Review: Survivor Blues by Walter Trout

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By Kevin Porter

Iconic blues-rock guitarist, Walter Trout returns with a new album, ‘Survivor Blues’, out on January 25th via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. The album, Trout’s 28th in his long and storied career, is different in that it does not feature any original tunes. But this is no ordinary covers album. Trout did not want to do the Blues greatest hits. Survivor Blues features older, more obscure songs that have rarely been covered.

In planning and making Survivor Blues, Walter Trout made it his mission to [Read More]

By |2019-01-21T12:43:32+00:00January 21st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Porch Sessions by Tony Holiday

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By Mike O’Cull

Tony Holiday is a vocalist and harp player who is rapidly emerging as a star on the international blues scene. He has been recognized by blues legends like Charlie Musselwhite and Rick Estrin as one of the finest up-and-comers in the game right now and is steadily building his own legend one gig at a time. Speaking of gigs, he plays up to 200 of them a year across the US and has brilliantly recorded his latest [Read More]

By |2019-01-22T13:24:04+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Been Meaning To Tell You Ina Forsman

Ina Forsman, Been Meaning To Tell you, Album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike Elliott

24-year-old Finnish blues belter Ina Forsman has a voice that transcends genre.  While it’s clearly blues-soaked, her voice floats effortlessly through many styles. Now for her fantastic follow-up to her critically acclaimed self-title debut, Been Meaning to Tell You (out January 25th on Ruf Records), expands both her sound and the content of her lyrics, taking two years to write the material, laying her soul bare.

Recorded at Austin’s Wire Recording Studio with producer Mark [Read More]

By |2019-01-22T12:54:19+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Church of the Blues Watermelon Slim

Watermelon Slim, Church of the Blues, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

Sometimes the best way to start a new year is to go a bit old school. You won’t do better here in 2019 than Northern Blues’ January 25th release of Watermelon Slim’s Church of the Blues. In fact, you’ll want a front row pew.

This fourteen song collection by the venerable blues veteran, Watermelon Slim, is a sweet seven and seven cocktail; half originals and half covers, all well-crafted and approached in Slim’s unique style of slide guitar, soul-deep harmonica and honest vocals. Backed by the [Read More]

By |2019-01-17T16:31:35+00:00January 16th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Album Review: V by The Vegabonds

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By Dave Resto

Nashville-based group, The Vegabonds are a self-described “New South Rock” band, who have gained mass appeal with a wide range of music lovers since 2009. Their fifth album, “V”, produced by Tom Tapley (Blackberry Smoke, Sugarland, Mastodon) for Blue Élan Records, will be released on January 18th.

Conceived in Alabama and nurtured in Tennessee, The Vegabonds are comprised of Daniel Allen (songwriter/acoustic guitar/lead vocals), Richard Forehand (lead guitar/vocals), Beau Cooper (keys/vocals), Paul Bruens (bass) and Bryan Harris (drums). The band [Read More]

By |2019-01-21T12:47:13+00:00January 18th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments