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Tom Hambridge – The NOLA Sessions

  CD Review, June 2018 By Blue Barry, Smoky Mountain Blues Society Well summer rolls on and the hits just keep coming!  Tom Hambridge’s new CD, ” The NOLA Sessions,” will be out soon, and he just turned the summer heat way up!  This CD features thirteen original tunes by Tom, and features some outlandish guests setting in!  The NOLA Sessions, New Orleans, Louisiana that is, is ph...
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GHALIA & Mama’s Boys – Let The Demons Out

CD Review: GHALIA & Mama’s Boys – Let The Demons Out, January 2018 By Blue Barry, Smoky Mountain Blues Society Ghalia & Mama’s Boys newest CD “Let the Demons Out” is going to change a lot of perspective! Ghalia Vauthier is from Brussels! She started out busking on her hometown streets, and worked her way to the good old USA. She did the traveling thing too. Visiting Chicago, Memphis, Nash...
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Peter V Blues Train – Running Out of Time

CD Review: Peter V Blues Train – Running Out of Time, May 2018 By Blue Barry, Smoky Mountain Blues Society The Peter V Blues Train is on the tracks and you better look out! Their new CD “Running Out of Time” is out, and with eleven cuts they lay down the law! Peter Veteska, aka Peter V, started playing guitar when he scored one out of a pawnshop at age 12! Hailing from Jamaica Queens, he ...
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Ilya Portnov – Strong Brew

CD Review: Ilya Portnov – Strong Brew, January 2018 Blue Barry - Smoky Mountain Blues Society Ilya Portnov – “Strong Brew” CD is a clinic on what can be done on a 10-hole diatonic, and chromatic harmonicas. Tons of other stuff in there too, that I can’t really think of! Ilya grew up in Russia, lived in Brazil, and now playing blues, and everything under the sun, in the good ole USA. This...
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2017 IBC #33 (compilation) CD November, 2017

Here is a glorious compilation of blues from this years International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee.  This is a pairing between The Blues Foundation and Frank Roszak Productions.  You can get this at www.blues.org and it’s called “International Blues Challenge #33 CD.”  This is the 33rd year they have had this worldwide competition, and presented here are 14 of the very top contenders!  ...
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LUCKY JOHNNY and his GUITAR! Raffle winner is one happy blueser!

Grand Prize Winner of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society’s Custom-built Autographed Guitar Is the Ideal Recipient Veteran Deejay Johnny Mack Announced as Raffle Winner The look of surprise and astonishment on Johnny Mack’s face said it all. With his mouth agape, the look of astonishment was clear to all who watched as his name was announced. Then again, what could be more appropriate than ...
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2017 SMBS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY!

You are cordially invited to the Smoky Mountain Blues Society's Annual Christmas Party & Potluck.  This year we will be hosted by the ROYAL OAK EVENTS CENTER at the Royal Oaks Golf Course in Maryville!  Royal Oaks Golf Course & Event Center 4411 Legends Way, Maryville, Tennessee 37801 This festive event will feature entertainment from our 2018 entries to the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALL...
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61 Ghosts – …to the Edge – October, 2017

I‘ve had the great pleasure of listening to an outstanding three-piece rock/blues/ delta band called 61  Ghosts!  Their new album ….”to the Edge,” is definitely to the edge, and in fact over it!  Featuring Joe Mazzari on vocals and guitar, Dixie Deadwood on drums, percussion, backup vocal,s and J.D. Sipe on bass they rock!  All music and lyrics were written by Joe and he sings them right.  For a t...
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Popa Chubby “Two Dogs” October, 2017

If you know Popa Chubby you know hard-driving blues and rock.  Wide open, foot on the gas.  This new album “Two Dogs,” Popa really stretches out.  With twelve cuts, all made from his home in New York, Popa brings everything from boogie music to the Rolling Stones, right back to Two Dogs!  Ace long-time friend and drummer Dave Keyes shines like the sun!  Popas’  daughter, Tipitina, plays trumpet, a...
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CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS with Freddi Gowdy – Blues With Horns Vol 1 October, 2017

I don’t do this very often but here it is!  Go get this one!  Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy – “Blues With Horns.”  www.chrisdaniels.com is the place.  With their 15th album in 33 years of playing around this big old world, Chris Daniels and the Kings got a homerun here!  “Blues With Horns,” goes back to old blues bands of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s with the cool horn sections.  Some ...
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