I have a very interesting story and CD review to tell you about. Bruno Yxenholyt, Master Mariner Merchant Marine Officer and Sea Captain, spent 40 years of his life being at out to sea for 6 months and on land for the other 6 month of the year. Bruno has been recently inducted into The [...]
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It’s 2013, nearly 43 years since the death of Jimi Hendrix the latest in a long and not-so-glorious line of posthumous releases has arrived. The mid to late 70’s was filled with abhorrent re-recordings of Jimi Hendrix’ studio outtakes like the out of print Crash Landing and Midnight Lightning, and the heavily edited studio jams [...]
He has once again provided listeners with an eclectic and laid back tracklist that transcends the limitations of genre.
Is this latest reissue worth the cost of the “upgrade?”
Devon Allman started Honeytribe in the late 90’s and put the band on hiatus to enjoy his son’s formative years in the early 2000’s. By 2005, he put the band back together and hasn’t looked back since. Honeytribe has released two studio albums and toured the world. But Allman didn’t stop there. In 2011 he [...]
“Blame Me” by Ira Walker was delivered to my house a short while ago. Having tossed it into the CD player while on my way to a blues event, I must admit….I wished that the drive was longer. I had the chance to listen to it once, then twice. Later that evening, I tossed it in [...]
AT HOME NEXT DOOR, contains 27 tracks, spanning 2 discs and does a commendable job of charting Basile’s evolution as an artist and his influences.
Ruf Records recently released Haywire Riot, the new CD from rock quartet Skinny Molly, distributed nationally by the Allegro Corporation. Skinny Molly is led by lead singer/lead guitarist Mike Estes, a former member of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, and also features Jay Johnson on lead guitar and backing vocals, Kurt Pietro on drums and Luke Bradshaw [...]
Linsey Alexander has been a staple of the Chicago blues scene for many years, making his reputation with regular gigs at Kingston Mines, Blue Chicago, and B.L.U.E.S. Linsey Alexander was born on the Mississippi Blues Trail in Holly Springs, MI and moved to Memphis at the age of 12. He sold his first guitar to [...]
ATLANTA, GA – Ruf Records artist Devon Allman has created a special video trailer for his upcoming debut solo CD, Turquoise, which is being released on February 12, 2013. The video includes musical excerpts from the new album, too. To watch the video trailer, click on this link: http://youtu.be/c4NuhS2dtsg Ruf Records Signs Devon Allman [...]
Blue Barbara blue Barbara Blue….blues fans from around the world call her a true blues woman. I call her a true, blue friend. Barbara Blue does what she says and says what she does. She promised her fans a true blues CD….and that is what she has sent our way with her latest CD, “Jus’ [...]
They’ve described their sound as ‘high-energy Psychedelic Blues Rock’ and I would have to say that is as close as you are likely to get to describing a sound that is, by it’s own nature, completely original. We’ve all heard stories of the woes of mis-categorization. Hell, even I locked horns with TreynWrek front man/guitarist/vocalist [...]
Kathy Murray’s voice is comforting and familiar. Bluesy and nostalgic, it gives the listener a feeling of home-grown reflection on life’s challenges that we’ve all faced at one time or another. It has the appeal and assurance of an older sister who has ‘been-there-felt-that’ and got the t-shirt and koozie. We all have known times [...]
LIVE IN HOLLAND finds the band delivering their retro sound (a beautifully authentic combination of Pre-WW2 jazz, Western swing and country blues) with precision and grace.
Few artists can deliver a live performance that is as wildly energetic and as thoroughly entertaining as Buddy Guy. So when a live album by the blues icon gets an official release…