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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Phil Lomac new release "Northern Cities Southern Stars"...folk roots with rock'n'roll




Phil Lomac combines his heaviest folk influences with the raw power of Rock'n' Roll and the faintest 80's tinge, for a sound that is endlessly charming and deep. His composition takes notes from classic rockers like Tom Petty and Queen with its free, refreshing form and attention to narrative. His newest release, "Northern Cities Southern Stars" is a must listen.

Phil's musical roots trace back to the cold war era Berlin in which grew up. The city is and always has been a cultural melting pot, unique unto itself. Permeated by musicians and artists from all corners of the globe the creative energy was magnetic and inescapable, igniting a spark that would set off his lifelong pursuit into music and shape his eclectic approach to the craft. 



Over the years Lomac has been equally comfortable performing as a singer/songwriter in coffee houses as he has been pounding out ear-splitting guitar riffs in rock'n'roll honky tonks and dive bars. “Northern Cities Southern Stars” is Lomac’s third official release and his most attentive in terms of production and song arrangement and features an eclectic mash-up of genres, including indie rock, pop, folk and roots music, without compromising the characteristics Lomac is known for: solid songwriting matched to lyrics that have power and genuine depth.

"His songs shine with a certain clarity of thought and expression. Solid songwriting and arrangements are matched to lyrics that have power and genuine depth. Phil's songs always have a backbone. Dig a little deeper and there is always a little more underneath." -Indie Darkroom




MusiciansPhil Lomac; lead/backing vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, banjo guitar, percussion
Styles: Alternative Folk Rock, Rootsy Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Americana Rock
Similar To: Wilco, Elliott Smith, Teenage Fanclub, Apples in Stereo, Tom Petty, Nick Cave
Location: Charlotte, NC / US


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Blues multi-instrumentalist/singer Trevor Sewell new release "Calling Nashville"..An Americana Adventure



Five years, five albums, six American tours, 17 international awards, and guest appearances from the likes of Janis Ian, Tracy Nelson (Mother Earth), Paul Barrere (Little Feat) Vickie Carrico, and Sean O’Bryan Smith (Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Lady Antebellum), the new album from Trevor Sewell, "Calling Nashville," produced by Geoff Wilbourn at the iconic Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, is currently smashing down the barriers between contemporary blues and Americana, with dates already set for 2018 in Europe and the United States.

After spending many years as a session musician, Trevor decided to go it alone, rapidly establishing himself as one of the great emerging guitar talents, and gaining legions of fans in the process. In the U.S., his first album, "Calling Your Name," reached Number 1 on the American Blues Scene chart, where it stayed for seven weeks. His songs have since appeared on more than twenty compilations, alongside Robert Johnson, B.B. King, and Bruce Springsteen.



Trevor, who hails from the U.K., is one of the most-played blues artists on the UK’s official IBBA Radio Chart for two consecutive years now. He has also performed in the second and third annual The Soirée in Los Angeles during Grammy® Week, in sold-out shows at the Whisky A Go Go and the El Rey Theatre.

Official website: http://www.trevorsewell.com/



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lew Jetton and 61 South new release "Palestine Blues" on Coffee Street Records..raw and emotional



"Palestine Blues", the new album from Lew Jetton and 61 South, is a personally poignant and sometimes brutal memoir of a 10 year period in Jetton's life which included struggles with alcohol, drugs, depression, joblessness, frustration and a spiritual tug of war.

Lew Jetton says, “Palestine is the community in which I live but it's also a place of historic significance for being sacred, while at the same time, a place of conflict. That's kind of where I have been for years. I know a lot of blues is happy and uplifting. This is not. I'm OK with that. I wanted it to be real blues, in the emotional sense, and that's what 'Palestine Blues' is.”



"Palestine Blues" is pure emotion. Recorded 3 piece, for the most part, with just Lew on guitar, with bass and drums, so the essence of the songs could show through. No posing. Just the raw feeling, so you really can feel the frustration, the helplessness, the anger, the sadness, that are a way of life for so many today. It follows on the heels of Lew Jetton and 61South's 2016 release Rain, which spent more than 6 months of the Roots Music Report's Contemporary Blues Chart, receiving extensive airplay worldwide and finishing #36 in their year end list of all the Top 200 releases.

Official website: http://www.lewjetton.com/



What They're Saying...

