Archive for April 6th, 2012

Guitarist Sonny Landreth's 11th outing is a long-awaited all-instrumental project

Louisiana’s Sonny Landreth, long known for his wizardry on the slide, has never issued an all-instrumental recording — until now. Due May 22, 2012 on his own Landfall label, Elemental Journey will include guest appearances by Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani, among others.

Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer and Johnny Winter headline Rock'n'Blues Fest tour

A new multi-artist American tour thrillingly combines rock and blues — in fact, it’s right there in the name — with appearances by Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter, among others.

New reissue of Albert King's classic I'll Play the Blues for You uncovers four new tracks

In 1972, Albert King joined forces with some of the leading figures in the legendary Stax soul sound to create one of his most celebrated releases

OHMphrey – Posthaste (2012)

Three years ago, members of both the Midwestern jam band Umphrey’s McGee and the California based metal fusion band OHM formed a union inspired by some club jams that merited making a record full of original material conjured up by the band.

Forgotten series: Erik Friedlander – Block Ice and Propane (2007)

As a jazz cellist, you may not think you’ve heard Friedlander — but you’ve heard this dude and probably didn’t know it, I would bet.

Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream (2012)

Bonnie Raitt uses her first album in seven years to move fluidly between expected slide-guitar swagger and these deeply intriguing moments featuring impressionistic asides from Bill Frisell.

The Friday Morning Listen: James Taylor – Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (1971)

Shortly after a preview article was published on the upcoming remaster of James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon, we were knocking around some ideas while sitting around the Something Else! watercooler.