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Album Review: “Will Anybody Know That I Was Here? The Songs of Beulah Rowley” by Mary Lee Kortes

February 11, 2024
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The album suggests an earlier time, but most of the music is modern, relevant, and timeless.

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Music Interview: Blues Guitarist Seth Rosenbloom on “As the Crow Flies”

January 5, 2023
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“I always say if you want to write a blues album, have a nice bad breakup!”

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Book Review: “Making Tracks: A Record Producer’s Southern Roots Music Journey”

July 26, 2022
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A music aficionado-turned-record producer shares his indelible memories of life on the road and in the studio, working with such artists Sleepy LaBeef, Irma Thomas, James Booker, Solomon Burke, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Ruth Brown.

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Concert Review: Beth Hart at Wilbur Theatre

March 12, 2022
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Blues singer Beth Hart wields the hammer of the gods with easy finesse but also deep emotion.

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Blues Album Review: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s “662” — A Mature Triumph

July 28, 2021
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662 will appeal to hard-core blues fans along with those who want more of a hyphenated blues sound, be it blues-rock, blues-funk or blues-pop.

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Rock Album Review: Van Morrison’s Latest — A Boatload of Rockers and Bellyaching

May 10, 2021
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Prickly and polemical tunes are surrounded by some of the most enjoyable music Van Morrison has made in years.

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Concert Review: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram — A Rising Star, For Real

March 6, 2020
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At 21, “Kingfish” Ingram is being heralded as the blues’ brightest new star. And at his first headlining gig in Boston he earned the title.

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Blues Album Review: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ “Cypress Grove” — Old Fuses With New

October 11, 2019
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In Cypress Grove, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ deep Bentonia guitar remains pure and present, while his vocals, which have never sounded better, are solid and vibrant throughout.

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CD Review: “Down Home Blues: Detroit” — A Matter of Gratitude

November 23, 2016
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Collectors and serious blues fans will want to own this invaluable set.

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Music Interview: Digging into “Porcupine Meat” with Bobby Rush

October 10, 2016
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Singer Bobby Rush is not just a world-class entertainer, but also one of the last masters of traditional blues.

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