Very original. Very dark. Think Gary Clark Jr meets Townes Van Zandt. Maybe the most REAL blues I've heard in a long time, because it deals with real life
and real problems so many of us are facing today. Not a bunch of superficial BS. It's about real pain. The problems the working families and working poor are
dealing with. This one tells it straight “in your face.” Luke Williams, WKYQ

I've played him on my shows in the past, but this CD takes it up another explosive notch!! “ Cap'n Barney, MAYFLOWER HILL BLUES, WMHB

A powerful collection combining creative original lyrics and instrumentation with traditional and contemporary blues themes.....gets better every time I play it!” Brion Foster, KYRS

Monday, October 2, 2017

Laura Rain and The Caesars release 4th album "Walk With Me"...vintage R'n'B and Detroit soul and blues



Detroit’s own Laura Rain and The Caesars have been putting a lot of miles on their Ford V8 motor the past couple years. After releasing their third album (Gold in 2015), the band has continued their heavy touring schedule performing everywhere from Paris, France to San Francisco, CA bringing their unique Motor City funky soul to a new audience.

The band have just released their fourth album of original Motor City Soul-Blues-R&B. Walk With Me is Laura Rain’s best work to date. A delightful trip through funky dance tunes, hard hitting vintage R&B, and lowdown Detroit soul and blues. Recorded to tape (mostly live) with organ and horns driving the beat, Laura Rain again demonstrates she is a unique and powerful singer with authenticity and presence.



Raised downriver Detroit, Laura Rain sings with exceptional skill and power. She thrives on hard work, dedication and resolve. Her ability to deliver her own songs with fearless emotion and excitement while performing is genuine, and startling to witness. When she met her band mate (now husband) George Friend, the two shared a interest in creation. The pair have recorded their latest album at Magnetic Recording in Pontiac MI. Walk with Me is a continuation of their locally grown original vintage r&b, delivering the band’s hard-hitting soul and modern juke-joint blues. From the driving Motown beat and stinging guitar of the title track, to the 80's dance funk of “Pleasure Zone,” Laura Rain uses her voice to engage the listener from sexy provocation, and a call to arms.



Find out more on the official website: http://www.laurarain.net/

download FREE album liner notes HERE

Monday, September 25, 2017

Blues singer-songwriter Andrew JoJo Chapman returns with new release "Well, It's About Time"



It was in the late 1960's at a small Houston nightclub named the Act III that Andrew Chapman first met Tony Braunagel. Chapman was watching his friend Johnny Winter and his brother Edgar perform, with Tony’s friend and neighbor Willie Ornelas on drums. Braunagel had a band called Buttermilk Bottom, and Chapman came on board to manage them and helped them release a single through Polydor Records in 1970.

Chapman and bassist Terry Wilson formed a band known as The Bloontz All Stars which Braunagel later joined. Ron Johnsen, engineer and executive director for Electric Lady Studios, auditioned and signed the group in 1972. After a stint as the male lead in the Houston run of a play by Broadway's C.C. Courtney called "Ripped and Wrinkled," Chapman recorded an album with Bloontz at Electric Lady in 1972-73. Eventually, he and other members of the group signed on to tour with Houston's Johnny Nash (hot on the heels of Nash's massive hit ”I Can See Clearly Now”), playing legendary venues such as the Bitter End in New York and the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica.

Chapman ultimately tired of the industry -- "I loved the music, but the business turned me off," he says -- and began a successful corporate life in hotels and investment banking. But he continued to hit the studio with his friends periodically. A couple of years ago, he decided he wasn't finished with music, so he reached out to his former Bloontz All Stars band mate Terry Wilson, who had become a respected producer and engineer. Recording in Los Angeles, London, Houston, Nashville, and Mobile, Alabama, Chapman and his fellow musicians sent tracks to their keyboardist friend John “Rabbit” Bundrick (The Who, 1979-2012) for his contributions, and had Braunagel jump into L.A.'s Ultrasound Studios to add drums. "The trust level between us was amazing," Chapman says. "This record greatly exceeded my expectations."



Stream and download "Well, It's About Time" HERE




Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Cold Heart Revue new album release Renegade Heart..punching blues-rock



The Cold Heart Revue have a lot to live up to. Their first single (You’re A) Picture On A Wall hit iTunes No#1 Blues Singles Chart and they are a big new name as the young blues band of the moment on the European festival circuit. Their touring work at the Isle of Wight Festival, Bluesfest and Brighton Blues Festival has generated a big following that they must be keen to impress. The heaps of expectation would make a lesser band short of breath. Their new album release is Renegade Heart and is now available.

