Son House- Forever On My Mind Easy Eye Sound Preacher, farm and factory worker, and founding father of modern blues: he was called Son House. A protegee and contemporary of Charley Patton, House’s life was filled with mistakes and questionable deeds. What remains undisputed was that House played and sang the blues like few others,… Continue reading Son House- Forever On My Mind review
Johnny Shines The Blues Came Falling Down Omnivore Records This may be the best blues album I’ve heard so far in 2019. It was recorded when I was nine years old. A contemporary of Robert Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell, Johnny Shines garnered his limited fame as the folk and blues revival of the 60s… Continue reading Johnny Shines- The Blues Came Falling Down review
D. B. Rielly Live From Chester Shut Up & Play! D. B. Rielly is like no one with whom I am familiar. Rielly has released two full albums and now two live discs, with few songs repeated between them. The natural energy and personality of his performance is readily conveyed on Live From Chester, which… Continue reading D. B. Rielly- Live From Chester review
Maybe the strangest set I’ve reviewed in 16 years. Definitely one of the most enjoyable! Over at Lonesome Road Review, I have had the great honour of reviewing the six-lp vinyl box set of Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings. Beautiful music nicely packaged. Something special about vinyl.