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 keep his finger on the pulse of all new releases in the Blues arena. 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!

Taz Cru – Drive On

Taz Cru – Drive On

"Drive On"Subcat RecordsBy Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro  When it comes to his musical career, between touring as far and often as he does, and releasing powerfully performed albums on a very regular basis, "Drive On" is much more than a CD title for Tas Cru -...

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Cory Luetjen And The Traveling Blues Band

Cory Luetjen And The Traveling Blues Band

"Just The Blue Notes" Self Released By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro     Preface Whenever I offer advice to bands competing in the International Blues Challenge the thing that is on top of my list is to stress the importance...

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The Mary Jo Curry Band

The Mary Jo Curry Band

The Mary Jo Curry Band "Front Porch" Self Released Publicity: Blind Raccoon By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © Feb. 2020   If the saying "Time flies when you're having fun" holds any truth, then I must have been having a ball for the last three-and-a-half...

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Avey Grouws Band

Avey Grouws Band

"The Devil May Care" Self Released Publicity: Blind Raccoon By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © Feb. 2020 Two of the many reasons I enjoy doing these reviews are the pleasure I experience by getting to hear many new and very good bands before the rest of the world does and...

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Håkon Høye

Håkon Høye

Håkon Høye "Nights At The Surf Motel" Big H Records By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © Feb. 2020 Along with having previously worked with other bands from this country, and having just seen the country's Norsk Bluesunion and Oslo Bluesklubs blues societies representatives...

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Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton And Self Made Men + Dana “Tall Dark & Handsome” Hot Shot Records Publicity: Blind Raccoon By Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro Although I'll give him the handsome, I don't know exactly how tall or dark he is, so your guess is as good as mine as to...

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Michael Mills

Michael Mills

  Michael Mills“Dream a Dream”Sony DistributionMedia Management: Indienink Music By Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro Before I start to tell you about his music, I'd like to offer a big "WELCOME" to  Michael Mills, the latest addition to this great big blues family of...

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Big Jack Reynolds

Big Jack Reynolds

 The Music & Life OfBig Jack Reynolds“That's A Good Way To Get To Heaven”Third Street Cigar Records By Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © August 2019 Unknown Legend - is that a thing? It sound's like it shouldn't be and most likely isn't.  On the other hand, if...

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Tullie Brae

Tullie Brae

Tullie Brae“Revelation”Endless Blues Records By Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro If there were ever a real-life woman who I would compare to the Statue Of Liberty it would be Tullie Brae.  Like Lady Liberty, Tullie is statuesque; wears flamboyant outfits; is stunning to...

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Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy“Reason To Try”Vision Wall Records By Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro PreludeJust for the record, Shaun Murphy doesn't sing the blues, she doesn't sing rock, she doesn't sing soul, she doesn't sing Gospel, she doesn't sing country and she doesn't get...

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Jack Mack & The Heart Attack

Jack Mack & The Heart Attack

Jack Mack & The Heart Attack "Live From Centennial Park, Atlanta - 1996" Free Roll Records & Superstar Factory Productions, LLC Publicity: Blind Raccoon By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro © Dec. 2019   Prelude   It's July 1996, and Jack Mack & The Heart...

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“Innocent Joe” Kopicki

“Innocent Joe” Kopicki

"Just Me And My Innocent Self" Self Released By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro     Joe Kopicki, a. k. a. "Innocent Joe", is a well rounded and versatile musician who performs as a solo act, a duo act or with his full band - Innocent Joe And the Hostile Witnesses.  He also...

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Doug Duffey and BADD

Doug Duffey and BADD

"Play The Blues" Out Of The Past Music Publicity: Blind Raccoon By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro     Doug Duffey and BADD are a Louisiana based quartet that consists of Doug Duffey on vocals, piano and Hammond B3 organ; Dan Sumner on electric guitar, percussion...

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Screamin’ John Hawkins & TD Lind

Screamin’ John Hawkins & TD Lind

"Mr. Little Big Man" Down In The Alley Records Release date: October 12, 2019 By Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro "Mr. Little Big Man" is the second release on Down In The Alley Records for Screamin' John and TD Lind.  Their first - "Gimme More" -  was just shy of...

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