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Video Premiere: Free Man by Soul-Bluesman Matt Andersen

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We are pleased to premiere “Free Man” by multi award-winning Canadian Soul-bluesman, Matt Andersen from his upcoming album, Halfway Home by Morning, via True North Records, out March 22. And Matt Andersen has the pipes. Listen to this song and see if you don’t agree.

Nearly two decades into his storied career, Andersen’s room-shaking, heart-quaking voice has won him countless awards, including two European Blues Awards, seven Maple Blues Awards, plus an International Blues Challenge, [Read More]

By |January 18th, 2019|Videos & Singles|1 Comment

Gibson Reveals Exciting New Product Lineup

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Gibson Reveals exciting New Product Line-up and Artist Collaborations Ahead of Winter Namm.
New Gibson Generation Line Including G-45 Studio and G-45 Standard Announced Today.

Chuck Berry ES 350T and Chris Cornell ES 335 Tributes Confirmed for 2019 Release.

As previously announced, in 2019, after more than a century, GIBSON artists, players and fans will experience the all American-madeinstrument brand rejuvenated. The guitar of choice for artists in rock, pop, country, blues, folk, jazz and beyond, the new GIBSON era celebrates iconic models while looking to the future [Read More]

By |January 18th, 2019|Rock Muse|0 Comments

Review: Church of the Blues Watermelon Slim

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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 |January 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 |January 18th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

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