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Rick Shea – Love & Desperation | Album Review

Rick Shea – Love & Desperation Tres Pescadores Records – 2020 www.rickshea.com 12 tracks; 49 minutes Rick Shea’s latest release “Love & Desperation” displays his consummate musical and songwriting skills. The Southern California musician plays electric & acoustic guitars, steel guitar, mandolin and dobro with precision, and conducted the band remotely, as they had to …

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Dennis Jones – Soft Hard & Loud | Album Review

Dennis Jones – Soft Hard & Loud Blue Rock Records – 2020 10 tracks; 41:38 www.dennisjonescentral.com Singer/guitarist/songwriter Dennis Jones doesn’t hide his classic rock influences on Soft Hard & Loud, his seventh album. But he also doesn’t use rock history as a crutch, instead creating his own original blues rock that sounds effortlessly liquid, but …

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Mick Kolassa – If You Can’t Be Good, Be Good at It! | Album Review

Mick Kolassa – If You Can’t Be Good, Be Good at It! Endless Blues Records MMK022020 12 songs – 42 minutes www.mimsmick.com Fresh off his all-acoustic Blind Lemon Sessions, which was recorded in Germany and released last summer, guitarist/tunesmith Mick Kolassa teams with blues-rock firebrand Jeff Jensen and members of the Memphis blues community for …

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Bill Roseman – Outskirts | Album Review

Bill Roseman – Outskirts Self-Produced www.facebook.com/billrosemantrio CD: 12 Songs, 47 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock, Harmonica Blues, Zydeco, Hard Rock Any city, any town, any area where people congregate, has its Outskirts. They’re close enough to the center to be considered part of that area, yet far enough away from the center to allow …

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