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Heart Of Fire

Label: Ruf Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Heart Of Fire; Played The Game; Hateful Blues; Road To Nowhere; Bring On The Pain; Hard Change; Do It In Heels; Sad Situation; Use Me; Tribute To SRV; What Do You Want From Me.

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood: The Endless Summer of Love

Read "Lydia Pense & Cold Blood: The Endless Summer of Love" reviewed by Jim Worsley

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: SOCAL JAZZ

Walter Trout: Thriving With The Blues

Read "Walter Trout: Thriving With The Blues" reviewed by Jim Worsley

I considered using the word surviving, instead of thriving, in the title. However, as you will see, Walter Trout has done much more than “just survive" his real life blues. Trout speaks candidly about his struggles and near fatal experience with liver disease and the ensuing transplant. He also spoke with humor, vigor, and a renewed ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick at The Paramount

Read "Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick at The Paramount" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick The Paramount Huntington, NY July 29, 2015 Frampton Comes Alive! (A&M, 1976) and Live At Budukan (Epic, 1978) are two of the most iconic live recordings of the past 40-or-so years. As such, it's only fitting (and inevitable) that Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick would eventually ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Buddy Flett: Buddy Flett - Rough Edges

Read "Buddy Flett - Rough Edges" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It's all in a name. Some names and occupations just go together, especially in sports. Harmon Killebrew, Orlando Cepeda, and Catfish Hunter are all baseball names. Blues musicians have similar iconic names. The Ur-Blues has Eddie “Son" House, Nehemiah “Skip" James, Tommy Johnson, and Charlie Patton. The generation after has Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), Howlin' Wolf ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - How I Go (2011)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - How I Go (2011)

By Fred Phillips For a guy that once told me in an interview that he couldn't seem to make everyone happy with his mix of blues and rock, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has done pretty well for himself. Coming out of the gate as a 16-year-old kid schooled in the Stevie Ray Vaughan style of blues on ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

8th Annual Congressional Blues Festival to feature Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Michael Burks, Sol & Funk Root, Mudcat, Christylez

8th Annual Congressional Blues Festival to feature Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Michael Burks, Sol & Funk Root, Mudcat, Christylez

The 8th Annual Congressional Blues Festival will take place on July 27th, 2011 at the National Building Museum. The festival is an effort to honor and showcase American Roots music and help those who helped create this great art form. The 'Blues' is America's own creation and tradition, and is at the heart of our cultural ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Nominated For Best Contemporary Blues Album

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Nominated For Best Contemporary Blues Album

Congratulations to the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, who last night received a GRAMMY nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for recent release, LIVE! In Chicago. The announcement also marks Roadrunner Records imprint, Loud & Proud Records, first GRAMMY nomination. This is Kenny's 5th GRAMMY nomination. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd band is honored to be ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Kenny Wayne Shepherd To Guest With The Roots On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

On Wednesday, November 10th, Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be joining The Roots for a special Hendrix-themed sit-in on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Kenny will be playing the same white Fender Stratocaster guitar that Jimi Hendrix played on the morning of August 18, 1969 at the Woodstock Festival. It's the same instrument on which Hendrix ...


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