Category Archives: blues

Rock Returns Home to the Blues

As a lifelong rock ’n’ roller and blues fan, I’ve lamented the steep decline in the popularity of rock music in recent years, particularly among musicians. In 2017 The Guardian reported that hip-hop and R&B had overtaken rock as “the … Continue reading

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Good Time Blues for Bad Time Days

“The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.” —Kurt Vonnegut Here’s the Illness… During these times when things seem to go from bad to worse and then worse again, music is one of the few things … Continue reading

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Contemporary Bluesmen Shine

In previous reviews I’ve written about the rise of women in contemporary blues, highlighting their impressive accomplishments reinvigorating the form. (See LINKS below.) But from all this it might seem the men are lagging behind. Nothing could be further from … Continue reading

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