Category Archives: blues

Album review: ‘Tales from the Alluvial’ by Jonathan Burden

Jon Burden, guitarist and songwriter with Holly & Jon, has released a new album of solo material titled Tales from the Alluvial, rescued from his personal archives where the songs had lain unreleased since being recorded in the 1990s. Music … Continue reading

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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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