Category: CD Review

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher - Blues

Blues Chess / UMC Review by Greg Johnson Celebrating what would have been the fiftieth anniversary of the start of his solo career, Blues, the latest release from the archives of Rory Gallagher is a treasure trove of amazing guitar

Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come Home - Last Music Company

Baby, Please Come Home Last Music Company Review by Greg Johnson Anyone who thinks that blues guitar, or any guitar playing for that matter, needs to be fueled by speed and flash, should take a lesson directly from Jimmie Vaughan.

Harpdog Brown

Harpdog Brown - For Love & Money

For Love & Money Dog House Records Review by Greg Johnson Harpdog Brown takes us on an enjoyable romp that brings back thoughts of the nostalgic rhythm & blues tracks of the 50s and 60s. There is a lot of

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings - The Lost Sessions

The Lost Sessions E Natchel Records Review by Greg Johnson I was talking with guitarist Tom Holland during sound check at the 2014 Blues Music Awards when Elvin Bishop walked up to me. Pointing at Holland he said, “You know

Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores - Simple Case of the Blues (The Last Music Company)

Simple Case of the Blues The Last Music Company Rosie Flores has been making a name for herself for the past four decades, and a variety of musical genres assure that she resists being pigeonholed. Working over the years in

Richard Wilkins – What A Life (Self-Produced)

Richard Wilkins - What A Life (Self-Produced)

What A Life Self-Produced For many years, Richard Wilkins has been a vital part of the Portland area blues scene, leading bands, laying down dynamic bass beats, and blowing killer saxophone. Yet, even though he has performed for so long,

Brandon Santini

Brandon Santini

The Longshot American Showplace Music When you think of the new generation of modern day harmonica greats you certainly must include Brandon Santini on that list. With a handful of Blues Music Award nominations already in his portfolio, including two

Watermelon Slim

Church Of The Blues Northern Blues By Greg Johnson Watermelon Slim returns with his thirteenth release, Church Of The Blues, and it just may be one of his best yet. With an instantly recognizable voice, killer slide guitar chops and

Dee Miller Band

Dee Miller Band

Leopard Print Dress   Self-Released By Randy Murphy With a voice like aged, smoky bourbon and a band one would gladly take to war, Dee Miller’s new album, Leopard Print Dress, is a coiled rattlesnake masquerading as a record —

The King Louie Organ Trio

The King Louie Organ Trio

It’s About Time Shoug Records By Greg Johnson This all instrumental album crosses genres mixing jazz, blues, and soul and is definitely a keeper. Filled with contagious riffs that are heavy with groove and swing it delivers a complete knock-out