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понедельник, 22 января 2018 г.

Sean Webster - If Only

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 44:58
Size: 103,2 MB
Label: Blues Matters Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hero - 3:50
 2. Mama - 4:35
 3. Hurting So Bad - 3:44
 4. Been Lonely Too Long - 3:44
 5. Missing You - 4:04
 6. The One - 3:00
 7. So Rare - 6:40
 8. Since We've Been Over - 3:40
 9. Music - 5:00
10. Lie To Me - 6:36

Sean Webster is een inspirerende gitarist en zanger met een grote reputatie in de Britse blues en bluesrock scene. Sinds de oprichting van zijn eigen band in 2003 is het wel een komen en gaan geweest van muzikanten. In 2004 bracht Sean zijn debuut album ‘Coming Long Time’ uit. Het album werd vooral in de UK heel goed onthaald en dat opende de deuren voor een platencontract. Het voorname Britse muziek magazine Blues Matters omschreef ‘Coming Long Time’ als een echte parel.Vooral het fijne gitaarwerk van Sean, dat een combinatie is van vele invloedrijke gitaristen werd bejubeld. De muzikale invloeden komen vooral van Mark Knopfler, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton en Albert Collins. Nog een andere troef is het sexy, laag en rijk stem geluid van Webster. In 2005 deed de band veel optredens in de UK en stond de band ook op het hoofdpodium van verschillende grote Britse festivals zoals het R & B Festival in Colne, het Burnley Festival en Maryport Festival. In 2005 verscheen dan het tweede album van Sean dat als titel ‘If Only’ meekreeg. Met dit meer op blues gericht album bereikte Webster een breder en jonger publiek, wat hem nog populairder maakte. Tony Edser, redacteur van het officiele Eric Clapton tijdschrift, Where’s Eric, schreef in dat tijdschrift dat Sean Webster de man was om in het oog te houden. Er was dat jaar ook het gerucht dat Sean als gitarist mee zou mogen op tournee in de Eric Clapton Band. Spijtig voor Webster werd Robert Cray verkozen en werd hij tweede keus. Sean Webster tourde nadien nog veelvuldig in Amerika en Europa en er volgden nog een paar albums zoals de dubbele cd ‘Live & In Session’ en ‘The First 10 Years’. Daarna trok Sean met zijn gezin voor enkele jaren naar Australie, om daarna terug te keren naar het Verenigd koninkrijk om zich volledig toe te leggen op zijn muzikale carriere.

If Only

четверг, 4 января 2018 г.

Blue Attitude - Paperback

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 44:19
Size: 101,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

 1. Deep Down In Me - 4:02
 2. Ghost Town - 4:02
 3. Man in the Moon - 3:41
 4. Counting Hours - 3:52
 5. 99 Degrees - 3:54
 6. Paperback - 4:45
 7. Take It Easy on Me - 4:11
 8. Fool for You - 2:58
 9. Armed Angels - 4:07
10. The Bullet - 3:46
11. Lift Me up - 2:21
12. Just A Touch - 2:32

Blues, blues based rock, and ballads featuring a female vocalist with strong lyrical content and complimentary lead guitar.
Album Notes
Christiane and I have been writing music together since 2015 and bring out the best in each other. Our music is a little different from the typical blues and blues rock you may be used to hearing, lyrically it is much stronger than your typical blues lyric.
Some of the comments we have received for our music :
"Beautiful compositions with wonderful guitar playing by Dave Bell. The sultry voice of Chris Spruit completes everything, a nice album to get through these dark days."
"Love the interaction, musically between the guitar craftsmanship (well done Dave!) and Chris (again: what a voice!).. I enjoyed that 'dialog' that's sometimes in the instruments (and licks) and the other time in the 'singing'. Very, very well done, respect! Mar T."
"I love the expression you two achieved on this, just the right sound, guitars and vocals are fabulous!"
"Smoking and very powerful !!! Killer job Chris !!! Love your guitar on this Dave !!!"
"Wow! This one is great!! Both of you are more powerful than ever. Your emotion touches my soul!"
"...and up go the goosebumps ... mesmerizing guitar ... and, Chris. your voice goes up and down my spine <3"
"Another cool collab from ya'll! Super tasty playing, Dave. And yeah, Chris' outro vamping was sweet!"


