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Derek Fresquez and Cuttin’ the Chord – Something to Lose | Album Review

Derek Fresquez and Cuttin’ the Chord – Something to Lose Self-Produced www.derekfresquezandcuttinthechord.com CD: 10 Songs, 50 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock, Guitar Monster Blues Make no mistake: Something to Lose, by California’s Derek Fresquez and Cuttin’ the Chord, contains explosive blues rock. If it were gasoline instead of music, your vehicle wouldn’t run because …

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Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove – Heaven Forever | Album Review

Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove – Heaven Forever Little Village Foundation CD: 12 Songs, 34 Minutes Styles: Ensemble Blues, Mellow Blues Casey Van Beek is a living legend. Born in Holland but raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, he’s backed up Linda Ronstadt, along with two guys named Don Henley …

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Crystal Shawanda – Church House Blues | Album Review

Crystal Shawanda – Church House Blues New Sun Records/True North/CANADA www.crystalshawanda.co CD: 10 Songs, 40 Minutes Styles: Soul, R&B, Contemporary Electric Blues Rock The church house: People flock to it for worship, and also fellowship, communion, absolution and forgiveness. Before God and their fellow congregants, they bare their souls, knowing they can’t hide anything from …

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Gavin Povey – When I Hear Rhythm $ Blues | Album Review

Gavin Povey – When I Hear Rhythm $ Blues Self-Produced www.gavinpoveyband.com CD: 10 Songs, 45 Minutes Styles: Piano Blues, Solo Album Blues music is like Baskin Robbins’ ice cream. It’s all blues (or ice cream), but its multiple instrumental varieties are tantalizing. The piano-flavored kind, as Ireland’s Gavin Povey plays on his new album, is …

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Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts – Live And Kickin’ It | Album Review

Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts – Live And Kickin’ It Self Released www.leroysacredhearts.com 11 tracks/51 minutes Leroy Ellington has been a showman for over 3 decades and knows how to please a crowd. His long career in blues and rock is centered in Cincinnati where he has received many an accolade.  His focus centered on the …

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