New Blues: Blue Moon Marquee — ‘Scream, Holler & Howl’
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New Blues: Blue Moon Marquee — ‘Scream, Holler & Howl’

There’s something undeniably sophisticated about the soulful growl and wail of A.W. Cardinal on Scream, Holler & Howl, the latest release from blues duo Blue Moon Marquee. It’s an album that transports the listener to other dimensions, and Mr. Cardinal is a trustworthy tour guide through the musical carny underground terrain. All in all, it’s … Continue reading

New Blues: Al Basile — ‘Through With Cool’
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New Blues: Al Basile — ‘Through With Cool’

When eight-time Blues Music Award-nominated singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile sings, “I’m through with cool, I can’t be cool no more,” don’t believe it. He will release his latest CD, Through with Cool, on Sweetspot Records (distributed by City Hall Records) on August 19, 2022. Having heard the album’s 14 original songs, I’m here to say that “cool” … Continue reading

New Blues/Soul: Kat Riggins — ‘Progeny’
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New Blues/Soul: Kat Riggins — ‘Progeny’

Kat Riggins — Progeny Label: Gulf Coast Records Kat Riggins’s new album, Progeny, is full of songs well worth pondering long after the needle is finished spiraling its way through the vinyl. What’s more — each song receives a performance that matches and sometimes even surpasses its quality. Big-voiced blues/soul vocalist Kat Riggins comes across as seriously … Continue reading