Alternative neo-folk collective LUSITANIAN GHOSTS releases 'Lusitanian Ghosts III' LP
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  Trans-Atlantic alternative neo-folk collective Lusitanian Ghosts have released their third album 'Lusitanian Ghosts III' via European Phonographic. Released in both stereo and mono versions, this album was recorded and mixed at Clouds Hill Studios in Hamburg by Sebastian Muxfeldt (Elbow, Peter Doherty, Teenage Fanclub). Together with João Sousa, Abel Beja (from Primitive Reason), ToZé Bexiga (from Raia) and Jan-Eric Olsson, Lusitanian Ghosts plays traditional Portuguese chordophone instruments, ancient regional guitars (Amarantina, Beiroa, Campaniça, Braguesa, Toeira, Terceirense). Th ..read more
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That Basement Vibe collaboration by The Trees and Wooden Moon
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2w ago
  The Trees hail from Brooklyn, New York, and describe there sounds as anti-capitalist rock-n-roll stories with drums, keys, bass, and only a little cynicism. That Basement Vibe, and epic 11.29 minutes creation, is a collaboration between The Trees and Wooden Moon, and is their way of staying rooted amidst the madness of lock-down.  Find out more here: https://thetreesband.bandcamp.com/track/that-basement-vibe https://beckyfinefiresheets.com ..read more
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Accomplished blues artist Willie J Laws Jr. album release Too Much Blues
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  The Last Prophet of the Texas Family Blues: Encompassing everything about the Texas soul and "Gunslinger" style, Willie J Laws Jr. is an accomplished blues artist that tastefully incorporates elements of classic R'n'B and funk, truly crafting something unique. Willie is a guitarist, vocalist and song writer following in the footsteps of T-Bone Walker, Lightning Hopkins, Albert King and many others. This music is the kind of real Texas soul, all mixed up with classic R'n'B, country, blues/funk that grows from the Texas soil. Willie has performed nationally and internationally, includin ..read more
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Ruf Records releases "Get Goin'" by Blues Guitarist-Vocalist-Keyboardist Katie Henry
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1M ago
 Katie Henry is part of a new generation of talented and passionate young artists currently reshaping the blues landscape. The New Jersey-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist broke out with On My Way, the critically acclaimed release that earned her a spot on Blues Rock Review’s list of the Top 20 Albums of 2022. But that record, in retrospect, merely scratched the surface. Henry’s exciting new project Get Goin’ shows off a whole lot much more of what this intelligent and charismatic blues singer has to offer. It drops her square into an unfamiliar musical setting and sees ..read more
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Shutdown The System EP release by Jason Baker - original folk/roots/americana
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1M ago
  Jason Baker is a singer-songwriter & folksinger from Vermont performing topical, original, folk-roots songs with a modern lyrical viewpoint, mixed with traditional folk, on guitar, banjo, ukulele & harmonica. career highlights include: - 2019 New England Music Awards Nominee for "Best in Vermont" - Nov/Dec American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest Honorable Mention for the song "Christmastime Blues" - Finalist in the Songs For Social Change 2019 Song Contest for the song "something that's never been done before" - Composed and performs theme music for "Vermont Talks" podcast ..read more
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Blues singer and guitarist Mario Rossi album release Smoke Burst
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  Brazilian singer and guitarist Mario Rossi continues his legacy of creative, heavy blues with his third album, Smoke Burst, which shows he was born with the blues in his veins. He discovered his musical passion when, in 2013 and then 2015, he joined the band that accompanied the American bluesman John Primer in Brazil.They toured the Brazilian south, and did a live performance on one of the biggest TV channels in Brazil. Since then, Mario has been writing and recording blues that incorporates the vintage tones and stylistic traditions of classic blues, as ..read more
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British-American acid-blues band Bees Deluxe release new album "Hallucinate"
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1M ago
  Hallucinate is the new, all-original album by Bees Deluxe. Recorded between tour dates after the past twelve months and produced by Joe Egan, the album celebrates the band's distinct perspective on on what they call "acid blues." The album is a collection of contemporary tales about aliens, gasoline, French bread, guitars, gambling, and asteroids, and features the angular guitar pyrotechnics of the British bandleader Conrad Warre, the harmonica laments of keyboard player Carol Band and a slew of Boston-based friends and musicians who were coerced into adding their voice and their inst ..read more
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Blues vocalist Mizz Lowe album release "Classy Woman" featuring 2 times Grammy Winner Bobby Rush
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2M ago
  Who is Mizz Lowe? Who is this new face singing to-morrow’s music today? She is internationally known. Getting her start of fame as one of the background dancers for the legendary 2-times Grammy Blues Artist Winner Bobby Rush as the ‘Young Hen’. Mizz Lowe has toured the world as a background dancer and as an opening act for Mr. Rush. As Mizz Lowe is no stranger to the stage, her tours also include the Lowe Down Rush Tour with Mr. Bobby Rush. She’s 5’4”, Sexy, Unconventional, Sultry and Seductive with a debut album that will explain the rest. The album is entitled “Classy Woman”, with 1 ..read more
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John Douglas of Trashcan Sinatras releases self-titled solo album
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  One of Scotland’s finest songwriters - John Douglas of Trashcan Sinatras fame - presents The 'John Douglas' album, an intimate snapshot of the talent, charisma and depth of this celebrated Scottish indie songsmith - the start of a new chapter in Douglas' creative life as he looks back at a lifetime of musical adventures and accolades while moving forwards. This record features original material, along with new recordings of some of John's favourite Trashcan Sinatras material and his own rendition of the Prefab Sprout classic ‘We Let The Stars Go’. The eleven songs on this record were ..read more
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Ruf Records Releases 2CD set "The Roof Is On Fire" By Rock Great Mitch Ryder
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  From Mitch: "This double CD was a part of my 75th birthday while on tour in Germany. Normally I would take exception in involving my age into any aspect of my life. You see, when it comes to music, age is totally irrelevant. So whether you are making music with beginners or seasoned veterans, such as I have on this compilation, the focus point is not about age but about fun and music combined. I am very familiar with most of the players on this work. Over the years, since we had our first rehearsal in a communist run youth center in East Berlin, our integrity, power, self-respect and ..read more
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