• New Blues Adds – 11/24/2014

    New Blues News – 11/24/2014 Detroit Frank DuMont – Let Me Be Frank (self-produced): Long time guitarist who has dedicated his energies to the blues, mostly as a supporting musician or as leader of a house band and has backed James Cotton, Luther Tucker, and John Sinclair.  As indicated on this CD with recordings from […]

  • New Blues Adds – 11/18/2014

    New Blues News – 11/18/2014 Blues Adds: Magnus Berg – Cut Me Loose (Self-produced): Initial release by 18 year old Norwegian guitar wiz Magnus Berg shows off his great feel for a variety of blues styles on this mix of standards, such as “San-Ho-Zay”, “Kansas City Blues”, and a re-styled take on “Hoochie Coochie Man”, […]

  • jazz adds november 10, 2014

     a week of  ‘s nels cline + julian lage.  room.  mack avenue.  Duets from contemporary guitar master improvisers:  nels cline (ex of wilco), and young’un julian lage (26, from the late jim hall umbrella).  composition–collaboratively original– expresses gratitude to mr. hall in every musical measure.  sublime. and from gary,  in the Folk Drawer: Julian Lage […]

  • New Blues Adds – 11/11/2014

    New Blues News – 11/11/2014 Tim Gartland – Million Stars (self-produced): Gartland sings, plays harp and wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on this disc.  He and his band (Tom West (keys), Chris Rival (g), Paul Justice (b), and Forrest Padgett (d)) have a very mellow and laid back style on this disc.  That […]

  • New Blues, Soul & Gospel Adds – 11/4/2014

    New Blues News – 11/4/2014 Blues Adds: Eric Bibb – Blues People (Stony Plain): Eric Bibb returns with a new disc filled with 15 excellent songs he wrote or co-wrote (one exception) and a parade of guests, including Guy Davis, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ruthie Foster, Taj Mahal and Papa Chubby, among others.  Gospel […]

  • New Blues, Soul and Gospel Adds – 10/28/2014

    New Blues News – 10/28/2014 Blues Adds: Altered Five Blues Band – Cryin’ Mercy (Omnivibe):  Polished blues and soul band from the midwest with Jeff Taylor, whose sand paper edged vocals give a nice edge to a style that sounds like a blend of Jimmy Witherspoon and BB King without the shout.  The band features […]

  • new jazz adds october 21, 2014

    jazz connie evingson.  all the cats join in.  minnehaha.  Minneapolis-based jazz singer evingson teams up with gypsy jazz guitar master john jorgenson + quintet for a django-esque recording where the standouts are eclectic– john williams’ moonlight, mccartney x 2;  bonfa’s black orpheus, and trad’s jardin d’hiver.   evingson, recording since 1995, wears many stylistic hats to […]

  • New Blues & Gospel Adds – 10/21/2014

    New Blues & Gospel Adds – 10/21/2014 New Blues: Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (Ruf) : Greg’s son and much of the soundscape and voice is similar, but if you like Southern rock/blues even some, this is a great disc.  Allman plays guitar and sings with command. He also wrote five of the dozen […]

  • New Blues Adds – 10/15/2014

      First a quick note!  I want to welcome Ann Porotti back from her travels and thank her for allowing me to fill in on posting new jazz and blues while she was away.  We have decided to split the task of publishing the new recordings in order to make the task more efficient and […]