jazz & blues album reviews

Category Added in a WPeMatico Campaign

Michael Osborn – Hangin’ On | Album Review

Michael Osborn – Hangin’ On 2018, Checkerboard Records 10 songs | 43 minutes Michael Osborn is probably best known for a 13-year stint the guitarist in John Lee Hooker’s band, also penning “Spellbound,” a track off of Hooker’s 1998 Grammy-winning Don’t Look Back. Based in Portland, Oregon, Osborn has also shared the stage and/or recorded …

Michael Osborn – Hangin’ On | Album Review Read More »

Elliott and the Audio Kings – Long Live the King | Album Review

Elliott and the Audio Kings – Long Live the King    Busted Flat Records www.elliottandtheaudiokings.com CD: 12 Songs, 42:00 Minutes Styles: Guitar Monster Blues, Swing/Jump Blues, All Original Songs As Walmart, Target, and every other big-box store in existence will tell you: Welcome back to school! Constant Readers of this magazine have long ago passed …

Elliott and the Audio Kings – Long Live the King | Album Review Read More »

Richard Knott – Long Story Short | Album Review

Richard Knott – Long Story Short Solid Thumb Music www.richardknottsongs.com CD: 13 Songs, 54:49 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Acoustic Folk and Blues, All Original Songs Remember the old days of the Internet, circa 1995? At the very beginning of the digital age, Netizens who had a lot to say made individual websites, then blogs, then vlogs. …

Richard Knott – Long Story Short | Album Review Read More »

Steve Hill – One-Man Blues Rock Band | Album Review

Steve Hill – The One-Man Blues Rock Band    No Label Records www.stevehillmusic.com CD: 14 Songs, 68:00 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock, One-Man Band, Live Album No matter what, blues fans, you’ve got to hand it to a one-man band. Such an artist’s versatility, broad array of talents, and crowd appeal are second-to-none, making …

Steve Hill – One-Man Blues Rock Band | Album Review Read More »

Rhythm x Revival – self titled | Album Review

Rhythm x Revival – self titled self released http://rhythmxrevival.com/ 9 songs/37 min Rhythm x Revival’s self titled debut record is a short blast of Chicago Blues and Soul. The Australian band is centered around guitarist and singer John-Luke Shelley and drummer Johnny Tesoriero who co-wrote and co-produced the album together. The band is filled out …

Rhythm x Revival – self titled | Album Review Read More »

Sugar Brown – It’s a Blues World | Album Review

Sugar Brown – It’s a Blues World    Self-Produced http://sugarbrownmusic.com/ CD: 13 Songs, 48:02 Minutes Styles: “Traditional Contemporary” Blues, Ensemble Blues, All Original Songs “There’s more than one way of listening,” wrote George Orwell in his novel Coming Up for Air. Case in point? If you only listen to the technical aspects of It’s a …

Sugar Brown – It’s a Blues World | Album Review Read More »