Chicago’s Best Bluesman on New Album ‘Hard Times’ – American Blues Scene

John Prime is a two-time Grammy nominated artist and was a bandleader for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Magic Slim & The Tear Drops. A Chicago master blues musician, John plays rhythm, lead, slide, sings, and writes his own material. He’s played and recorded with The Rolling Stones, Junior Wells, Sammy Lawhorn, Buddy Guy, Gary … Read more

Blues Harmonica Ace Grant Dermody to Release New Album in October – American Blues Scene

Singer, songwriter, and acclaimed harmonica player Grant Dermody‘s devotion to the blues naturally leads him in different directions. While his last album, Digging in John’s Backyardfound him collaborating with guitarist Frank Fotusky on a set of songs that paid tribute to John Jackson, a foremost practitioner and proponent of Piedmont blues, his upcoming effort, Behind … Read more

Aaron Liddard (new album ‘Nylon Man’ and tour dates from 29 Sep.) – London Jazz News

Saxophonist/composer Aaron Liddard is about to release “Nylon Man” his debut studio album under his own name, the title a reference to the three cities which have, as he says, ‘most fed my soul’. Aaron Liddard has been particularly broad and all-embracing vision of music, and no fewer than forty-two different musicians playing or singing … Read more

John Lee Hooker’s Best-Selling Comeback Album ‘The Healer’ Set For Reissue – American Blues Scene

Craft Recordings is pleased to reissue John Lee Hooker‘s widely acclaimed album, The healer, on vinyl and CD, after more than a decade of being out of print. The 1989 LP earned the then 73-year-old blues icon his first GRAMMY® Award (for the song “I’m in the Mood” with Bonnie Raitt) and features contributions from … Read more

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado Announce New Album ‘Navigation Blues’ Share Video

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado by Christoffer Askman Denmark’s premier roots-rockers Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado have released an official music video for “Navigation Blues,” the title track off their new album, out September 30th via Provogue / Mascot Label Group. A sepia-tinged pre-war blues stomp that sees Risager yearn,” Truckloads of darkness … Read more

Exclusive World Premiere – John Fusco’s ‘Bad Luck Rides Shotgun’ From Upcoming Album ‘Borderlands’ – American Blues Scene

Born out of pandemic soul-searching, John Fusco‘s new CD is cinematic storytelling of the American southwest, a region branded by distinctive character traits from the historical mirage of Manifest Destiny. Part hard-bitten grit, swirling dust and laden with ancient gospel overtones, Borderlands, set for release on October 21 via Rocket 88 Records, brings an existential … Read more

Grant Green Jr – (new album ‘Thank You Mr. Bacharach’) – London Jazz News

Guitarist Grant Green Jr’s new album is “Thank You Mr Bacharach” (ZMI Records). Feature by Denny Ilett. Regardless of the harmonic developments in jazz that began in the early 1940’s and continue to this day, musicians have always strived to maintain a close relationship to melody; whether their own or those of other writers. Melodic-based … Read more

Brooklyn Blues Guitarist Emanuel Casablanca Releases Debut Album ‘Blood On My Hands’ – American Blues Scene

“’Blood On My Hands’ being the title track says a lot,” Emanuel Casablanca Tell me of his debut album, out today via Kings County Blues. The 16-song collection lays bare his abilities as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist as well as bridges the gulf between the case-hardened persona and one’s inner life. “I have done … Read more

Charlotte Glasson (‘Bonito’ album launch. Pizza Express Soho, 25 August 2022) – London Jazz News

“If you’ve ever wondered what smiles sound like, this is it!” (Hot Press, Ireland). Brighton-based saxophonist/ multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson brings her 6-piece band to Soho’s Pizza Express on Thursday 25 August to launch her new album Bonito. And the are some interesting and unusual stories behind her compositions. Interview by Alison Bentley: Charlotte Glasson. Photo … Read more

Dameronia’s Legacy All-Stars feat. Jim Rotondi and Dick Oatts. New album on Ubuntu Music – London Jazz News

Ira Gitler wrote of Tadd Dameron (1917-1965): “His melodies were so beautiful, but at the same time, they swung. He was airborne, to me. He was in the heavens before he got there.” Dameronia’s Legacy All-Stars, a Euro-American octet, celebrates the music of the great Ohio-born pianist/composer in a live album which has just been … Read more