Review: ‘Twist the Knife’ by blues rockers The 44s

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By Dave Resto

Blues and roots rockers The 44s are out with a great new CD, Twist the Knife. Their third effort with Rip Cat Records was released on May 17, 2019 and it’s blues-fired rocket fuel that draws from past greats while keeping a firm eye on the future.

Based in Los Angeles, The 44s have been tearing up the blues club and blues festival circuit for almost twenty years. Since its inception, guitarist and vocalist Johnny Main has been at the forefront [Read More]

By |2019-07-22T10:31:30-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review Eliza Neals ‘Sweet or Mean’

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By Tom O’Connor
The July 4th release of Eliza Neals’ strong EP Sweet or Mean (via E-H Records) will likely introduce her powerful voice to many new fans. Tapping Ted Horowitz (aka: Popa Chubby) to produce and play on this collection was a wise move as he brings his razor-sharp sense of the Blues with him wherever he goes.

The smart thinking extends to the rest of the band. Building on John Medeiros Jr’s clockwork smooth drumming and Chris Gambaro-Vega’s fiery bass lines, producer Chubby layers [Read More]

By |2019-07-18T14:36:43-07:00July 16th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments

Review: Jamey Arent ‘The Back Burner’

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By Martine Ehrenclou

The Back Burner by the incredibly talented Jamey Arent, out July 19th, is one of those EPs that demand peak volume on a quality sound system. Arent is not only a master of guitar, he is a master of groove. And all six tunes, a blend of guitar-driven blues, funk, jazz and rock, are stellar–not just the musicianship but the songs themselves.

Guitarist, songwriter, singer Jamey Arent is based in Los Angeles but his guitar chops have taken him all [Read More]

By |2019-07-18T14:32:48-07:00July 17th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|3 Comments

Review ‘Mississippi Bar BQ’ Award Winning Bluesman Zac Harmon

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By Mike O’Cull

Award-winning blues vocalist and guitarist Zac Harmon recently became part of the Catfood Records family and his debut effort, Mississippi Bar BQ on the El Paso, Texas-based label, comes out July 19th, 2019. Produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines (Santana, Steve Ray Vaughan) Mississippi Bar BQ gives the world ten new original songs and a killer cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” The record is the most progressive release of Harmon’s career and he revels in the opportunity to [Read More]

By |2019-07-18T14:28:54-07:00July 17th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown ‘Truth And Lies’

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By Mike O’Cull

Texas guitar slinger Tyler Bryant and his band The Shakedown have been building themselves a heavy reputation as one of the best new rock bands going for a few years now. The band has a new album, Truth and Lies, out now via Snakefarm Records that is its strongest and most evolved effort so far and shows fans what an incredibly powerful unit it has become. Bryant and The Shakedown have already received ringing endorsements from legends like [Read More]

By |2019-07-11T17:07:01-07:00July 7th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments