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Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood

Recently we lost the undiscovered Mississippi bluesman, Leo “Bud” Welch, who created quite a stir the last couple of years. Now, again through the efforts of folks like Jimbo Mathus … Read more

Chris Smither

After a gap of a few years, US acoustic wizard, Chris Smither has resurfaced with a new, 16-track, double album bristling with his ever-quirky look at life, love and all … Read more

John Mayall

The veteran UK bluesman John Mayall is nothing if not a survivor. A guy who has weathered the changing nature, styles, fads and trials of the music scene for around … Read more

Mick Kolassa

Mississippi-based guitarist and vocalist Mick Kolassa gathers a bunch of his friends for duets in this set of blues standards. Blues is often rowdy and raucous, but here Kolassa and … Read more

Robyn Hitchcock at City Vinyard

On Valentine’s Day, City Vineyard’s small stage, backed by red velvet drapes and enveloped in the twinkling lights of New York’s skyline proved to be an ideal setting for an … Read more

Janiva Magness

Detroit native Janiva Magness overcame tragedy and adversity in her personal life to carve out a career as a blues singer.  She earned a string of Blues Music Association awards … Read more

Chris Hillman

I confess to having missed Chris Hillman’s Asylum years. I liked Souther-Hillman-Furay and McGuinn, Clark and Hillman, but in between, Hillman released two solo albums: Slippin’ Away in 1976 and … Read more

Harvey McLaughlin

Listening to Harvey McLaughlin’s debut solo album in this present day and age of fake news and fakebooks, might transport some to down on the corner of Reality Road and … Read more

Various Artists

Lying fallow for almost the entirety of 1966, save for silky, flowing gowns of singles like “Wait ‘Til Then” and “When I’m Alone” from classy singer Rita Doryse, Baltimore’s Ru-Jac … Read more