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Steve Howell & Jason Weinheimer – A Hundred Years From Today

Ace acoustic fingerpicker Steve Howell has teamed up with Bass player Jason Weinheimer for some great acoustic blues!  Steve knocks it out of the park on this one.  With two Mississippi John Hurt songs, a little Lightnin’ Hopkins, some Bo Carter, Jim Jackson, even some Hoagy Carmichael and then some!  If you’re an old school country blues finger picker here you go!  Every song clean and clear, tru...
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Lightnin’ Willie – No Black, No White, Just Blues 08.2017

Looking for that cool old stuff you can’t get enuf of?  Well here it is!  Lightnin’ Willie – “No Black, no White, Just Blues.”  www.lightninwillie.com  Unbelievable funky old blues stuff from way back there!  I use this phrase when I play out, “Old Blues for a New World,” this is what you got right here.  Super entertainer, Lightnin’ Willie, plays ace guitar and superlative vocals!  He is down, di...
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John McNamara – Rollin’ With It 08.2017

Get ready for some big time fine blues music!  John McNamara has a new CD out called “Rollin’ With It.”  It ain’t just rollin’, it’s flying!  Monster guitar player, singer, and songwriter John McNamara, from Australia, is making some waves.  Teaming up with some of the best musicians in Memphis this CD is killer!  Great voice!  Fine chops!  Wonderful musicians, this is a can’t miss for your collec...
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Stacy Jones – Love Is Everywhere – 08.2017

Great Kooga Munga!  www.stacyjonesband.com  I ain’t fooling around!  Just go there!  Stacy has an unbelievable CD out there, so get on this website and check it out!  Award winning singer and song-writer, Stacy Jones has just completed her seventh album and it is something to behold.  With ten out of eleven originals,  Stacy shows her songwriting skills are beyond question!  She also plays ...
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Willa Vincitore – Better Days

I love a CD that just gets better and better the farther you get into it.  I think you just get caught up in the groove, and find yourself comfortable there.  That’s certainly the case with Willa Vincitore and her newest CD “Better Days.”  So here you go….www.willaandcompany.com  Willa is an ace singer/songwriter having honed her skills with the Chris O’Leary Band.  While there she did vocals for ...
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Joseph Veloz – Offerings CD Review – June, 2017

Bass lovers rejoice!  Don’t get too many CD’s with the bass player being featured throughout.  That has all changed now.  Joseph Veloz new CD “Offerings” shows what a veteran, world-touring musician can do on bass.  With eight cuts, and three originals, Joseph steps out and nails several styles of excellent music.  Oh yea, a fourth song written with a little help from his friends.  The whole CD is...
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The Gordon Meier Blues Experience – Magic Kingdom 2017

Here’s a ton of old school blues that you won’t find in many places.  The Gordon Meier Blues Experience’s CD, “Magic Kingdom.”  Put that baby on, crank it up, instant party!  Gordon plays guitar on every track.  Lead, or rhythm, or something, and sings as well.  Joe Taino plays slide on two tracks, while monster harp player Dennis Gruenling blows up the place on five more tracks.  Tom Hammer plays...
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Contemporary Blues with Jim Allchin – “Decisions”

Seattle super guitar player Jim Allchin has a new CD out called “DECISIONS.”  Your next decision should be how soon as I going to get a copy?  I doubt you can play as good as he can, so you might as well just sit down and listen.  With 14 original cuts, Jim not only writes, but sings, and plays guitar as good as anybody out there!  This new CD has two instrumentals that ae just world class.  Jim’s...
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Jon Zeeman’s latest effort is the “Blue Room”

How about some great slow blues from a guy who can really play them, and a great band to back him up?  Jon Zeeman’s new CD “Blue Room,” is what you’re looking for.  Hunt it up and listen to some while you read this review.  Go to www.jonzeeman.com.  Hailing from South Florida Jon brings his special touch to the blues.  With a ten cut CD, and eight originals, he gets to really show-off what he and ...
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Beneath The Blood Moon – lay back with Jim Roberts & The Resonants

Like that good old Southern blues, slow slide, roots kinda’ blues?  Well here you go!  Jim Roberts and the Resonants have a new CD out called “Beneath the Blood Moon.”  It’s just what you are looking for.  Good old blues with lots of slide, two slide players actually on one cut.  Let’s add a cool band that doesn’t get in the way, and the house will rock.  Jim has been playing, singing, and wri...
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