Category Blues

Catfish Keith – Catfish Crawl

Country blues with a mix of soul. Great addition to any playlist. Catfish Keith finds a way to draw the listener in with twangy guitar sounds and fun vocal tracks. Label: Fish Tail Records FCC: clean Play: any

The Nick Moss Band – Lucky Guy!

Lucky Guy! is a bluesy mix of Louisiana swamp pop, West Coast blues, New Orleans funk and rock and roll. This album is a fun mix of old school blues and the flavors of newer blues and soul. Play play play! Label: Alligator Records FCC: clean Play: any

The Cash Box Kings – Hail to the Kings!

From promoter: “After the tremendous critical and popular response to The Cash Box Kings’ 2017 Alligator Records debut, Royal Mint, the band returns with Hail To The Kings! their tenth career release. Recorded in Chicago and produced by Nosek, the album features 13 songs, including 11 originals written or co-written by Nosek and Wilson.” This album is old school blues and is a […]

Security Project – Slowburn

From promoter: “Members of King Crimson, Shriek Back and Peter Gabriel’s original band bring these genre – less masterpieces into the 21st century. ” Play for a cool set! FCC: clean Play: 1, 4, 5 Label: 7d Media

Rick Estrin & The Night Cats – Contemporary

From promoter: “Award-winning San Francisco Bay-area blues band Rick Estrin and The Nightcats released their fifth Alligator Records album, Contemporary, on Friday, September 20, 2019.” Contemporary explores new sounds while incorporating a traditional blues styling. FCC: clean Label: Alligator Records Play: 1, 2, 10

Toronzo Cannon & the Chicago Way–The Preacher, The Politician or the Pimp

Politics, love, hardships, by a master Chicago bluesman. Play!

Lonesome Shack – Desert dreams

From promoter: “With a sound that is raw, expressive, and strange, Lonesome Shack’s music is part hill country blues, part urban folk rock, and owes as much to Alan Wilson’s Canned Heat as it does to Junior Kimbrough.” Play! Label: Alive Naturalsound FCC: clean Play: 3, 5, 8 RIYL: Dr. Dog, Black River Delta

Left lane cruiser – Shake and Bake

Based in blues and classic rock, Left Lane Cruiser moved away from their roots on this album and incorporated sounds from the likes of James Brown, Funkadelic, and more soul artists. This album combines soul and blues in a way that is addictive to say the least. Add to any playlist for some heat. Label: […]

GA – 20 – Lonely Soul

GA-20 led by Matthew Stubbs is a Boston band who is an emerging band in the blues scene. Their album Lonely Soul combines a beautiful mix of blues, soul, and rock and roll. They bring a nostalgic sound with the soul of the 50’s and 60’s. Play play play for a rocking set! Label: Karma Chief Records FCC: […]

Coco Montoya – Coming in hot

Montoya’s newest album Coming in Hot features 11 songs that range from a hard rock and heavy blues track to more emotional ballad- based experiences. Produced by Tony Braunagel the album is one to check out and add to any playlist to add a bit of soul and heat. Label: Alligator Records. FCC: clean Play: 1, 3, […]

Bobby Rush – Sitting on Top of the Blues

Bobby Rush is back with his 26th studio album and he is not here to disappoint. He won his first Grammy in 2017 and is still breaking through the mainstream with his more traditional blues approach to music. Play any song in a blues or rock set. Label: Deep Rush Records. FCC: clean. Play: any

Angel Forrest – Hell Bent with Grace

From Promoter: “Montreal blues artist Angel Forrest is a 2018 Memphis International Blues Challenge Finalist and has been named Female Vocalist of the Year 2013-2018 by the Toronto Blues Society.” Her 10th studio album, Hell Bent with Grace features rock, blues, and country. Her raw vocals and shredding guitar make her a fun addition to any […]

Son Little – Invisible (EP)

From promoter: “Recorded at Paris’s iconic Studios Ferber with producer Renaud Letang (Feist, Manu Chao), invisible offers up a tantalizing preview of Little’s third full-length album, set for release early next year.” This EP is a super great blues/rock mix. Play for a beautiful blend of blues and crisp vocals. Label: Anti RIYL: Gary Clark JR, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Ratecliff. Play: 1, 3 […]

Darrin Bradbury – Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs [Anti]

From promoter: “The album’s title track dishes up Bradbury’s signature gumbo of countrified talking blues, oddball folk, and black humor, with some stoner-worthy philosophy about the origins of microwaves tossed into the pot.” Label: Anti Start w/ 1, 2, 4 FCC: Clean RIYL: John Prine, Jeremy Ivey, Milk Carton Kids

Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues–Roots and Branches

Songs of Little Walter or pieces he made hits–funk, blues, soul + nice harmonica!

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers–Killing’ It Live

Rocking Roots Rock with some excellent guitar, originals and covers. Play!

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

This young man deserves to go far–excellent songs, playing, and passion–finger picking to hard rocking. Play, play, play!

Shemekia Copeland–America’s Child

A broad mix of styles, good stories, sung well, including politics, history and love. Play!

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!