• New Blues News – 8/13/2019

    New Blues News – 8/13/2019 Mindi Abair  & The Boneshakers – No Good Deed (Pretty Good For A Girl): Sax player/singer songwriter Mindi Abair offers her fifth release with the Boneshakers and it may be their best yet. Abair is singing and playing in great form and the band rocks out! Band members are Randy […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 4/30/2019

    New Blues & Soul News – 4/30/2019 John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere (Rip Cat): Harmonica player John Clifton offers his third release as a leader. He is a straight up Chicago style player who blows hard and full, but also has variety tones that provide variety and style. He is a straight […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 9/17/2018

    New Blues & Soul News – 9/17/2018 New Blues Releases: Amanda Fish – Free (Vizztone): “Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring  Amanda’s signature ‘from-the-gut’ vocals locked into […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 8/3/2018

    New Blues and Soul News – 8/3/2018 New Blues Adds: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Downey To Lubbock (YepRoc): Veteran singer/songwriters Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have joined forces to share music that they both love and to shine a light on the connections between their respective homelands – Lubbock, TX and […]

  • New Blues News – 5/16/2018

    New Blues News – 5/16/2018 Blind Lemon Pledge – Evangeline (Self-produced): Blind Lemon Pledge is back with a new release of original songs aimed at connecting listeners with styles that most influenced him over the years. “I wanted to do an album that really captured the different influences that have gone into my songwriting. My […]

  • New Blues News – 3/2/2018

    New Blues News – 3/2/2018 Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf): Bernard Allison (guitar, vocal, B-3) is back with a new collection of songs and styles mostly in the blues rock vein, but unlike many blues rock releases, the sonic level is quite varied between some slamming pieces and some rather laid back but […]

  • Professor Bebop’s Best of Blues & Soul of 2017 (in alphabetical order)

    Professor Bebop’s Best of Blues & Soul of 2017 (in alphabetical order) Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder): This is Gregg Allman’s final and farewell release. He clearly intended to make a last statement when his final diagnosis revealed that even after undergoing a liver transplant, cancer returned to the new liver and other areas of […]

  • WTJU Best of 2017: Professor Bebop (Blues & Soul)

    Professor Bebop is heard each Tuesday morning from 9 til noon (est) on WTJU. Professor Bebop’s Best of Blues & Soul of 2017 (in alphabetical order) Artist – Album (Label) Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder): This is Gregg Allman’s final and farewell release. He clearly intended to make a last statement when his final diagnosis […]

  • New Blues News – 7/6/2017

    New Blues News – 7/6/2017 Jim Allchin – Decisions (Sandy Key Music): Singer/guitarist Jim Allchin offers his third release of mostly original compositions spanning blues rock to straight rock or pop. The music itself is very polished with a strong sound, the polished work of producer Tom Hambridge. The guitar work is the most outstanding […]