Review: Lucky Guy! Nick Moss Band Feat. Dennis Gruenling

The Nick Moss Band Feat. Dennis Gruenling, Lucky Guy!, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Nick Moss is one of the brightest stars in the contemporary blues firmament, a fact cemented by his recent win at the Blues Music Awards. The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling has a new release called Lucky Guy! that comes out August 9th, 2019 on Alligator Records that’s likely to garner more accolades in the coming year and shows Nick burning hotter than ever before. He and harmonica ace Dennis Gruenling, who also won a [Read More]

By |2019-08-01T17:43:12-07:00August 1st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Billy Price ‘Dog Eat Dog’

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Critically acclaimed soul blues singer-songwriter Billy Price is back with an outstanding album, Dog Eat Dog, out August 2nd via Gulf Coast Records.

Right from the opening track, you’ll know that Price, a 2016 Blues Music Award winner, has done it again in collaboration with producer Kid Andersen. The songs on Dog Eat Dog are a blend of funky grooves and soul shattering tracks with seasoned pro, Billy Price at the helm. On the heels of his last album, Reckoning, a [Read More]

By |2019-07-30T14:39:06-07:00July 30th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Solo Ride’ by Ivory Keys Master Bruce Katz

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By Tom O’Connor

Inimitable piano wizard Bruce Katz is scheduled to release his all-instrumental album Solo Ride on August 16th, 2019 through American Showplace Music, and it is a dazzling display. On the heels of winning the 2019 Blues Music Award for “Best Acoustic Album,” Solo Ride marks his tenth album to date and is produced by Katz and label owner Ben Elliott. Katz also is a five-time nominee for “Pinetop Perkins Player of the Year” (BMAs) and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013.

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By |2019-08-01T12:23:29-07:00August 1st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Delbert McClinton ‘Tall, Dark & Handsome’

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By Mike O’Cull

Texas songwriting legend Delbert McClinton is back in action with his 26th album Tall, Dark, & Handsome, which hits the highway July 26th, 2019 on Hot Shot Records. McClinton is a three-time Grammy winner whose songs have been covered by major artists including Emmylou Harris, Etta James, Vince Gill, George Strait, Martina McBride, and Wynonna Judd. He has been inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame and toured and/or collaborated with The Beatles, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, [Read More]

By |2019-07-25T17:00:08-07:00July 25th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|5 Comments

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 |2019-07-25T13:39:32-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments