Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters- Maxwell Street review

Still catching up on summer… Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Maxwell Street Stony Plain Records http://www.RonnieEarl.com Ronnie Earl has been around. Twenty-plus albums, the last ten on Canada’s venerable Stony Plain Records, has found the master guitarist one of the most revered guitarists producing the blues. At times a little jazzy, often late-night right, Earl… Continue reading Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters- Maxwell Street review

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Duke Robillard & His All-Star Combo- Blues Full Circle review

Still catching up on summer… Duke Robillard & His All-Star Combo Blues Full Circle Stony Plain Records  http://www.DukeRobillard.com It is a fool’s errand attempting to enumerate Duke Robillard’s albums: his Wikipedia page lists over fifty projects of which he has been a part, some forty of which carry his name and over twenty with Stony… Continue reading Duke Robillard & His All-Star Combo- Blues Full Circle 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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Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau- Lead Belly’s Gold review

Lead Belly’s Gold: Live at the Sunset and More Stony Plain Records I been a gambler, I been a rambler, I been called a low-down roustabout, Been a convict man down in Sugar Land, An’ I know what a chain gang’s all about… On his self-penned song that closes Lead Belly’s Gold, Eric Bibb creates… Continue reading Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau- Lead Belly’s Gold review

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James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett, and David Wilcox- Guitar Heroes review

James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett, and David Wilcox Guitar Heroes Stony Plain Records Released May 5, 2015 I have a great affinity for live albums, especially ones that feature a specific set in its entirety. That is one of the reasons I have so many of the Live from Austin, TX albums in my… Continue reading James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett, and David Wilcox- Guitar Heroes review

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David Gogo and Jeff Healey

Originally published in The Red Deer Advocate, September 4, 2009 In today’s column in the Red Deer Advocate I was very pleased to review two outstanding Canadian blues albums. For me, it is a fine line between blues wankering and music that resonates with me. Of late, I’ve been listening to several blues albums and have… Continue reading David Gogo and Jeff Healey

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