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Snooks Eaglin Soul’s Edge

Snooks Eaglin Soul’s Edge? Blacktop?? A recent Offbeat article analogized that Snooks Eaglin is to guitarists what Professor Longhair was to pianists. Further evidence of his distinctive musical styling is presented by his fourth album for Black Top, a set which may be the label’s most significant body of music. Show More Summary

Vanesse Thomas The Long Journey Home

2 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Vanesse ThomasThe Long Journey HomeSegue RecordsIt has been a couple years since Vaneese Thomas, daughter of the legendary Rufus Thomas issued "Blues For My Father," which I found was "a showcase of Vaneese Thomas’ craft as a songwriter and her soul-shaking vocals. Show More Summary

Chris Rogers Voyage Home

3 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Chris RogersVoyage HomeArt of Life RecordsThis album is the debut as a leader by trumpeter Chris Rogers, who is the son of legendary salsa and latin jazz trombonist Barry Rogers. Rogers was also with the Brecker Brothers and Billy Cobham,...Show More Summary

Wee Willie Walker & The Greaseland All Stars Live! Notodden Blues Festival

4 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Wee Willie Walker & The Greaseland All Stars Live! Notodden Blues Festival Little Village Foundation Kim Wilson refers to Willie Walker as "one of the last, if not THE last, real soul singer on this planet." A career that goes back to recording for Goldwax Records decades ago, he perhaps is finally getting some recognition. Show More Summary

Duchess Laughing at Life

5 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

DuchessLaughing at LifeAnzic RecordsDuchess, the flirty and fun jazz vocal trio of Amy Cervini, Hillary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou, have a second recording that provides a contemporary take on such classic vocal trios as the Boswell...Show More Summary

IBSC 51 Alien Corn Middle of Nowhere

Tonights show is Alien Corn and their CD The Middle of Nowhere. It is a great mix of rock and blues. It features director of bands of the IBSC, Jono Smith, the former director of bands John Woody Wood, the amazing John Dale, and the former drummer of IBSC Dave Andrews. Show More Summary

IBSC 50 Brandon Dennis, Andy Coats, Tom Gary Blues Band

Sunday Funday, Brandon Dennis returns!!! Well, actually this was the second time he showed up by in 2003:-) Brandon was a Sophomore at Ankeny High School, and he brought his friend Skyler who was a Freshman drummer, and the rest is history. Show More Summary

Tinner Hill Blues Festival Brings The Blues Back to Falls Church

6 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Beverly Guitar Watkins at the 2013 Tinner Hill Blues Festival The weekend of Friday June 9 through Sunday June 11, the City of Falls Church will host the 24th Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival. Produced by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation...Show More Summary

James Peterson Don’t Let The Devil Ride

James Peterson Don’t Let The Devil Ride Waldoxy I remember the first time I saw James Peterson. It was a Main Street Buffalo, New York club, the Sunset Inn, and James led a quartet with a young teenage Lucky Peterson on keyboards, another son on drums and a bass player. Show More Summary

Marquis Hill The Way We Play

Marquis HillThe Way We PlayConcord JazzThis is first Concord Jazz release for the winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk Institute Trumpet Competition, and the recording contract was one of the prizes. With his Blacktet, that then included alto saxophonist Christopher McBride, vibraphonist Justin Thomas, drummer Makaya McCraven, and bassist Joshua Ramos. Show More Summary

Talking Music 2: Blues and Roots Music Mavericks

Talking Music 2: Blues and Roots Music MavericksHolger PetersenInsomniac Press: London, Ontario2016:428 ppCanadian Holger Peterson may be best known as a record producer and head of the blues and roots label, Stony Plain Records. He also is a veteran radio broadcaster and founded the Edmonton Folk Festival among other activities. Show More Summary

Dayna Stephens Gratitude

Dayna StephensGratitudeContagious MusicThe title of saxophonist Dayna Stephens latest album (his eighth as a leader) refers to the warmth, love, peace and strong connections he has shared with friends, family and fellow musicians, as he climbed his way back to health after fighting Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSG), a rare kidney disease. Show More Summary

Selwyn Birchwood Pick Your Poison

Selwyn BirchwoodPick Your PoisonAlligator RecordsThis is the second Alligator release by the Floridian blues talent and his marvelous band of Regi Oliver: Saxophones, Flute, Background Vocals; Huff Wright: Bass Guitar, Background Vocals and Courtney 'Big Love Girlie: Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals. Show More Summary

Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me:The Micros Play the Blues

The Microscopic SeptetBeen Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me:The Micros Play the BluesCuneiform RecordsDespite the solemnity some may view jazz, the music is serious fun and among those display this is the New York based The Microscopic Septet. Show More Summary

George “Big” Wheeler Bone Orchard

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

George “Big” WheelerBone OrchardDelmarkClassic Chicago harmonica blues can be heard in this debut album by veteran Chicago harpist, George ‘Big’ Wheeler. A Georgia native, he became friends with Little Walter who was a big influence,...Show More Summary

Vanessa Collier Meeting My Shadow

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Vanessa CollierMeeting My ShadowRuf RecordsYoung saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter is a graduate of world-renowned Berklee College and later toured with Joe Louis Walker. She recorded a self-produced album, participated at the Blues Foundation's 2016 International Blues Challenge and has been playing at festivals and clubs. Show More Summary

Beth Garner Snake Farm

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Beth GarnerSnake FarmThe Music of NashvilleRoots Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Beth Garner has a new album with a bluesy flavor. Six of the songs are originals, the exception being the title track from Ray Wylie Hubbard. She is backedShow More Summary

Chris Washburne Rags and Roots

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Chris WashburneRags and RootsZoho MusicFrom the opening moments of Joplin "Maple Leaf Rag," trombonist Chris Washburne's new recording provides a fresh take on some ragtime and the roots of jazz. His co-producer, Kabir Sehgal observes...Show More Summary

He's Got The Bass - A Daughter Remembers Willie Kent

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

He's Got The Bass : My Life With DaddyValerie FringeroXLibris2016: 92 pp. and 18 pp illustrationsIt would be easy to dismiss this self-published short memoir for typos and occasionally clumsy grammar, but this memoir of blues bassist...Show More Summary

IBSC 49 Jody Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, and Trouble in Mind

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Another great show. From 3-29-2003 featuring Jodi Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, and Trouble in Mind. The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary. Director of bands was Jono Smith with John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, Don Brown, and Frank Strong. Please subscribe, like, and share.IBSC 49 Jody Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, and Trouble in Mind

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