Described as “Bayou Americana” with organ, mandolin, horns, upbeat and sweet. Play!
So. Calif. soul band, horns forward, male lead singer. Play!
As the title suggests, these are fun, humorous pieces, a mix of covers originals, apt for today’s political climate. Play!
Slide guitar, rockin’ blues, mostly originals, two covers. Play!
Guitarist/vocalist Allman (son of Gregg) with a mix of Southern Rock/Blues. Play!
Great mix of tunes–roots rock blues and Americana! Play!
Excellent gritty blues and roots rock! Play!
Chicago blues and rockin’ slide guitar. Play!
Roots music influenced by gospel, R & B, country blues, jazz and elements from world folk.
Continuing support for the Oceti Sakowin this CD is another compilation from 17 indigenous artists produced by Native American Music Awards (.com) Some of this year’s winners are included Mackenzies Raid, Best Historical and We are All Connected by Sue Straw, best spoken word and Woman of Heart won an award for best traditional. supporting […]
Quite a varied mix of blues tunes including reggae, honky tonk, country, hard rockin’ and soft. Play!
A varied mix of artists covering classic blues songs by Johnson. Lucinda Williams excellent!
Excellent folk/blues by multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Long, a Native Hawaiian. Lyrics have depth. Play!
Rocking Chicago Blues both witty, and sad. Play!
Two CDs with songs from 3 recording sessions from this five-member band from LA. CD1 (Then) is earlier material with classic reggae, dancehall, & cumbia, while CD2 (Now) includes folk, soul, blues, & pop.
A mix of genres, classical, avant, R & B, by varied composers including David Lang, David Byrne, Mark Kozelek, Stravinsky…
New Orleans style blues from this singer/guitarist from Oregon. Mostly originals, a few covers. Play!
Central Vermont-based band covering classics from the Chicago blues of the 60’s & 70’s. Play!
Norwegian harp bluesman Rune Myhrens composes his own and covers other classics, honky tonk, and slow blues. Nice!
Guitarist, singer and organist, Lucky Peterson is one of the most authentic blues custodians. He is well versed in its traditions and history. This live recording featuring fourteen tracks includes a mix of originals and cover songs paying tribute to artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wilson Pickett and Chuck Berry. Track 5 is a nice […]
Devon “Love & Haight” Label: Phoshphorylative Entertainment Group This album by Devon starts off rocking and begins to suck you in into what you believe may very well be a good album, but unfortunately, the album slows after the first two tracks and turns into contemporary, blah blues. Almost every song is about love and romance, […]
Smooth, sultry soul music reminiscent of Van Morrison meets Pops Staples meets Taj Mahal meets pieces of The Band’s repertoire. Some tunes are swingin’ (#6 + #9) with horns, some are soulful doo-wop (#5) and others are more traditional in their soul/R&B vibes. Track 10 is a spacious acoustic+tambourine arrangement highlighting Leon’s vocals nicely with backing […]
LA-based Piazza has been around as a local band for several decades at least. Here is a mix of covers and originals, harmonica front, with horns, piano. Vocals thinnish.
Posthumous release of tunes recorded over a decade ago, the style of Pops–the patriarch of the Staples Singers–is unmistakable. Vocals described as powdery and soulful is just about right. Bluesy, twangy guitar, female backup singers (with help from Mavis Staples), and clean blues drum riffs. Produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Play: 1, 3, 4, 5, […]
The Holmes Brothers play roots music, but they on this disc (and elsewhere) they’re also bouncing around and through the genres: country, blues, gospel, soul,rock and doo-wop. Sometimes the different styles reside in the same songs. Sometimes they reside in the same lines.