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MUDDY MANNINEN – River Flows

October 18, 2020

Running Moose 2020 Humble guitar hero and his coterie of kindred spirits go for the pulsing jugular and the stylistic estuary. “Ice melting, rivers flow”: here’s a line from “Being One” – one of the songs co-wrote for his last … Continue reading

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WILLIAM SHATNER – Blues

October 16, 2020

Cleopatra 2020 Reconnecting with this mortal coil, Captain Kirk sets his sights for the earthliest songs of all and infuses them with twists and turns of his inimitable own. On the recent years, William Shatner’s space credentials have been exploited … Continue reading

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THE PRETTY THINGS – Bare As Bone, Bright As Blood

September 28, 2020

Madfish 2020 Vulnerable but hard as steel, stalwarts of British rhythm-and-blues bring it on home and take their bow with a lot of grace. When THE PRETTY THINGS left the stage after their last concert in December 2018, everyone knew … Continue reading

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SUN KING RISING – Delta Tales

September 20, 2020

PeacockSunrise 2020 From South with love and gospel: newly prominent proponent of Americana proclaims his appearance on the scene. When your alter ego smells of blues, there are certain expectations involved, but John Blangero isn’t too obsessed with stylistic detail … Continue reading

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RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS – Rise Up

September 16, 2020

Stony Plain 2020 Topical yet timeless: esteemed blues luminary tunes into the spirit of things and emerges defiant, if not triumphant. When many a musicians felt defeated in 2020, Ronnie Earl used the current period to reassess possibilities. Laid down … Continue reading

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