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Joel Paterson – Let It Be Guitar! | Album Review

Joel Paterson – Let It Be Guitar! Ventrella Records www.joelpaterson.com CD: 16 Songs, 43 Minutes Styles: Spectacular Beatles Covers, Instrumentals   Google time! Do a search for “most covered band of all time.” It’s no surprise the top honor goes to four lads from Liverpool: John, Paul, George and Ringo. According to Whosampled.com, the Beatles …

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Myles Goodwyn – Friends of the Blues 2 | Album Review

Myles Goodwyn – Friends of the Blues 2 Linus Entertainment/Government of Canada www.mylesgoodwyn.com CD: 14 Songs, 43 Minutes Styles: Soul-Influenced Blues, Ensemble Blues Blues artists have not only have their signature style of music, but their signature aura as well. The aura of Myles Goodwyn can be distilled in one word: “neighborly.” His voice is …

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Brody Buster’s One Man Band – Damn! I Spilled the Blues

Brody Buster’s One Man Band – Damn! I Spilled the Blues VizzTone Label Group/Booga Music VT-BOOGA-01 10 songs 35 minutes www.brodybustermusic.com Former child prodigy Brody Buster teams with Kenny Neal to share promising new ground with this CD: It’s the first full-length offering from the Kansas City native since 2000, when he was in his …

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Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers – Salone | Album Review

Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers – Salone Moosicus/MIG Music 15 songs – 50 minutes www.baikamara.com The origins of the blues come through loud and clear on this CD, and it’s no wonder because guitarist/vocalist/songsmith Bai Kamara Jr. was born in West Africa, where it all began. The son of a former ambassador, Kamara …

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Sunny Lowdown – Shady Deal | Album Review

Sunny Lowdown – Shady Deal CoolStreme www.sunnylowdown.com CD: 11 Songs, 38 Minutes Styles: Traditional Acoustic and Electric Blues, Blues Covers Everybody’s heard of John Lee Hooker, whether they’re familiar with the blues or not. They may not have heard of this icon’s sideman, one Louie X. Erlanger, who’s dubbed himself Sunny Lowdown. He has definite …

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Miss Bix & The Blues Fix – We Don’t Own The Blues | Album Review

Miss Bix & The Blues Fix – We Don’t Own The Blues Self-Release – 2019 13 tracks; 55 minutes www.missbix.com Miss Bix is Leslie Bixler and she has already had a varied career. After issuing a debut record in the smooth jazz world (under her maiden name Leslie Letven) she and husband Bill Bixler moved …

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Erja Lyytinen – Another World | Album Review

Erja Lyytinen – Another World Tuohi Records www.erjalyytinen.com 8 songs, 40 minutes Erja Lyytinen is a Finish Blues-Prog-Rock slide guitarist, (yes, this is a thing). Her newest album Another World, is the definitive example of her highly specialized style. Lyytinen plays her slide with such speed, accuracy and highly sculpted tone that it is almost …

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