Tag Archives: blues

VELVETFISH – Cocotropus Roseus

April 7, 2019

Velvetfish 2019 Swiss ensemble swim to surface with an impressive four-track offering – seductive and deep. This quintet may define their chosen genre as blues-rock yet what the Lausannois play has much more to it than shifting gloom. As both … Continue reading

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JOEY STUCKEY TRIO – In The Shadow Of The Sun

April 4, 2019

Senate 2019 All the way to Memphis: American six-stringer shines in the light of blues giants he’s bound to join. Being blind, Macon-based guitarist Stuckey knows his way around penumbral world, and 2010’s provided a convincing snapshot of his abilities, … Continue reading

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ZAN ZONE – It’s Only Natural

March 30, 2019

Random Axe 2018 Brooklyn-rooted collective finally find their feet to try and walk away from blues that’s here to stay. It took this ensemble five years to consolidate the various strands that made 2013’s “Shorts” to scatter all over the … Continue reading

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JAMIE THYER – Meets The Dominators …At The Dyed Roots Of Blues Rock

March 4, 2019

Road Dog 2019 Finishing up his hat-trick run, British guitarist shakes some action en route to satisfaction. Should the title of this album resemble those of old road movies, the pieces under its hood add to Jamie Thyer’s usual easy … Continue reading

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CLOUTIER – Thunder ‘N’ Lightning

February 20, 2019

Cloutier Music 2018 New York’s sibling-driven unit mines ancient seam to harvest emotional storm. Even though this ensemble’s name means “nailer” and suggests a heavy clang, there’s something exquisite about it, and such a contradiction – reflected also in their … Continue reading

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