Joe Bonamassa brings his blues-rock extravaganza to historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, where Michelle Wilson is thrilled to review a bucket-list show.
Soul’d Out: The Complete Wattstax Collection overwhelms Carl F. Gauze with 12 music CDs reprising the 1972 benefit concert to rebuild Watts, Los Angeles, seven years after the riot.
He’s the best-selling artist on the Billboard Blues charts, and most people don’t know his name. Who is Joe Bonamassa? Guitar Man tells you that story.
Joe Bonamassa and his mighty blues ensemble rolled into Clearwater, Florida for two nights of contemporary blues at its finest. Michelle Wilson caught Evening One of this towering blues extravaganza.
Heavens To Betsy (Ruf Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Tales From The West. Review by Michelle Wilson.
Joe Bonamassa mesmerizes outdoor concertgoers in St. Augustine, Michelle Wilson included.
Black To Blues ( Mascot Label Group). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Living by the Days (Real Gone Music). Review by James Mann.
Born Under a Bad Sign (Stax). Review by James Mann.
Live at Legends (Silvertone/RCA). Review by Joe Frietze.
I’ll Play the Blues for You (Stax). Review by James Mann.
Two legendary blues men swapping licks and telling tales. It’s a shame it seems recorded at ten in the morning. James Mann let’s the music do the talking.
James Mann finds that even he thinks his musical soundtrack to 2005 was weird.
Talkin’ Blues (Thirsty Ear Recordings). Review by James Mann.
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