If you have a hankering for blues music that honors tradition, Mark Thompson says that Little Joe McLerran’s “Facebook Blues” might be for you.
Michael Bram may be pop star Jason Mraz’ drummer and musical director, but in his spare time he called on Dave Gross to produce his debut solo album, “Suitcase in the Hall.” Reviewer Mark Thompson calls it a winner. Check out the review.
Gary Weeks says that the combination of Victoria Smith, Dani Wilde, and Samantha Fish as the latest version of Girls With Guitars really works. This week Gary reviews the CD-DVD package “Live: Blues Caravan 2012.”
Richard Ludmerer says that Florida is a hot breeding ground for blues bands and that Stoney & The House Rockers is one of the best. Check out his review of their latest release, “Showtime!!!”
Fabrizio Poggi has donated all the proceeds of his latest CD, “Harpway 61,” to the Blues Foundation. Steve Daniels reviews it this week.
Kyle Palarino found Chemako’s self-titled debut to be lacking a foothold, but there were some highlights. Read all about it.
Bob Putignano says the the first disc of the new two-CD set, “30th Anniversary Edition: Texas Flood,” has been reissued many times, but that the real treat here is the previously unreleased live set on the the second disc. Who can’t use a little unreleased live Stevie Ray Vaughan!
Reviewer Mark Thompson says that Doug Deming’s new release, “What’s it Gonna Take,” is proof that Deming is both a traditionalist and an innovator. Read why, and why this album comes highly recommended.
Kim O’Brien says that Pat Travers’ blues album “Blues On Fire” might be for you if you like a little more rock in your blues. Read about Travers’ interpretations of some blues classics.
Phillip Smith says that “3 Skulls and the Truth” is a great collaboration between David Hidalgo, Mato Nanji, and Luther Dickinson. Read about why Phillip recommends this CD.