Review: Big Joe and the Dynaflows Rockhouse Party

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By Mike O’Cull

Big Joe and the Dynaflows is the hot, blue, and righteous Washington, D.C.-based outfit of groove merchants led by drummer/vocalist/entertainer/recording artist Big Joe Maher. Big Joe has been playing blues and jazz music for nearly 50 years. He worked with jazz legends like Mundell Lowe and Clark Terry while still in high school and has been pounding the skins ever since. He has also shared air with blues, soul, and R&B greats like Jimmy Witherspoon, Willie [Read More]

By |2019-02-14T14:45:49+00:00February 11th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Feral Roots by Rival Sons

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By Dave Resto

Rival Sons celebrate their tenth anniversary as a recording and touring band with their new release, Feral Roots. The album marks another successful collaboration with producer Dave Cobb (Zac Brown, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell) on his Nashville-based label, Low Country Sound.

Rival Sons started in Long Beach, California when guitarist Scott Holiday met vocalist Jay Buchanan (then a blues singer) in 2009. The band is rounded out by drummer Michael Miley and bassist Dave Beste. While clearly a hard rocking outfit, their [Read More]

By |2019-02-07T14:29:56+00:00February 4th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments

Review: Mother by Electric Mary

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By Mike O’Cull

Electric Mary is a high-energy Blues/Rock band from Australia that’s well on its way to becoming a worldwide sensation. The band has been at it for ten years and is set to drop its fourth studio album, Mother, on February 15, 2019 via Listenable Records. The sound is full-bore Third Wave Classic Rock with a bite and energy that will appeal to fans of crunch guitar bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Crowes. What’s cool is that [Read More]

By |2019-02-07T14:34:09+00:00February 5th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|5 Comments

Review Amour by Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson

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By Tom O’Connor

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Stony Plain records has scheduled a February 8th release for Amour by acclaimed guitarists Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson with The Tennessee Valentines. Dickinson teams up with Linden on this ten track collection of lovingly crafted covers near and dear to the hearts of the players and, likely, plenty of listeners.

Amour is the first collaboration between Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, ABC-TV show “Nashville)” and Luther Dickinson [Read More]

By |2019-02-07T14:40:43+00:00February 7th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: The Bookends by Eric Gales

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By Martine Ehrenclou

There are certain albums, as well as the artists who create them, that are so outstanding musically, you can’t help but jump up and down when you hear them. The Bookends by Eric Gales, out February 8, via Provogue/Mascot Label Group and produced by Matt Wallace, is one such album.

A mix of blues-based rock, gospel and jazz, The Bookends by virtuoso guitar player and singer-songwriter, Eric Gales, is a modern blues triumph for this musician whose vocals and guitar [Read More]

By |2019-02-04T17:28:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|3 Comments