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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood: The Endless Summer of Love

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Fifty years ago, the Woodstock Festival blazed the music scene and put modern society on the map. Yes, it was the era of hippies, counterculture, peace, love, and dope. The west coast made its own lasting impression with the far-out, peaceful, yet happening, streets of San Francisco. The rich music scene was as potent as the ...

ARTICLE: BLUES DELUXE

Late Summer 2019

Read "Late Summer 2019" reviewed by Doug Collette

Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

The Mike Duke Project
...took a while
Little Village Foundation
2019

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ARTICLE: BLUES DELUXE

Fall 2018

Read "Fall 2018" reviewed by Doug Collette

Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Introductory text goes here.

Shemekia Copeland
America's Child
Alligator Records
2018

Notwithstanding its topical undercurrent, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

North Fork Rock & Folk Festival: Cutchogue, NY, July 30 - 31, 2011

Read "North Fork Rock & Folk Festival: Cutchogue, NY, July 30 - 31, 2011" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

North Fork Rock & Folk Festival
Peconic Bay Winery
Cutchogue, New York
July 30-31, 2011
The second annual North Fork Rock & Folk Festival was held in the fields at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue, NY on Saturday. The lineup featured Long Island-based local acts as well as national artists ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

"Tommy Castro can do no wrong...soulful, heartfelt vocals, and exquisite, stellar guitar work. A seamless blend of blues, gospel-flavored R&B, soul and roadhouse rock." —Blues Revue Blues/roots guitarist and vocalist Tommy Castro will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Castro will be performing songs from his Alligator Records debut, Hard Believer. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Elvin Bishop: Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue

Read "Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist and singer Elvin Bishop enjoyed his greatest commercial success with the 1976 single “Fooled Around and Fell in Love" (from 1975's Struttin' My Stuff (Capricorn)). His importance to the development of classic rock, as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the 1960s, is often overshadowed by that AM/FM confection as are his ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Elvin Bishop to Release "Raisin' Hell Revue" on Delta Groove Records on May 17

Elvin Bishop to Release "Raisin' Hell Revue" on Delta Groove Records on May 17

Live disc features Grammy winner's smash “Fooled Around and Fell in Love" along with blues standards, recorded live in the party atmosphere of the 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. Band features Finis Tasby, John Nmeth, Kid Anderson and Terry Hanck LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Elvin Bishop's musical biography is no secret to anyone who has followed blues or rock over the ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Fillmore: The Last Days

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Various Artists
Fillmore:The Last Days
Rhino
2009

The growing wave of reminiscence around the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival may be just the beginning of a nostalgia tide for this golden era of rock. Fillmore: The Last Days chronicles not just the music but also the burgeoning rock ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Elvin Bishop Headlines San Francisco Blues Festival

Elvin Bishop Headlines San Francisco Blues Festival

Guitar great Elvin Bishop will headline the 2008 San Francisco Blues Festival on September 27th. The show, a homecoming for the San Francisco resident, will come hot on the heels of his new album, 'The Blues Rolls On' (Delta Groove/Eclecto Groove), set for release on September 23rd. Bishop will perform with The Delta Groove All Star ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Elvin Bishop's All-Star Album "The Blues Rolls On"

Elvin Bishop's All-Star Album "The Blues Rolls On"

Elvin Bishop - the founding member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band whose music has been called “sheer, unpretentious joy" by Entertainment Weekly - has completed work on 'The Blues Rolls On.' Due September 23 on Delta Groove/ Eclecto Groove Music, the album harks back to Bishop's roots, paying tribute to the musicians who helped give ...