John Verity - Blue to my Soul

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 46:08
Size: 108,1 MB
Label: Time Blues
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Such A Feeling - 5:22
 2. This Old Dog - 4:03
 3. Blues In Heaven - 5:05
 4. The Blues Is My Business - 4:24
 5. Never Gonna Change - 4:06
 6. Alabama Blues - 2:52
 7. Say The Word - 3:53
 8. Wasted Years - 4:59
 9. A Better Way - 6:03
10. Hold Your Head Up - 5:16

'Blue to my Soul' is JV's 20th album since the 'Argent' days and finds John once again in the company of some great musicians, continuing along his chosen path of blues flavoured originals and covers. As ever, the music is powerful yet soulful, mixing UK style guitar blues influences with strong choruses, and lyrics bound to make you smile and perhaps even make you cry... 'Blue to my Soul' comprises six JV originals together with four covers, three of which are already in the JV Band live set, plus an acoustic version of Alabama Blues, featuring Max Milligan on guitar.
The rest of the album features: Steve Rodford or Liam James Gray on drums. Bob Skeat, Roger Inniss, John Gordon or Jamie Mallender on bass. Jamie Pipe, Bob Fridzema, or Ian Gibbons on keyboards. Bianca Kinane or Jayne Tretton on background vocals. The CD is recorded, mixed and mastered entirely at 101 Recorders, Cardington UK.

Blue to my Soul

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 44:20
Size: 101,9 MB
Label:J&R Adventures
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

 1. Give It Everything You Got - 4:37
 2. Dam Your Eyes - 4:31
 3. Black Coffee - 4:12
 4. Lullaby of the Leaves - 5:41
 5. Why Don't You do Right - 4:34
 6. Saved - 3:47
 7. Sitting on Top of the World - 3:55
 8. Joy - 4:21
 9. Soul on Fire - 5:00
10. Addicted - 3:38

She is an edgy, no-holds-barred soul singer from Los Angeles California, and he is a top-notch shredding blues guitarist from Upstate New York. Together, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa are a powerful duo and one of the best in blues-rock music.
Beth Hart fell in love with music at the young age of 4 and has been unstoppable ever since. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter has been blowing people away with her sultry blues, vocal genius, and passionate performances for over two decades now, performing everywhere from Tennessee to Europe. To date, Hart has released 10 studio albums, and her most recent release, Fire on the Floor, lit a fire in the hearts of her European fans late last year and is warming the hearts of her stateside fans as well! Now, she and Joe are looking forward to releasing a third studio album together as a duo.
The pair met back in 2010 when all-star producer Kevin Shirley urged them to combine their immensely talented forces. Not long after, they released their first all-covers album “Don’t Explain” in 2011, because, Hart jokes “Joe asked me to.” The album received a lot of praise as “one of the best rock albums of the year” and quickly reached the number 3 spot on Billboard’s Blues Chart. This collaboration was so successful that they decided to record another album in 2013 entitled Seesaw which was nominated for a Grammy Award. They are now poised to release their third studio album Black Coffee in 2018.

Black Coffee

Tinsley Ellis - Winning Hand

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 48:39
Size: 112,4 MB
Label: Alligator Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sound of a Broken Man - 4:51
 2. Nothing But Fine - 3:52
 3. Gamblin' Man - 5:59
 4. I Got Mine - 4:14
 5. Kiss This World - 3:55
 6. Autumn Run - 6:12
 7. Satisfied - 2:48
 8. Don't Turn off the Light - 4:41
 9. Dixie Lullaby - 3:15
10. Saving Grace - 8:48

Alligator Records has set a January 12, 2018 release date for Winning Hand, the powerful new album from Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis.
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ellis and keyboardist Kevin McKendree, the ten brilliantly performed, fervently sung tracks on Winning Hand include nine originals, ranging from blistering blues to heart-pounding rock to soulful ballads. “Guitar, guitar, guitar is what this album is all about,” says Ellis, who recorded primarily with his 1959 Fender Stratocaster, his 1967 Gibson ES 345 and his 1973 Les Paul Deluxe. Guitar World says, “Ellis’ playing sparkles with depth and subtlety. Whether playing deep, slow blues or uptempo rockers, Ellis rides a gorgeously fat, pure tone.”
Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.” Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best loved, hardest working and most well-travelled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist’s guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam. “A musician never got famous staying home,” he says.
Born in Atlanta in 1957, Ellis was raised in southern Florida. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, The Rolling Stones and Southern rockers like The Allman Brothers. As he discovered the roots of these bands, he attended shows by B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and every other blues artist who came through town.
Already an accomplished teenaged musician, Ellis returned to Atlanta and started playing with local bands. In 1981, along with veteran blues singer and harpist Chicago Bob Nelson, Tinsley formed The Heartfixers, a group that would become Atlanta’s top-drawing blues band. After cutting three Heartfixers albums for the Landslide label, Ellis was ready to head out on his own.
Georgia Blue, Tinsley’s first Alligator release, hit the unprepared public by surprise in 1988. The Chicago Tribune said, “Tinsley Ellis torches with molten fretwork. Ellis takes classic, Southern blues-rock workouts and jolts them to new life with a torrid ax barrage.” Tinsley’s next four releases — 1989’s Fanning The Flames, 1992’s Trouble Time, 1994’s Storm Warning, and 1997’s Fire It Up — further grew his fan base and his fame. Features and reviews ran inRolling Stone, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and in many other national and regional publications.
Ellis released an album on Capricorn Records in 2000 and on Telarc in 2002. He returned to Alligator in 2005, releasing Live–Highwayman, which captured the fifth-gear energy of his live shows. He followed it with two more incendiary studio releases, 2007’s Moment Of Truth and 2009’s Speak No Evil. He has since self-released four successful albums on his own Heartfixer label.
Over the course of his career, Ellis has shared stages with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, The Allman Brothers, Leon Russell, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins and many others. Whether he’s on stage with his own band or jamming with artists like Buddy Guy, the  Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule or Widespread Panic, he always plays with grit, soul and unbridled passion. Back home on Alligator Records with his new album and a massive live tour in the works, Tinsley Ellis is ready to prove again that whenever he picks up a guitar, he’s playing with a winning hand.

