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Award-winning bassist-singer Danielle Nicole gives much to smile about with Cry No More

We can’t recall why exactly we never got around to telling you about Danielle Nicole‘s 2015 debut solo album Wolf Den, but it’s certainly one worth checking out if you haven’t done so. Whether you like what you heard there … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy dishes cool new blues on Nine Below Zero

We couldn’t let you head into the long weekend without making sure you’ve heard the first single off Buddy Guy‘s upcoming (June 15) release The Blues is Alive and Well (Silvertone/RCA Records), a biting take on the Sonny Boy Williamson … Continue reading

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Blues for a Soldier

Get ready for the long weekend with the latest talk-free episode of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring music from Marcia Ball, the Nick Moss Band with Dennis Gruenling, Mud Morganfield, Marie Knight, and a pair of tracks from Joyann Parker, … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: NJ duo Dharmasoul sounds like Chosen Ones on versatile debut recording

Here’s one to help take you into the weekend from a new, New Jersey-based duo that goes by the name of Dharmasoul. Featuring Jonah Tolchin on guitar and Kevin Clifford on drums (with the two trading off on lead and … Continue reading

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New recording from Steve Hill captures One-Man Blues Rock Band live

We’ve marveled several times before at Canadian blues-rocker Steve Hill‘s one-man act, as heard, for example, on Hill’s Solo Recordings volumes II and III. And while we’ve not yet had the opportunity to witness Hill onstage with our own eyes … Continue reading

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Love Light Orchestra, Blues Music Award winner John Nemeth shine on debut recording

Here’s one we’ve been meaning to tell you about for a while now, a soulful, swinging recording that harkens back to the Memphis big band sound of B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland, with the band, in fact, taking their … Continue reading

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Mayall, Trout producer Eric Corne offers some Happy Songs for the Apocalypse on own latest album

We’ve mentioned the name Eric Corne on these pages quite a bit in recent years, with Corne having produced many of the latest recordings from blues masters John Mayall and Walter Trout. The founder and president of Forty Below Records, … Continue reading

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Nick Moss Band pays up — in blues — on The High Cost of Low Living

We’d be lying if we said we haven’t enjoyed the last few albums from Chicago’s Nick Moss Band, with Lead Belly descendant Michael Ledbetter helping to bring some additional soulfulness to the band’s sound. But it was Moss’ earlier, more … Continue reading

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Blues in My Heart

With Mother Nature having dealt us what seems like a double dose of winter, we figured we’d do a little more double-dealing of our own on this latest episode of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring a pair of tracks each … Continue reading

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John Mayall delivers one for the money on live Three for the Road

We’ve been fortunate to hear quite a bit from John Mayall in the past four to five years, between several new studio albums (A Special Life, Find a Way to Care and Talk About That) and two volumes that captured … Continue reading

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