Stream (You’re A) Picture On A Wall on Soundcloud HERE

..and their new release Tattoo Girl HERE

Thankfully The Cold Heart Revue deliver punching blues rock recordings played by a top rank band hitting their stride. The opener I Can’t Get Started is a guitar feast worthy of a Bluesbreaker Clapton and is followed fast by new tracks with a greater lyrical depth. The words are about the poor, and the over-riding philosophy of Renegade Heart is to ‘kick off your shoes and dance on the desk’ a line from standout track Hope and Magazines because it might be better than allowing your spirit to go under. They might well be right.



England has a big history of young promising guitarists and in David Robinson there may be a new star. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Peter Green produced some lively guitar work in early blues bands and Robinson is from this school of players, confident, bluesy and youthful. The playing is solid on the CD. Tattoo Girl is a homage to the late Chuck Berry and deserves special mention to drummer Andy Sturges who plays with staggering energy and sophistication on such a loud thrashy track. The Cold Heart Revue make big noise and Renegade Heart is something to hear...review and submission by Jim Jay

Find out more on the official website: http://thecoldheartrevue.wixsite.com/music

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hot Rod Hearse release their debut album “One Time, Pappie !”, they call it Thrift Shop Rock!



Hot Rod Hearse are proud to announce the release of their debut album, titled “One Time, Pappie !”. 

They have been featured on this blog previously. See previous post HERE.

Hot Rod Hearse are from Wexford, Ireland. They have a unique sound, fusing together Swamp blues, Rockabilly, Folk and straightforward Rock into a sound they call Thrift Shop Rock. Their debut single, “There by the Road” received a lot of praise and with over 19,000 views on YouTube, it was also a finalist in the Dublin City Rounders Alt Country Songwriting Contest. 




Having played the Strawberry Roots Festival in Enniscorthy, the Free Fringe Festival in Leitrim and the Dublin Rock 'n Roll Festival, an Irish tour is in the pipeline as well as thereafter taking their music to the UK, Europe and further afield. 




Marty's review: Hot Rod Hearse showcase their roots-based sounds on their impressive debut album. Combining blues, rockabilly, folk and rock they present their fine song writing and musical talents on this 9 track collection. The emphasis is on raunch and twang with a good dose of energy. 

Find Hot Rod Hearse on: www.facebook.com/hotrodhearse


Friday, September 15, 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based blues guitarist Scott Ellison new release Good Morning Midnight



Tulsa, Oklahoma-based blues guitarist Scott Ellison has been on the rock and blues scene for over 30 years regularly performing at top blues festivals and venues across the US, Canada, and the UK. Having been brought up in the heartland of America, the rich musical traditions and influences of the South which still flow like a river along Route 66, live on through Ellison’s laid-back style, top-notch guitar playing and commanding presence on the stage. 

Scott Ellison has performed and/or shared the stage with numerous legendary rock and blues icons including Joe Cocker, B.B. King, Levon Helm, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Buddy Guy. His songs have been featured in motion pictures and TV productions including; Eye on L.A., Santa Barbara, Reindeer Games, and the ABC-TV Hit Series, Nashville. On his latest album, "Good Morning Midnight," Scott continues his long-time collaboration with fellow Tulsa icon, producer/songwriter/pianist, Walt Richmond who co-wrote several songs and co-produced the album. Richmond is known for his work with many outstanding recording artists including Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, and Bonnie Raitt.



"Ellison is a prolific songwriter, and his work reflects influences from the British Blues Invasion, Motown, and Memphis rhythm and blues." BLUES IN BRITAIN

“Ellison shares with the listener a deep, soulful blues experience that showcases his multi-dimensional talents.” CHICAGO BLUES GUIDE

Official website: https://www.scottellisonband.com/


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Soulful Blues Rock from South Carolina's Tastes Like Chicken


With America’s dependency on alcohol and opioids at an alarming all-time high, few artists have dared to address the complicated issue. South Carolina’s Tastes Like Chicken have bravely attempted to fill that void with the release of their poignant and soulful new single “Bottle in My Hand

Check out the recent premiere of “Bottle In My Hand” on Popdose HERE

Recently voted Best Band in the Pee Dee by the readers of Florence’s The Morning News, “Bottle in My Hand” is proof that Tastes Like Chicken know firsthand the struggles associated with the destructive cycle of dependency.



