• New Blues Adds – 12/15/2014

    New Blues News – 12/15/2014 Blue Lunch – Above The Fold (Rip Cat):  Eight piece veteran band from Cleveland delivers a variety of blues, retro swing, r&b, and even gospel!  The playing is smooth and tight, the sound is generally mellow, and 12 of the 15 songs are originals.  The group includes Bob Frank (guitar, […]

  • New Blues Adds – 12/9/2014

    New Blues News – 12/9/2014 Donald Ray Jackson – These Blues: The Best of Donald Ray Johnson (Mar Vista): This is a career survey of the music of drummer/singer Jackson, a long-time blues and soul performer who was a member of “ A Taste of Honey”,  the first Grammy-winning black group. He also worked frequently […]

  • jazz adds december 9, 2014

    omer avital.  new song.  motema.  The One, this week.  Israeli (Yemeni/Moroccan) bassist omer avital celebrates the NYC Jewish musical diaspora with a superb set-list of originals;  there are nods to all our friends, Klezmer, funk, rhythms of the Arab souk, mingus and blakey grooves, swoony,  dance/trance.  A-list ensemble includes Charlottesville-visitor, tenor, joel frahm;  avishai cohen […]

  • 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 […]