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Sonny Landreth

Born in Mississippi, relocated to Lafayette, Louisiana, Sonny Landreth was immersed in the great Swamp-pop and Zydeco music of the area. He picked up a variety of musical styles playing with some of the best musicians on the Louisiana scene, while developing his considerable songwriting skills. One of Sonny's first professional gigs was with Zydeco legend Clifton Chenier. Landreth's guitar capabilities landed him work as a sought-after session musician. He has played on records by John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt, Zachary Richard, Freddy Fender, John Mayhall, Kenny Loggins, Beausoleill, Junior Wells, Dolly Parton, Maria Muldaur, Allen Toussaint, and Mark Knopfler

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John Hiatt: The Eclipse Sessions

Read "The Eclipse Sessions" reviewed by Doug Collette

Since John Hiatt hit his artistic and commercial stride with Bring The Family (A&M, 1987), the most listenable and durable albums of his have been those recorded with a band like the one appearing there (eventually known as Little Village: Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner). Offering comparably uniform musicianship in proportionate support of this ...

Recorded Live in Lafayette

Label: Provogue Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: CD1: Blues Attack; Hell at Home; Key to the Highway; Creole Angel; A World Away; The High Side; Bound by the Blues; The USS Zydecoldsmobile. CD2: Back to Bayou Teche; The Milky Way Home; Brave New Girl; Uberesso; Soul Salvation; Walkin’ Blues; One and Only Truth.

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Sonny Landreth: Recorded Live in Lafayette

Read "Recorded Live in Lafayette" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Slide guitarist Sonny Landreth releases his third live recording after 2005's Grant Street (Sugar Hill Records) and 2007's Sonny Landreth -Live at 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Munckmusic). Far from just another live release from a jam band, Recorded Live in Lafayette reveals some clever programming by Landreth. Disc one of this two-disc set ...

Sonny Landreth: Bound By the Blues

Label: Provogue Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Walkin' Blues; Bound By The Blues; The High Side; It Hurts Me Too; Where They Will; Cherry Ball Blues; Firebird Blues; Dust My Broom; Key To The Highway; Simcoe Street.

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 ...

Sonny Landreth: Bound By the Blues

Read "Sonny Landreth: Bound By the Blues" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Fresh Cream (Atco) was released in 1966, at the height of the blues revival that began in the late 1950s with the publication of Samuel Charter's The Country Blues (Rinehart, 1950) and the subsequent release of the LP The Country Blues (Folkways, 1959). In the early blues revival, it was the rural, acoustic blues that were ...

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Peter Novelli: St. Amant Sessions

Read "St. Amant Sessions" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Peter Novelli's St. Amant Sessions smacks of Tab Benoit's The Sea Saint Sessions (Telarc, 2003). For Benoit, the significance of Sea Saint Studios is that they are a NOLA landmark founded by Allen Toussaint. For Novelli, St. Amant, LA is up I-10 between NOLA and Baton Rouge. There, Brignac's Sound Shack resides and this is where, ...

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Angelo Santelli: Angelo Santelli

Read "Angelo Santelli" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Floridian Angelo Santelli's debut eponymous recording is a richly mixed bag. An accomplished slide guitarist with associations within the Allman Brothers Band family, Santelli might be taken for granted as a jam-band blues knock off. This is before a first listen something else altogether. On nine disparate original compositions, Santelli reveals a much broader and deeper ...

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Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band at Club Fox

Read "Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band at Club Fox" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band Club Fox Club Fox Blues Jam Redwood City CA May 13,2015 Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area blues vocalist and bandleader Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC band played an invigorating midweek set at the Club Fox. The intimate venue, part of ...


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