The talented five piece band led by co-founders Lance and Brad Shirley create a spirited mid-tempo jam with a poignant theme and surprisingly melancholic undertones. The band have honed their talents and earned a sizable fan base by performing over 200 shows and festivals a year throughout the south and their home base of Florence, SC. They feature tight musicianship, pristine vocal harmonies and an eclectic sound that is heavily influenced by a myriad genres of music, including jazz, R&B, country, soul, and gospel.

According to songwriter Lance Shirley, “Bottle in My Hand” laments the dependent relationship people often form with alcohol: “The song is about drinking to make your problems go away. Although it may be a temporary fix, it usually ends up compounding the problem or bringing about new problems.”

Official website: https://tasteslikechickenmusic.com/home

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

UK Americana Debut by Mick Wynne, Brighton's wandering blues man


The well-traveled UK troubadour, Mick Wynne, released his debut EP on 29th May 2017  and it is available on Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, iTunes and other digital sound purveyors.  

Stream and download from Spotify HERE

The virtuoso former John Entwistle and Tim Rose guitarist Mick has selected 3 tracks from his debut LP release later this year ‘The Mysterious Abduction and Return of a Homesick Mick’ as a taste of things to come. A seasoned session guitarist Mick has Worked with the likes of Peter Green, Ron Magness, Pierre Tubbs, Patrica Morrison and the Producer Joe Gibb.

The recently ‘returned’ Mick has compiled these Blue tinged tracks into ‘The World of Mick EP’.





The lead single Fooled By You (ft. Alison David) is a belting soul/rock number with an overlaid lapsteel adding a country feel to the track. The song documents both self-deception and being fooled by the world around you. The other tracks on the EP Love of My Woman and You are the Message consist of a more solid blue theme. You Are The Message is an ode to Blues legend Peter Green whom Mick sees as a huge influence. The EP Consists of rustic textures; blending Soul and Blues with modern recording technique bravely exploring new boundaries while still holding true it’s root. This is roots Americana renovated for the 21st Century.

Mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studio, ‘The Mysterious Abduction & Return of a Homesick Mick’  is scheduled for worldwide release later in the year.

Official website: http://mick.world/



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bruce Mississippi Johnson debut album release "The Deal Baby"...old school blues and soul




‘’The Deal Baby’’ is the debut album from Bruce Mississippi Johnson. It consists of 12 original songs each providing a contemporary combination of ol’ school blues and soul delivered by Bruce’s unmistakable bass baritone voice. The album was recorded at Studio Davout and Studio De La Reine in Paris, France. It was auto produced by Bruce and Johan Dalgaard and mixed by Grammy Award winning mixer Veronica Ferraro at Super Sonic scale studios in France. 

Stream and download the album HERE



Born in Mississippi the heart of the musically fertile area that is America’s ‘deep south’, Bruce Johnson is a man who was born to sing. As a child in his grandfather’s church, and later, in the company of his father’s record collection he got the kind of musical education most folks can only dream about. Listening to soulful voices like Al Green, his cousin Jackie Wilson, Lou Rawls and Gil Scott Heron, Bruce discovered he could sing. 

Bruce has a voice of his own, one that straddles soul, blues and jazz, as at home singing the songs of Hendrix, Gil Scott Heron or BB King as he is with  his own heartfelt songs. On stages and in studios across Europe, Bruce Mississippi Johnson is a force to be reckoned with.

See also previous post on this blog HERE

Find out more on the official website: https://www.brucemississippijohnson.com/

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Scottie Miller Band new album release Stay Above Water..rockin' blues with heart and soul



American Blues Pianist - Singer/Songwriter - Inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame - Touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster.

On his latest effort, Scottie Miller continues to mix celebratory, up-tempo numbers like “It Better Groove” with introspective and inspiring lyrics. Solid writing, execution and production across the disc. Not a weak track.

