On April 12th and 13th Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival returned to the site where it all began…
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At 76 years-young, Buddy Guy is one the last remaining true ties to the Chess-era of Chicago blues. His story is an “American” story; one that proves that with work and perseverance, dreams can come true and thankfully Mr. Guy now tells that story with a memoir titled WHEN I LEFT HOME: MY STORY.
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?”
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.
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…
In late-2007 legions of Zeppelin fans’ wishes came true as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (son of the group’s original drummer, the late John Bonham) hit the stage for a single concert of their greatest hits….
The Doors have been called one of rock’s greatest and most provocative live bands and no performance has been better documented than their July 5th, 1968 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Portions of the show have been released on almost every popular format since its filming, but until now it has never looked and sounded better…or been more complete.
As part of the promotion for 2007’s release of JIMI HENDRIX: LIVE AT MONTEREY, Gary Moore (backed by bassist Dave Bronze and drummer Darin Mooney) took to the stage at London’s Hippodrome and performed a blistering set of Hendrix standards.
Much has been written about Jack White’s controversial and abrupt exit from his Saturday September 29th show at Radio City Music Hall. It was a move that (understandably) left thousands of disappointed fans in its wake and only speculation as to his reasons…
Latest From Michael Bram & Dave Gross (New York, NY) A consummate studio and stage musician, Michael Bram’s credits, professional experiences and tastes are eclectic…to say the least. He has worked with a plethora of exceptional artists, from Jason Mraz, Jonah Smith and Willie Nelson to Watermelon Slim, Bob Margolin and Gina Sicilia and though he is [...]
Debra Devi’s Book About Blues Terms (New York, NY) At first glance one could easily (and incorrectly) assume that a book titled THE LANGUAGE OF THE BLUES is an instructional guide about musical form, theory, technique and style. It is not often that one listens to the blues (and more specifically its lyrics) and thinks about [...]
ZZ Top’s First Album In 9 Years!!! (New York, NY) For that lil’ ol’ band from Texas, LA FUTURA is now! ZZ Top’s first full-length CD in nearly a decade and their first led by producer (and comeback specialist) Rick Rubin, LA FUTURA find’s (arguably) blues-rock’s finest trio embracing a “back-to-basics” mentality and fully celebrating everything [...]
(New York, NY) New York City may not be as brimming with blues venues as it was 20 (or so) years ago, in fact there are only two left that come immediately to mind, but the blues is definitely alive in the Big Apple. Open blues jams have finally become a regular occurrence and there [...]