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New York, NY On Tuesday, May 29th, Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers, The Dead) performed a short acoustic set and signed copies of his GRAMMY-nominated solo album ‘Man in Motion’ and the new ‘Warren Haynes Band: Live at The Moody Theater’ 2CD/1DVD set at Guitar Center in Manhattan (25 West 14th St). Fans that attended entered [...]
Fresh off the glow of its highly-successful 7th Annual Simi Valley Blues Festival, the Ventura County Blues Society (VCBS) announces its “Sunday Matinee Concert Series.” Upcoming shows feature two of the most popular names in today’s contemporary American Blues scene, Chris Cain and Jimmy Thackery, headlining one of Southern California’s best-kept secrets, the intimate and [...]
2nd Story Blues, near Bethlehem, PA presents the best of the Houserockin’ Blues bands: Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials. The band’s untamed music and Ed’s flying leaps, back bending toe-walking through the audience and sliding across the stage on his knees gets even the most ardent wallflowers moving and feeling rowdy. Lil’ Ed Williams, [...]
What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! This week I have some photos of a guitarist that has not played in New York City for about 13 years, Ronnie Earl. Ronnie brought his band, The Broadcasters, to the BB King Blues Club back in February 2012 and it was a packed house of Ronnie Earl fans [...]
Three or four times a week those of us who are fortunate enough to be on my buddy Al’s facebook friends list get to read about Al’s adventures of the previous evening. If Al were anyone else his status updates probably wouldn’t be as eagerly anticipated by so many, so often. Al is a So Cal [...]
Guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney effortlessly assaulted an eager NYC crowd with their personalized brand of riff-heavy blues and R&B fueled retro rock.
NAMM 2012… 110th Annual….. It’s a monster, Y’All The Anaheim Convention Center was ground zero for the yearly musical expo-losion AKA The National Association of Music Merchants convention or NAMM as we like to know it. Starting on Wednesday January 18 (Media day) and ending on Sunday January 22 the NAMM convention was and has [...]
Eric Gales at BB King’s in New York What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! This week I have some photos of fiery guitarist Eric Gales from his July 2011 show at the BB King Blues Club in New York. Joining Eric for this show were Doug Wimbish on bass and Keith LeBlanc on drums. Power [...]
Last night (3-9-12) Joe Louis Walker set the Arcadia Blues Club ablaze with some of the best damn music I’ve heard in a long while. I know I say that a lot and I suppose at some point I’m gonna have to create a standardized system to rate the players I cover, but not today. Today, the [...]
It’s a little tricky for me to write a piece about a guitar company not being a guitar player myself but, I know what sounds good and man-o-man, these do! The best I can do is to give you a little company history, maybe tell you a few things I’ve heard from players I [...]
What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! This week I have some more photos from Iridium Jazz Club. They have been booking some kick ass rock/blues bands lately and I am loving life! My photos today are of Devon Allman’s Honeytribe from back in Nov. 2011. Joining Devon on stage were George Potsos on bass and [...]
John Hammond has been a blues fixture for decades and recently joined hallowed company as an inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. The soulful Grammy winner is the consummate triple threat musician (on vocals, guitar, and harmonica) whose roots-driven blues has influenced countless musicians, from Jimi Hendrix to Bob Dylan. As [...]
North Mississippi Allstars http://www.nmallstars.com/ What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! This week I have some photos of The North Mississippi Allstars from a show at Iridium Jazz Club in New York back in June of 2011. The band consists of Luther Dickinson on guitar, Cody Dickinson on drums and Chris Chew on bass but Chris [...]
Sunday, February 26th 2012 was Gene Carlson’s 60th birthday party. Who the heck is Gene Carlson you ask? Well, let me tell you. Gene is a good friend who does way more than his fair share to preserve, promote and propel the Blues and Blues artists all over Southern California. Gene’s role as treasurer for [...]