- Music Reviews
- April 8, 2020
Black Top Run (Provogue/Mascot Label Group). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Believe (Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Ann Arbor Blues Festival Vol. 1+2 (Third Man Records). Review by James Mann.
The Longshot (American Showplace Music). Review by Michelle Wilson.
All of This Life (Concord Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Electric Mud (Third Man Records). Review by James Mann.
The birthplace of the blues is captured in the timeless photography of Panny Flautt Mayfield.
Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records (Americana Music Society Records). Review by James Mann.
Trouble & Whiskey ( American Showplace Music). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Chicago Bob Nelson passed away on January 18. James Mann recalls this legendary bluesman.
Victim of the Blues (Delta Groove). Review by James Mann.
Brothers (Nonesuch Records). Review by Eli Didier.
Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart has died of complications from MS at 69 — now that’s some Low Yo Yo stuff. James Mann recalls a genius.
Rockabilly, blues, jazz – delightful Dublin diva Imelda May put everything but the kitchen sink on the Moore Theater’s stage. Seattle hepcat Steve Stav was there to admire it all.
“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.
From Howlin’ Wolf to the Small Faces to Billy Bragg. One man has made the Hammond B-3 hoot and holler with all three — Steve Stav introduces us to the many faces of Ian McLagan.
The blues had a baby, and Art Tipaldi wrote a book about it. James Mann looks at the Children of the Blues.
Just Do Me Right (Fat Possum). Review by Bill Campbell.
The legacy and history of the legendary Chess Records is examined in Nadine Cohodas’ new book, Spinning Blues Into Gold. Bob Pomeroy takes the book for a spin.