Autumn 2019 Blues releases, reviewed

Several fine blues albums have made their way to me these last couple months, and today is the day I finally share my thoughts about them. Apologies to the PR folks, labels, and musicians for the delay. First up: Paul Gabriel Man of Many Blues Smoke Ring Records PaulGabriel.net There are no shortage of blues… Continue reading Autumn 2019 Blues releases, reviewed

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Blue Moon Marquee- Bare Knuckles & Brawn review

Blue Moon Marquee Bare Knuckles & Brawn BlueMoonMarquee.com For a band that so freely reaches back into the tradition, be it blues, jazz, freak-folk, swing, or ragtime, Blue Moon Marquee is entirely unique. Much like and entirely different from Bill & the Belles, I can picture Blue Moon Marquee around a single mic in a… Continue reading Blue Moon Marquee- Bare Knuckles & Brawn review

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Bobby Messano featuring Bob Malone- Lemonade review

Bobby Messano featuring Bob Malone Lemonade BobbyMessano.com Bobby Messano once sang, tongue firmly in cheek, “My life is perfect, there ain’t no doubt; have everything I need, I’ve got it all figured out…That’s why I don’t sing the blues.” Things are looking up on Lemonade, Messano’s latest with Bob Malone. A good-time album, Lemonade is… Continue reading Bobby Messano featuring Bob Malone- Lemonade review

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The Texas Horns- Get Here Quick review

The Texas Horns Get Here Quick SevernRecords.com I know every dive in the city, where I can wash my heartaches away; I wake up back in the alley ‘cause I got no place to stay. Guy Forsyth sings these words to kick-off The Texas Horns’ Get Here Quick, a blast of blues like that seldom… Continue reading The Texas Horns- Get Here Quick review

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Harpdog Brown- For Love & Money review

Harpdog Brown For Love & Money DogHouse HarpdogBrown.com A couple months back, blues evangelist Harpdog Brown released an energetic set of New Orleans-influenced jump blues, a true, authentic throwback to and of a previous generation’s music. An outstanding blues harmonica player, Brown’s music has been heard on fine blues radio programs for years, and I… Continue reading Harpdog Brown- For Love & Money review

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