Album Review for Minneapolis based singer-songwriter and pianist, Scottie Miller and his band. There are twelve new original tracks on Stay Above Water with this being the Scottie Miller Band's 10th release. Reviewer Adrian Blacklee draws comparisons between Dr John and Scottie, hit the link below to see if you agree. Stay Above Water video included here too.
Album Review for San Diago's Little Hurricane's latest album, Same Sun Same Moon. Little Hurricane was formed in 2010 when Celeste "C.C." Spina, drums, and vocals advertised on Craigslist and met studio engineer Anthony "tone" Catalano Guitar and Vocals. Our reviewer Shirl says this is not as dirty blues as previous albums, check it out for yourself to see if you agree.
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.
EP review for Electric Blues Duo, Xavier Pillac, and Antoine Escalier from Poitiers, France. This self-titled debut EP was released in 2017 on the Baryton Music label. Inspired by street musicians in New Orleans, the duo adopted a “two man band” approach, with Xavier on lead vocals and guitar, and Antoine playing bass with his hands and drums with his feet.
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 Selwyn Birchwood's Pick Your Poison plus the Official video for Guilty Pleasures. Signed to Alligator Records, Birchwood wrote and produced all 13 tracks here which the run the emotional gamut from humour to gospel, and are filled with all the usual high-octane blues and funk that you'd expect from this original and modern-day bluesman. Follow the link to find out more.
Album Review for the Marco Piccioni Trio's album Far. The Marco Piccioni Trio blends the warm sound of Blues Rock with the Contemporary European Jazz flavours. Original songs and instrumentals drift through fast swing ostinatos, free improvisations, psychedelic shuffles and lazy, melancholic 12bar cycles. To read the review by The Bishop please click on this link.
Album review for Big Joe Williams, Southside Blues which was recorded live in the Fickle Pickle in Chicago in 1963. Big Joe Williams was one of the great, legendary blues figures of the 20th century. Joe recorded steadily between the 1930's and 1970's, enjoying a great deal of success in the 1940's on the rhythm and blues charts.
Album review for the new self-produced record from blues-rocker Eliza Neals - 10,000 Feet Below. This Detroit Music Award winner has received the highest critical acclaim from both sides of the pond where comparisons have been made with Beth Hart and Janis Joplin. There are a few guest performers here too with Paul Nelson, Billy Davis, Howard Glazer and an assortment of drummers.
Album review for Bobby G with Curtis Grant Jr. and the Midnight Rockers. This is Bobby G's debut album at the ripe old age of 73 and is the first release from new label Third Street Cigar Records. Bobby G emerges on Still Standing as an authentic Mississippi blues man and has been a featured singer in many blues bands but never cut a record until now.