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.
Prickly and polemical tunes are surrounded by some of the most enjoyable music Van Morrison has made in years.
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.
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.
Collectors and serious blues fans will want to own this invaluable set.
Singer Bobby Rush is not just a world-class entertainer, but also one of the last masters of traditional blues.
Murray Talks Music shows how brilliant Albert Murray could be even when he didn’t have time to polish his prose.
Today, Buddy Guy’s vocals are as fresh and project as strongly as on any of his classic recordings.
Blues feeling remains as unpredictable as ever. Who would have guessed that its strongest incarnation this year so far would be Ironing Board Sam’s Super Spirit?
You could walk from Inman Square to Harvard, see Muddy Waters or John Lee Hooker play, and have your whole worldview changed.