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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…

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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…

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Added by David Blue on September 13, 2018 at 11:30 — 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…

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

Russ Green – City Soul (Cleopatra Records)

City Soul is Russ Green’s debut album and he comes out of the traps with in your face wailing harp and slide guitar on First Thing Smokin’. This is a rocking boogie of an opener, tipping nods to Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker on the way. The pace changes for the slower, sultry Blues of Believe In Love which…

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Added by David Blue on June 12, 2018 at 21:20 — No Comments

Joe Bonamassa -- British Blues Explosion (Provogue)

I’ve been following Joe for a number of years now and his live performances are always scintillating, none more than this carnival of British Blues. Celebrating the music of Beck, Clapton and Page, he romps though some classics and other lesser known tracks from this era. Highlights are the Blues Rock of…

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Added by David Blue on May 19, 2018 at 17:31 — No Comments

Steve Hill – The One-Man Blues Rock Band (Manhaton Records)

I’ve always thought it brave of bands to release live albums but a one-man band? No wiggle room but Hill breezes it from the Blues Rock opener, Rhythm All Over to the finale, a fine cover of Voodoo Chile (Slight Return). It’s not just Blues Rock (Dangerous and Never Is Such A Long Time), but Delta Blues…

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Added by David Blue on May 12, 2018 at 20:56 — No Comments

Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps – Here In Babylon (Jesi-Lu Records)

Houston native and LA resident James opens with I Know I Ain’t Been So Perfect; that’s questionable! The title track shows their class, no histrionics, just good music, well played.

James’ vocals are the star and the effectively excellent Rhythm Tramps back her perfectly, particularly on Head…

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Added by David Blue on May 3, 2018 at 20:54 — No Comments

Adam James Sorensen – Dust Cloud Refrain (Continental Song City)

Produced by Jamie Mefford of Nathaniel Rateliff fame but think you’re getting a copy. Nothing could be further from the truth. No bombastic anthems here, just gentle, sometimes introspective Country and Alt-Country songs, examples being the Country sounds of Steam Train and Boxcar whereas Dust…

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Added by David Blue on April 19, 2018 at 20:37 — No Comments

Muddy Gurdy – Muddy Gurdy (VizzTone)

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Added by David Blue on April 18, 2018 at 21:01 — No Comments

Graham Robins -- Majestic Halls (33 Records)



Robins’ 5th album opens with the gentle Hall of Faith, an immediate introduction to his Gospel influenced soulful voice. He covers Blues on Indianola Mississippi, his tribute to BB King highlighting a gruff edge to his voice, Soul on Pure Soul which is one for relaxing to late at night and Night In Coleraine…

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Added by David Blue on March 31, 2018 at 22:09 — No Comments

Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys – My Life (Nevermore Records)

My Life celebrates their 20th anniversary with a selection of tracks from throughout that time.

Raven’s distinctive dulcet voice is highlighted in the mellow opener, Handyman, and the innuendo laden Big Bee. Harmonica is integral and some great players are here. Highlights are lung-bursting Jump Blues (Creature…

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Added by David Blue on March 20, 2018 at 18:49 — No Comments

Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys – My Life (Nevermore Records)

My Life celebrates their 20th anniversary with a selection of tracks from throughout that time.

Raven’s distinctive dulcet voice is highlighted in the mellow opener, Handyman, and the innuendo laden Big Bee. Harmonica is integral and some great players are here. Highlights are lung-bursting Jump Blues (Creature…

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Added by David Blue on March 20, 2018 at 18:49 — No Comments

Laurie Morvan – Gravity (Screaming Lizard Records).

Gravity is Morvan’s 6th release and she expertly fuses Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk. From the fast R&B opener, My Moderation, to the hypnotic Too Dumb To Quit, Laurie’s soulful vocal and stinging guitar are joyful. Twice The Trouble has a vocal nod to Christine McVie and guitar influences…

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Added by David Blue on January 31, 2018 at 21:55 — No Comments

The Lynnes – Heartbreak Song For The Radio

Canadian duo, Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson have been writing and touring together on and off for the last decade but it’s taken them until now to release their debut album. Why have they waited so long? Their strong vocal harmonies and storytelling are a joy and whether they are serving up soft and…

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Added by David Blue on January 21, 2018 at 18:01 — No Comments

Albert Castiglia – Up All Night (Ruf)

Veteran of 7 albums and former member of Junior Wells’ band, Castiglia’s paid his dues. From the powerful, lick laden opener Hoodoo On Me to the acoustic finish of You Got Me To That Place, he showcases a guitar style honed over the years with nods to…

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Added by David Blue on November 20, 2017 at 19:32 — No Comments

The Jive Aces – Diggin’ The Roots Vol. 1 Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues (Golden Age Recordings)

The Jive Aces a tight band, no mistaking and their energy is palpable. Predominately covers, the highlights are Choo Choo Ch’Boogie and Big Joe Turner’s Feelin’ Happy. Chris Wilkinson and Cassidy Janson (the lead in the Carole King…

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Added by David Blue on October 26, 2017 at 20:04 — No Comments

The Reverend Shawn Amos – Loves You (Put Together)

Amos has lived a Bluesman’s life and he has the story. Whether it’s the funky Blues of You’re Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home) or the cautionary Hollywood Blues, it’s delivered with passion. The Blind Boys of Alabama guest on Days of Depression, making a spiritual opening. Other guests are…

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Added by David Blue on May 21, 2017 at 19:50 — No Comments

Alive In Theory – Abandon (Ultraviolet Records)

This debut album from the Manchester duo Alive In Theory is a potent, reflective collection of self-penned tracks. From the eponymous opening track with touches of Kate Bush to the understated but room filling The Other Side, this downbeat album is packed with quality. Marianne…

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Added by David Blue on March 17, 2017 at 19:57 — No Comments

Willie & The Bandits -- Steal (Jig-Saw Music)

Their name sounds like they’re a Country band but don’t that fool you. Willie & The Bandits are a hard rocking outfit that are building a great reputation as a live band.

Steal…

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Added by David Blue on January 12, 2017 at 20:24 — No Comments

Tess Of The Circle – Amplify (Vintage Voice Records)

Tess Of The Circle have built up a notable live résumé over the past two years and Amplify is the culmination of many conversations held with fans whilst touring last year. Those fans wanted a sound that was a…

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Added by David Blue on June 26, 2016 at 22:05 — No Comments

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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