings On My Mind Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association I know that it is an ongoing theme and a bit on the dire side, but couldn’t this pandemic just go away once and for all? We sit and wait to be able to go out regularly and see live music. Hell, we just really […]

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Dave Keller – You Get What You Give

Dave Keller You Get What You Give Tastee Tone Records Review by Greg Johnson  Like so many of us, witnessing the murder of George Floyd by the police on a Minnesota street last March brought about fury and disbelief in our public services and government by their actions, and non-actions, following the event. It was […]

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Danielle Miraglia Bright Shining Stars 

Danielle Miraglia Bright Shining Stars VizzTone Review by John Taylor  If Danielle Miraglia says she can walk through barbwire, outrun the hound dogs or give a shining star a new home, we’re inclined to believe her. The Boston guitarist and singer, whose fifth album is becoming her most successful (it hit No. 15 on the […]

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Bob Margolin – Star of Stage and Screens

Bob Margolin Star of Stage and Screens VizzTone Review by John Taylor  The pandemic is still on, and Bob Margolin is still sitting at home … brooding about it.  Fortunately for us, he has a 1930s Gibson and a National steel guitar handy. He uses both to express his frustrations and fears in his 12th […]

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Adam Scramstad – It’s a Long Way to Go

Adam Scramstad It’s a Long Way to Go Djangosfire Tunes  review by Greg Johnson The one thing you need to remember when it comes to solo acoustic musicians: Nobody else is playing alongside you to hide if you happen to make a wrong note or some other mistake. Of course, those can always be mended inside […]

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Straight To You Live

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Straight To You Live Provogue Review by Greg Johnson    During this time of COVID and the lack of being able to attend live events on this scale, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band releases this much-needed live performance on both audio and video formats. Taken from a live set at Germany’s Leverkusen Jazzstage in 2019, […]

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Ole Frimer Band – Live in Eppingen

Ole Frimer Band  Live in Eppingen Katti Records  Review by Randy Murphy  I listen to a lot of new music, and most of it is fine, solid blues and blues rock produced by musicians dedicated to keeping blues-oriented music alive and culturally relevant. I will admit, however, that it takes quite a stirring album for me […]