Vote in the ISC’s People’s Voice

Vote in the ISC’s People’s Voice

This is your chance to be heard by casting a vote for ISC’s People’s Voice. The song with the most public votes will be the People’s Voice winner, which is in addition to and separate from the regular winners selected by International Songwriting Competition’s (ISC)...
Trevor B. Power

Trevor B. Power

“What Is Real”Farm 189 RecordsPublicity: Blind RaccoonBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © March 2021  It’s been exactly two years since I reviewed Trevor B. Power’s first release and for songwriters like Trevor, the events of...
Swamp Poets

Swamp Poets

Swamp PoetsFeaturing: Christian Michael Berry”Hoodoo Du Voodoo”Retrofit RecordsBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © March 2021  The Swamp Poets are a Northern Arizona based American blues based roots music band.  Their primary influence...
Bobby Rush Wins a Grammy

Bobby Rush Wins a Grammy

Congratulations to Bobby Rush who won Best Traditional Blues Album for “Rawer than Raw” and to Fantastic Negrito who won Best Contemporary Blues Album for “Have you Lost your Mind Yet?” at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Also Congratulations to Jimmy...
Rosedale Junction

Rosedale Junction

“Stompin’ On The Front Porch”Center Block RecordsBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © March 2021  “Stompin’ On The Front Porch” is a very impressive debut release by the Boston based Rosedale Junction.  The album...
Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

“One More Mile”Blonde On Blonde Direct RecordsPublicity: Blind RaccoonBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © March 2021  Starting with the album’s title, “One More Mile”, telling you a bit about Dave Thomas and how this release came about is...
Six Degrees of Bill Sheffield

Six Degrees of Bill Sheffield

Check out this great article about our 2020 Honorary Lifetime Member, Bill Sheffield. Blues and Beyond: Six Degrees of Bill Sheffield.Fifty-plus years on the blues fringes hasn’t diminished the Atlanta veteran’s enthusiasm for the music he loves. By Hal...
Jay Walter and The Rectifiers

Jay Walter and The Rectifiers

“Rectification”Self ReleasedBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © March 2021  If you are from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area of “The North Star State” chances are quite good that you’ve heard of Jay Walter...
2021 ABS Membership News

2021 ABS Membership News

2020 has been a bust from the get-go. So many of us are hurting — either unemployed, working on reduced pay or hours, not having gigs to play or venues at which to play them, or not having enough customers at our businesses — if we’ve been lucky...
42nd Blues Music Awards!

42nd Blues Music Awards!

Congratulations to all nominees of the 42nd Blues Music Awards! The 42nd BMAs will be presented as a virtual event on Sunday, June 6, 2021 starting at 4 p.m. CT. The world is invited to watch the celebration, which will be live-streamed on...
Dave Keller

Dave Keller

“You Get What You Give”Tastee-Tone RecordsBy Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © February 2021  PrefaceIn addition to knowing about the sometimes sad and downright startling; to the sometimes uplifting and spiritual lyrics and songs on this...