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Toronzo Cannon Marches Deeper in "John The Conquer Root"

If you want contemporary and unique Chicago blues, then this album is for you. Toronzo Cannon’s John the Conquer Root on Delmark Records.

Subtly and Strength from Ruthie Foster’s “Promise of a Brand New Day”

When hearing Ruthie Foster for the first time, it is the same as taking a bite out of the sweetest and most delectable piece of cake for the first time...

Eden Brent's "Jigsaw Heart" is a Breath of Fresh Air

Jigsaw Heart is her latest offering, and it is a sumptuous delight. The music here is elegant and moving, incorporating elements of jazz, blues, soul, and gospel, all imbued with a subtle southern flavor and sensibility.

JP Soars Shines on "Full Moon Night in Memphis"

Full Moon Night in Memphis is blues of many flavors and subtleties. The music is well played by artists that are inspired and engaged, never failing to excite the listener. Treat your ears to this winning blues feast today.

Ronnie Earl Delivers "Good News"

When Ronnie Earl releases new material, it's cause for celebration. Like fine wine, he improves with age.
Franc Robert - Mulligan Stew Cover

Grab a Heapin' Helping of "Mulligan Stew"

Get you a heapin' helping of Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists' Mulligan Stew. Then, go back for more!

John Mayall's "A Special Life" Is Special Indeed

Mayall is at the top of his game here. Superbly crafted and performed, it is at once earthy, elegant, and soul stirring. Listeners will wear this album out.

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials – "Jump Start" Is Great House Blues

Jump Start is the latest CD from Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and their eighth on Alligator Records. Lil’ Ed Williams’ uncle was the great Chicago showman J.B. Hutto, and he surely would...

The Soul of John Black Is In A Sunshine State of Mind

TSOJB's last outing, Good Thang, was a great mix of blues tinged, soul and funk influenced joy. A Sunshine State of Mind, on Yellow Dog Records, is TSOJB's 5th release. This album is a huge leap forward; it is more focused, concise, and much, much tighter!
Brandon Isaak - Bluesmans Plea

Bluesman's Plea from Brandon Isaak –

Brandon Isaak is a roots-based Canadian artist with some strong things to say, and an old school blues way of saying it, floating from a country blues, "Mississippi Sheiks" style, to Gospel, Piedmont and...
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