Levon Helm – Ramble at the Ryman

Levon Helm Ramble at the Ryman Released May 17, 2011 on Vanguard Records He’s over seventy years old now, and still nothing quite gets in the way of Levon Helm‘s tenacious desire to make music. Arguably one of the two most notable people to ever call such a little place like Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, home. Read more about Levon Helm – Ramble at the Ryman[…]

Warren Haynes – “Man in Motion”

Warren Haynes Man in Motion Stax Records – Released May 10, 2011 Warren Haynes will tell us all about himself if we just listen close enough. Shoot, he’ll even print the lyrics. But all we have to do is listen to the title cut. The mighty Gov’t Mule hooks & Allman Brothers duels are replaced by Read more about Warren Haynes – “Man in Motion”[…]

Gary Gibson presents BITS at Four Oaks

On Friday, May 13, Four Oaks Bridge hosted Blues In The Schools with Gary Gibson, education chairman of the Linn County Blues Society. This cultural event taught the children about the rich history of blues music and included many opportunities for the children to participate. Gary encouraged lots of singing and clapping out musical time. Read more about Gary Gibson presents BITS at Four Oaks[…]

Retro Deluxe – “Watermelon Tea”

Retro Deluxe Watermelon Tea Rinkled Rooster Retro Deluxe, one of the newer blues bands on the scene, is staking out its territory on the playground with the release of their second CD, Watermelon Tea. Boasting sixteen tracks, all originals, written by manager Bob Thompson, Watermelon Tea, like its namesake, is quite a refreshing treat. Founded Read more about Retro Deluxe – “Watermelon Tea”[…]

Bluespaper May 2011

  Get down in the Irish District! 2nd Annual Irish District Music & Arts Festival Rev Rants: New lcbs site coming Lacy Gibson 1936- 2011 LCBS donates to KCCK fund drive Phil Smith reviews Marcia Ball’s “Roadside Attractions” Campbell-Steele Gallery hosts the Blue Band South Skunk SOS Answered Charlie Morgan Winter Bash

Marcia Ball – “Roadside Attractions”

Marcia Ball Roadside Attractions Alligator Records – Release date March 29, 2011 We’ve been listening to Marcia Ball for a long time and have developed expectations. ‘Roadside Attractions’ scratches all those itches with a twist or two. The biggest change is that she’s either written or co-written all twelve tunes. It’s her best hookhangin’, sadder but wiser, rockin’ the boogie, sweet Read more about Marcia Ball – “Roadside Attractions”[…]