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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Savoy Brown: City Night

Read "City Night" reviewed by Doug Collette

Savoy Brown's City Night is a declarative return to the blues after the group digressed into more rock-oriented territory on Witchy Feelin' (Ruf Records, 2017). As a result, this album under the aegis of founder and titular leader Kim Simmonds has more in common with The Devil to Pay (Ruf Records, 2015), an equally uncompromising tribute ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Jim Worsley's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Jim Worsley's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Jim Worsley

As 2017 was another exceptional year in new music, choosing the recordings that rise above is a daunting task. It is also a lot of fun. Yes, such “drudgery" to listen to countless strong musical efforts from artists all over the world. The vast spectrum of seasoned pros, to new blood, and everything in between provided ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Savoy Brown: Witchy Feelin'

Read "Witchy Feelin'" reviewed by Doug Collette

Even though the impact of the music isn't any less potent, the artist designation for Witchy Feelin' is notably different than that of the prior album by Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown. In an act of combined humility and self-confidence on the part of the leader, the billing goes wholly to the band and that spirit ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: The Devil to Pay

Read "Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: The Devil to Pay" reviewed by Doug Collette

John Mayall may remain the so-called 'Godfather of British Blues," but if that's so, then Kim Simmonds is certainly his consigliere. After all, Simmonds did mentor three members of Foghat, among other stalwarts of the the British blues boom of the late Sixties. And like Mayall, Simmonds has followed a similar path of regular touring and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

6th Annual Waukesha BluesFest and Art Show Sets 2012 Dates

Waukesha Rotary Club Sets Dates for Next Year's 6th Annual Waukesha BluesFest and Art Show

Waukesha, WI: Plans for the 6th Annual Waukesha BluesFest and Art Show are well underway to create another blues extravaganza with great entertainment, art and food. Mark your calendars for August 10 & 11, 2012. The Waukesha Rotary Club planning team ...