Miller's lyrics are smart, the grooves are fat and his delivery is always full of heart and soul. He's a multi-instrumentalist with a deft touch on piano, organ, keys and mandolin. Taking influences from New Orleans R'n'B to the blues and touches of gospel, Miller spins fresh and lively tunes that are intelligent and, usually, irresistibly dance-able. Ruthie Foster makes a guest appearance harmonizing with Miller on “Keep This Good Thing Going.” Scottie and Ruthie recently co-wrote a song “I Was Called” which is featured on the upcoming 2017 release by the six-time Grammy award winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos). Surrounding himself with a fine group of players, Scottie Miller serves up another excellent offering of meaty and engaging, rockin' blues on "Stay Above Water."






“Southern soul infected...waves of sunshine...crushing rock riffs...heavy groove.” - Roger & Margaret White. Big City Blues Magazine 

“An outstanding singer and songwriter...intense and incendiary all-original blues rock.” - Marty Gunther. Blues Blast Magazine 

“Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house.” - Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine

Monday, September 4, 2017

Daniel Antopolsky's Funny New Outlaw Country Video Release for "Fish Bait Blues"

Bordeaux, France—June 1, 2017 –Daniel Antopolsky, the recently re-discovered folk and blues musician, announced the launch of his first-ever music video. Antopolsky, the subject of The Sheriff of Mars, a major new documentary about his life and recent re-discovery, recently launched the video of “Fish Bait Blues” from his debut album, Sweet Lovin’ Music, produced by Grammy nominated producer, Gary Gold.



Antopolsky’s story has made waves in the music world as he was recently identified as the 4th
person in the famous photo of American music legends Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark and Suzanna Clark. Through the course of making The Sheriff of Mars, it was revealed that Antopolsky was one of Van Zandt’s close music collaborators and confidants during the crucial years of the musician’s career.

Antopolsky vanished from the American music scene in 1972. While the photo of him remained,
it was assumed that he’d given up on music. But the opposite was true. Antopolsky was discovered in 2013 living on his Bordeaux farm with his wife and two daughters having written hundreds of folk and blues songs that, music experts say, constitute an unadulterated continuation of one of America’s greatest rock ‘n roll music traditions. 


About Daniel Antopolsky
Daniel Antopolsky is a singer/songwriter who’s the missing man of Country Music’s Outlaw Era of the 1970's. He left the scene in his early 20's to travel, learn life, hone his craft, and compose songs as he saw the world, finally settling down on a farm outside of Bordeaux, France with his wife to have twin daughters, One of the most prolific songwriters of “Americana” Music he didn’t record any of his songs until 2013 when he was 64 years old.

Part country, blues, folk, rock – influenced by gospel and the synagogue – all blending into a uniquely optimistic Americana that comes from Daniel’s sense of humor, irony, love of nature, and a belief in the basic goodness of people despite having experienced the darkest sides of life, he’s a born storyteller, poet, and a master of playing with language. Not that he’ll acknowledge any of this.

Official websitehttps://danielantopolsky.com/

download FREE information sheet

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Johnny Ray Jones' debut album Feet Back in the Door...the deepest blues from the Godson of Soul



For Johnny Ray Jones, his debut album under his own name has been a long time in the making. The longtime Southern California blues artist -- who's been called "the Godson of Soul" -- began the sessions for what would become 'Feet Back in the Door'' way back in 1995, when his friends Tony Braunagel, Marty Grebb, Joe Sublett and Johnny Lee Schell put together a group and recorded four songs that, for various reasons, remained unreleased.

stream and download the album on iTunes HERE

"It's like a smorgasbord of Americana and blues," says Jones of the now-finished album, for which most recording took place in 2015 and 2016. Besides "Hole In Your Soul," a Sam "Bluzman" Taylor-penned song taken from the 1995 sessions, Feet Back in the Door features a varied set of newly waxed tunes that run the full gamut of blues styles. From the smoothly soulful R'n'B vibe of the title track (written by Jones' friend Arthur Adams) to the up tempo, Stones-style "Love-Itis" (recorded by Harvey Scales in the '60s and popularized by The J. Geils Band in the '70s) to the straight-ahead blues of Z.Z. Hill's "I'm a Blues Man" and the New Orleans sparkle of Leon Russell's "Hearts Have Turned to Stone," these are some of the deepest blues you're likely to hear, sung by a man who has truly lived them. Jones also contributed one original to the project: the gritty, lowdown "In the Heart of the City," which he says was inspired by "walking through downtown L.A. feeling invisible, being alone and missing my girl."



