A Thanksgiving Musical Tradition – American Blues Scene

Arlo Guthrie‘s “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” has become a Thanksgiving tradition on radio like The Macy’s Day parade is on TV. Arlo changed the paradigm of late ’60s folk music with the song. A lifelong resident of western Massachusetts, Arlo is the son of folk music icon Woody Guthrie of “This Land Is Your Land” fame, … Read more

Adrenaline-Fueled Expressive Blues From Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band In Riveting New Album Release – American Blues Scene

Blues and rock fans across Europe will be anticipating with relish the premiere of this heart-rending, inspirational album comprising eight self-penned tracks and an original version of a famous Scottish tune. Cover by Rob Blackham from Blackham Images 105 is the fifth studio album from Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band and will undoubtedly be … Read more

12 New Modern Blues Rock Songs You Must Hear Winter 2022

Photo: Larkin Poe (Jason Stoltz), Walter Trout (Alex Solca), Buddy Guy, The Commoners 12 New Modern Blues Rock Songs You Must Hear Winter 2022 By Martine Ehrenclou With the holidays upon us, I thought you might enjoy some outstanding new modern blues and rock songs for your Thanksgiving. If you’re in other countries and don’t … Read more

In Vogue UK Singer and Lyricist Ruth Lyon Premieres Inspirational New Solo EP – American Blues Scene

The blues runs deeply through the veins of singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ruth Lyon and also within the themes of her original songs. Whilst the musical structures are not traditional blues, they are perfect platforms for her intense emotions and reflections in this latest recording, Direct Debit To Vogue. The title refers to Lyon’s reluctance … Read more

The Winery Dogs Announce New Album ‘III’

The Winery Dogs III The Winery DogsNew Album ‘III’Set To Release February 3, 2023World Tour begins February 15 The Winery Dogs are finally back! The vibrant power trio known as THE WINERY DOGS—RICHIE KOTZEN, MIKE PORTNOYand Billy Sheehan-marked their recording territory with new music. But now, following a seven-year break from the studio, THE WINERY … Read more

Scott Billington – Making Tracks: A Record Producer’s Southern Roots Music Journey

Scott Billington – Making Tracks: A Record Producer’s Southern Roots Music Journey University Press of Mississippi https://www.upress.state.ms.us 324 Pages hardcover edition Rounder Records has long been one of the finest purveyors of American roots music. Many Blues Blast readers undoubtedly treasure many of the recordings that the label released starting in the early 1980s. One … Read more

Barbara Dane – This Bell Still Rings: My Life of Defiance and Song

Barbara Dane – This Bell Still Rings: My Life of Defiance and Song Happyday Books https://www.heydaybooks.com/ 488 Pages Singer Barbara Dane’s autobiography This Bell Still Rings: My Life of Defiance and Song, is the long awaited story of the jazz, blues, folk, world music and gospel pioneer, who at 96 years old, writes vividly, with … Read more

Alligator Records Founder and President Bruce Iglauer Celebrated in Washington D.C. For Label’s 50th Anniversary

(LR): Mitch Glazier, Bruce Iglauer, Jan Schakowsky, Glen Barros, Dr. Richard James Burgess and Morna Willens (Photo by Daniel Swartz) RIAA, A2IM And Exceleration Music – Hosted EventFeatured iconic blues artist Shemekiah Copeland Representative Jan Schakowsky And Members Of The Illinois Delegation Honored Cultural Impact Of The Blues Alligator Records Founder and president Bruce Iglauer … Read more

Craft Recordings Celebrates 60th Anniversary of John Lee Hooker’s ‘Burnin’ – American Blues Scene

Craft Recordings celebrates the 60th anniversary of John Lee Hooker’s electrifying blues album, Burnin’, with several special reissues. Set for release on February 24, 2023, and available for pre-order today, the album includes the original recording of Hooker’s highly-influential signature hit, “Boom Boom,” and features members of the legendary Funk Brothers (Motown Records’ celebrated house … Read more

Rising Star Liz Jones Releases Epic Debut Solo Album ‘Bounty’ – American Blues Scene

The context for this debut premiere of Bounty is significant. As Scotland’s singer and songwriter Liz Jones explains:The album was produced by myself and Jennifer Clark, starting from the basis of simple voice and acoustic guitar performances, but many musicians have later added contributions and many of the songs are richly layered. This is Jen’s … Read more