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Music Review: Tinariwen – ‘Live in Paris, Oukis N’Asuf’

Tinariwen's 'Live in Paris, Oukis N'Asuf' is an album of great music by an exciting band and as good a concert disc as any you'll ever hear. Read More »

Music Review: The Reverend Shawn Amos – ‘The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You’

The Reverend Shawn Amos surely delivers the blues and lifts up and nourishes the soul. This is a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable album that belongs i n your collection of contemporary blues. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Roundup – Ric Todd’s ‘Drawing Lines’ and Danielle Nicole’s ‘Wolf Den’

Ric Todd, Drawing Lines Ric Todd’s new EP Drawing Lines crashes out of the gate with the heavy blues-rock of “Red Letter,” followed by the bouncier but still gritty “Something Real.” These smartly conceived songs combine crisp, stark modern production with traditional retro-rock attitude; in pure sound terms they’re superb. Todd brings the slower “New Religion” to life with his ... Read More »

Music Review: Kim Nalley – ‘Blues People’

'Blues People' is an album you don’t want to miss. Read More »

Music Review: Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers – ‘Live In Seattle’

Don't even think about calling this latest offering from saxophonist Mindi Abair "smooth jazz." This live set is funky, sweaty blues rock and R&B. Read More »

Music Review: Fiona Boyes – ‘Box and Dice’

This Australian import demonstrates how delightful and innovative stripped-down blues can be. Read More »

Music Review: Shemekia Copeland – ‘Outskirts of Love’

Blues is the easy way to describe Shemekia Copeland's new album, but she's a master of musical dialects. Read More »

Music Review: The Betty Fox Band – ‘Slow Burn’

Whether the style is soul, gospel, blues, or jazz, Fox proves she can manage it and make it all sound fabulous. This is a "Slow Burn" you will want to experience. Read More »

Music Feature/Interview: Hollis Brown Reflects on New Album ‘3 Shots’ and a New Tour

Be sure to watch my full interview to learn more about Hollis Brown and to hear snippets of a few of the latest tracks from '3 Shots.' Read More »

Music Review: Buddy Guy – ‘Born to Play Guitar’

Guy has made scores of albums in his career. This one measures up to any of his best, and that is high praise indeed. Read More »