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The War And Treaty - Healing Tide (Strong World / Thirty Tigers


Husband and wife duo, Michael Trotter Jr and Tanya Trotter (Blout) perform a cross-section of blues, gospel,folk and soul on their…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 19, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ted Russell Kamp heads for Europe this month.

Bass Player at …


Added by Editorial on November 16, 2018 at 14:47 — No Comments

KATHY MATTEA - PRETTY BIRD (Captain Potato Records - Thirty Tigers)

Kathy Mattea made her name during the…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 11, 2018 at 21:48 — No Comments

SANDY CARROLL – Blues & Angels (Catfood CFR-027)

From Memphis, Tennessee, singer, keyboards player and songwriter Sandy’s previous albums have focussed on Americana and country music, but now she returns to the blues – and, given the lyrics of many songs – Angels. There are still elements of Americana – try the heartfelt love song ‘Mississippi Me’, with…


Added by Norman John Darwen on November 9, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments



Recorded in Beaver Creek Brewery in Wilbaux, Montana, this CD finds Maryland-born, Los Angeles based, bluesman Dennis drawing on his previous five albums for his material, before he signs off with a storming version of the Albert King classic…


Added by Norman John Darwen on November 9, 2018 at 15:24 — No Comments

BENJAMIN JASON DOUGLAS (Flour Sack Cape Records)

Come the end of the year I will not only still be playing this record, but have it among my elite best of 2018. It is that good! Singer-songwriter Benjamin Jason Douglas has in First World Blues ... a…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 7, 2018 at 1:30 — No Comments

DELTA MOON – Babylon Is Falling (Jumping Jack 12018)

This band is a nice swampy rock and blues outfit out of Atlanta, Georgia, with a sometimes spooky sound. This is their tenth studio album, and uniquely southern tracks such as ‘Babylon Is Falling’ and ‘Little Pink Pistol’ feature some fine slide guitar work…


Added by Norman John Darwen on November 1, 2018 at 17:53 — No Comments

JOE LOUIS WALKER, BRUCE KATZ & GILES ROBSON – Journeys To the Heart Of The Blues (Alligator/ Munich)

Just a few seconds into the opening tracks of this CD, and UK harmonica ace Giles Robson has already supplied some lovely train licks, pianist Bruce Katz (check out his CV!) is playing beautifully controlled boogie-woogie, and the great Joe Louis Walker is singing and…


Added by Norman John Darwen on October 29, 2018 at 18:02 — No Comments

Billy Kemp seeking House Concert Dates for the UK May 2019

Hey UK Friends, 

Billy Kemp here. I am planning a new tour of the UK for May of 2019. I had a great tour in October and November 2017.  For those of you that don't know me,  I’ve been playing guitar for forty-five years and also play the banjo, bass, harmonica, piano and anything you can get a sound out of. I live near Nashville, Tennessee where I have hung my hat infrequently, since I spend so much of my time on the road. I average five or six tours annually, which take…


Added by Billy Kemp on October 7, 2018 at 20:24 — No Comments

Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile Session and interview with Betse & Clarke Inverness 24/09/18

Betse & Clarke hail from Kansas City and are leading exponents of Old Timey Music, it was a delight to have them in The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile. 

Rob Ellen…


Added by The Medicine Show on September 24, 2018 at 16:36 — No Comments

The Medicine Show Launches "The Looking For Europe Collection)


Added by The Medicine Show on September 20, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Federal Charm -- Passenger (Wire-Sound)

Federal Charm return for their third studio album with a new lead vocalist and drummer, Tom Guyer and Josh Zahler, and open up with a blast. Swing Sinner is a great introduction to Guyer’s archetypal rock vocal. There’s no let up on Choke with Federal Charm confirming their status as one of…


Added by David Blue on September 13, 2018 at 20:36 — No Comments

Joe Bonamassa – Redemption ( Provogue)

Redemption is Joe Bonamassa’s 13th solo studio album and is full of original material. The tone is set with Evil Mama. First of all we get slapped drums, horns, female backing vocal and obligatory soaring guitar solos as Joe throws it all at this driving opener. You’ll have a good time…


Added by David Blue on September 13, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Frank Bey – Back In Business: The Nashville Sessions (NOLA Blue NB006)

Back in Business


Georgia-born Frank is one of the best blues and soul singers around these days, having started out as a teenager as driver and sometimes  opening act for Otis Redding for several years (billed as "Frank Bass")– his roots are obviously in the gospel music he sang as a youngster. He stopped singing for 17 years, but the albums he has made since his comeback have all justifiably been highly praised.…


