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[…]

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

Bryce Janey – “Down Home Blues”

Bryce Janey Down Home Blues 20113rd Avenue Music The newest release from Bryce Janey is called Down Home Blues. It is all acoustic, rootsy, and it’s terrific. Playing a Gibson LG-1 acoustic guitar and a Kay stand-up bass, Janey is the sole performer on this album, and he shines. The album is exactly what the title implies, down home blues. Read more about Bryce Janey – “Down Home Blues”[…]

Eddie Turner – “Miracles and Demons”

Eddie Turner Miracles & Demons Northern Blues – Released July 13, 2010 Miracles and Demons, the third solo release from Eddie (Devilboy) Turner is a pure unadulterated bluesy treat, but it‘s not what one would call a traditional blues album. Strong rhythmic beats, smoky vocals, heady and psychedelic lyrics, fantastic guitar playing and a great backup band are all attributes which make Read more about Eddie Turner – “Miracles and Demons”[…]