Music Reviews

Keep up with the latest Blues releases and concert reviews

Most of our CD Reviews come to us from the tireless Peter Lauro, over at Music4Mary.com, who keeps his finger on the pulse of all new releases in the Blues universe.  Occasionally we have reviews submitted to us by ABS Members, and we encourage that!  We also encourage reviews of live concerts, if you’ve seen something lately that was particularly noteworthy. There is a lot here, so click away!

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClintonOutdated Emotion Hot Shot Records/Thirty TigersPublicity:  Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © May 2022 The best way to give you an idea of what Outdated Emotion, Delbert McClinton's twenty-seventh studio album, is all about is to...

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Markey Blue

Markey Blue

Markey Blue Ric Latina ProjectJumpin' The Broom SoulOSound RecordsManagement: The Galaxie Agency Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © April 2022 Q:  In addition to having all of their albums nominated for various blues awards, what contemporary blues act has not only had songs...

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Rosedale Junction

Rosedale Junction

Rosedale JunctionThe Last Rodeo Center Block Records Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © April 2022 This being the sophomore release for Rosedale Junction makes it apparent that it's not their first rodeo - as the expression goes - and although it's titled The Last Rodeo,...

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Midnite Johnny

Midnite Johnny

Midnite Johnny“Cohorts & Accomplices”Mosher St. Records Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © March 2022 Not only has John Morana - better known as Midnite Johnny - been a personal friend for forty plus years, but by having had most of his releases reviewed by us; and having...

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Trudy Lynn

Trudy Lynn

Trudy LynnGolden Girl Nola Blue RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © March 2022 Someone into numerology might have a term for the numbers seventy-five and fifty-seven playing out like they do here, but as Trudy Lynn simultaneously celebrates her...

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Mike Guldin

Mike Guldin

Mike GuldinTumblin' Blue Heart RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © March 2022 Talk about blasts from the past, looking back into the Mary4Music Blues Review Archives, I discovered that it has been over seventeen years since I first had the...

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Big Bad Blues

Big Bad Blues

Bubba And The Big Bad BluesDrifting Fullerton Gold RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © March 2022 If you're a part of the so cool SoCal blues scene, then you're already a big fan of Bubba And The Big Bad Blues. Having been together for over ten...

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Hurricane Ruth

Hurricane Ruth

Hurricane RuthLive at 3rd And Lindsley Hurricane Ruth RecordsRelease Date:  March 18, 2022Management: The Galaxie Agency Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © March 2022 Having already reviewed a few of her previous six releases, and with her having a song on...

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Professor Louie

Professor Louie

Professor Louie and The Crowmatix - 
Strike Up The Band Woodstock RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © March 2022 It's pretty much five years ago to the day that I reviewed Crowin' The Blues by Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, and...

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Kathy Murray

Kathy Murray

Kathy Murray and The KilowattsFully Charged Blue Heart RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © February 2022 Fully Charged is the fifth release for singer, songwriter, Grammy and Blues Music Awards nominee Kathy Murray, and her fourth with the...

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Scott Ramminger

Scott Ramminger

Live At 3rd & Lindsley Nashville Arbor Lane MusicPublicity: The Galaxie Agency Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © February 2022 Had I not heard it from a reliable source, after being subjected to Scott Ramminger's hilarious sense of humor and zany sarcasm (or is it?), I'd...

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Angela Easley

Angela Easley

Angela Easley – Rise Class A RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © February 2022 At the age of thirteen, in her home state of Mississippi, Angela Easley most likely had no clue that winning that local talent contest she entered would ultimately...

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The Love Light Orchestra

The Love Light Orchestra

The Love Light Orchestra:Leave The Light On Blue Heart RecordsRelease Date February 18, 2022Publicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © February 2022 Leave The Light On is the second, and first studio release from The Love Light Orchestra.  Formed in 2016,...

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Val Starr

Val Starr

Val Starr & The Blues RocketHealing Kind Of Blues Sandwich Factory RecordsRelease Date January 21, 2022 Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © January 2022 Following her successful top 10 charting 2020 release - "Lighter Side Of The Blues", Val Starr wasted absolutely no...

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Peter Veteska & Blues Train

Peter Veteska & Blues Train

Peter Veteska & Blues Train"So Far So Good" Blue Heart RecordsRelease Date: January 21, 2022Publicity: Blind RaccoonBy Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © Jan 2022 There may be a few others but off the top of my head, aside from Peter Veteska & Blues Train, I can't...

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Mississippi MacDonald

Mississippi MacDonald

Mississippi MacDonaldDo Right, Say Right Another Planet MusicPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © December 2021 PreludeAs I've often stated, other than to read the musician credits and track listings, I prefer to not read the CDs liner notes, or the one...

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Jon Spear Band

Jon Spear Band

Jon Spear BandB-Side Of My Life Self ReleasedPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © November 2021 As they get ready to celebrate their tenth anniversary at the turn of the new year, my partner Mary and I would like to be some of the first to say "Happy...

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The Porkroll Project

The Porkroll Project

The Porkroll Project"Papa Didn't Raise Me Right" Roadhouse Redemption RecordsPublicity: Blind RaccoonPeter "Blewzzman" Lauro © October 2021 The Porkroll Project has been part of the Mary4Music family for well over fifteen years now.  Since 2005, we have reviewed...

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Rusty Ends Blues Band

Rusty Ends Blues Band

Rusty Ends Blues Band Earwig MusicPublicity:  Blind RaccoonPeter "Blewzzman" Lauro © 2021 As Michael Frank, the disc's Executive Producer and CEO of Earwig Music, tells us in its liner notes, he and Rusty Ends met on a phone call that had absolutely nothing to do...

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Zac Harmon

Zac Harmon

Zac Harmon – Long As I Got My Guitar Catfood RecordsPublicity: Blind RaccoonBy Peter Lauro, © 2021 PreludeAs is known, when Zac Harmon jumped into the blues pool back in 2005, he didn't just make a splash - he created a tsunami.  His debut release - "The Blues...

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