Archive for July 6th, 2013

Omar Dykes – Runnin’ with the Wolf (2013)

Omar Dykes clearly possesses a deep-seated passion for the rumbling joys of old Howlin’ Wolf records — both his gruff howl, and the work of his flinty guitarist Hubert Sumlin. Luckily, he doesn’t let that passion turn into mimicry.

Forgotten series: The Black Swans – Don’t Blame the Stars (2011)

It’s a truism that our society pays homage to the sham psychotic, while sweeping the genuinely mentally ill under the rug.

Jan Luley – Blues Gumbo: Down in Pianorleans (2013)

Pianist Jan Luley has fashioned an album in Blues Gumbo: Down in Pianorleans with a lasting sense of place – of second-line parties, and swampy regret, and spicy passions – despite having studied piano not in the Big Easy but in Holland. No matter. Listen as Luley reanimates the classic stoicism of Jelly Roll Morton’s old-time rumination “Buddy Bolden Blues,”Read More

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Unity Village” (1976)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Unity Village” (1976)

Here we have Pat’s solo guitar remembrance of weekend gigs at the Unity School of Christianity. The church was a part of the Metheny family history as both his dad and his brother had played in the church’s Unity Village Band.