Review: British Blues Explosion Live by Joe Bonamassa

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By Randy Patterson

Two-time Grammy-nominated Blues virtuoso, Joe Bonamassa, releases a new CD, British Blues Explosion Live, out May 18th, via J&R Adventures in North America and Mascot Label Group in Europe. This album can’t come soon enough.

British Blues Explosion Live captures 14 songs from a five-show tour and pays tribute to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The show was recorded at Greenwhich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T14:53:55+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: Problem Child by Dany Franchi

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Problem Child is the third album for Dany Franchi, a young, soulful blues-rocker from Genoa, Italy. It’s due out on May 18th via Station House Records.

Sometimes it’s a gift to know absolutely nothing about an artist when you listen to their album for the first time. Especially if they’re really good and you didn’t anticipate it. Then it’s a musical feast. This is Problem Child by Dany Franchi.

I plugged in Problem Child, not concentrating as I queued up the [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T16:04:49+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Love Lives On by Dana Fuchs

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By Tom O’Connor

With the release of her seventh song collection, Love Lives On, on her own Get Along Records label, the fiercely talented Dana Fuchs continues to prove that where there’s a will, and no small amount of passion, there is always a way. Love Lives On is out May 18th.

An easy way to judge the caliber of any blues singer is to look at the company she keeps. In addition to guitarist and long-time collaborator Jon Diamond, Dana Fuchs has no trouble [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T15:31:35+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Video of the Week: “Still Feel Gone” Joey Landreth

Video of the week comes early this week because this video from Joey Landreth landed in my inbox and I just had to post it and call attention to a wonderful blues-roots-rock musician who has one of the most soulful voices I’ve heard. This video comes from Landreth’s latest album, Whiskey.

From Canada, Joey Landreth is also a masterful guitar player and songwriter and in this video showcases a softer shade of Blues. Anchored in the Blues, Landreth launched his solo career in 2016. His latest album, Whiskey, was released January of [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T15:00:51+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Videos & Singles|2 Comments

Boz Scaggs To Release New Blues Album, “Out of the Blues.”

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Boz Scaggs will release a new studio album, Out of the Blues, on July 27, via Concord Records. The nine-track collection features covers of select vintage blues and R&B songs, as well as four tunes penned by Scagg’s longtime friend, Jack Walroth.

In the midst of a musical renaissance, the versatile singer/songwriter/guitarist has created a highly personal, soulful modern repertoire. Born in Ohio, raised in Texas and Oklahoma, Scaggs reconnected with his earliest musical and regional influences. The self produced [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T15:08:10+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Rock Muse|3 Comments