Category: CD Review

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

Arrogant Bastards – Blues, Funk and Rock -n- Roll

Arrogant Bastards

The Arrogant Bastards, a Muddy award finalist for best new band, is a five-man outfit playing straight ahead blues-infused rock, or is it rock-imbued blues, or maybe just funky blues-rock — really it doesn’t matter much though, since this six-song

Dave Keller – Every Soul’s A Star

Dave Keller Every Soul’s A Star Catfood Records   For several years now, I have been singing the praises of New England bluesman Dave Keller. An amazing guitarist and songwriter with a voice that drips pure soulful honey, every album

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues

Boz Scaggs Out Of The Blues Concord Records This is the third album in Boz Scaggs’ triology of recordings that showcase the songs and styles of the music that first influenced him. Following in the successful footsteps of Memphis (2013)

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe White - Bad Mouthin’

Bad Mouthin’ Yep Roc Records Tony Joe White may forever be embedded in our minds for his smash hit single “Polk Salad Annie,” but his final release just may be one of his finest ever. Bad Mouthin’ is an exploration

Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher - Hold On

Hold On Self Produced Just in case it might have slipped your mind for one reason or another, Kirk Fletcher is a bad ass guitarist. Listen to the opening track “Two Steps Forward” from his latest disc Hold On. That’s

Paul Oscher

Paul Oscher -Cool Cat

Cool Cat Blues Fidelity Recordings Okay, anybody familiar with the blues is already aware of harmonica ace Paul Oscher’s past as member of the Muddy Waters band. But it has been over thirty years since Muddy left this world and

Billy F Gibbons

Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues

The Big Bad Blues Concord Records Billy F Gibbons returns with his sophomore solo project aside from ZZ Top. After exploring the sounds of Cuban music with his first release, Perfectamundo, he has made a return to his roots in

Fiona Boyes

Fiona Boyes - Voodoo In The Shadows

Voodoo In The Shadows Blue Empress Records Hailed as Australia’s most successful blues musician Fiona Boyes returns with a new self-produced recording following in the footsteps of her award-winning disc “Professin’ The Blues.” The new release, “Voodoo In The Shadows,”

Chicago Plays The Stones

Chicago Plays The Stones

Various Artists Raisin’ Music Records The Rolling Stones have often looked toward the blues for inspiration and creativity over the time they’ve been playing music. And every now and then a group of blues artists gather together to pay their