Articles tagged blues

Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen: Love & Life

Love & Life creates a continuous buzz that often translates into a very deep groove or the sound of a persistent rumble.

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Bumper Jacksons - “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” (audio) (premiere)

The Baltimore band delivers a raucous performance of an old gospel standard.

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Fantastic Negrito: Fantastic Negrito

The immediacy and disjointed nature seems fitting, in tune with Xavier Dphrepaulezz’s rebellious nature and his disregard for formulaic music.

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Alejandro Meola and Robinsones - ‘First Impressions’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Argentina-raised musician explores blues, rock, and reggae on his first English-language release.

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JD & the Straight Shot - “Better Find a Church” (video) (premiere)

Produced by Rodney Crowell and featuring Nashville fiddler Erin Slaver duetting on vocals with James Dolan, this track is a pleasant surprise.

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16 Jul 2015 // 12:00 PM

20 Questions: Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker's febrile blues run deep with stories both beautiful and majestic. He brings his unique personality to PopMatters' 20 Questions.

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Jeff Beck: Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s

Recorded at the famed London jazz club of the same name, this sensational double disc set recasts many -- though not all -- of the individual highlights of Beck’s nearly 50-year career.

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The Benjees - ‘Alright Alright Alright’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Brooklyn foursome blend punk, funk, blues, and soul into one crazy little gumbo on their debut album.

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The Delta Saints - “Heavy Hammer” (audio) (premiere)

This new track finds the Nashville band doing what they do best: melding barroom rock with swampy blues.

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James McMurtry - “Forgotten Coast” (video) (premiere)

James McMurtry's new video is a perfect visual companion to a charming, laid-back song.

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KaiL Baxley: A Light That Never Dies

Baxley clearly commands the groove and there’s no reason to think that further triumphs aren’t left to come.

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Scissormen - “Beggin’ Jesus” (video) (Premiere)

Blues guitarist Ted Drozdowski and his Nashville band get the cartoon treatment on their new video.

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Grant Dermody: Sun Might Shine on Me

With Sun Might Shine on Me, Grant Dermody applies his harmonica skills in a variety of settings, from the hills of Appalachia to the Crescent City and its Creole confines.

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Meghann Wright - “Black Kiss” (audio) (Premiere)

With a voice that sounds like a hybrid of KT Tunstall and Adele, Meghann Wright delivers some sultry blues with her new tune "Black Kiss".

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The Deslondes: The Deslondes

The Deslondes are stuck in the past, rather than rooted in it. That fact makes them fierce.

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Sonny Landreth: Bound by the Blues

Bound by the Blues is exactly what the title implies. Landreth doesn’t take any measures to redefine the material, and aside from his explosive playing, it pretty much hews to a traditional template.

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Jimbo Mathus: Blue Healer

With his 12th album in 18 years, Jimbo Mathus continues his deliberate shift from the fervent blues that inspired him early on and closer towards Americana.

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Country Fried Rock: Year of October

When you dive into Bandcamp to find new music outside of your normal circles, you sometimes hit paydirt. Enter: Year of October.

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C. Gibbs - “Unchaperoned” (audio) (Premiere)

"Prince meets Crazy Horse" on the latest tune by C. Gibbs (Lucinda Black Bear), "Unchaperoned".

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Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection

The Centennial Collection serves as a masterful representation of Billie Holiday’s enduring legacy.

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