JOHN DOE TRIO Railroaded

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Album Review – John Doe Trio – Railroaded. The title track of Railroaded is an explosive, hard-riffing, blues-rocking, bass-throbbing introduction to a blockbuster of an album from the John Doe Trio, a powerful band of exceptional musicians. Dust Jesus showcases Phil Woollett’s powerful vocals and songwriting acumen about people who are slaves to superstition. The […]

JOEY STUCKEY TRIO In The Shadow Of The Sun

Album Review; JOEY STUCKEY TRIO – In The Shadow Of The Sun – Released on Senate Records. In The Shadow Of The Sun is so good that the Joey Stuckey Trio give it to you twice, with both stereophonic and monophonic renditions of all nine tracks on the album included on the same CD. That […]


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Album Review for Jim Roberts & the Resonants – A Month of Sundays. Jim Roberts is no newcomer to the blues world. In a previous incarnation, he was the true mastermind behind the JRHB band, a US West Coast outfit that exploded onto the scene with the memorably excellent eponymous ‘Devil on a Dirt Road’ […]

JIMMY ‘DUCK’ HOLMES – Cypress Grove

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Album Review – Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes – Cypress Grove – Released via East Eye Sound. 72-year-old Bentonia, Mississippi bluesman back with a new album produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) with an 11-song set of raw Juke-Joint blues. First up is Holmes singing and playing solo on his variation of Skip James’ classic Hard Times. […]


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JAN JAMES – Justify – Released on Blues Palace Records. Raised in Michigan where she earned her first accolade as Best Female Vocalist, Jan and her songwriter-guitarist partner Craig Calvert moved to Chicago and played the famous Legends and House Of Blues venues. She was initially signed up by the prestigious Provogue record label and […]

JOE BROWN 60th Anniversary Box Set

Album Review for Joe Brown – 60th Anniversary Box Set – Released via Absolute/Universal Records. Joe Brown is a hugely important, significant musician in the UK, having worked at the very top of the musical world for over sixty years, gaining countless plaudits and in general being viewed very much a musician’s musician. As a youngster, Brown worked […]


Album Review for Jack Broadbent – Moonshine Blue – Released on Creature Records / Crows Feet Records. Jack Broadbent returns with his fourth studio album, Moonshine Blue, which features nine fabulous examples of acoustic, slide guitar blues. With evocative blues and folk-infused vocals, Jack weaves a distinct sound throughout the album that bends genres and […]

JOCK’S JUKE JOINT Various Artists

Jock’s Juke Joint – Various Artists – Independent Release. Jock’s Juke Joint Volume 4 along with the previous three albums in the series further highlights the quality, richness and diversity of contemporary blues in Scotland. Most of the 18 artists showcased here, whether relative novices, veterans or somewhere in between, compare favourably with the finest blues […]

JEFF JENSEN Wisdom & Decay

Album Review for Jeff Jensen – Wisdom & Decay Released on – Swingsuit. Memphis, Tennessee as everybody accepts was the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll under the guidance of producer /engineer Sam Philips. Well, this album was recorded, not at Sun Studios, but in part at Sam’s other studio on Madison Avenue. Having gone through […]