Winning Hand

среда, 27 декабря 2017 г.

James Montgomery Blues Band - Bring It On Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 47:49
Size: 109,9 MB
Label: Conqueroot
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sweet Sixteen - 4:04
 2. The Sleeper - 5:09
 3. Dimples - 2:53
 4. Back On My Knees Again - 5:09
 5. Lovin' Cup - 4:07
 6. Bring It On Home - 5:21
 7. Mona - 3:28
 8. Ramblin' Man - 4:25
 9. Juniors' Jump - 2:31
10. Wedding Ring - 6:28
11. Sinkin' Blues - 4:09

You could say Bring It on Home is Montgomery's most well-rounded album -- what with tracks by Lowell Fulson, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, and Hank Williams resting alongside Montgomery's own imitative compositions and traditional reworkings, but he's still pretty much a standard Saturday night bluesman. He plays competently and devotedly enough, but you've heard all this before from more capable and expressive artists.

Bring It On Home

вторник, 26 декабря 2017 г.

Kenny Acosta and the House Reckers - Spanish Town Mardi Gras

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 33:02
Size: 76,0 MB
Label: Bluzman Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Drawers - 3:40
 2. Spanish Town Mardi Gras - 2:51
 3. Rajun Cajun - 3:11
 4. Call the Plumber - 4:52
 5. Ain't Heard Jack - 2:01
 6. Mojo - 3:15
 7. Linda Lou - 2:52
 8. Cocaine Blues - 3:20
 9. Time Bomb - 3:12
10. Woke Up This Morning - 3:45

Having played out of Austin, TX for many years, with the likes of Kim Wilson, W C Clark, and Stevie & Jimmy Vaughn, one might expect a different kind of sound from KENNY ACOSTA. However, it's very apparent that, although he can be diversified, he never strayed far from those Delta roots. On "SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS", it's quite evident where this Baton Rouge native is from.
Anyone who has ever had a bowl of gumbo knows that it's a perfect blend of many different ingredients. KENNY'S music is no different. This discs main ingredients are several very well done covers and several very well written originals spiced up with a hint of island fare, pinches of funk, dashes of blues, splashes of jazz, spoonfuls of soul and lots of good ol' Cajun hot stuff.
The people responsible for this very tasteful creation are KENNY ACOSTA on guitar and vocals, JOE EUNICE on bass, BRANDON COCKBURN on drums and JOE "BOY" MICELLI on percussion.
"SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS" opens with a very jazzy yet super soulful version of "BLACK DRAWERS". KENNY'S vocals, very reminiscent of a young Dr. John, and his very smooth, jazzy style of guitar, along with great effort from JOE on bass, clearly highlight this track.
The original title track, "SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS", picked me up from my desk and placed me in a seedy little cantina where I watched a scantily clad women, dancing to Flamenco music, attempt to seduce Ricardo Montalban. What a great song!
For the funk fans "RAJUN CAJUN" is all yours. This one is pretty much all about JOE MICELLI slapping the hell out of some congas, bongos and whatever else he can get those hot hands of his on. On the other hand, total blues freaks like me will just love "CALL THE PLUMBER". This is good old down home blues at it's best. KENNY'S vocals and blues guitar are the best they get on this one, another original.
Although he didn't write it, "LINDA LOU" is a perfectly written song for KENNY'S voice and singing style. He seems to really enjoy cutting loose on this one. This track, just shy of three minutes, could have pleasantly been twice the length. It seemed just as KENNY was peaking the track was ending.
"COCAINE BLUES" is another track which features KENNY'S smooth and soulful vocals and his great guitar playing. This is the kind of stuff you can listen to all day long and never tire of. JOE and BRANDON are both at their peak on this one as well.
KENNY ACOSTA AND THE HOUSE RECKERS are one of those bands that love being on the road. If you live anywhere in the South Eastern part of the United States, do as I recently did and catch his live act. You can view his schedule, and buy a few of his CD's at www.kennyacosta.com. While you're there, tell the BLUZMAN that the BLEWZZMAN sends his love.