In his long career, Johnny Ray Jones has performed with a who's who of blues royalty. The aforementioned Sam Taylor was his voice coach; Percy Mayfield's wife, Tina, was his godmother; and he's performed with the likes of blues shouter Big Joe Turner and L.A.'s beloved blues-rockers The Red Devils in addition to opening shows for Leon Russell, John Mayall, and Steppenwolf. Now, with an album co-produced by Tony Braunagel and Johnny Lee Schell and with guest spots by Coco Montoya, among others, it's time for Jones to step into the spotlight. On 'Feet Back in the Door,' he does so with style.



official website: http://www.johnnyrayjones.com/

Johnny Ray Jones - Topic YouTube channel


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Blues duo J.D Singfield release debut track 'I Don't Want You Back'..acoustic blues



J.D Singfield are made up of Joe Singfield (Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals) and Dan 'Riffin' Whiffin (Guitar/Vocals). They met at Joes London studio, Indelible, where they immediately struck up a friendship over their love of the Blues. They spent hours listening to records and learning songs by the greats such as Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf. 

They soon had a set of Blues material together and started playing the London circuit at venues such as 'Ain't Nothin' But The Blues' as well as gaining their own London residency. 'I Don't Want You Back' is their first single and is to be followed by their debut E.P.  



Stream the track on Soundcloud HERE

discover more here:

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Lightnin' Willie new album release.....No Black, No White, Just Blues..produced by Pete Anderson



Blues man Lightnin’ Willie has a distinctive approach to his music. The sound is an irresistible blend of tradition and spontaneous creativity, with a deliciously insidious emphasis on the groove. It is a compelling, hard swinging brand of blues that, whenever he performs, packs the floor—his audience can’t not dance. 

A guitarist of impressive facility, a vocalist of coolly stylish authority and a composer of persuasive original blues that both extend and enhance the idiom, Willie’s music has a rare individualistic quality. It is at once airy and full of open space yet also loaded with earthy, intense emotion, and as featured on his new Pete Anderson produced album, "No Black No White Just Blues," it showcases a master at the top of his game. 



Lightnin’ Willie has gone from low down beer joints to become staple on the international festival circuit, with plenty of wild stops along the way, from London’s Royal Albert Hall Ignite Series to Willie Nelson’s infamous 4th of July Picnic, where he appeared alongside Paula Nelson, Willie, Bob Dylan and Leon Russell. The always dapper Lightnin’ Willie, consistently genuine, never flashy, boundlessly entertaining, is reliably a high quality blues powerhouse who makes new fans with every performance. These attributes have won him stacks of enthusiastic praise from the international press and landed his original tunes on numerous film and television soundtracks.


(exclusive preview video)

official websitehttps://lightninwillie.com/

stream and download album on iTunes HERE

download free information sheet

Lightnin’ Willie has developed a particularly intriguing wrinkle on the genre, one that’s cool, airy, with a sinuous groove that infiltrates his audience’s consciousness, and invariably gets them up on their feet / Jonny Whiteside

Lightnin’ Willie’s music is “real,” which is one of the best compliments you can give a blues man / John Sollenberger


My approach to the Blues is simple - “I want to make people dance!” / Lightnin’ Willie


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dutch's Basement Blues Band new album release "In the Basement"...rocking boogie and blues





The first thing that hits you when you listen to this band is The Dutchman’s voice. Any description would have to include the word gravel. He also plays harmonica but the next thing that will jump out at you is the lead guitar work. Locals are still perplexed as to why a blues performer putting together a blues band would turn to an international punk-rocker famous for lighting guitars on fire to work with. Matt Roman still brings the heat with his own unique style. The result is a symbiotic team that is both energetic and entertaining. The rhythm section includes former Blues Brothers Revue bassist Adam Roberts and the intuitive drum work of blues man Pat Allen. They wrote all the material for their first CD release which includes an impressive eleven original songs.

stream and download the album on CDBaby HERE


Recommended if you like: Dr.John, Howlin' Wolf,Tom Waits

Official website: http://dutchmanmusic.com/

facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DutchmansBand








Sunday, August 20, 2017

Philadelphia blues/rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Greg Sover debut album "Songs of a Renegade"


Since Philadelphia’s blues/rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Greg Sover released his debut album, Songs of a Renegade, he has received radio support from award-winning AAA radio station WXPN, and has headlined shows at venerable listening rooms including World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Sellersville Theater, Puck in Doylestown, PA, Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, PA and outdoor festivals including Eagleview in Exton, PA. WXPN continues to play Greg’s “Moment” and the band’s interpretation of Bill Withers’ classic “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

The power of Songs of a Renegade and Sover’s early success is due in large part to his band of three Philly veterans with extensive resumes – bassist, musical director and album co-producer Garry Lee, guitarist Allen James and drummer Tom Walling. The three are best known as Deb Callahan’s solid backing band and their cohesiveness as a unit has enabled Sover to develop as an artist and connect his music to a wider audience.

