Posted in October, 2017

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Kim Wilson

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Kim Wilson was tutored in the fine art of blues harp by several of the greats he was infatuated with as a kid. Born in Detroit but raised in California, … Read more

More from October, 2017

Premiere: Tom Heyman

A venerable sideman (Chuck Prophet, John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Sonny Smith, etc.) and an accomplished singer/songwriter (4-star-reviewed songs  picked up for True Blood, Justified, Damages (TV), and the feature film, Tammy), Heyman—once again—gets … Read more

Tom Heyman

Booze flows freely on Tom Heyman’s Show Business, Baby, which goes on a raucous, freewheeling pub-rock bender that should land him in the drunk tank. Having avoided a run-in with … Read more

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Whatever else might be said, there’s absolutely nothing counterfeit or fake about this latest release from Campbell and Williams. Following their previous lauded, eponymous offering, the pair have delivered an … Read more

Whitney Rose

To live a balanced life, Alcoholics Anonymous’ Rule 62 sagely suggests, “Don’t take yourself too damn seriously.” Regardless that Whitney Rose exists by that philosophy, she obviously took the recording … Read more

Chris Pierce

Going to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to lovingly record 12 covers of vintage soul/R&B classics clearly had a profound effect on singer/songwriter Chris Pierce. It was a pilgrimage to a holy … Read more

The Wailin’ Jennys

In the dark stillness of their a cappella version of the traditional hymn “Old Churchyard” which opens The Wailin’ Jennys’ new album Fifteen, the rapturous harmonies of Nicky Mehta, Ruth … Read more

Tedeschi-Trucks Band at the Beacon Theatre

Review and Photos by Lou Montesano The Tedeschi-Trucks Band’s fall residency at the Beacon Theater has become such a long-standing event, with six shows this year spread over an eight-night … Read more

Joshua Davis

Listening to The Way Back Home is like walking down a long dirt road; it’s meandering and mellow, and you won’t be in a hurry to reach the end. For … Read more

News from Reading

It seemed almost pre-destined that Reading, PA would eventually get a blues festival. The Berks Arts Council has presented the very successful Berks Jazz Fest for the past 27 years, … Read more