Blues

Something Else! exclusive stream: Devon Allman, “Can’t Lose ‘Em All” (2014)

Something Else! exclusive stream: Devon Allman, “Can’t Lose ‘Em All” (2014)

Devon Allman puts an Allman Brothers groove on this Lee Roy Parnell tune, while remaining very much his own man.

Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page were an embarrassment of riches for the Yardbirds: ‘There wasn’t very much space’

Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page were an embarrassment of riches for the Yardbirds: ‘There wasn’t very much space’

Everything would change when the Yardbirds tenures of Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page overlapped in 1966.

Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue (2014)

Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue (2014)

Joe Bonamassa’s new batch of songs points up the fact that the blues does come in so many different shades. And all of it is good.

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

Legend says Clapton split over “For Your Love.” But there was more to it.

One Track Mind: Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, “Our Story” (2014)

One Track Mind: Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, “Our Story” (2014)

Heartfelt and elegant, this is a new swamp-pop standard in the making.

Something Else! sneak peek: Freddy Cole, “My Mother Told Me” from Singing the Blues (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Freddy Cole, “My Mother Told Me” from Singing the Blues (2014)

He’s adding intriguing new layers to the age-old idea of blues singing.

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

That tough backing group showed how seriously they took things.

‘A very haunting guitar run down': How ‘Dazed and Confused’ came to be a Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin staple

‘A very haunting guitar run down': How ‘Dazed and Confused’ came to be a Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin staple

A late-1960s opening act changed everything for two of rock’s signature bands.

Johnny Winter – Step Back (2014)

Johnny Winter – Step Back (2014)

A stirring comeback just before fate closed its hand around a legend’s heart.

One Track Mind: Gary Clark Jr., “If Trouble Was Money” from Live (2014)

One Track Mind: Gary Clark Jr., “If Trouble Was Money” from Live (2014)

Albert Collins’ words, so filled with regret and devastated acceptance, still ring true.