New Blues: Val Starr & the Blues Rocket — ‘Healing Kind of Blues’

Val Starr & the Blues Rocket’s new album, Healing Kind of Blues, is a collection of original blues songs in a mostly uplifting, energetic style. You’ve heard of “Memphis Blues,” “Delta Blues,” “Chicago Blues,” and others. Val Starr delivers “California Blues” — an eclectic mix of traditional blues, West-Coast swing, and rock and jazz infused … Continue reading


New Blues: Ben Racine Band — ‘Live à Montréal’

Ben Racine Band — Live à Montréal The Ben Racine Band is been one of Montreal’s most critically acclaimed blues acts. Racine brings strong vocals to a stellar musician group (including a tight rhythm section, a sizzling horn section and a show-stopping telecaster guitar). They won the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where Ben won … Continue reading


New Contemporary Blues: Bobby Messano — ‘Lemonade’

Bobby Messano — Lemonade Label: Fishhead Records The ninth studio album from guitarist and contemporary bluesman Bobby Messano will be released Friday, July 12th. On it, Messano proves his worth as a storyteller/songwriter as well. The album, Lemonade, is what happens when the right songs meet the right musicians, led by the right, fearless leader. That … Continue reading