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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Good News

Read "Good News" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Ronnie Earl first gained national attention in 1979 when he replaced Duke Robillard as the lead guitarist for Roomful Of Blues. After spending eight years as the main axeman in that group, Earl decided it was finally time to completely branch out on his own. Though Earl had released his first solo disc, Smokin', in 1983 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues Celebrates 45 Years with New CD & Live Performance in New Hope

In celebration of their 45th anniversary, Roomful of Blues, the jumping, swinging, rocking, award-winning band, have released their new live CD, 45 LIVE, and will perform at Havana in New Hope on Friday, October 18, 2013. The album is a lightning-in-a-bottle blowout, showcasing the larger-than-life vocal and instrumental power of the band. The group has earned ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Roomful Of Blues to Release "45 Live" July 30

In celebration of their 45th anniversary, Roomful of Blues, the jumping, swinging, rocking, award-winning band, will release their new live CD, 45 LIVE, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. For the recording, the band hosted a three-day party in March of 2013 at one of their favorite haunts, The Ocean Mist, in Matunuck, Rhode Island. They packed the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues to Perform in Sellersville March 9

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues to Perform in New Hope (PA) November 10

Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at Havana in New Hope on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues to Perform in Monroeville, NJ

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at Camp Jam in the Pines in Monroeville on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted ...

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: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2012 Online Edition Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2012 Online Edition Posted

The new edition of Jazz & Blues Florida, Florida's free online source for information on live jazz and blues in clubs, concerts and festivals, is now available. Readers throughout Florida and visitors coming from around the world consult this site for information on the vibrant scene to be found throughout the state. There is no other ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Roomful Of Blues & Buckwheat Zydeco

Read "The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Roomful Of Blues & Buckwheat Zydeco" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Allen Room
February 2, 2011


What's the difference between country blues and country country? How do we separate hillbilly clunking from Delta sliding? Does the banjo solely descend from the West African n'goni? The Carolina Chocolate Drops engaged with certain aspects of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Alligator Records Begins 40th Anniversary Celebration with New Shemekia Copeland & Roomful of Blues

As 2011 kicks off, Alligator Records, the company The Washington Post calls “the premiere blues label in the United States," celebrates its 40th anniversary. The celebration kicks off with the January 18 release of Hook, Line & Sinker from the kings of horn-driven swing, jump blues and early rock 'n' roll, Roomful of Blues, and Deluxe ...