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Smoke Wagon Blues Band’s ‘Cigar Store’ Is a Keeper

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band has been winning fans over everywhere they perform. With 'Cigar Store' now available, they will win over even more. This is a must have album for all blues fans.

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue & Lonesome’ Takes Us Back to the Beginning

Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.

Mississippi Heat’s ‘Cab Driving Man’ Sizzles

There are no wooden nickels here. This is the genuine article. This band is so tight, they could bind up a charging lion with the web of a spider.

Mike Zito’s ‘Make Blues Not War’ is Far From a Political Statement

This is, quite possibly, Zito's most energetic album to date.

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz’s Blues Sermons Make Fans Smile

"I heard rock and roll music for the first time when I was 10, and right away, it just changed everything. I heard blues for the first time when I was 12. I got the 'Paul Butterfield Blues Band' album, and it changed everything."

Blues Legend Lurrie Bell ‘Can’t Shake This Feeling’

The Chicago blues are alive and well, and Lurrie Bell is the pulse.

Samantha Fish Leaves Bull Run Crowd Exhausted

Haven't seen Samantha Fish live? What are you waiting for?

‘Blues’n Around’ by Donald Ray Johnson and Gas Blues Band Is Great Blues

Blues’n Around is a welcome addition to any music library! Listeners will agree after spending time with it themselves.

TBT – Mississippi John Hurt’s Second Wind

This week, Throwback Thursday looks at an album that is the culmination of a lifetime's work, a lifetime of living and looking at the world, and being given a second chance to do what you love.

TBT – Dr. John’s ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ Is a Harvest of Wonder

His early performances are the stuff of myth and legend, and just dropping a needle on one of his exceptional albums will ignite the passions gathered in any given space.
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