Blues

The Wood Brothers, “River Takes the Town” from One Drop Of Truth (2018): One Track Mind

The Wood Brothers, “River Takes the Town” from One Drop Of Truth (2018): One Track Mind

Right at the time southeastern Texas was beset by a major hurricane in late summer of 2017, the Wood Brothers recorded a song that perfectly captures that catastrophic time in their signature folksy manner.

Jonny Lang – Signs (2017)

Jonny Lang – Signs (2017)

Older, wiser and brimming with confidence, Jonny Lang makes his strongest case yet for his early fans who fell in love with that high school phenom to come running back to him. In 2017, ‘Signs’ fulfills the promise of 1997.

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (2017)

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (2017)

With Taj Mahal and Keb Mo’s ‘Tajmo,’ you have two folk/blues legends, two generations – and one marvelous meeting.

Robert Cray – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)

Robert Cray – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)

Though mainly thought of as a premium blues singer and guitarist, I tend to see Robert Cray as part of a long line of great soul men.

Dated: 01/09/2008
Blues star Eric Bibb records a song for his forthcoming new album using the guitar previously owned by Blues legend Bukka White.

Eric Bibb – Migration Blues (2017)

Eric Bibb’s awareness-raising ‘Migration Blues’ soothes the soul as it kindles the mind.

Wilko Johnson – I Keep It To Myself: The Best of Wilko Johnson (2017)

Wilko Johnson – I Keep It To Myself: The Best of Wilko Johnson (2017)

This generous two-disc set is packed with recently recorded Wilko Johnson goodies, including re-workings of several Dr Feelgood favorites.

The Wood Brothers – Live At The Barn (2017)

The Wood Brothers – Live At The Barn (2017)

On ‘Live At The Barn,’ The Wood Brothers brought Little Feat attitude with Taj Mahal worldliness and soul to Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Woodstock barn last summer.

Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome (2016)

Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome (2016)

The Rolling Stones bring an effervescence and a sense of fun to ‘Blue and Lonesome’ that makes it entirely listenable.

Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost – Universal Vagrant (2016)

Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost – Universal Vagrant (2016)

If you miss hearing the Rolling Stones’ early-’70s sound, then you’ll definitely enjoy the hard, blues-rock direction Greg Prevost has taken up here.

Murali Coryell – Mr. Senator (2016)

Murali Coryell – Mr. Senator (2016)

With his eighth release ‘Mr. Senator,’ Murali Coryell continues to forge his own path as a soulful blues-rock singer, songwriter and — as you’d expect from a Coryell — mighty fine guitar player.

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