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

Featured Interview – Lightnin’ Malcolm – Blues Blast Magazine

Cover photo © 2022 Laura Carbone Ambassador of Mississippi Blues, Lightnin’ Malcolm, is getting a big lift to his career from signing and touring with Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records. However, Malcolm is not new to the blues scene. He has been releasing albums since 2004, was part of a duo with Cedric Burnside, played … 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

Issue 16-31 August 4, 2022 – Blues Blast Magazine

Ambassador of Mississippi Blues, Lightnin’ Malcolm, is getting a big lift to his career from signing and touring with Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records. However, Malcolm is not new to the blues scene. He has been releasing albums since 2004, was part of a duo with Cedric Burnside, played with the North Mississippi Allstars, has … 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

JUNO Award-Winning Crystal Shawanda Announces New Album ‘Midnight Blues

Crystal Shawanda JUNO Award-winning powerhouse singer-songwriter Crystal Shawanda is back with a new studio album, Midnight Blues, set for release September 30th on True North Records. This latest fiery bluesy Americana collection features the first single, “How Bad Do You Want It” — showcasing her full-throttle raspy voice, unmatched in today’s musical landscape, and an … 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