Favourite Blues Albums of 2018

I don’t listen to a lot of blues, and almost all that does come my way is via a small handful of supportive PR houses. To their credit, they are discriminating. Still, a lot of the (mostly) electric blues that I encounter leaves me cold. My preferred style of blues is (usually) of the acoustic-based,… Continue reading Favourite Blues Albums of 2018

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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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Ten Roots Songs for Canada Day, 2011

To quote Stompin’ Tom Connors, it’s Canada Day up Canada way, and in honour of our great Canadian celebration- marked traditionally by hailstorms, watching the NHL Free Agent Frenzy on TSN, and mega-sleep-ins to recover from a school year (6 PM last evening until 7:45 this morning, a personal best perhaps)- I thought I would… Continue reading Ten Roots Songs for Canada Day, 2011

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