Album Review for Ontario's award-winning Tim Bastmeyer's All Star Blues Band. This album was released Independently and recorded at Grassfire Studio. All songs on this album are written by the band, which consists of Tim Bastmeyer on lead vocals and guitar, featuring Juno winners Julian Fauth, Paul Reddick, James Thomson, Juno nominee Sean Pinchin, and Cam de Latt.
Guido Brassé vocals & harmonica and Robbert Duijf vocals & acoustic guitar make up the Dutch duo, Third House On The Left who have been performing together since 2013. Their debut album Love To See You Cry was released earlier this year and consists of 10 songs all written by Duijf. Their songs are described by our reviewer as being laid back, toe tapping blues.
Album review for The Hexmen's latest album King Bee. Blues band The Hexmen, is a product of the post-punk creative maelstrom of Liverpool in the early 1980s. The band’s backbone is blues based certainly, but one of the defining qualities of the Hexmen has always been energy. The quality of blues played tends to have an aggressive edge that owes a lot to punk and is described here as being riotously loud at times!
TajMo brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The album features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt.
Orlando, Florida six-piece Thomas Wynn and The Believers will be releasing their new album 'Wade Waist Deep’ on 19th May 2017 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. The band's combination of Rock and Southern Soul, supported by Thomas’ self-styled “blood harmonies” with his sister Olivia are hauntingly beautiful and forge an uplifting “soul rock", mixing the best of Classic Rock, R&B and Gospel.
This is Detroit chanteuse Thornetta’s second studio album and the first since her 1996 debut release Sunday Morning Music. Dubbed ‘Queen of the Blues’ for her powerful voice, highly acclaimed live performances and a collection of numerous awards over the past quarter of a century. So, has it been worth the wait? The rousing opener,...
There may not be such a thing as the perfect blues band but I would like to put down a marker for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, besides their longevity of over thirty years as a recording band this album highlights everything that is so good about them. Frontman and band leader Kim Wilson is definitely one...