Bjorn Berge – Heavy Gauge

28 januari 2021|Releases|

New Release: Bjorn Berge – Heavy Gauge (CD/LP, Blue Mood, 19 March 2021). “Heavy Gauge” is het resultaat en bevat de bekende ingredienten; ‘exquisite guitar playing, ballads, groove, blues and a lot of good time music’. Zoals altijd met de veelzijdige Bjorn ‘virtuoso of the twelve-string guitar’ Berge heeft ‘the blues no limits’ en worden ook genres als folk, jazz, pop en rock er lekker pakkend doorheen gehusseld.

Valerie June – The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers

27 januari 2021|Releases|

Valerie June will release her first new album in four years The Moon & Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers on March 12th, 2021 via Fantasy Records. The new album is sweeping and ambitious with earthy R&B production and a touch of psychedelia amidst its astral folk-pop orchestration, the pair arrived at a sound that is elegant and endlessly surprising.

Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen

27 januari 2021|Releases|

Smith/Kotzen, the duo of Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and Winery Dogs guitarist Richie Kotzen, will release their self-titled debut LP on March 26. Exploding with powerful melodies & harmonies, the album embodies the spirited attitude of 70’s classic rock with a melting-pot of influences ranging from blues, hard rock, traditional R&B and more, blending the pair’s backgrounds and life experiences to result in a thoroughly contemporary sound.

Harry van Lier – Devil Done Got In You

22 januari 2021|Releases|

Singer-songwriter Harry van Lier brengt nieuw album uit. Het is zijn zoektocht naar de country blues. Voor dit album werd hij voornamelijk geïnspireerd door zijn twee roadtrips naar de Mississippi Delta en in het bijzonder zijn ontmoeting met Pat Thomas.

Daniel Norgren – Live

15 januari 2021|Releases|

These are the recordings from that first & final tour of 2020 a.k.a Fab Four Feb Tour. New arrangements and full band performances of songs from the past four Daniel Norgren releases (Buck, Alabursy, The Green Stone, Wooh Dang).

Joanna Connor – 4801 South Indiana Avenue (featuring Joe Bonamassa, Josh Smith, Reese Wynans)

14 januari 2021|Nieuws, Releases|

Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, who is best known as one of the reigning Queens of blues rock guitar, releases her 14th album ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’ on Joe Bonamassa’s new independent blues record label Keeping The Blues Alive on 26th February 2021. Joanna Connor premieres music video "I Feel So Good". Listen & watch now!

Recensie: Jimmy Reiter – Live

14 januari 2021|Recensies|

Een prachtig Duits bluesalbum dat hopelijk de weg opent voor meer bekendheid van Jimmy Reiter in Nederland. Traditionele, elektrische blues gemengd met een funky, soulvolle touch komen hier samen. Absolute aanrader!

Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys – Elmore James for President

13 januari 2021|Releases|

Release news: Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys - Elmore James for President (Continental Blue Heaven, 26 February 2021). Elmore James (1918-1963) was an American musician that had popularity, deep soul and an energy that makes his music sound fresh today. JMMB’s 13 song new recording keeps that American spirit alive. Powerful, heavy & bluesy!

Ghalia Volt – One Woman Band

13 januari 2021|Releases|

Never underestimate the power of a woman with her back to the wall. In March 2020, as Covid blew across the planet, the shutters came down on live venues and recording studios, and the music scene fell suddenly silent, Ghalia Volt faced the same dilemma as every other artist. What now? The answer was One Woman Band.

Steve Strongman – Tired Of Talkin’

8 januari 2021|Releases|

Strongman's 7th studio recording: Tired of Talkin is destined to further establish the guitar slinger's reputation as one of the most exciting artists on the International Blues scene. Strongman's impressive resume includes stints opening for guitar legends B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Johnny Winter.

Blues Caravan 2020 with Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry (CD / DVD set)

8 januari 2021|Releases|

Blues Caravan is unstoppable. Fifteen years after Europe's most respected label put on its first showcase tour, the founding concept is instantly familiar to blues fans: every night, on club stages across the US and Europe, three rising talents will burn down the house and kick the blues into the modern age. Get on your couch and enjoy a great live music concert from home with Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay and Ryan Perry.

AJ Croce – By Request

7 januari 2021|Releases|

New album release from AJ Croce: By Request (Compass Records, 5 February 2021). By Request is a retrospective of Croce’s life. It’s not just a assemblage of songs, but tracks attached to specific memories for the artist, some stretching as far back as 35 years or more through his life.

Israel Nash – Topaz

7 januari 2021|Releases|

Israel Nash is back with ‘Topaz’. Set for release in March 2021, ‘Topaz’ is described as “a triumphant rock-and-roll experiment, full of fat horns, gospel choruses, swagger, hope, and pain.”

Ribs & Blues in Raalte op losse schroeven

7 januari 2021|Nieuws|

Het is hoogst onzeker of het grootste gratis bluesfestival van Nederland, Ribs & Blues in Raalte, doorgaat dit jaar. De organisatie verwacht geen honderd procent garantie te kunnen geven voor de veiligheid en gezondheid tijdens het evenement dat eind mei gepland staat.

Boek: Geluiden uit het Diepe Zuiden (Johan Spin)

7 januari 2021|Releases|

‘Geluiden uit het Diepe Zuiden’ heeft als ondertitel ‘Verhalen over muziek en maatschappij’ en dat geeft wel goed aan waar het boek over gaat. Net als in het eerste boek van Johan Spin ‘Reizen door het land van de blues’ voert muziek weer nadrukkelijk de boventoon.

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