Hey there, music lovers! It’s time to crank up the volume and groove to the latest blues singles hitting the scene this week. We’ve got Joanne Shaw Taylor, When Rivers Meet, and Jared James Nichols in the spotlight, and trust us, their tunes are smokin’ hot. Get ready to feel the bluesy vibes as we take you on a journey through their latest tracks. These artists are bringing the heat, and we’re here to dish it out, no frills, just pure bluesy goodness!



After almost a year since the release of her last album “Nobody’s Fool”, the #1 selling blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor launches her electrifying new single, “Sweet ‘Lil Lies,” available now on all streaming platforms. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes) at the illustrious RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, this song witnesses the magnificent collaboration of top musicians including Rob McNelly (Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Buddy Guy) on guitar, Doug Lancio (John Hiatt, Bob Dylan) on rhythm guitar, Alison Prestwood (Blake Shelton, Olivia Newton-John, George Benson) on bass, Jimmy Wallace (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw) on keys, and Anton Fig (David Letterman, Kiss, Joe Bonamassa) on drums & percussion. Released by Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records, the song stands testament to Joanne’s relentless creativity and musical brilliance.


“Sweet ‘Lil Lies” holds a special place for Joanne. “It was the first song I wrote just for this new album,” she recalls. “I’d been messing around with the lead piano part and built the rest of the song around that melody. As soon as I had that main melody, ‘I got sweet little lies, all the time’ stuck in my head on a loop. It probably took me less than an hour to finish it; some songs work like that.” The song delves deep, reflecting the emotional journey of realizing a loved one’s immutable nature and the heart-wrenching decision to walk away.

For more information and to purchase tour tickets, visit www.joanneshawtaylor.com/tour


In anticipation of his world tour starting  Sept 19th in Valencia Spain, Jared James Nichols is releasing a live version of the latest single “Easy Come, Easy Go” from his self-titled album on Black Hill Records.

The video features interview footage with Iconic guitar greats, Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde. Both guitarist have become close friends with Jared and have been essential in mentoring him along his career path.

The album was recorded live to analog tape at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studios by Eddie Spear (Slash, Rival Sons & Zach Bryan) late last year. This live version was filmed and recorded during the same album sessions. Jared co-wrote the song with Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Elle King) on a series of zoom calls during lockdown.

Jared is embarking on a full World Tour starting tomorrow Sept 19th that will run through Feb of 2024 hitting Spain, France,the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands before returning to the U.S where he will hit major cities East to West.

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In advance of their highly anticipated third studio album “Aces Are High,” the award-winning blues rock duo When Rivers Meet are pleased to announce the release of the album’s fourth single “Infected” released on their own independent record label, One Road Records.

“Infected” follows WRM’s previous three singles from the album, “Play My Game,” “Perfect Stranger,” and “Seen It All Before.”

“Infected was the first song we wrote for our new album Aces Are High, says lead singer, mandolin and violinist, Grace Bond. “We brought in fuzz guitar tones to the album and wanted Infected, the opening track to be an indicator as to where the album is going to take you.”

Adds guitarist Aaron Bond, “We strongly believe that it is commonplace to put boundaries and limitations on yourself before you’ve even allowed yourself to dream, It’s the plague of man. We wanted the choruses to be psychedelic and swamp the listener in harmony, to give the impression of the subconscious conditioning that’s happening all the time.”