Category Archives: Blues-Roots

Montell Jordan: Captured

Montell Jordan, the R&B singer-songwriter who had a big string of hits in the 1990s, is now the lead worship pastor at Victory World Church near Atlanta. Among his duties, he leads a fantastic gospel-rock orchestra that has just finished … Continue reading

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Alexis Spight: L.O.L. (Live Out Loud)

Alexis Spight is a superb singer-songwriter whose debut, "L.O.L. (Live Out Loud)," is making waves in the Gospel world with its polish, emotional honesty and uncompromising message of acceptance and inclusion. The Buffalo, New York, native was raised in the … Continue reading

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Billy Rogan: A Loss for Words

Billy Rogan discovered acoustic guitar instrumentals in open tunings after playing electric guitar for many years. "A Loss For Words" is his demo EP, showcasing a half-dozen compositions where he combines the sweeping sounds of altered tunings with the drama … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards: My Love Will Keep

Jonathan Edwards is a beloved folk troubadour whose optimistic voice and vision have engaged fans for decades. In "My Love Will Keep," his first studio recording in 14 years, Edwards has crafted new and old favorites into expansive, expressive compositions … Continue reading

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Elvin Bishop: Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue

Elvin Bishop has been playing great blues for decades. On this live recording from the 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Bishop did what he does best: put together an all-star line-up to deliver earthy soulful blues. This live CD … Continue reading

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Glenna Bell: Perfectly Legal—Songs of Sex, Love and Murder

It’s not every singer-songwriter who dedicates their recording to playwright Edward Albee. But Glenna Bell’s "Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder" draws on a theatrical sensibility and a flair for the dramatic and gothic to present stark and … Continue reading

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Susan Marshall: Little Red

Susan Marshall is a fabulous Memphis-based vocalist who displays the best of that city’s rich rhythm and soul traditions while pushing those sounds into the 21st century. "Little Red," her latest CD, is co-produced by Memphis’ Jeff Powell and London’s … Continue reading

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Danny Chaimson and the 11th Hour: Young Blood and Old Soul

"Young Blood, Old Soul" is the debut recording by Danny Chaimson, a Chicago-based keyboardist and songwriter who spent years fine-tuning his considerable skills as a session player in Los Angeles and a member of the city’s funk and soul scene. … Continue reading

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Ticklah: Ticklah vs. Axelrod

Victor Axelrod has many musical identities. In the reggae world, the keyboardist, arranger and engineer is known as Ticklah. His latest CD, "Ticklah vs. Axelrod," is a modern dub recording, where the instruments and occasional vocals are mixed in and … Continue reading

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Steve Sano: Songs from the Taro Patch

Steve Sano is an accomplished guitarist who came to Hawaiian slack key guitar later in life. After studying with the genre’s masters, he became one if its leading practitioners. "Songs from the Taro Patch" has wonderful versions of newly arranged … Continue reading

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