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Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

We review ‘Ragged & Dirty,’ which finds Devon Allman getting it done his own damned way.

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

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

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

Joe Louis Walker – Hornet’s Nest (2014)

Joe Louis Walker – Hornet’s Nest (2014)

It’s a time of consolidation for Joe Louis Walker, an attacking blues guitarist who has, forever it seemed, been the best modern player to never get his due. That changed in a big way with 2012’s aptly named Alligator debut, Hellfire.

James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

James Cotton has long referred to his regular working band as “my family,” so close is their sense of musical symbiosis, so long is their history. Still, to my ear, he’s never put out a more personal album than the forthcoming Cotton Mouth Man.

Joe Louis Walker – Hellfire (2012)

Listen to Joe Louis Walker, and you’ll hear the grimy city blues of Buddy Guy, the Rolling Stones’ junkie groove, the soaring echoes of Al Green’s church music, and Sly Stones’ urban soul. That’s the magic and the power of his work

Buddy Guy – Living Proof (2010)

Buddy Guy – Living Proof (2010)

by Nick DeRiso News this week that Buddy Guy had been Grammy nominated for best contemporary blues album had me revisiting the scalding blisses of Living Proof. I loved it from the first solo, this sharp outburst of gnarled sexuality on “74 Years Young”: “There ain’t nothing I haven’t done,” Guy yowls, giving the finger to old age. “I’ve beenRead More

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