Bywater Call to Release New Album ‘Remain’ – American Blues Scene

Powerhouse 7-piece Southern soul, blues and roots rock band Bywater Call have announced a September 2nd world-wide release date for their new album, Remainon Gypsy Soul Records, distributed in the US by Alliance Entertainment, in Canada by Warner Music and in Europe by Proper Music. Powered by the dynamic vocals of Meghan Parnell and the … Read more

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram With Support From Blue Milk at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – American Blues Scene

Words by Stuart Stott and Colin Campbell. First band up was the Glasgow-based Blue Milk, consisting of four excellent musicians: Johnny McGiffen (lead singer and guitarist), Taylor Whyte (drums), Ike Malinki (bass), and Leo Glaister (harmonica). Together they take the blues genre to a contemporary level, mixing their own feel and giving a very authentic, … Read more

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Blues Hall of Famer Lucille Bogan – American Blues Scene

Lucille Bogan is best known as arguably the most hardcore blues artist of the pre-war era. What we familiarly call Hokum Blues, was also known in the early 20th Century as simply Dirty Blues, and Lucille was the unabashed queen. Here are some things you may not know about her. Disputed Origins: Lucille Bogan was … Read more

Emanuel Casablanca Premieres Video for ‘Bloodshot Eyes’ ft. Albert Castiglia – American Blues Scene

“’Blood On My Hands’ being the title track says a lot,” Emanuel Casablanca Tell me of his debut album, to be released August 19, 2022 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 … Read more

An Evening With Jackson Browne and his Band – American Blues Scene

Some describe the 1970s as the decade of giving rise to the singer-songwriter. Turn on the radio back then and chances are a song by Dan Fogelberg, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Dan Hill, Laura Nyro, Jim Croce, or Gordon Lightfoot would be playing. One of the earliest singer-songwriters to make audiences sit up and take … Read more

Vintage Trouble Plays a Rare Club Date to Packed House – American Blues Scene

Are you Ready? Roar! (repeat) Are You READY? Louder roar. (repeat) ARE YOU READY! Get your hands together for Vintage Trouble! The band entered the stage and took their customary, band-only moment in a pre-game, back-to-the-audience huddle before opening with new song “Love With Me.” This full tilt, hands-in-the-air, rocker broke the sweat and supercharged … Read more

Tom Skinner’s Science Project Release Debut LP ‘First Set’ Dedicated to Red Dirt Pioneer – American Blues Scene

Singer-songwriter and Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Tom Skinner, a member of Garth Brooks’ early band, is hailed as a founding father of the Red Dirt music movement. Before passing away in 2015, his final wish was that his musical collaborators carry on the weekly Wednesday Night showcases he founded – a regular event known … Read more

Early Times is in ‘Electric City,’ New Album Featuring Bobby Rush and Eliza Neals – American Blues Scene

Early Times grew up in Sacramento, CA and lives in New York. While in Sacramento, early operated Fantasia Music, a record label that had international distribution through Bayside. He released Society for the Misunderstood (Best CD in Sac This Week); Hobo Deluxe (Best CD nomination Sacramento Area Music Awards); The Comedown (Best CD nomination Sacramento … Read more

Shemekia Copeland Takes The Gloves Off on Race Relations on ‘Done Come Too Far’ – American Blues Scene

For a genre that purports to be “the truth,” blues has forever been behind the times in addressing the 800 lb. gorilla in the room. And that is, the prejudice in race relations that’s been so eloquently brought into focus in the Me Too movement. Pain and suffering have played a big role in blues … Read more