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Leo Welch – Sabougla Voices (2014)

Leo Welch – Sabougla Voices (2014)

Leo Welch’s music comes from that place where down-home gospel meets up with jukey blues (would that be the church’s backporch?), filling your heart even as it gets your toe to tapping.

‘That’s the band I want’: Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

‘That’s the band I want’: Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

A New Year’s Eve show by Levon Helm and his RCO All Stars so impressed a member of the audience that he eventually swiped several members to form the basis of the Blues Brothers.

One Track Mind: Beth Hart, “Baddest Blues” from Where Blues Meets  Rock Vol. 9 (2014)

One Track Mind: Beth Hart, “Baddest Blues” from Where Blues Meets Rock Vol. 9 (2014)

Beth Hart has crafted a reputation for scalding, Joplin-esque barnburners. But “Baddest Blues” is nothing like that.

Tommy Castro – The Devil You Know (2014)

Tommy Castro – The Devil You Know (2014)

There’s a different attitude surrounding these recordings, which find Tommy Castro collaborating with a tough new group of blues-rock loving youngsters.

Almost Hits: Hindu Love Gods, “Raspberry Beret” (1990)

Almost Hits: Hindu Love Gods, “Raspberry Beret” (1990)

The Hindu Love Gods may sound like the name of some obscure alt-rock band, but that was hardly the case. In short: it was R.E.M. with Michael Stipe replaced with Warren Zevon.

‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

Carlos Santana has reunited with the original congo player from the Santana Blues Band, after discovering that Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone had fallen on hard times.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Old lions — namely Wayne Shorter, Boz Scaggs and James Cotton — certainly roared in 2013, putting out some of the most vital, present music of their careers.

‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

On the outside looking in, the two most famous editions of Fleetwood Mac — Peter Green’s blues-based era, and the Buckingham-Nicks pop period — couldn’t be more different. Not to Mick Fleetwood.

Hamilton Loomis  – Give It Back (2013)

Hamilton Loomis – Give It Back (2013)

I guess Houston-born Hamilton Loomis is compared a lot to Gary Clark Jr. but that’s not quite fair to Loomis. Sure, like Clark, he has formitable guitar chops.

Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (2013)

Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (2013)

Cassie Taylor brings the same sort of hard-bitten focus on truth telling, and the same frisky sense of experimentation, that’s surrounded her father Otis’ work.