Review: Robin Trower Coming Closer To The Day

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By Mike O’Cull

Robin Trower is a well-known name to anyone who has followed the evolution of rock guitar playing since he first came to prominence in the 1970s. He’s always drawn comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and is seen by many as one of the keepers of Jimi’s flame. He’s his own man, however, and his individuality has never been more evident than on his new release Coming Closer To The Day which came out March 22nd, [Read More]

By |2019-03-25T09:52:08-07:00March 25th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Halfway Home By Morning by Matt Andersen

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Canadian soul-bluesman, Matt Andersen is set to release his latest and 10th album, Halfway Home By Morning on March 22nd via True North Records.

It’s no wonder Matt Andersen has won two European Blues Awards for Best Solo/Acoustic act and eight Maple Blues Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Vocalist of the Year, a Juno Award and more. One drop of the needle on this album and you’ll hear not only [Read More]

By |2019-03-21T15:52:27-07:00March 18th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Texas Honey by Ally Venable

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By Tom O’Connor

East Texas’ own Ally Venable releases her third album, Texas Honey on March 22nd via Ruf Records. The East Texas legend-in-the-making stuck with her usual volatile power trio configuration for most of this 11-track collection, but there are also a few well-placed guest appearances by the likes of keyboardist Lewis Stephens and guitarists Mike Zito and Eric Gales.

As I’ve probably written too many times before, a power trio really only works if all three players can keep up [Read More]

By |2019-03-21T15:43:34-07:00March 21st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|5 Comments

Review: Neon Highway Blues by Gary Hoey

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By Mike O’Cull

Gary Hoey is one of the most insanely talented guitarists, singer-songwriters working today. Hoey has spent the last thirty years carving himself out a career as a shred/stunt/amazing player and composer. Simply put: he can play anything. Hoey’s latest release, Neon Highway Blues out March 15, 2019 (Provogue/Mascot Label Group) finds him diving deeply into blues and blues/rock sounds without losing his strong, original voice on his instrument or doing a paint-by-numbers retelling of his record collection. This personal authenticity [Read More]

By |2019-03-14T08:50:06-07:00March 12th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|5 Comments

Review: Sarah Potenza ‘Road to Rome’

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By Martine Ehrenclou

It’s not often that you hear a singer who completely knocks you out. This is the case with Sarah Potenza and her new album, Road To Rome, out March 8, which is International Women’s Day.

Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Sarah Potenza doesn’t just sing it—she brings it. This is one powerful vocalist with plenty of soul and sass who embraces her music with spark and emotional depth.

A ten-track album of all original R&B, contemporary blues and soul tunes written by Potenza, [Read More]

By |2019-03-07T17:44:54-07:00March 7th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments