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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Matt Schofield at Nectar's

Read "Matt Schofield at Nectar's" reviewed by Doug Collette

Matt Schofield
Nectar's
Burlington, Vermont
July 5, 2016

In a generous two-set performance that lasted til the midnight hour at Nectar's in Burlington, Matt Schofield made a case for himself as one of the finest bluesmen of his generation. Gary Clark Jr. and Derek Trucks may be more versatile, but the ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day By Day, Night After Night

Read "Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day By Day, Night After Night" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day By Day, Night After Night
Craig Hopkins
424 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-9654927-2-0
Self Published
2008

Blues/rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan had “IT."

What this is has little directly to do with his tone, monster technique, clothing choices or even stage presence. This ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bonefish Johnny: Sings the Blues

Read "Sings the Blues" reviewed by James Nadal

The blues comes in many shades and modes, and is ingrained into the character of those who follow its calling. South Florida may not come readily to mind when one thinks of the blues, but singer/guitarist Bonefish Johnny (John Stacey) has been playing his brand of sugarcane soul in the regions bars and juke-joints for over ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gary Clark, Jr.: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Doug Collette

Anyone who's had the privilege to see Gary Clark Jr. in concert knows that his previous recordings, on his own Hotwired Records as well as the two major label titles, are but sketches of how he's progressively forging influences of rock, blues and r&b into a stirring style of his own. Live preserves for posterity a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Bilston, England: Coco Montoya, Terry Reid & BJ Cole

Read "Live From Bilston, England: Coco Montoya, Terry Reid & BJ Cole" reviewed by Martin Longley

Coco Montoya
The Robin 2
May 18, 2014

A touch of the sniffles didn't prevent California bluesman Coco Montoya from delivering a sterling set, easing out around 90 minutes of diversely faceted material. This southpaw singer-guitarist implied that most of his four-piece band had been slumping under the weight ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mike Clark: East Bay Funk

Read "Mike Clark: East Bay Funk" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

I remember the first time I heard the classic Herbie Hancock album Thrust (Columbia, 1974). It was on the radio, if you can believe it. The song “Actual Proof" burned into my brain: I had been a fan of Herbie's, especially of ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Sixth Annual Waukesha BluesFest This Weekend

The entertainment line-up for Waukesha BluesFest, August 10 & 11 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, Wisconsin, features 14 national, regional and local blues acts, an art show and an exceptional dining experience from local restaurants. “The Waukesha Rotary Club is thrilled with the music line-ups we have put together for the sixth annual Waukesha BluesFest,” said Bob ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Blues Harmonica Icon Curtis Salgado Brings 'Soul Shot' to Sellersville, PA

Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will celebrate the release of his blistering Alligator Records debut CD, Soul Shot, with a live performance at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Winner of the 2012 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes R&B, funk and blues with a ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Coco Montoya and JJ Grey & Mofro Headline Waukesha BluesFest August 10 & 11

The Waukesha Rotary Club has announced the headliners for the 2012 Waukesha BluesFest. Friday, August 10th will feature California blues guitarist Coco Montoya, and on Saturday, August 11th, JJ Grey & Mofro will bring their soul infused blues rock to the Waukesha BluesFest stage.

Born into a family with generations-old roots in rural Florida, JJ Grey ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Janiva Magness Celebrates New Release "Stronger for It" in Sellersville, PA

JANIVA MAGNESS CELEBRATES NEW RELEASE IN SELLERSVILLE!

Award-winning blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness will celebrate the release of her new Alligator Records CD, Stronger for It, with a live performance at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Sunday, April 8, 2012. A charismatic artist known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is among the premier ...