#688 : The B. Christopher Band - 106 Miles to Chicago (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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  2024 – Guitar One Records Release Date : June 20, 2024   By Phillip Smith; June 15, 2024   Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com   After capturing my full attention almost two years ago with his album Snapshots From the Second Floor, B. Christopher has returned to win me over again with his latest album 106 Miles to Chicago. Jake and Elwood aficionados should get the reference immediately, as this is a tribute album to one of my all-time favorite tribute bands The Blues Brothers. With every listen to this album, I can feel the joy pulsating through the music ..read more
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#687 : Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils - Mad Man's World (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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1w ago
2024 – Maverick Ranch Release Date : June 17, 2024 By Phillip Smith; June 8, 2024   Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com Almost nine years have passed since Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils released Greetings From This Town. I listened to that record heavily for a very long time. Mad Man’s World, their latest album is a fantastic ten-track recording. It was very much worth the wait. I absolutely love Westwood’s voice. It sounds magnificent as she pours it over an amalgam of Detroit Soul, Muscle Shoals, and American Roots music. With Westwood fronting the band on v ..read more
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#686 : Eliza Neals - Colorcrimes (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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3w ago
  2024 – E.H. Records By Phillip Smith; May 25, 2024 Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com   Detroit blues-rocker Eliza Neals is an artist who has secured a spot among my favorites. She pours an abundant amount of talent and creativity into her performances and songwriting, cultivating lasting, memorable songs. Her latest album Colorcrimes has swept me off my feet with its nine all-original tracks. With Neals on lead vocals and piano, Michael Puwal returns as lead guitarist for the brunt of the album. The record leads off with a delicious serving of swampy slide guitar o ..read more
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#685 : Kevin Burt & Big Medicine - Thank You Brother Bill : A Tribute To Bill Withers (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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1M ago
  2023 – Gulf Coast Records By Phillip Smith; May 18, 2024 Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com   I’ve been listening to Kevin Burt perform his magic behind the microphone for almost thirty-two years now. He is one of the most gifted singers I know. His well of talent runs quite deep and that talent brought him awards in three categories at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. He walked away that year with First Place Solo/Duo , First Place Solo/Duo Guitarist, and the Lee Oskar Award for Best Harmonica Player. His fourth album Thank You Brother ..read more
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#684 : Big Head Todd & the Monsters - Her Way Out (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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1M ago
  2024 – Big Records Release Date : May 31, 2024 By Phillip Smith; May 18, 2024 Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com Her Way Out, the first album from Big Head Todd in seven years, is very much worth the wait. This ten-track record is loaded with extraordinary rockers slathered in rootsy, bluesy grooves. Todd Mohr returns to the studio for this recording with Rob Squires on bass, Brian Nevin on drums, and Jeremy Lawton on keys,lap/pedal steel, and backing vocals. Big Head Todd leads off with the three singles previously released from this album, fortifying the listening expe ..read more
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#683 : Big Llou's Fundraiser and Vizztone Showcase : Memphis on Beale St. - May 8, 2024 (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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Blues Music Awards Showcase Presented by BratGirlmedia Rum Boogie Cafe Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2023   Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com I made it down to Memphis for the Blues Music Awards last year for the very first time. I had so much fun and heard so much fantastic music, I had to return for another round this year. It was another amazing experience.  On May 8th, the evening before the BMA's, I attended a pair of music showcases. One was Big Llou's 10th Annual Blues Hall of Fame Tribute Fundraiser at Alfred's on Beale, The other was Vizztone's All-Star Blues ..read more
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#682 : Alastair Greene - Standing Out Loud (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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1M ago
2024 – Ruf Records Release Date : May 17, 2024   By Phillip Smith; May 11, 2024  Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com   Alastair Greene is one of those artists I am always excited to hear new music from. He really does elevate blues-rock to a whole new level. In the past, Greene has worked with other favorites of mine such as Alan Parsons, and Sugaray Rayford. For his latest and eleventh solo record Standing Out Loud, Greene has enlisted the extraordinary J.D. Simo to co-produce and engineer this off ..read more
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#682 : Alastair Greene - Standing Our Loud (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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1M ago
  2024 – Ruf Records Release Date : May 17, 2024   By Phillip Smith; May 11, 2024   Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com   Alastair Greene is one of those artists I am always excited to hear new music from. He really does elevate blues-rock to a whole new level. In the past, Greene has worked with other favorites of mine such as Alan Parsons, and Sugaray Rayford. For his latest and eleventh solo record Standing Out Loud, Greene has enlisted the extraordinary J.D. Simo to co-produce and engineer this off-the-chain listening experience, The churning, driving rh ..read more
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#681 : Misty Blues - Silver Lining (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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1M ago
  2024 – Guitar One Records By Phillip Smith; May 5, 2024 Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com Silver Lining the fifth and most recent album from Misty Blues is filled with eleven amazing all-original blues performances. Celebrating their twenty-fifth year together, this Massachusetts-based blues band is led by vocalist and cigar box guitarist Gina Coleman, with Seth Fleischmann on guitar, Bill Patriquin on bass, Rob Tatten on drums, Aaron Dean on sax, and Diego Mongue on bass/guitar/drums/pedal steel. Coleman’s angelic voice ushers in the listening experience on “Seduction ..read more
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#680 : Ndidi O - Simple Songs for Complicated Times (PhillyCheezeBlues.Blogspot.com)
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2024 – Black Hen Music  By Phillip Smith; May 4, 2024  Original source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com I absolutely love the new album from Canadian musician Ndidi O. Simple Songs for Complicated Times, her sixth solo release swept me off my feet upon my first listen. It’s rootsy melancholy blues and bluesy melancholy roots are brought to life with Ndidi’s angelic vocals. Recorded at Steve Dawson’s Henhouse Studios in Nashville, the album features Ndidi on vocals, Dawson on guitar and pedal steel, Sam Howard on bass, Chris Gestrin on keys, and Gary Craig on drums. Backup singers ..read more
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