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The Independent Blues Awards Nominations are Now open for 2017 .. Make sure your favorites are nominated!

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ENTER ANY NOMINATIONS The independent Blues Awards celebrate the diversity and power of the music that is created by those artists that acknowledge their inspiration and roots are in the blues. These awards will represent not only those “touring” artists who work within the established blues community, but embrace working artists […]

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ALLIGATOR RECORDS ARTISTS ON TOUR this Summer!

  Marcia Ball Agency: The Kurland Agency Phone: 617.254.0007 Jack Randall; Email: jack@thekurlandagency.com 07/19/2016 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater 07/21/2016 Chico, CA Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Big Room 07/22/2016 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 07/23/2016 Rohnert Park, CA Blues at the Green at the Green Music Center 07/24/2016 Ukiah, CA Sundays in the Park […]

 

Interviews

 

An In Depth Interview with Isaiah B Brunt!

 

  HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Isaiah has been a top Aussie production guy and former studio owner of Darling Harbor studios who’s worked along side some of Australia’s top groups including solo projects by Rob Hirst, Midnight Oil, Steve Prestwich, Cold Chisel, Julio Iglesias and his Orchestra, American Idols Randy Jackson and Goo Goo Dolls have […]

An In Depth Interview with Tim Langford of Two Slim and the Taildraggers

 

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK If Tim “Too Slim” Langford only played slide guitar, he would slither around most other blues guitarists and put a ferocious bite on their pride. However, as the sole six-string slinger, songwriter and lead singer of the power trio Too Slim and the Taildraggers, he is a total force of nature. In […]

An In Depth Interview with Jeff Dale

  HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Jeff Dale was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and was taught how to play the blues by two itinerant blues musicians from the west side when he was 13 years old. Jeff soon turned to blues songwriting and performing and eventually his travels took him to southern […]

An In Depth Interview with Wendy Rich!

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK A native Texan, Wendy was born and raised in a suburb of Houston, Texas… and joined her first band at the age of 13. For several years she focused on rock music, playing in clubs in the Houston area and dabbling in recording. She joined her first blues band in 1989 shortly […]

An In Depth Interview with Mike Sponza

 

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Telling the story of blues means tackling various matters, often in contrast, but always considering the birth and development of a great section of twentieth century culture and music. The history of this extraordinary genre isn’t just the story of the soul of African American people, but also that of an […]

An In Depth Interview with Eddie Turner

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Eddie Turner has done just about everything. A guitarist since age 12, he honed his skills alongside San Francisco’s legendary Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth in the ’70s and Denver’s hard-hitting Zephyr in the ’80s, before becoming a founding member of the Otis Taylor Band in the ’90s and then earning […]

An In depth Interview with Paul Deslauriers!

Home Page Facebook Page   The Paul DesLauriers Band is made up of virtuoso guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and masterful rhythm section Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. Their latest release, the aptly titled Relentless (June 2016), is a genuine blues-rock escapade featuring 10 original new songs encompassing their most original […]

An In Depth Interview with Mick Kolassa!

Home Page Facebook Page Blues Foundation Blues Foundation Facebook We talk with Mick Kolassa today about his new CD, the Blues Foundation and how AND as his role on the strategic planning committee for the Blues Foundation, where he sees the Blues Foundation going in respect to the Future of the Blues. This IS the interview […]

An In Depth Interview with The Lucky Losers!

Home Page Facebook Page We talk to Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz of the Lucky Losers about their New CD, the Future of the blues and so much more!! Danger meets sophistication in the soulful music of The Lucky Losers, San Francisco’s premiere male/female duet fronted band. Accompanied by a dynamic six piece ensemble, veteran […]

An In Depth Interview with Jim Suhler

Home Page Facebook Page   Jim Suhler and his band Monkey Beat have been on the music scene now for over twenty two years and have built a fanbase worldwide. The Dallas, Texas based group are known for their no holds barred approach to blues inspired rock ‘n roll and roots music. Their four Lucky […]

 

CD Reviews

 

Eddie Turner and The Troubled Twins -Naked – In Your Face

Eddie Turner has been a guitarist since he was 12 years old and cut his musical teeth with Racy Nelson and Mother Earth in the 70’s. Having grown up outside of Chicago, he heard the blues masters . But he also absorbed the sound of Cream and Hendrix in  his early career. Now he has […]

Edgar Winter The Definitive Collection

Edgar Winter “The Definitive Collection” (2CD’s) www.RealGoneMusic.com Taken from eleven different  albums Real Gone Music’s “The Definitive Collection” serves up thirty Edgar Winter tracks (previously released on Epic Records; from 1970 through 1980.) These thirty tunes are equally distributed on two-CD’s. Interesting factoid: It was none other than Clive Davis (then with CBS/Columbia/Epic) who offered […]

Johnny Winter Down & Dirty

Johnny Winter Down & Dirty Secret Weapon Films Director Greg Olliver became part of the Johnny Winter entourage. He traveled the world with Winter and his band for what would be the last two years of Johnny’s life. The DVD opens with Winter on his bus with his guitarist/manager Paul Nelson and bassist Scott Spray. […]

The jeremiah Johnson Band – ‘Blues Heart Attack’

Jeremiah Johnson and his band have released a new album, Blues Heart Attack an appropriate name for this collection of 12 originals which attack with both ferocious blues and lots of heart, while Johnson on vocals and guitar, Jeff Girardier on bass and Benet Schaeffer on drums plus several other talented musicians offer up a […]