Added by Norman John Darwen on September 10, 2018 at 13:50 — No Comments

Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo – Beyond The Blues Horizon ( Manhaton Records)

It’s strange to think that this is the debut album from Mike Vernon considering his history. Founder of the legendary British Blues label, Blue Horizon who gave starts to Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Paul Kossoff and Christine McVie to name but a few) and producer…


Added by David Blue on September 6, 2018 at 20:38 — No Comments

Ana Egge Fall USA Tour-Americanafest-Iris Dement-England



Fall tour-Americanafest-Iris…


Added by Editorial on September 5, 2018 at 23:10 — No Comments

The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile Findhorn Bay To San Francisco Bay Stravaig

Scottish promoter publicist presenter and head honcho at FSR  Rob Ellen's  Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose Stateside again on our on going mission to visit as many listening room venues cool Clubs,…


Added by The Medicine Show on September 4, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

SCOTT SHARRARD – Saving Grace (We Save Music)

Recorded in Memphis and Muscle Shoals with the Hi Records rhythm section and the likes of David Hood and Spooner Oldham respectively, it would be difficult not to recommend this CD. Let’s mention too that Scott was Gregg Allman’s musical director for nearly ten…


Added by Norman John Darwen on September 3, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

JOHNNY & THE HEADHUNTERS - That's All I Need (JT 0006)

This is a straight-ahead, no frills club blues set from a Washington DC area band led by veteran singer and guitarist Johnny Ticktin. Here Johnny is backed by a variety of bass players and drummers, Tam Sullivan on piano and organ and guitarist Dru Lore, who…

Added by Norman John Darwen on August 28, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

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January 2018Month
Points Artist / Album Title / Label / * Album of the Month of… (reporter)
1 63
HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *RK, *JB,*HB,
2 61
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *BH, *PvG,
*FB, *PK
3 60
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *PK, *FCe, *LK
4 51
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent *MW, *ML
5 42
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways *MM, *MF
6 34
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *BP
7 29
JESSE DAYTON / On Fire In Nashville / Blue Elan *SZ
8 27
KIERAN GOSS & ANNIE KINSELLA / Oh, The Starlings / Independent
CARSON McHONE / Carousel / Loose Music
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *TV, *FC,
11 26
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc *BM
12 22
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH
13 21
14 21
SIX MILE GROVE / Million Birds / Independent
15 19
BOB SUMNER / Wasted love songs /Self-released *MG
STEVE GUNN / The Unseen in Between / Matador
ROBERT ELLIS / Texas Piano Man / New West *CVL, *DHo
18 19
JOSHUA RAY WALKER / Wish you were here / State Fair *MA
19 18
CAM PENNER / At War With Reason / Self-released *LM
20 15
CHARLEY CROCKETT / Lil G.L.'S Blue / Bonanza
21 14
JARED DECK / Bully Pulpit / Self-released *AN, *AL
MICHAEL CHAPMAN / True North / Paradise of Bachelors
23 13
INA FORSMAN / Been Meaning To Tell You / RUF *EZ
24 12
KAYLAN FAY / Good Company / Horton
RICHARD DOBSON / I Hear Singing / Brambus *JJC
DILLON CARMICHAEL / Hell On An Angel / Riser House *PHe
SELECT CAPTAIN / Off To Save The World / Soundchest *JJ
BRANDON ISAAK / Rise N Shine / Independent *RW
EINAR FLA / Silent String / Grappa *MB
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE / Sixpack / Self-released *PJ
JAMIE LEE WILSON / Jumping Over Rocks / Self-released *HdB
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *RH
WEST OF EDEN / Flat Earth Society / West Of Music *PH
JODYMOON / A Love Brand New / Self-Released *JF
ANDREW COMBS / Worried Man (Deluxe Edition) / Loose Music *GF
HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI BEANS / Hard Core Broken Heart /
Independent *MP
JONATHAN BYRD / Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys/ *JH
BILL SHANLEY / Midnight Mission / Cauldron Music *NC
MICKEY GALYEAN & CULLEN’s BRIDGE / Songs From The Blue Ridge /
Rebel *HD
JOE JACKSON / Fool / EarMusic *KG
TIP JAR / Onward / Independent *FS
KC GROVES / Happy Little Trees / Self-released *JH
TIMBER / The Family / Cornelius Chapel *

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