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Blues Tools – Reverb, Part 2: From Big Hall to Little Box

How did this fabulous effect that gives a musician the sound of a giant concert hall become available even when crammed into an enclosure of plywood, wires and knobs no bigger than a lunchbox?

Texas style blues with Marc Benno and The West Side Horns

Marc Benno has released another album "I Got It Bad" to add to his already bulging body of work. According to my calculations this is the 18th album released by Marc Benno. He has...

TBT – Muddy Waters’ ‘The Complete Plantation Recordings’ is the Holy Grail

Interspersed along with the music are interview tracks. One gem from these is when Lomax asks Waters "Is [Son] House a better player than [Robert] Johnson is, ya think?" Waters answers, "I think they’re both about equal."
L to R Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Carol Buckins, Steve Melton, Diane Butler, Pearce Pettus and Bobby Heathcote

Muscle Shoals Movie Sheds Light on World Famous Studio

Muscle Shoals is a small town in Alabama where, for reasons no one’s quite sure of, some of the greatest records of all time were created. The new documentary on Shoals tells it's story...

Too Slim and the Taildraggers Have A "Blue Heart"

The eleven songs here clock in at 50 minutes, so there is plenty of time to be spent with this recording. Trust us, you will want to spend time with it.

Bobby Rush Serves Up a Heaping Helping of ‘Porcupine Meat’

This is one that every blues, funk, r&b, or soul lover will cherish.

Devon Allman's "Ragged & Dirty": The Next Rung on the Ladder

Front to back this is as good an album as you'll find. It is a sure contender for album of the year and one look at the top of the blues charts right now...

Jeff Fetterman Serves Up a Bottle Full of Blues

Once you take a shot from Bottle Full of Blues, you'll be quick to order another round.

Mike Zito Brings Hallowed Blues to The Iridium, New York

They say you have to live the blues to sing the blues. Unfortunately, not everyone survives that ride. But those who do return with gold...

Eric Burdon Is Back With “‘Til Your River Runs Dry”

In a lot of ways, ‘Til Your River Runs Dry is a very personal album. Burdon looks at those that are gone, and himself as well. He also looks at the world around him. There is a host of good material here.
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