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The Nighthawks


This venerable band is marking its 43rd year with vocalist/harmonicist Mark Wenner as its only remaining original member. Back in 1983, they headlined a blues festival I promoted in their … Read more

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Nicky Holland

Nicky Holland is a Brit, a classically trained pianist who, on this offering, clearly has some pretty mean and menacing keyboard chops up her sleeve. With Nobody’s Girl, Holland branches … Read more

Johnny Ray Jones

He sounds as if he’s been doing this for years, and even though this is only his first solo record, Johnny Ray Jones has a pedigree worthy of the best … Read more

Sherman Holmes

This is the first solo album from 77-year old Sherman Holmes, the long-time bassist and vocalist for The Holmes Brothers. While it’s dedicated to the memory of his brother Wendell … Read more


KALO is a power trio built on strong melodies and rhythms with passionate vocals. Their sound is rock ‘n’ roll with a strong dose of blues and a hint of … Read more

Aerial School

  Aerial School, founded by Thorn St. Germain and Chaim Rochester, and their seven-song EP, Love is Calling, is music is built on excellent rock riffs, singable choruses, and plenty … Read more

Miranda Lee Richards

Troubled times like these call for the easy-going, otherworldly psychedelic country/folk of Miranda Lee Richards, although her latest LP, Existential Beast, is hardly an escape from reality. Other drugs, musical … Read more

Tom Chapin

Although there is no title song for this 25th album from Tom Chapin, there are enough musical “threads” in the coverage of past present and future, to fill up a … Read more

King James & The Special Men Needs

After having members of their horn section borrowed by heavyweights like Sturgill Simpson and Saint Paul and the Broken Bones, New Orleans rhythm and blues masters King James & The … Read more