In conjunction with expanded touring in the Northeast, Greg will be adding a brand new song to his repertoire – “My City” inspired by his home in Philadelphia, which pays tribute to the streets and neighborhoods that inform his music. Always writing, Greg and the band will return to the studio for more recording in 2017.



Testimonials:
Some people were born to play the guitar. That seems to be the case with Greg Sover, who taught himself by watching videos of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix starting at age 5. Backed by some of the best in Philly – Allen James, Garry Lee and Tom Walling, this is a band on the rise. “Moment,” “Déjà Vu” and their cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” are highlights of the CD “Songs of a Renegade.” See them live in area clubs now! – Cyndy Drue, Radio Personality, WMGK, Philadelphia

Greg Sover was one of the biggest hits of my summer 2016. A clean, polished album and a nasty, guitar-heavy live show. His set at Eagleview took everyone by surprise... but knowing the A-Team involved in this project and Greg's musical abilities, it shouldn't have been. – Jesse Lundy, Talent Buyer, Point Entertainment

Greg Sover’s CD, Songs of a Renegade, lines up 9 excellent, original songs and the best cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” I have yet to hear. Greg is a must see live and is now on my list of new favorite artists! – Dawn Slade, General Manager, Sellersville Theater

Greg Sover Online
Website: gregsover.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/gregsover
Twitter: Twitter.com/gregsover

YouTube: YouTube.com/gregsovervideos

download FREE information sheet HERE

Friday, August 18, 2017

Folk-Rock Quintet Town Meeting drop new track "New Hampshire" and EP "Geography:Part 1"



Folk-Rock quintet, Town Meeting, drop “New Hampshire,” from their recently released EP, Geography: Part 1. Having shared the stage with Bob Dylan, Third Eye Blind, Tancred, and Jill Andrews, Town Meeting continue to carve out their place alongside the greats in their genre.

Stream the track and EP on Soundcloud HERE

Influenced by a wide range of musical acts from Dawes to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, the group was formed in 2014 by brothers Luke (vocals/guitar) and Russ Condon (vocal/cajon). Dean Adrien(vocals/lead guitar), formerly of Orphan, joined in April of 2013. With years of music experience under his belt alongside the likes of Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush and several others from the Boston Folk scene. Tim Cackett (guitar/bass/mandolin player) joined the band in October 2013. Tim had spent several years prior playing guitar in the various hardcore bands (Anchorlines, Hope Prevails) and his solo acoustic folk project, Poor Soul. Brendan “Babe” Condon (vocals/harmonica/percussion), the youngest brother, rounded out the group’s vocal harmonies in 2014. Soon after the lineup was solidified, the band played shows with Sturgill Simpson, Willie Nelson and Old Crow Medicine Show and dropped their debut, If I Die (2016). Over the past year, the five have been putting the finishing touches on the Geography series.



official websitehttps://www.townmeetingmusic.com/










Monday, August 14, 2017

Blues/Funk outfit Carrie and The Cats debut EP release "All Over Town"



Carrie and The Cats have recently released their 5 track debut EP "All Over Town" and this one is HOT! With a solid blues-funk sound mixed with a touch of soul and R'n'B this will certainly get you up and moving. Outstanding vocal performances by Carrie Wix, wild sax by Billy Hanley, searing guitar by Will Bart and a tight back beat by Pete Crocitto on drums and Joe Conserva on bass all add up to one surefire release that is guaranteed to please.



They are led by Will Bart, a 21 yo guitarist from Long Island, NY who has had the good fortune of having been able to play with Butch Trucks and Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Bros, as well as Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, and also Robert Randolph and John Medeski of The Word.

Stream the EP on Spotify HERE

Official website: https://carrieandthecats.com/