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JUNIOR WELLS – Blues Brothers

March 15, 2021

Cleopatra Blues 2020 Cross-generational posse of melody-layers joins the virtual meeting with a legend. Theoretically, the idea of adding new parts to old masters’ tapes should not work, and usually it doesn’t – because the whole point of such embellishments … Continue reading

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KIRK FLETCHER – My Blues Pathway

March 12, 2021

Cleopatra Blues 2020 Unhurriedly moving towards spotlight, American artist finds a super-trouper stance uncomfortable. “Play with my sweet guitar tone,” sings Kirk Fletcher on his fifth studio opus, updating A.C. Reed’s “I’d Rather Fight Than Switch” to reflect his own … Continue reading

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FEVERSEED – Let Yourself Down

March 7, 2021

Hice 2020 Awesome foursome from New York go for the jugular on first offering that plays to their strength and then some. It took longtime friends George Panagakos and Chris Crosby a suitably long time to land on a proper … Continue reading

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STEVE STRONGMAN – Tired Of Talkin’

February 7, 2021

Stony Plain 2020 Canadian guitarist goes for the deed when the words ain’t enough and finds a glorious release. “Upbeat blues” may seem to be an oxymoron, only there’s nothing paradoxical in the way it sounds – and Steve Strongman’s … Continue reading

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JAMIE THYER – Excelsior!

January 22, 2021

Road Dog 2020 British axeman deliberately underperforms to prepare his audience for crash, boom and bang. This album’s title – meaning “Ever upward” in Latin – must be a great description for the Somerset guitarist’s creative curve, but it looks … Continue reading

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