On the recent Blues At The Crossroads 2 tour Bob Margolin got to spend some time with his friend Tinsley Ellis, who turned him on to his new all-instrumental album, “Get It!” Bob couldn’t sleep once he’d heard it. You won’t either! Read all about it on this week’s Blues Beat page.
Kyle Palarino says that CG & The Hammer’s fourth release, “Something Good,” is worth the airfare to Israel.
Steve Daniels says that Danny Kalb’s latest release, “Moving in Blue,” is full of great guitar playing on classic, obscure, and original songs. But maybe Kalb should have stopped there.
Phillip Smith says that “One Drop is Plenty” by Mighty Sam McClain and Knut Reiersrud deserves a listen. Read why.
Contributing Writer David Scott offers a personal tribute to his friend Alvin Lee in this week’s Ezine. Award-winning photographer David Jacobs adds his own photographic tribute to Alvin Lee.
Bob Gersztyn recently caught two performances by the Pacific Northwest phenom Ty Curtis. As you will read in his review of those shows, he was quite impressed.
After you read Bob Gersztyn’s review of two Ty Curtis Band shows on this week’s Blues Beat page, slide on over to the Photo Page to see some of Bob’s personal photographs from those shows.
Contributing Editor Kyle Palarino says that Willie May’s thirteenth release, appropriately titled “Thirteen,” is an emotional ride that Willie takes you on. He also says that it is honest music that you should know about.
Steve Daniels says that appreciators of originality, syncretism, and virtuosity will be pleased with David Maxwell’s multicultural exploration “Blues In Other Colors.”
Bob Putignano is happy that Real Gone Music is keeping the music of the Grateful Dead alive. This week he reviews “Dick’s Picks 28,” two cool shows from 1973.