Category Archives: Albums

It’s “Jack Daniel’s time” again! New recording captures deep hill country blues from T-Model Ford (from Deep Blues Festival)

It’s been some time since we’ve had occasion to discuss T-Model Ford on these pages, with Ford — who frequently declared “Jack Daniel’s time!” between songs, often accompanied by a drink of it — unfortunately having passed back in 2013 … Continue reading

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With debut album, D.K. Harrell proves he’s The Right Man to carry on the blues

As much as we like telling you about new music from the Duwayne Burnsides, Leonard “Lowdown” Browns, and other acts who have been playing the blues now for decades, there’s perhaps nothing more gratifying than being able to introduce you … Continue reading

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Leonard “Lowdown” Brown answers the call of the blues with debut album

Though his name may not yet be as recognized as the Burnside surname in our last review, the exceptionally strong debut album from Leonard “Lowdown” Brown is sure to help the longtime Houston bluesman win a bunch of new fans … Continue reading

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Second-generation Mississippi Hill Country bluesman Duwayne Burnside goes Acoustic on Blues Music Award-nominated album

Duwayne Burnside‘s latest album Acoustic Burnside (Dolceola Records) — his first in 17 years — may not have won the award in the Acoustic Blues Album category for which it was nominated during last month’s Blues Music Awards (an honor … Continue reading

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Bob Corritore spotlights women in the blues on latest archival collection

We didn’t get the chance to swing by Phoenix’s The Rhythm Room — the acclaimed blues club owned by harmonica ace Bob Corritore — during our most recent business trip to the city, but did make sure we took some … Continue reading

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Still cookin’ after passing of acclaimed keyboardist, Phantom Blues Band serves up some gourmet Blues for Breakfast

One of the last album reviews we posted in early 2020 before Covid forced us into a long unexpected hiatus was the Phantom Blues Band‘s Still Cookin’. Being that we’re still slowly getting back into the swing of things ourselves … Continue reading

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Four decades later, Nine Below Zero unearths band’s first-ever studio recording on Back in the Day

Speaking of UK blues-rockers (as we were in this semi-recent post regarding Catfish‘s acoustic EP Bound for Better Days), this next release is from a band that’s been around for quite a few decades now, having opened for the likes of … Continue reading

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Blues-rockers Catfish move on from lockdown with acoustic EP Bound for Better Days

One of the many bands that helped get us through the long pandemic with their livestream performances was UK blues-rockers Catfish. While an earlier album and DVD, Exile – Live in Lockdown, allowed fans to hear and see the band … Continue reading

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Ghost Hounds are anything but broken on blues album You Broke Me

A few weeks back, we told you about the second single from Pittsburgh-based blues-rock sextet the Ghost Hounds‘ upcoming blues album You Broke Me (Maple House Records): an electrifying cover of the Howling Wolf classic “Smokestack Lightning“. So, while we … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: Not just Dear America, but the Whole World’s Got the Blues on Eric Bibb’s latest album

We can’t think of another bluesman or woman as consistently good at what they do as Eric Bibb; although his music may not always be the flashiest or provide for the most diverse of sets, there’s probably nothing that we’ve … Continue reading

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