|Sunnyland Slim & John Dee Holeman - Blues Legends Live
Two intimate concerts jam-packed with enthusiastic fans: frontrow seats for two powerful, very different blues legends. more...
Of Mapleshade Vol. 2
- 13 Shades Of Blue
A top-drawer tour of the musical worlds touched by the blues, hand-picked from the riches of the Mapleshade archive. more...
Blue - 1nner
These guys take me back to my roots in the DC music scene. They play real-deal soul jazz, the stuff that was bubbling out of the clubs on Rhode Island Ave. where I taught myself to record in the 70s. more...
Blue Rider Trio
- Harp Steel and Guts
Eight years in the making, this follow-up was worth the wait. Ben Andrews voice has gained that seared-by-life bluesiness; Mark Wenners harmonica cuts even deeper; and Jeff Sarlis bass adds layers of subtlety to his knock-you-down drive. more...
- Blues, Booze & Oldtimey Soul
Willoughbys piano has the most soulful, blues-drenched swing Ive ever heard. And his singing matchesa gravelly, boozey voice right smack between Tom Waits and Dr. John. more...
King Of The Honky-Tonk Sax
How could I resist a chance to showcase the godfather of the down-and-dirty R&B sax of the 50s and 60s? Joe raised the bar-walking sax style to a high artand toured with Marvin Gaye and led the great R&B hit-making Bill Black Combo (Elvis backup band). more...
- Live At The Bad Habits Cafe
These guys take a gritty approach to that magic moment when the blues turned into rock n roll. Whop Frazier sings Motown-steeped, bluesy vocals on classics from Wilson Pickett, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Reed. more...
- Austin Backalley Blue
This is butt-shakin, tassel-twirlin Texas strip joint blues. Sweetmans raw, in-your-face tenor sax leads a down-and-dirty Austin R&B band (including veterans of the Fabulous Thunderbirds). more...
Do you love 60s R&B, Ray Charles, Percy Mayfield? Do you love Muddy and T-Bone, the straight and nachl blues? If so, Big Joe and his Big Blue sextet are your meat. Big Joes a natural-born blues shouter, as irresistibly laid back as Albert King. more...
Small - Electric
Blues Doctor Live!
Hailing from Bishopville, South Carolina, Drink Small has the biggest, deepest bass voice in the blues. His amazingly expressive sound falls right in between B.B. King and Bo Diddley. But Drinks got a little something extra.. more...
Blue Rider Trio
- Preachin' The Blues
Authentic Piedmont and Delta blues from Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie McTell, Leadbelly, plus a handful of tasty originals. more...
Blues 'N Bones
As Archie put it "I play what they call the old Piedmont style, but I call it East Virginia blues cause thats where I learned it." Im entranced by his amiable, sitting-on-the-porch vocals and his relaxed steel and slide guitars. more...