• New Blues & Soul News – 6/30/2020

    New Blues & Soul News – 6/30/2020 New Blues: The California Honeydrops – The California Honeydrops (EP): “Crossing genres from roots and blues to R&B and soul, The California Honeydrops’ sound is tied together by their instrumentation, vocal harmonies and New Orleans style. The Honeydrops’ more unusual instruments include a home-made gutbucket bass, jug, and […]

  • New Blues News – 5/5/2020

    New Blues News – 5/5/2020 Charlie Bedford – Go To Go (Blue Heart): “Charlie Bedford is a guitarist/vocalist from Melbourne, Australia. He is backed up by Tim Anderson (drums), David Carr (bass, guitar, backing vocals) and Tim Wild (backing vocals) with guest players Chris Hanger (harmonica) and Daryl Roberts (keys). Bedford composed all but one […]

  • New Blues News – 12/17/2019

    New Blues News – 12/17/2019 11 Guys Quartet – Small Blues And Grooves (VizzTone): “They released “Hot Time In The City Tonight” in 1985, the first record on the fledgling Tone-Cool Records imprint, and went on to play together off and on for the next few decades. They all stayed busy with other pursuits, musical […]

  • 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 […]