Posts Tagged ‘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.

John-Alex Mason

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For more than one generation of fans, the blues “belonged” to old black men with slurred voices.

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

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When this CD arrived on my desk, I have to admit I wanted to like the music.


Though still young, the Catfish Whiskey guys have matured a lot recently, as their new LP may prove.
Five years ago, Catfish Whiskey was all about the party.

Malcolm Holcombe

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Malcolm Holcombe sounds like a hillbilly sort of Tom Waits as he delivers keeping-a-used-car-on-the road sort of greasy Appalachian-based folk-blues on his excellent new Gamblin’ House.


Locals The Black Bonnets dig deep into the past to unearth some brutal beauty.
I love to see musicians squirm,” David Matsler said, beaming his best shit-eating grin over a half-finished glass of whiskey.

Hall of FWame

We dip into Fort Worth’s past to show the future what’s up.
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Like most cities, Fort Worth has a rich musical heritage. But for whatever reason, when the national mainstream media talk about music, our lovely town of cow is barely mentioned. Even worse, a lot of yokels, especially a lot o...

Randy McAllister

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Randy McAllister’s eighth album, the soulful, roadhouse-bluesy Dope Slap Soup, is solid all the way through, with a couple of standout songs.

Son Seals

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A Journey Through the Blues: The Son Seals Story celebrates the semi-acclaimed, wholly distinctive singer-songwriter and ax-man the way he lived: straight-ahead and raw.

Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers

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On the stripped-down … en duo, Canadians Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers bring a crisp freshness to a dozen familiar songs and share two new ones.