Posts Tagged ‘blues’

Good Place to Start

ERIC GRIFFEY
Fort Worth roots-rock quartet Chatterton has been together in one form or another for a few years now. Though frontman — and lone remaining original member — Kevin Aldridge claims Chatterton has always been a tradit...


JJ’s R.I.P.

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As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...



Tom Waits

Ken Shimamoto
Waits has had quite an odyssey, from Troubador doorman to protégé of Frank Zappa manager Herb Cohen (who sponsored the recordings released as two volumes of The Early Years) to Eagles “Ol’ 55″ songwriter ...


Slightly Stoopid

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About 13 years ago, there was this little band from Ocean Beach, Calif., that Bradley Nowell sort of handpicked to follow the trail blazed by the underground success of his own band, Sublime.



J.W. Jones

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Canadian J.W. Jones’ fifth CD, Bluelisted, flavors electric blues-rock with bits of old-style R&B and even, from time to time, swaggering rockabilly.


Wood Brothers

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Loaded, the second collaboration between brothers Oliver and Chris Wood, follows 2006′s critically acclaimed Ways Not To Lose.



Blood, Rock

Hard times have slowed veteran Fort Worth blues-rocker John Nitzinger — but only a little.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth guitar hero John Nitzinger’s life and music can be summed up pretty succinctly by the lyrics to “The Beast,” off his 2007 album Kiss of the Mudman: “For the thousandth time, I got a second cha...


Hollywood Shuffle

Local sax-man Johnny Reno has spent a lifetime in music, from all angles.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Looking back on a career that has spanned about 30 years, Johnny Reno marvels at his enviable good fortune and wily approach to the music business.



David “Honeyboy” Edwards

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David “Honeyboy” Edwards is no longer in his prime, but he’s still got the feel for the old-time, acoustic blues.


Samuel James

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Samuel James’ version of the blues mixes tradition, sly humor, and a knowing wink with a steady, almost hypnotic acoustic beat.