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New Jason Ricci album reinvents blues originality

It’s not often I write a track-by-track review so when I do you know that an album has fully captured my attention. (See my review of the Thornetta Davis album Honest Woman: https://chameleonfire1.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/thornetta-davis-a-new-blues-classic/) Approved by Snakes by Jason Ricci and … Continue reading

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Thornetta Davis: A New Blues Classic

From the first bar of When My Sister Sings the Blues, with its solitary slide guitar softly moaning to the spoken word homage of Felicia Davis, this is one album that knocks it out of the park. Thornetta herself steps … Continue reading

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John Latini Hits the Feelgood Groove

John Latini is news to me and in the Blues News /New Blues department it’s that rarest of assignments for a journalist—a good news story. But first off, I have to disagree with the Ann Arbor Observer, which likened Latini’s … Continue reading

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The Blues Comeback of 2016-17

In a year that many will be all too happy to see the back of with so many tragic losses in the music world, the blues seems to have made something of a comeback. Surprising everyone, the Rolling Stones released … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie patrons dance on despite adversity

If there’s one thing the 23rd annual Winter Blues Boogie in Silverton proved this year, it’s that music and dancing can overcome adversity. The event was notable for several things – the reunion of the original Dr. Fun and the … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie a Kootenay Godsend

1. The January Blues You have to live in the mountains to appreciate what a godsend Winter Blues Boogie is in the depths of a Kootenay winter. The January blues, man. Skies about 50 feet off the ground. The chill … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie a Cure-all for the January Blahs

“The blues ain’t nothin’ but a good man feelin’ bad.” —Leon Redbone Ironic, isn’t it? That a form of music based on “feelin’ bad” should make people feel so good? Nothing less than the redemptive power of art in action. … Continue reading

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