Kenny Neal Bloodline

Kenny Neal Bloodline Cleopatra Blues Kenny Neal is the son of the late Raful Neal (1936-2004). Raful was considered the father of Baton Rouge Blues and is an inductee in the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Since his father’s death the younger Neal has become the patriarch of the musical Neal family. He has six […]

Al Basile Mid-Century Modern

Al Basile Mid-Century Modern Sweetspot Records In 1973 when Duke Robillard was putting together the original Roomful of Blues he chose Al Basile as his first trumpet player. Both of them left that band in 1975 but they have remained friends as Robillard has produced all of Basile’s albums. This is Basile’s thirteenth studio recording. […]

Mike Sponza – ‘Ergo Sum’

An Italian blues artist named Mike Sponza has a great passion for the ancient Italian poets , so he decides to create an album called Ergo Sum (Latin for “Therfore I am,”) with songs  based on translations from these writers, first into English and then into ‘blues.” Sounds like a crazy idea, right? But then, […]

Garcia Live Volume Six

Garcia Live Volume Six: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders 7/5/73 ATO Records – 3 CD’s www.JerryGarcia.com Timeline: July, 5th, 1973. Location: Small two-hundred person capacity club called The Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, in northern CA, now defunct. The band: Jerry Garcia guitar/vocals, Merl Saunders keyboards/vocals, John Kahn bass, and Bill Vitt drums. You’ll also […]

Isaiah B Brunt A Moment in Time

Isaiah B Brunt A Moment in Time Isaiah B Brunt Music Isaiah B. Brunt was born in New Zealand where he learned guitar, ukulele, and lap steel from his father. He became an Australian studio owner and record producer to assimilate enough knowledge before working on his own music. In 2010 Brunt was awarded the […]

Earl Thomas Crow

 

Earl Thomas Crow Earl Thomas Music Earl Thomas Bridgeman Jr. was born in 1960 in Pikeville, Tennessee. Thomas was 22 and on his way to becoming a dentist when he suffered an accident. Upon regaining consciousness he decided instead to pursue his passion…to become a singer. His first album was 1991’s “Blue…Not Blues” on Bizarre […]

The Paul DesLauriers Band Relentless

The Paul DesLauriers Band Relentless Big Toe Productions In 1992 Paul DesLauriers co-founded the band “Black Cat Bone”. Their debut recording 1994’s “What A Way to Make A Living” and 1995 follow up “Bone-ified” established them as “Canada’s hottest blues rock band”. They wound up opening for Colin James when he was on tour in […]

Wendy Rich- ‘It’s All Nothing’

Wendy Rich is a revelation to this writer, as It’s All Nothing is the first time I have heard her, but it won’t be the last.. She has such a perfect blues voice, with the sort of maturity Bonnie Raitt has always projected. She sounds like a grown woman with the experience to sell a […]

 

On the Scene

 

This week” Blues all around Atlanta August 8-14

Whew! What a week for the blues! First of all, it is the week that Eddie Tigner celebrates his 90th birthday. Happy birthday, Eddie! And this Atlanta treasure celebrates twice, at Fat Matt’s and Northside Tavern, by doing what he loves. Then, festival season is obviously in swing because we have three on Saturday! Take […]

Alzheimer Music Fest offers fun for a great cause Duluth, GA, August 6

The Alzheimer’s Music Fest takes place this Saturday at the Red Brick Music Foundry in Duluth. This festival is a yearly event to raise awareness and support for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, including raising funds for those with limited funds The Alzheimer’s Music Fest partners with with Caring Together in Hope, a 501(c)(3) […]

Grant Green Jr. at Darwin’s in Marietta GA, July 30, 2016

 

Grant Green Jr. started out the evening playing a bluesy,soulful instrumental,, showcasing his  phenomenal skills on electric guitar and the excellent musicianship of his fellow players, Dave Ellington on keyboards and Adam Goodhue on drums . They are all great instrumentalists, but Green also has a warm and evocative voice and it’s only a couple […]

 

Podcasts

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “THE Best in INDIE BLUES” 8/8/2016

Tune into the #1 and original INDIE Blues radio show and let us slide you into your monday in style. We will bring you the best in currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the artists who are showcasing the true power of the blues. It’s DIVERSITY! […]

This is the only radio show that is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the diversity of music that exists in the blues. We bring you only currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. THE BEST IN INDIE BLUES RADIO!! This week we start off with Stacy Jones Band The […]

  This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show! The only show that is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of music that is being created from the roots of the blues. We only play currently touring artists who are creating new music rooted in the blues! INDIE Blues artists! This week we start […]

This is the only radio show that is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the diversity of music that exists in the blues. We bring you only currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. THE BEST IN INDIE BLUES RADIO!! We start this show off with music from The Broadcast […]

Whether you are sparking a new love or losing an old one we have the soundtrack to get you through the night!! .. This is the only radio show that is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the diversity of music that exists in the blues. We bring you only currently touring artists who are creating […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Isaiah B Brunt!

This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show! The only show that is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of music that is being created from the roots of the blues. We only play currently touring artists who are creating new music rooted in the blues! INDIE Blues artists! We start off with music […]

  This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show on the net. We give you ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists understand that to truly Keep the blues alive you have to embrace the diversity of music that is being created from the […]

  This is the only INDIE BLUES RADIO show that is dedicated to bringing you ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the artists who embrace the diversity of music that have come from these roots .. they are INDIE Blues artists!! This week we start […]