Category: CD Review

Rich Layton and Tough Town

Rich Layton and Tough Town - Salvation Road

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

Jimmie Vaughan Trio

Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Live at C-Boy’s

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

Cedric Burnside

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

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

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)