Tag Archives: Alligator

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

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

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!

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers–Stompin’ Ground

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

The Cash Box Kings–Royal Mint

Mix of 40’s and 50’s style Chicago Blues, slow or honky tonk, swing. Play! Track 4 sounds like it promotes racism–not sure if it’s supposed to be sarcastic or not…

Coco Montoya–Hard Truth

You know him already, and he continues to make rockin’ good blues–excellent guitar work!

Elivin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

As the title suggests, these are fun, humorous pieces, a mix of covers originals, apt for today’s political climate. Play!

Shemekia Copeland–Outskirts of Love

Great mix of tunes–roots rock blues and Americana! Play!

Moreland & Arbuckle–Promised Land or Bust

Excellent gritty blues and roots rock! Play!

The Big Sound of Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials

Chicago blues and rockin’ slide guitar. Play!

Curtis Salgado–The Beautiful Lowdown

Quite a varied mix of blues tunes including reggae, honky tonk, country, hard rockin’ and soft. Play!

Blind Willie Johnson–the Songs of…

A varied mix of artists covering classic blues songs by Johnson. Lucinda Williams excellent!

Toronzo Cannon–The Chicago Way

Rocking Chicago Blues both witty, and sad. Play!