Michael Jerome Browne- That’s Where It’s At review

Michael Jerome Browne That’s Where It’s At Borealis Records http://www.MichaelJeromeBrowne.com The first sound you hear on Michael Jerome Browne’s That’s Where It’s At is an expertly executed series of notes utilizing his Waterloo Jumbo King 6-string guitar. Appropriate, because ‘that’s where it’s at!’ MJB has been making records for a long time, and I’ve been… Continue reading Michael Jerome Browne- That’s Where It’s At review

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Canadian Blues- three reviews

Over the last eight weeks, more than a dozen blues albums have made their way through the system to land in the wee metal box down the road. Lots of electric blues, some with a Chicago feel, others more southern, many guitar-based and a couple pianocentric albums, quite a few featuring female frontpersons, even more… Continue reading Canadian Blues- three reviews

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Steve Kozak Band- It’s Time review

Steve Kozak Band- It’s Time My formative FM radio years were 1978-1983, and during those years bracketing high school I spent most of my time tuned to K97 out of Edmonton, as station that—in those days—had a seemingly liberal approach to the music they played. There was plenty that would become defined as classic rock,… Continue reading Steve Kozak Band- It’s Time review

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Guy Bélanger- Traces & Scars review

Guy Bélanger Traces & Scars  Disques Bros http://www.GuyBelangerMusic.com Opening with two rather sedate and gentle instrumental and largely acoustic pieces, one is immediately drawn into the atmospheric experience veteran Quebec harmonica player Guy Bélanger has created. This is the sound of wires and wood (and harmonica)  in no hurry to get where they are headed—for… Continue reading Guy Bélanger- Traces & Scars review

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The Blues and nothing but the Blues- reviews

I am not a blues aficionado, not even close. If you went through my music collection, you are likely to find many blues discs but you are more likely to find as many albums from the Williamses—Hank, Lucinda, Jack, Dar, Holly, Robin, Linda, and the like—as you are blues recordings, in total. I tend to… Continue reading The Blues and nothing but the Blues- reviews

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar- Send the Nightingale review

O, boy! From the first notes of this explosive album, I was excited. I remained so as the album unfolded over its almost 40 minutes, and then I hit play again and was just as engaged the second time through. And the fifth… I love soulful, southern music, and this album delivers. All over the… Continue reading Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar- Send the Nightingale review

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Kat Danser- Baptized By the Mud review

Kat Danser Baptized by the Mud Self-Released; Distributed by Outside Music It would be nigh impossible to follow the Alberta roots music scene without having heard Kat Danser, a modern practitioner of the bluesiest of the southern tradition. She is a formidable presence on non-commercial radio throughout the area; Baptized By the Mud is Danser’s… Continue reading Kat Danser- Baptized By the Mud review

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