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POPDOSE PREMIERE: The New Single From Scott Taylor, “Tennessee”

I’ve heard it more times than I care to remember: where are the real blues these days? It seems like the only people still churning...

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 24: Shawn Amos

We're happy to be knee deep in the blues this week with The Reverend Shawn Amos who stops by to discuss his latest album....

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: THE DANBERRYS, “Give & Receive”

Something to sink my teeth into, rich with acoustic guitars, mandolins, violins and shiver-inducing harmonies.  Although The...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Tony Fazio, ‘Another Way’

  It’s rare in 2015 to find an artist who’s straight-up blues. So many would-be blues artists (would-be meaning...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Kevin Jenkins, ‘Til The Story’s Told’

Let’s face it. As humans, we love a good success story, particularly when it’s taken that story’s protagonist a...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Plaehn, ‘Radio Sister’

It’s not often that I get to write about a musician who’s talented and also loves jug bands. (See my bio below for why this...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Phil Gammage, “Adventures in Bluesland”

Adventures In Bluesland,  the newest release from New York-based singer/guitarist Phil Gammage, isn’t what I was expecting, to...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Affirmation From the Mountain of Madness: Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

The lyrics scan like a battle cry -- so why does Aerosmith's "Dream On" sound like defeat?...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Christina Rubino, “Alive From The Scrapheap”

Some artists claim to be deeply personal, but present only cloudy snapshots of their inner thoughts. Kind of like reading a diary only on...

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Ruth Brown, “5-10-15 Hours”

This week the pre-Beatles spotlight shines on Atlantic's Queen of R&B, the one and only Ruth Brown....

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Spin Cycle: Ry Cooder, Election Special

Cooder takes on the conservative establishment with some of his most direct and pointed political work to date. ...

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Mick Jagger

Perhaps it’s simply that no band — not even the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band — can constrain an ego a...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Sam Cooke Edition

America's first soul singer was lost in 1964 before his abilities as a writer, arranger and defacto producer could become more widely...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Paul Reddick

The kids are back in school, and Mojo Flucke is taking advantage of the peace and quiet the right way -- by blasting some blues harp with a...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Reykjavik Blues Festival, 4/8/09

Wednesday was our last night in Iceland and the second-to-the last night of the Reykjavik Blues Festival. It was a great show to end on,...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Reykjavik Blues Festival, 4/7/09

The Reykjavik Blues Festival was started in 2003 by Halldor Bragason, a blues guitarist from Iceland who studied music in the United...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Reykjavik Blues Festival, 4/6/09

In Icelandic, it’s a klubbar blueshatidar — a blues club — at least for the week of the Reykjavik Blues Festival. The...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Left Lane Cruiser

On one hand, Jon Spencer, in my book, has a lot to answer for. The half-baked, half-rehearsed stuff he sometimes releases is offensive to...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: John Cephas, 1930-2009

Last summer, I gave y’alls a Cephas & Wiggins Cold Shot that had no news peg, no current-events hook that made it relevant to...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Music

Lost MP3 of the Week: Muddy Waters, “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”

Being an obsessive music hoarder has its drawbacks. The questions of, “How often do I really listen to ______ ?” and all those...