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Review ‘Masterpiece’ by Albert Castiglia

Albert Castiglia, Masterpiece, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Albert Castiglia is the best blues guitar player in South Florida and, perhaps, anywhere. “Best” is a subjective term in music but there’s no doubt that the former Junior Wells sideman packs all the goods needed to contend for that crown. His latest in a long string of solo albums, Masterpiece, will see daylight May 24th, 2019 on Gulf Coast Records, was co-produced by Mike Zito, and could very well elevate Castiglia to the upper echelon of the global blues community. He’s a fine [Read More]

By |May 25th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Concert Review Keb’ Mo’ Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks, CA

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By Martine Ehrenclou

There’s nothing better to heal your soul than a Keb’ Mo’ concert. This blues roots master, multi Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, put on a solo acoustic show at the Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks, CA on May 19, 2019. And what a magical evening it was.

If you know Keb’ Mo’s music, you know his soulful blues. The unmistakable voice. The fingerpicking and slide guitar. From his Grammy-winning contemporary blues album, TajMo with Taj Mahal, [Read More]

By |May 21st, 2019|Concert Reviews|3 Comments

New Single “Mississippi Mud” Derek Davis, Resonator Blues

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“Mississippi Mud” is Derek Davis’ new single from his upcoming album, Resonator Blues out June 1, 2019 via Southern Blood Records. Davis is the former, songwriter, frontman for former Arista Records and Frontiers Records recording artists, Babylon A.D.

On his latest solo release, Derek Davis weaves early Delta Blues, Americana, Folk, Hillbilly Twang, Southern Rock, Traditional and Jump Blues all into one.

Resonator Blues is Derek’s third solo album after his initial 2012 release Re-Volt. His second offering, the 2017 Revolutionary Soul ushered in [Read More]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Rock Muse, Videos & Singles|0 Comments

Review: All We Have by Taylor Scott Band

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By Mike O’Cull

Taylor Scott is a road warrior guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with an uncanny knack for mixing the base elements of rock, blues, funk, and soul music into fresh, original songs. He’s toured the world with trance-blues legend Otis Taylor and with his own Taylor Scott Band, a rock band topped with a huge helping of soul and funk. The Taylor Scott Band has a new album, All We Have, out now. The record was produced by Steve Berlin of Los [Read More]

By |May 21st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

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