Review: Redemption by Joe Bonamassa

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By Dave Resto

As blues-rock guitar giant Joe Bonamassa celebrates his 26th year in music, the two-time Grammy-nominated artist is releasing his newest album, Redemption on September 21, 2018 via J&R Adventures.

Redemption features Bonamassa’s touring band of legendary veterans: keyboardist, Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy); bassist, Michael Rhodes (Mark Knopfler, Johnny Cash); drummer, Anton Fig (Late Night/Late Show with David Letterman); trumpeter, Lee Thornburg (Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders); saxophonist, Paulie Cerra (Stevie Wonder, [Read More]

By |2018-09-19T16:31:20+00:00September 17th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Album Review: Dopamine Machine by Hadden Sayers

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By Tom O’Connor

Iconoclastic singer/guitarist/songwriter Hadden Sayers journeyed from his Texas home to Nashville to record his new, self-released album Dopamine Machine, out September 14, 2018. The result is a winning eleven-track collection of his fearless blues and hard rock mixing style.

When you’re crafting your ninth record, it is a pretty safe bet that you know who you are and what you want to say. For this clearly personal and purposeful album, Hadden Sayers brought in some equally formidable and respected session players; Greg Morrow [Read More]

By |2018-09-21T12:15:35+00:00September 18th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: The Big Bad Blues by Billy F. Gibbons

Review, The Big Bad Blues, Billy F. Gibbons, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Blues-rock guitar legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Billy F. Gibbons is back with a new solo album, The Big Bad Blues. Produced by Gibbons and Joe Hardy, it arrives on September 21 via Concord Records.

On his first solo album Perfectamundo (Concord Records, 2015), Billy F. Gibbons explored his Afro-Cuban influences. On The Big Bad Blues, he returns to his Blues roots, with seven new songs and four classic Blues covers. The album features bassist Joe Hardy, [Read More]

By |2018-09-20T12:00:19+00:00September 19th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments

Review: Free by Amanda Fish

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By Dave Resto

A perfect storm of blues, roots, rock and soul is forecasted to touch down on September 14 when Amanda Fish drops her newest album, Free. It’s her second release through VizzTone Label Group and features VT labelmates Tyler Morris, Bob Margolin and Richard Rosenblatt. Other guest musicians include Alastair Greene, Sara Morgan and Coyote Bill. Glen James plays drums on all tracks.

The Kansas City-based Amanda Fish is a formidable singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (bass, piano, guitar and [Read More]

By |2018-09-19T16:26:10+00:00September 13th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Blues With A Taste Of New Orleans by Keith Stone With Red Gravy

By Martine Ehrenclou

Keith Stone is back with his highly anticipated new release, Blues With A Taste of New Orleans, out September 10, 2018, a follow up to his previous album, The Prodigal Returns. This time Stone teams up with Red Gravy who are some of the most respected musicians in New Orleans.

Keith Stone and Red Gravy are one tight band with plenty of funky groove to their blues. Semi-finalists at The International Blues Challenge 2018, Keith Stone With Red Gravy is a band that offers up a rhythmic stew of New Orleans [Read More]

By |2018-09-12T16:48:21+00:00September 10th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments