Review: British Blues Explosion Live by Joe Bonamassa

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By Randy Patterson

Two-time Grammy-nominated Blues virtuoso, Joe Bonamassa, releases a new CD, British Blues Explosion Live, out May 18th, via J&R Adventures in North America and Mascot Label Group in Europe. This album can’t come soon enough.

British Blues Explosion Live captures 14 songs from a five-show tour and pays tribute to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The show was recorded at Greenwhich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T14:53:55+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: Problem Child by Dany Franchi

Album review, Problem Child, Dany Franchi, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Problem Child is the third album for Dany Franchi, a young, soulful blues-rocker from Genoa, Italy. It’s due out on May 18th via Station House Records.

Sometimes it’s a gift to know absolutely nothing about an artist when you listen to their album for the first time. Especially if they’re really good and you didn’t anticipate it. Then it’s a musical feast. This is Problem Child by Dany Franchi.

I plugged in Problem Child, not concentrating as I queued up the [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T16:04:49+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Love Lives On by Dana Fuchs

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By Tom O’Connor

With the release of her seventh song collection, Love Lives On, on her own Get Along Records label, the fiercely talented Dana Fuchs continues to prove that where there’s a will, and no small amount of passion, there is always a way. Love Lives On is out May 18th.

An easy way to judge the caliber of any blues singer is to look at the company she keeps. In addition to guitarist and long-time collaborator Jon Diamond, Dana Fuchs has no trouble [Read More]

By | 2018-05-15T15:31:35+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Album Review: First Class Life by Mike Zito

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By Dave Resto

Mike Zito, the inexhaustible blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter is back with a hot new album, First Class Life. Produced by Mike Zito and released through Ruf Records, it arrives on May 11.

Loved by his fans and respected by his peers, Zito is well known as a solo artist and for his work with the Royal Southern Brotherhood. On First Class Life, the St. Louis-born and raised, Texas-based musician uses his 15thalbum to step away from [Read More]

By | 2018-05-10T16:36:46+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: The One Man Blues Rock Band by Steve Hill

Steve Hill, The One-Man Blues Rock Band, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Scott Bampton

Out Friday May 11th, The One-Man Blues Rock Band is the first live album from multi-instrumentalist Steve Hill. The 14-track live recording was captured at La Chapelle, Quebec in November of last year at one of Hill’s headline shows. Punctuated by some impressive support slots, Hill’s headline roadshow has taken the French Canadian virtuoso all over North America, as well as across the Atlantic. And as a frequent visitor to the UK, Hill may be aware of the curious [Read More]

By | 2018-05-10T16:43:17+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments