Category Archives: Albums

Chicago bluesman Linsey Alexander sweetens the kitty with latest album Two Cats

If you’re seeking out some good modern Chicago blues, you still need look no further than two of Chicago’s oldest and most distinguished record labels. With all of the changes in the world, it’s great to see that the same … Continue reading

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Rising bluesman Selwyn Birchwood invites you to Pick Your Poison with latest release

It’s been some time now since we introduced you to Florida bluesman Selwyn Birchwood as both the band and Albert King Guitarist winner at the 2013 International Blues Challenge (IBC). Birchwood has of course been keeping quite busy in the … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ take blues “All Around the World” with TajMo

We’ve been fortunate to be able to tell you about several pretty terrific blues collaborations in recent weeks: first, a project reuniting guitarist John Primer and harmonica player Bob Corritore, and then a soulful recording from new friends Monster Mike … Continue reading

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Michael Ledbetter, Monster Mike Welch in the right place with Right Place, Right Time

Last week, we told you about the latest collaboration between blues guitarist John Primer and harmonica player Bob Corritore, a splendid little project from Delta Groove Music called Ain’t Nothing You Can Do! While those two blues veterans have the … Continue reading

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Blues vets Primer, Corritore reunite for Ain’t Nothing You Can Do!

Despite the current political mood, this spring seems to be one of much collaboration in the blues music world, with new joint projects out or on the way from the likes of Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Charlie Musselwhite and … Continue reading

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Blues, Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker centennial collection assembles some of bluesman’s finest

When it comes to music compilations, phrases like “finest” and “the very best of” tend to leave a good deal of room for debate: no matter how great a collection may be, there are always going to be at least … Continue reading

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Tedeschi Trucks Band keeps on growing with Live from the Fox Oakland

By now, we probably don’t need to tell you how terrific the Tedeschi Trucks Band is. If you’ve heard any of the band’s three studio albums, you’re already aware of just how nicely the sounds of this now-dozen member ensemble … Continue reading

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Mojo Risin’: UK pianist Tom Bell blends boogie woogie blues, classical on debut album Face to Face

Here at The BluesPowR Blog, we frequently receive albums that either incorporate elements of or cross more fully into such other genres as rock, jazz, soul, or country. But it’s not often that we encounter an artist who attempts to … Continue reading

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New recording offers glimpse of what you’ve been missing at annual International Blues Challenge

You may have seen that the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC) took place in Memphis recently, with the Dawn Tyler Watson Band (Montreal Blues Society) and Al Hill (Nashville Blues Society) taking top honors in the band and solo categories, … Continue reading

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The King Brothers get on up with Get Up and Shake It

You can almost tell by listening to them that brothers Sam and Lee King have blues royalty in their blood. While Lee’s guitar licks might at times sound like those from Albert King – coming, as some of them do, … Continue reading

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