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!

Breezy Rodio

Breezy Rodio

Breezy RodioUnderground Blues WindChill RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © August 2022 Underground Blues is the sixth blues release from Chicago Bluesman Breezy Rodio and it is the third that I have had the pleasure of working with.  For this...

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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

Dave ThomasRoad To The Blues Blonde on Blonde Direct RecordsPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © July 2022 Back in March of 2021, when I did a review of "One More Mile" - Dave Thomas' first release in five years - I stated that Dave had claimed to have...

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StratCat Willie & The Strays

StratCat Willie & The Strays

StratCat Willie & The StraysOn A Hot Tin Roof Eight Days A Week Records Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © July 2022 I ended my review of StratCat Willie's first release, On The Prowl - which was fifty years in the making - by letting him know that if it was going to be...

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Julian James

Julian James

Julian James And The Moonshine StateLive At The Star Self Released Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © July 2022 Having done reviews of albums from countless countries, with this being the first from the land down under, we now welcome Australia to the worldwide Mary4Music...

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Jonny T-Bird

Jonny T-Bird

Jonny T-Bird & The MPsPlay Time Neon Grub Jeer Music Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © June 2022 I guess Common Cents (not a typo, but the name of his fourth release) had something to do with it when Jonny T-Bird thought he shouldn't wait too long between releases,...

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JS Blues Band

JS Blues Band

JS Blues BandJS Blues Razberry Productions Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © June 2022 The JS Blues Band hails from Pennsylvania's Northeast region.  The band consists of: Johnny Searfoss on vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion; Chris Condel and Nick Lauro (relation...

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Steve Howell

Steve Howell

Steve Howell And The Mighty MenBeen Here And Gone Out Of The Past MusicPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © June 2022 In addition to being his tenth release, it's my opinion that Been There And Gone is Steve Howell's best and most interesting of the...

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Brad “Guitar” Wilson

Brad “Guitar” Wilson

Brad "Guitar" Wilson(Self Titled) Cali Bee MusicPublicity: Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © June 2022 This self titled, self produced release is the fourth for Brad "Guitar" Wilson and if it follows in the footsteps of his first three, then this will...

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Anthony Geraci

Anthony Geraci

Anthony GeraciBlues Called My Name Blue Heart RecordsPublicity:  Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © May 2022 The latest release from Anthony Geraci is titled Blues Called My Name and from what I'm hearing, it should easily raise the number of...

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Stew Cutler

Stew Cutler

Stew CutlerBlues From Another Angle COGNA Records Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © May 2022 PreludeEvery once in awhile I come across an artist that I never heard of and then after researching them - and more importantly, after hearing their music - I wonder why I...

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Vaneese Thomas

Vaneese Thomas

Vaneese ThomasFight The Good Fight Blue Heart RecordsPublicity:  Blind Raccoon Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © 2022 Fight The Good Fight is the ninth release for Vaneese Thomas and it's the third consecutive one that we here at Mary4Music have had the pleasure to work...

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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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