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Louisiana Soul Revival: Louisiana Soul Revival Featuring Doug Duffey

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Louisiana Soul Revival (LSR) frontman and primary composer Doug Duffey--already enshrined in the Louisiana Hall of Fame (in 2001) and the National Blues Hall of Fame (2009)--sure knows his musical roots. “North Louisiana, in the Mississippi Delta, has deep musical roots in the blues, Memphis soul, southern gospel, rock 'n' roll, folk, and hybrids that are ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB

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Dave Fiuczynski
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!
RareNoise Records
2016

Simultaneously dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and legendary rap and hip-hop producer J Dilla, Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! is a musical adventurer's dream and a purist's nightmare. But anything more conventional from conceptualist, composer and guitarist ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

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Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Red Rocks

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Tedeschi Trucks Band
Red Rocks
Denver, CO
July 25, 2014

Never underestimate the power of a cover. A cleverly selected and well executed cover tune can be like a firecracker with a too-short fuse, a shot of vodka when you expected water, a lightning bolt out of a clear, blue sky. ...

Lucky Peterson: The Son Of A Bluesman

Read "The Son Of  A Bluesman" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When the multi-talented Lucky Peterson sings of blues in his blood, it's not merely figurative boasting; Peterson's pedigree reads like a partial history of the music.

Peterson was born into the blues, growing up in a home where his father--James Peterson--played guitar, sang, and passed on his gifts to his offspring. More importantly, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival 2010

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Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival
Poco Diablo Resort
Sedona, AZ
October 2, 2010

After a year's hiatus due to financial problems, the 29th Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival promised a “ReJAZZination," aimed at boosting attendance by having more blues and R&B. Unfortunately, the festival's original jazz focus suffered because the sounds ...

Little Milton: Think of Me

Read "Think of Me" reviewed by Jim Santella

Little Milton, 71, has co-written ten new songs for this album along with members of his band. Following in the shadow of his trademark anthem “The Blues is Alright," Milton now adds “The Blues is My Companion," where he waxes poetically with an oral biography that suits you and me and everybody else who has ever ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Little Milton: Welcome to Little Milton

Read "Welcome to Little Milton" reviewed by Ed Kopp

At 66 years young, Milton Campbell can still get it done, both with his voice and his guitar. Welcome to Little Milton is one of those celebrities-meet-bluesman collaborations designed to give wider recognition to a deserving veteran artist. The album is named after a sign on the outskirts of an English hamlet that coincidentally bears Little ...