- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Stand Up! (Ruf Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Peace In Pieces (Intercept Music). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Sugar Drops (Red House Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
No Good Deed (Pretty Good For A Girl Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Black Coffee ( Mascot Label Group). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Sleepwalkers (Island Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Sleepwalkers (Island Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Come Out Swingin’ (Vizztone Label Group). Review by James Mann.
“How High The Moon,” indeed. Imelda May‘s tribute to Les Paul & Mary Ford – with Jeff Beck along for the ride – not only caused quite a sensation at the Grammys, it opened America’s eyes and ears to an Irish singing sensation on the rise. Steve Stav recently talked to Ms. May about her big night, guitar god Beck, and her upcoming U.S. tour.
"LA Song" soul-rocker Beth Hart took a tumble a few years ago; she’s now resurfaced with a remarkably powerful new CD, Leave The Light On. Steve Stav takes turns on the couch with the singer-songwriter in a revealing — and therapeutic — interview.
Tony Bowman has an almost oracular knack for picking the next big thing, and he assures us Laura Dawn is it. Get to know her in this extensive conversation.
Girl Talk (Telarc). Review by Chastity Carondelet.
Various Artists (UTV). Review by Vanessa Bormann.
Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (MCA/Chess). Review by Brian Kruger.
Koko Taylor (MCA/Chess). Review by Roi J Tamkin.
Heart of a Woman and Matriarch of the Blues (Private Music) and Love Songs (MCA/Chess). Review by Bettie Lou Vegas.
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater at Blind Willie’s in Atlanta, GA on January 7, 2001. Concert review by Roi Tamkin.
Like Aretha Franklin (arguably her only peer with as much natural ability in …