Dave Scott says that Doug MacLeod has done it again with his latest release, “There’s A Time.”
Phillip Smith says that Craig Erickson’s “Galactic Roadhouse” is a heavy dose of electric blues that might be correct for the right patients.
Mark Thompson says that Mike Wheeler has finally had the chance to show off his strong songwriting skills, expressive vocals, and his spot-on guitar work on his new release, “Self Made Man.”
Kim O’Brien has some peeves with the CD/DVD “25th Annual Easter Parade Chicago All Star Blues Revue,” but they aren’t with the talent of the various artists recorded at this event.
Steve Daniels says that Deanna Bogart explores the area between blues and jazz on her release “Pianoland.”
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 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.”