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An Exclusive Interview with Diane Blue An Exclusive interview with Diane Blue by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Boston’s DIANE BLUE is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted “Outstanding Female Singer” in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers’ Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her […]

An Exclusive Interview with Danielle Nicole! An Exclusive interview with Danielle Nicole! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud A 2014 Blues Music Award winner, there’s not a time in her life that singer/ bassist/ songwriter Danielle Nicole (born Danielle Nicole Schnebelen) doesn’t remember loving to perform. As a child, she would sing for her family at holidays and took tap, […]

An Exclusive interview with the Reverend Shawn Amos An Exclusive interview with The Reverend Shawn Amos! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Debut full-length blues album features guest appearances by Grammy winners Blind Boys of Alabama and 2x Grammy nominated Mindi Abair, who also makes debut as album producer. Certified pure blues singer, harmonica player, songwriter and producer, The Reverend Shawn Amos […]

Andy Santana (and The West Coast Playboys) Watch Your Step!

Andy Santana (and The West Coast Playboys) Watch Your Step! Delta Groove Music Andy Santana is a triple threat. He is a vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player. His bands have played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Bay Area Music Awards, The Hollywood Hall of Fame Festival, The Santa Cruz Blues Festivals and […]

Todd Wolfe Band Long Road Back

Todd Wolfe Band Long Road Back American Showplace Music Todd Wolfe was born in the Forest Hills, Queens, section of New York City. He started playing guitar in garage bands as he was inspired by rock guitarists George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Wolfe recorded and toured with Sheryl Crow from 1993 until 1998. He has […]

Anthony Geraci (and The Boston Blues All-Stars) Fifty Shades of Blue Delta Groove Music Anthony Geraci, piano; is a founding member of Sugar Ray and The Bluetones and has been with them for thirty-five years. He appears on all of the Bluetones recordings beginning with 1989’s “Knockout” on the Varrick label produced by Ron Levy. […]

Steppenwolf “The ABC/Dunhill Singles Collection’ 2-CD’s Numerous singles from Steppenwolf’s best era (1968-1972) have remained obscure, but this double CD box now makes these memorable tracks digitally available. Superb remastering by engineer Aaron Kannowski and a twenty-four page booklet make for a first-class collection chock-filled with pertinent information and informative details via John Kay’s […]

Back in the 60’s, a lot of British groups were playing blues…Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin…and Savoy Brown. How many of them are still playing the blues? Well, a case could be made that the Stones sometimes do, but the one indisputable group still playing the blues is Savoy Brown. True, the group […]

Selling the Blues Current Condition of the Blues There are those who say the current condition of the blues is good. They are usually the more traditional fans that may go to a show once a month in a club or go to maybe 1 or 2 local festivals a year. Their understanding of the […]




When I published my article “Selling the Blues” I did not anticipate how much the idea of re-branding the genre would resonate within the Blues Community. In the coming months the term “Indie Blues” began to crop up in Artist’s one sheets and as descriptions of radio shows across the country and a link to […]

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