If you're in the market for fresh music in a roots vein, here are seven new releases your ears are just begging for you to check out. There are some familiar artists, some definitely less so, touching on just about every aspect of American music -- and beyond.
Strictly speaking, Carolina Chocolate Drops aren’t simply an Americana band. They’re a bona fide history lesson.
The following is a list of albums that have withstood the test of time. They have moved me over the last 45-50 years, and I believe they should be in any blues listener's collection. These are the CD versions of the original LPs.
Janiva Magness is keeping the blues alive, one album at a time.
Under-the-radar alert: Here are seven recent releases featuring American music -- meaning blues, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz, swing and everything in between. Seven fine artists with albums deserving of greater attention. Please take a few minutes to check them out.
The driving force behind veteran Los Angeles soul-jazz ensemble Breakestra, Miles Tackett emerges as a bonafide guitar-slinging, rock 'n' roll heavy hitter on the bluesy track "Everything."
Sunday night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was the perfect date night for guitar players, geeks and dorks. The double bill of Jeff Beck and ZZ Top gave guitar players and their significant others, the best of both worlds. The musical wet dreams from Beck's fingers were for the six-stringed daydreamers, while the "Tube Snake Boogie" of ZZ Top gave everyone a reason to shake their booties.
Columbus, Ohio's Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons turns up the blues and the rock 'n' roll for a full-force new track called "Hurricane."