Tag Archives: blues

250 word album review: Taj Mahal -Labor of Love

Everyone knows what Taj Mahal brings to the table. There won’t be many surprises but you still know it will be quality. One of the most experienced bluesmen in history keeps on track with his 47th album Labor of Love. … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Jerry Forney – Ridin’ The Rails

Jerry Forney lives and breathes the blues but that isn’t all there is to him. You’ll find a fair share of country heart on his latest record “Ridin’ The Rails” as well. On “Down South” Forney throws down a straight … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Robert Finley – Age Don’t Mean A Thing

Robert Finley is as true of a modern blues artist as you will hear. His debut album “Age Don’t Mean A Thing” was recorded at age 62 and contains splashes of all the musical influences that you would expect. On the … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: The Flood Brothers – Boom Land

These bluesy fuzz rockers from Columbia, Missouri have a great sound. The two-piece band is adorned with distorted guitar picking, noisy slide guitar and driving drum beats to create some loose noise. “Girl I Know” is a slowed down jam … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Freight Train Rabbit Killer at Muny Inn, St. Joseph, MO 3/25/16

Audiences just want something unique. Every live concert they see they don’t want to yawn my way through a set and unfortunately this happens far too often. Countless bands represent what they do on their releases perfectly adequately but fail to add anything … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Dismal Swamp Lords EP

The Dismal Swamp Lords could be any bar band. They also could be your favorite bar band just as easily. Their bluesy rock pulls few punches, they just hold steady on their righteous path. They let their southern rock influences … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: The Brody Buster Band – Will Die Young

The Brody Buster Band throw traditional blues a curveball on their album “Will Die Young.” Instead of the run-of-the-mill blues runs on guitar they feature raunchy riffs with a powerful rhythm section and heavy low end to match. The record … Continue reading

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