Out & About: Oct-Dec 2022
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
On Friday October 28th I caught Jimi Schutte’s American Blues with special guest Stephen Hull.  On Sunday November 6th I was strolling down Brady Street and low and behold there was Steven Cohen sitting out in front of a shop playing harmonica with tracks backing, I listened to him perform “Walking by Myself”, “Honest I Do” and “Walking Through the Park”.  Later that same day I went to see Nick and Kate Moss with The Third Coast Blues Collective at The Tonic Tavern. Highlights included “Some Day”, “Mean Black Spider”, “Red Wagon”, and the show ending “Going Down Slow”. I was reminded ..read more
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Review: Exorcist - Selwyn Birchwood
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
Selwyn Birchwood, the burgeoning bluesman from Florida, has spent upwards of ten years teetering on the edge of blues music stardom, trailblazing a name for himself and The Selwyn Birchwood Band through non stop touring and a colossal radio presence. Despite the chart-topping, crowd-moving success of Birchwood’s career thus far, the bluesman’s sixth record, Exorcist, proves he is not yet content with his standing within the industry, conjuring up an album full of blistering guitar solos, convincing vocal performances and richly vast instrumental arrangements. Exorcist isn’t merely another reco ..read more
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Out & About: Chicago Blues Fest 2023
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
Wayne Baker Brooks kicked off the Fest with a solid set of covers and originals, including a nice of version of his dad Lonnie’s “The Crawl”. Brooks was followed by Bobby Rush with The Blind Boys of Alabama. Rush did a short solo set before The Blind Boys strode on stage and tore the house down! The set ended with Rush on stage with The Blind Boys. The evening ended with a Tribute to Albert King. Lot’s of great guitar from Rico McFarland, Donald Kinsey, Larry McCray and Carl Weathersby. My favorite moment was Donald Kinsey’s heart felt version of “Drowning on Dry Land”. Kinsey is very weak the ..read more
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Review: Let's Go - The Hungry Williams
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
This dynamic local band is named after legendary New Orleans drummer, Charles "Hungry" Williams.  The Hungry Williams have been producing great music and an entertaining stage show in Milwaukee and around the Mid-West since 2018.  The band plays an energetic variety of danceable original music encompassing jump blues, New Orleans styles, and other regional R&B offerings.  The Williams’ horn section personnel may vary, but the vital core lineup remains the same.  Led by veteran drummer John Carr, the band features vocalist Kelli Gonzalez, and several of Brew City’s ace m ..read more
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Out & About: Mar-May 2023
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
The Incorruptibles held a release party for their new CD “Highway Hypnosis” and new t-shirt on Sunday March 26th at Just J’s - the place was packed. “Hypnosis Highway” features The Incorruptibles, Amy Ashby, Jim McCarthy and Bill Siebert. They opened their first set with a few old favorites such as “Twenty Flight Rock” before tearing into material from the new CD. A steady, simple backbeat, propulsive bass lines and tasty guitar is what the band delivered throughout the afternoon. Highlights included “Miserable Together”, which featured some great harmony vocals by Amy and Jim, “Highway Hypnos ..read more
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Review: Pier 43 - Paul Filipowicz
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
Pier 43, the 11th album from Chicago blues legend, Paul Filipowicz, is a triumphant summary of Filipowicz’s career to date, brandishing his tell-tale rugged vocals and delivering each guitar solo with soul-filled conviction. Throughout the record’s 53 minutes, the blues veteran traverses through an expansive repertoire of playing and song-writing styles, ranging from classic shuffles like “Angel Face," gritty, atmospheric instrumental tracks like “Pier 43,” to the deconstructed, seven-minute outro, “Use My Imagination.” Each song is a testament to Filipowicz’s musical prowess and familiarity ..read more
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Review: Oscar's Motel - The Cash Box Kings
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
The Cash Box Kings Oscar’s Motel is rooted in solid traditions of 60s Chicago Blues, New Orleans jazzy blues, and delta blues. Oscar’s Motel, their tenth album was released in March to immediate enthusiasm and airplay by the satellite and internet blues stations as well as radio blues shows.  Nine of the eleven songs were written by members of The Cash Box Kings. Some of the best songs are written about current experiences, just as the greats of the 1960s electric blues did in their time. Other bands try to copy the styles but few pull it off so convincingly.  That authenticity come ..read more
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Out & About: Jan-Mar 2023
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
Hello everyone, Happy 2023! I hope everyone is ready for another fantastic year of music! I started the year off on Sunday January 8th at The Tonic Tavern with an excellent show hosted by The Third Coast Blues Collective with guests Big Al Dorn, Gervis Myles, Paul Stilin and Chris Lehnert. In the house were Jim Liban, Madison Slim, Rev. Raven and John Carr. Big Al kicked off the first set with Big Walter’s “Have a Good Time” which featured some ferocious drumming from Matt Liban. He slowed things down with a very cool version of “Coo Coo” which he dedicated to Madison Slim. Slim recorded this ..read more
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Out & About: 9/17/2022
Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame Blog
by Wisconsin Blues Music Hall Of Fame
1y ago
The 2nd Annual Best Dam Blues Fest (BDBF) was held on Friday September 16th and Saturday 17th, 2022 in Thiensville, Wisconsin. The Village Park is a beautiful setting, sitting right along-side the Wisconsin River. Numerous musicians and fans mentioned the great setting. Billy Flynn said that he “loved the festival site” and how he felt such a “good vibe”. Billy also went on to say that BDBF was one of the best festivals he’s played in a long time.  The Wisconsin Blues Music Hall of Fame had a table right up front near the Main Stage. We met and signed up some nice folks from all around th ..read more
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