Spanish Town Mardi Gras

среда, 6 декабря 2017 г.

Ally Venable Band - Train Wreck Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 29:42
Size: 68,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Train Wreck Blues - 3:27
 2. Sneaky Feeling - 2:30
 3. Downhearted Blues - 3:27
 4. No Glass Shoes - 3:29
 5. Glowing Faces ( T O Song) - 4:24
 6. Thrill - 4:15
 7. Chasing The Kings - 4:26
 8. What You Gonna Do About Me - 3:40

"A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement on the Modern Blues Scene. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Ally Venable, starting singing at an early age in church and in recent years picked up the guitar and found her passion.As a protege of Lance Lopez, Ally’s songwriting, guitar playing and onstage performance are magnificent. This 17-year-old female packs a punch. She is the 2014 and 2015 East Texas Female Guitarist of the Year. Each of Ally’s band mates are versatile on multiple instruments. Bassist Bobby Wallace is a master at his craft and his years of experience enhance the band. Classically trained musician and drummer, Elijah Owings, brings a steady but dynamic sound to the band. He is the backbone of their Modern Rockin’ Blues sound. As the 2104, 2015 East Texas Music Awards Female guitar player of the 2015 and 2016 East Texas Blues Band of the Year. The Ally Venable Band is a must-see live!!! Ally has shared the stage with Gary Hoey, Rick Derringer, Wes Jeans, Lance Lopez, Kingfish Ingram, and Many others.

Train Wreck Blues

четверг, 30 ноября 2017 г.

State Of Empire - Get With It

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 42:09
Size: 97,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nothing More - 3:36
 2. Let Me Be - 3:26
 3. Fight For The Fall - 3:44
 4. Flesh and Bone - 5:24
 5. Get With It - 3:41
 6. Back To Me - 3:03
 7. Can't Stop - 3:19
 8. Give You My Love - 4:12
 9. Shake Me - 4:21
10. Like A .44 - 3:33
11. Red Hand Blues - 3:46

You gotta get with it, you're gonna regret it! Get With It, State of Empire's sophomore release is bigger, better and heavier than their debut album. You can tell with a single listen that these songs were crafted over a year of writing and performing, fine tuning what has become a solid rock album from front to back. Every song takes you to a place where Rock and Roll originated while maintaining a modern originality of those who came before. This album is how music used to be and where music needs to go. Edgy, punchy and groovy...you won't regret it!

Get With It

Mark "Porkchop" Holder - Death And The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 38:06
Size: 88,1 MB
Label: Alive Naturalsound
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Captain Captain - 4:42
 2. Sad Days And Lonely Nights - 4:23
 3. Coffin Lid - 3:43
 4. Big Boat - 3:41
 5. Nobody Wants to Cry - 3:09
 6. Be Righteous - 3:53
 7. Bless Me Santasima - 1:26
 8. Billy The Kid - 3:37
 9. James Leg - 1:46
10. What is Wrong with Your Mind - 3:49
11. Death And The Blues - 3:52

A slide guitarist with a passion for the blues and the hard-hitting sound of a rocker, Mark "Porkchop" Holder first made his name as a member of the raw and rollicking punk-blues trio the Black Diamond Heavies. Holder joined the Black Diamond Heavies in 2004, and appeared on their debut EP, You Damn Right. By 2006, Holder had left the band to strike out on his own, and he traveled across the country and around the globe playing ferocious slide guitar in a one-man-band format. Years of touring took a toll on Holder, and after years of struggle with depression and chemical dependence issues, he returned to his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee to focus on his health and getting a fresh start. In 2016, Holder began gigging locally with a new backing band he called MPH, featuring Travis Kilgore on bass and backing vocals and Doug Bales on drums. Holder wasted no time taking the band into the studio, and in February 2017 Holder released his first solo album, Let It Slide, via Alive Naturalsound Records.

Death And The Blues