The Wood Brothers have titled their latest album "The Muse," and juding by "Honey Jar," the muse in question is Sun rockabilly, Chess blues and all manner of honeydripping funk.
A longtime fan of Florida-based swamp rockers JJ Grey & Mofro, I was excited to herald their return to the Pageant just nine months after they rang in the New Year at the venue; but my excitement only grew stronger when it was announced that the opening act would be funky New Orleans rockers the Revivalists.
At age 46, after more than a decade touring, writing and recording his Florida-steeped, swampy blend of rock, soul, funk and blues with his band Mofro, JJ Grey may be at the sweetest point in his life.
James Hunter has been making music with his band, recently officially named the James Hunter Six, for over two decades, but the inspiration for his music comes from long before that. Starring saxophones, trumpets, and drums, James Hunter's music oozes 1950s and 1960s. His soulful, emotive voice finishes the deal.
The feckless narrator of Anders Osborne's new song "47" may be wrong when he sings "nothing happens at 47," but when you've got a bluesy groove this good all can be forgiven.
Fans of live music and tasty barbecue flocked to Columbia, Mo.'s Stephens Lake Park last weekend for the seventh annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.
Every hipster worth their weight in sock hats has heard David Bromberg. After all, the distinct opening notes from his classic "Sharon" serve as the main loop which makes up "Johnny Ryall" from the hip-hop classic "Paul's Boutique" by the Beastie Boys.
David Bromberg has been there, done that...and that and that too! But alone with a guitar, as he is in this live session, is a glimpse of where it all began.