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Summertime Blues edition

“Monday again, I can’t face another day…”: Janiva Magness captures the start of the workweek perfectly with this opening line from the song “I Need a Man” off her new album Original, but hopefully we can help you through the … Continue reading

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With The Devil You Know, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers deliver one hell of a treat

Having spent the past few decades toiling in the blues, San Francisco singer and guitarist Tommy Castro is something of what you might call a “devil you know” in the genre. Whether seeing him live or listening to one of … Continue reading

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The Mannish Boys pack double the dynamite on latest release

There’s perhaps no better way of describing blues supergroup The Mannish Boys than as written in the liner notes to their latest offering, where they’re portrayed as “a virtual blues festival in a single band.” As applicable as that statement could be … Continue reading

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Joe Louis Walker goes cruisin’ for some bluesin’

We at the BluesPowR Blog have never had the good fortune of being aboard the floating stage they call a blues cruise, but would imagine it’s difficult to get much closer to the musical part of the experience than Joe Louis … Continue reading

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