Category: CD Review

Coyote Kings – Rocket (Underworld Records)

By Greg Johnson Guitarist and band leader Robin Barrett states that he’s extremely proud of this new album by the Coyote Kings, feeling it’s the best thing they have ever done. And he just may be right. Rocket is filled

Mavis Staples – Live In London (Anti-Records)

By Greg Johnson When it comes to soul and gospel vocalists, does it get any better than Mavis Staples? It would be pretty tough to come up with anybody with as fine a resume. Mavis has worked professionally for seventy

Paula Harris – Speakeasy (Self Produced)

By Greg Johnson Paula Harris made quite a statement when it came to her 2012 debut, Turning On The Naughty, with its rambunctious and bawdy blues presentation. It was a prime display of what had garnered her a third-place showing

Rich Layton and Tough Town – Salvation Road (Never Lucky Records)

By Greg Johnson Rich Layton, a first-hand veteran of the Houston Gulf Coast scene has been plying that same authentic sound in the Portland area for many years. Layton’s a sly songwriter who just happens to be a powerful harmonica

Jimmie Vaughan Trio = Live at C-Boy’s (Last Music Company)

By Greg Johnson If you’re ever in Austin and checking out the music scene (what else would you be there for, right? Okay barbecue, too), head over to the South Congress and just a few blocks away from the famous

Cedric Burnside – Benton County Relic (Single Lock Records)

    By Randy Murphy The word “relic” holds many meanings — it’s a thing that stays behind once the original is lost, or what remains of the possessions of saint. It’s also something cherished, worshipped even, for its ability

Terry Robb

Terry Robb - Confessin’ My Dues

Confessin’ My Dues NiaSounds Terry Robb delivers his sophomore release on the NiaSounds label titled Confessin’ My Blues and in pure Robb fashion it is done with precision, technique and a sense of beauty in tone and delivery. Everything that

The Kentucky Headhunters

Live At The Ramblin’ Man Fair Alligator Records When it comes down to brass tacks, Southern rock has almost always had a base stemmed from the blues. Bands like The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule and Wet Willie can all take

Kevin Burt

Kevin Burt - Heartland And Soul

Heartland And Soul Little Village Foundation Heartland And Soul is the stunning debut release by 2018 International Blues Challenge solo/duo winner Kevin Burt. Not only did he win the overall prize in the solo/duo category, he also laid claim to

Dexter Allen

Dexter Allen - Live From Ground Zero Blues Club

Live From Ground Zero Blues Club At The Crossroads, Clarksdale, Ms Pass the Pick Productions Mississippi native Dexter Allen’s new album Live From the Ground Zero Blues Club is a suburb live recording that highlights Allen’s combustable Stratocaster licks and