Category Blues

Blues Loving Man- Tracy Lee nelson

“Keeping The Blues Alive With Native Blues” says the Cd cover!  You won’t be disappointed with Tracy Lee Nelson of the La Jolla Band of the Luiseno Indians.  We appreciate the love song to his daughter, Nation and Protectors. This album won Best of The Blues in the 2018, Native American Music Awards.  Enjoy all […]

500 Years of The Native Blues- Tracy Nelson

In this compilation of Tracy Lee Nelson original (going classic) songs you will hear about a history of  the  most resilient peoples that of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island.  We appreciate the stories told thru these songs and celebrate the Blues with Tracy Lee Nelson.  Play all!!

Fantastic Negrito ~ Please Don’t Be Dead

Excellent blues from Fantastic Negrito on the album. Amazing guitarist and vocalist. Politically charged. RIYL: Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, The Record Company, Robert Cray PLAY: *1, *2, 3, 4, *8 [* = three best] FCC: 5, 11 [which is a shame because both are good songs]

James Romig–STILL

As the title suggests, this solo piano work (almost an hour in length) explores slowly, repetitive harmony with changes in rhythm. The liner notes indicate it can be analyzed as a mix of minimalism and twelve tone language. Sample.

Mark Cameron – Playing Rough

“Playing Rough” is singer/songwriter/guitarist, Mark Cameron’s fourth blues album. His powerful vocals and strings are backed by Bill Keyes on harmonica, Scott Lundberg on bass, Dan Schroeder on drums and Sheri Cameron on flute. The addition of flute throughout the album gives it a unique sound reminiscent blues and rock of the 60s, particularly in […]

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready

If you’ve been out there searching for a new modern Jazz, R&B and Soul record that maintains a vintage quality feel, then look no further. Without a doubt, Dee Dee Bridgewater is a jazz vocal powerhouse, and her latest record, Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready, honors the legacies of many of our favorite jazz, blues and […]

The James Bolden Blues Band–No News “Jus” the Blues

Big band sound with horns, organ, electric guitar, mostly tunes by Bolden and his band, different styles. Play!

Fiona Boyes–Box & Dice

All originals, smokey vocals and excellent slide guitar! Play!

Hyde and Seek

Harpist and frontman Neil Barnes and Hyde and Seek do a  nice mix of covers and originals, a mix of blues styles, too.

The Mark Cameron Band–Live! at Blues on the Chippewa

Mostly originals, one cover, nice harp, slide and electric guitar. Play!

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers–Stompin’ Ground

Mix of covers and originals, rocking to slow, some soul. Play!

Doug MacLeod–Brand New Eyes

2011 release of this great finger pickin’ story teller, wit, intelligence and sincerity. Play!

The Original Blues Brothers Band- “The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black”

“The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black” is the 16th release in the Blues Brother’s catalog. Although many years have passed since their Saturday Night Live debut 39 years ago, and a few founding members (most famously John Belushi) are dead, some core members are still very much alive and deliver a smokey, power house […]

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy

2006 release of originals, covers all in strong vocals and nice mix of instrumental styles. Play!

Diunna Greenleaf–Trying to Hold On

Released in 2011, originals from a strong  vocalist and good mix of musical styles. Play!

The Lucky Losers–Winning Hand

Excellent female vocals–Lemon’s songs very good–mix of blues and Americana.

The Lucky Losers–In Any Town

San Francisco based duo performing mostly their own compositions of R & B, American with electric guitar  and blues. Play!

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy Band

Strong vocals, excellent band and nice mix of traditionals and covers of classics.

Steve Gilbert–Hempstead Highway

Some good covers and mostly originals. Nice guitar! Play!

Rick Estrin & the nightcats

Blues harmonica, fun lyrics, roots rock and blues. Play!

Selwyn Birchwood–Pick Your Poison

A mix of electric and acoustic slide guitar, some horns for a bit of soul. Play!

Don Bryant–Don’t Give Up on Love

Excellent soul from a man performing for 7 decades! Play!

Mike Zito and the Wheel–Keep Coming Back

A mix of hard blues with acoustic, some tunes more pop than blues.

Louisiana Soul Revival feat. Doug Duffey

Modern Soul.

The Sons of the Soul Revivers–Live! Rancho Nicasio

Soul, gospel, blues –crossover. Play most!