Watch “Smokestack Lightnin’” with Eric Gales and Mr. Sipp at the Big Blues Bender, September 8, 2018 and you’ll know exactly why we chose this for our Video of the Week. Nicely shot by datflys on YouTube.
This musical conversation between Gales and Sipp is too much fun. Check out this wonderful performance and musicianship by two great guitarists/musicians.
Eric Gales is a blues-rock guitarist, singer-songwriter originally hailed as a child prodigy. Gales has record 17 albums [Read More]
By Martine Ehrenclou
Having seen blues, jazz, rock guitarist and singer, Robben Ford live in a small venue a few months ago, I expected outstanding musicianship and incomparable guitar chops when I listened to his latest album, Purple House, released November 9th via earMusic. When I flipped the switch on all nine tracks, I was not prepared for what I heard. Leaning into my speakers, I embraced one of the best, if not the best album of 2018.
Robben Ford is regarded as a [Read More]
By Dave Resto
Blues Music Award-winner Mike Zito is celebrating the 20thanniversary of his debut album, Blue Room with a reissue through his current label, Ruf Records. It will be released on November 16th.
In the late 90s, Mike Zito was eager to graduate from being a successful blues/rock cover band leader to a songwriter and performer of original material. With only $1,000 to cover costs, he went into a basement recording studio outside of his native St. Louis. During a marathon session [Read More]
By Tom O’Connor
NYC-based blues/rock stalwart, Popa Chubby, will release Prime Cuts – The Very Best of The Beast from the East in the U.S. on November 13, 2018. This self-selected “greatest hits” collection includes favorite cuts from his nearly three decades of bringing his version of the blues to the people. No one can accuse Ted Horowitz (aka: Popa Chubby) of taking the easy route on his long musical journey, but in doing it “his way” he has managed to gather plenty of fans [Read More]