RIP Bobby “Blue” Bland

Bobby "Blue" Bland

Robert Calvin Bland, better known as Bobby “Blue” Bland, the “Lion of the Blues,” passed away on Sunday, June 23rd, after fighting an ongoing illness. Bland was 83-years-old and leaves behind a legacy of blues, gospel and R&B that has garnered him comparisons with other vocal legends such as Sam … → read more

DIUNNA GREENLEAF: Trying to Hold On

Diunna Greenleaf: Trying to Hold On

          DIUNNA GREENLEAF Trying To Hold On Blue Mercy 930 www.diunna.com   This fourteen track project is ex-gospel singer Diunna Greenleaf’s stunning, originals-studded follow-up to her 2007 Cotton Field To Coffee House masterpiece. Accompanied by a boat-load of special guests like guitarists Bob Margolin, Anson Funderburgh … → read more

GUY DAVIS: The Adventures of Fishy Waters

Guy Davis: The Adventures of Fishy Waters

        GUY DAVIS The Adventures Of Fishy Waters: In Bed With The Blues Smokeydoke www.guydavis.com   This “audio play” project marks the disc debut of a one-man production that singer-songwriter Guy Davis has performed on and off since 1994. Accompanying himself on various six and twelve string … → read more

SUGAR RAY NORCIA & THE BLUE TONES: Evening

Sugar Ray Norcia: Evening

        SUGAR RAY NORCIA & THE BLUE TONES Evening Severn www.severnrecords.com   This is blues harmonica ace, singer and songwriter Norcia’s fifth musical foray for Severn and, to these ears, they just keep getting better. With his accomplished Tones (“Monster” Mike Welch, Michael “Mudcat” Ward, Neil Gouvin … → read more

BOO HANKS w/ DOM FLEMONS: Buffalo Junction

        BOO HANKS w/ DOM FLEMONS Buffalo Junction Music Maker 148 www.musicmaker.org www.musicmaker.org/artists/boo-hanks   Yes, field recordings are still being done in 21st-century America. Here Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops travels to Buffalo Junction, Va., to play with octogenarian Piedmont blues guitarist Boo Hanks in his … → read more