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Joe Bonamassa, “Lonesome Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Joe Bonamassa, “Lonesome Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Tired of the same ol’ Christmas songs played the same way? Blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa’s got a Yuletide treat for you.

Lead Belly, “Been So Long [Bellevue Hospital Blues]” (2015): One Track Mind

Lead Belly, “Been So Long [Bellevue Hospital Blues]” (2015): One Track Mind

A previously unheard song from blues legend Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter finds him in an impish mood, even while losing a battle with ALS.

Steve Hunter – Tone Poems Live (2014)

Steve Hunter – Tone Poems Live (2014)

There’s a comfort level on Steve Hunter’s rangy, intimate ‘Tone Poems Live’ that brings out the best of a truly great player.

ZZ Top, “I Thank You” (1979): Thanksgiving One Track Mind

ZZ Top, “I Thank You” (1979): Thanksgiving One Track Mind

ZZ Top’s take on ‘I Thank You’ is driven by signature scruffy riffing, and a rhythm as hard and impenetrable as the West Texas ground.

Steve Earle, “You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Earle, “You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Earle sounds like he was born to the blues, even if he’s just now turning his focus there.

Various Artists – The Healing Blues (2014)

Various Artists – The Healing Blues (2014)

This is a review of ‘The Healing Blues,’ a special compilation of great oroginal blues songs to benefit the Greensboro, NC-area homeless.

Eric Bibb – Blues People (2014)

Eric Bibb – Blues People (2014)

Eric Bibb’s civil rights blues manifesto ‘Blues People’ is poignant, and also entertaining.

Video of Johnny Winter’s final session finds him in legendary form

Video of Johnny Winter’s final session finds him in legendary form

This newly released video offers fans a concluding glimpse at a legend at work as Johnny Winter takes on Son House’s “Death Letter.”

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014)

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014)

Lucinda Williams’ ‘Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone’ is an expection to the rule of double albums being full of filler. This one is all killer.

Rory Block – Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James (2014)

Rory Block – Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James (2014)

Rory Block returns to a well of some two dozen haunting, unequivocal and profound blues songs recorded by Skip James for Paramount in 1931.