Winners of the 2021 UKBlues Awards Announced!

0 Comments

UKBlues Awards The winners of the 2021 UKBlues Awards were announced last night at a ceremony on Sunday 9th May: an event that, though virtual in form, proved as prestigious, star-studded and rich in talent as ever. The awarding body, the UKBlues Federation, streamed the event via their Facebook page and YouTube channel. Despite the event [Continue] Continue […]

Eric Johanson Releases New Video for “25 or 6 to 4”

0 Comments

Photo: Eric Johanson by Kaylie McCarthy New Orleans guitarist, singer/songwriter, Eric Johanson releases a new video for “25 or 6 to 4,” his take on the Chicago classic, from his newest release Covered Tracks: Vol. 1, which debuts at #2 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart. Released April 23, 2021, Covered Tracks: Vol. 1 [Continue] Continue […]

Review: ‘Rising Up’ by Blues Rocker Alex Lopez

0 Comments

Alex Lopez By Mike O’Cull Blues/rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Alex Lopez comes off like the emerging star he is on his new record Rising Up. The set comes out May 7th, 2021 on the Maremil label and is Lopez’s fifth release as a solo artist. Rising Up features 11 new original songs [Continue] Continue […]

Review: ‘Spider In My Stew’ Bob Corritore & Friends

0 Comments

Bob Corritore By Chris Wheatley A good year for the blues continues with another high-profile release in the form of Spider In My Stew out May 14, 21 via VizzTone Label Group, the new offering from harmonica-player, songwriter, producer and all-round living link to the classic Chicago-Blues era, Bob Corritore. Fans of modern [Continue] Continue […]

Review: ‘How Blue Can You Get’ by Gary Moore

0 Comments

Gary Moore By Mike O’Cull Irish guitar virtuoso Gary Moore delivers the goods all the way from The Great Gig In The Sky on a new, posthumous release How Blue Can You Get. Scheduled to drop April 30th, 2021 via Mascot/Provogue, the record is an eight-song set of previously unreleased covers and originals [Continue] Continue […]

Blues Rock Guitar Master Mike Zito To Release New Album ‘Resurrection’ July 16

0 Comments

Photo: Mike Zito by Scott Lukes Blues-Rock Guitar Master Mike Zito Delivers a Resurrection on New CD Coming July 16 from Gulf Coast Records/Hillside Global Album Produced by Grammy Winner David Z New May Tour Dates Announced Nederland, TX –With numerous Blues Music Award honors under his belt, Mike Zito, co-owner of Texas-based Gulf Coast [Continue] Continue […]

Review: ‘Fresh Bear Tracks’ by T Bear

0 Comments

T Bear By Martine Ehrenclou Fresh Bear Tracks by celebrated vocalist, songwriter and keyboardist, T Bear, aka Richard T Bear, releases April 16, 2021 on Quarto Valley Records, produced by Grammy Award winner, Tony Braunagel. The 12-song collection features a striking and often beautiful blend of blues, soul and old-school rock with a [Continue] Continue […]

Van Morrison Releases New Video ‘Only A Song’ from New Album ‘Latest Record Project: Vol 1’ Out May 7, 2021

0 Comments

Van Morrison Van Morrison releases his new video “Only A Song” from his upcoming album, ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ out on May 7, 2021 on Exile/BMG. Van Morrison’s upcoming double-album is set to be his 42nd studio set, and its lead single ‘Only A Song’ demonstrates that his distinctive flair for timeless blues, R&B, jazz and [Continue] Continue […]

Alligator Records To Release ’50 Years of Genuine Houserockin’ Music’ June 18, 2021

0 Comments

Alligator Records Alligator Records To Release ’50 Years of Genuine Houserockin’ Music’ June 18, 2021 Collection Features 24 Songs On Two LPs or 58 Songs on Three CDs With Liner Notes by Label Founder/President Bruce Iglauer On Friday, June 18, Alligator Records will celebrate a half-century of recording history-making blues and roots rock [Continue] Continue […]

Blues Guitarist Tab Benoit Kicks Off National Tour April 29 at The Grand Opera House Of The South

0 Comments

Photo: Tab Benoit by Jean Frank (Crowley LA) – Renowned Blues guitarist Tab Benoit embarks on a year-long National tour, which kicks off at the Grand Opera House Of The South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Thursday, April 29. Showtime: 7pm. Tickets: $30.-$40. Info: (337) 785-0440 or visit https://www.thegrandoperahouse.org. Opening for Benoit is Whiskey Bayou Records recording artist, Josh Garrett. The [Continue] Continue […]