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Albert Castiglia

Albert Castiglia has always been adept at blurring the lines between rock and blues, and his latest album Big Dog offers ample reasons why. Produced by contemporary bluesman Mike Zito, Big … read more

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Cannonball Adderly Quintet

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderly may not solicit the same scope of majesty as many of his peers (Miles, ‘Trane, Wayne Shorter), but just try defining the jazz era he jubilantly blew … read more


Kris Orlowski

Themes such as loss, longing, searching for a connection…they’re pretty common in songwriters these days. Actually, they’re just pretty common on any day. Does that make the Seattle-based musician Kris … read more

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The Relatives

Originally hailing from Dallas, Texas, the Relatives fuse rump shaking funk with the good word of God. Lead singer Gean West grew up in a musical family who hosted travelling … read more


Petunia & The Vipers

A man of as much talent as mystery, Petunia is a Canadian country treasure. His illustrious career began with busking his way through Canada and the NYC subways, playing over … read more


Dennis Gruenling

Dennis Gruenling has long been known as one of those “go to” harp players you call on for a session or to sit on for a live gig. This finds … read more


John Gorka

Sometimes an artist can be so self-critical that he fails to recognize good product, but then eventually reflection brings a new perspective. This is the case with John Gorka, revealing … read more

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Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers

Ruby Dee’s story is as compelling as her music. Her story will astound you. Her music will get you dancing and tapping your feet with her mix of rockabilly, swing, … read more

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