Windy City Wednesday – ‘Lonely Traveller’ by Jimmie Lee Robinson and The Ice Cream Men – American Blues Scene

Welcome to Windy City Wednesday. In this weekly offering from American Blues Scene we share classic and sometimes forgotten blues albums from some of the most iconic Chicago blues men and women ever to grace wax. This edition focuses on the album Lonely Traveler by Jimmie Lee Robinson and The Ice Cream Men. Jimmie Lee … 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

Allison Russell Brings Survivors’ Joy To The New York City Winery article @ All About Jazz

Allison Russell is one of this year’s most improbable success stories and perhaps it’s most endearing. The singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist is a veteran of folk and roots bands including Po’ Girls and Birds of Chicago. Both bands have enjoyed a measure of critical acclaim but have had only modest success. Russell also joined Our Native Daughters, … Read more

Larry Simon – New York City Blues: Postwar Portraits from Harlem to the Village And Beyond

Larry Simon – New York City Blues: Postwar Portraits from Harlem to the Village And Beyond The University Press of Mississippi www.larrysimon-music.com 360 Pages Softcover edition When conversations roll around to discussing the metropolitan areas that figure prominently in the arc of the history of blues music, it would be no surprise to hear names … Read more

Windy City Wednesday – Little Arthur Duncan’s ‘Singin’ With the Sun’ – American Blues Scene

Welcome to Windy City Wednesday. This newest offering from American Blues Scene will share classic and sometimes forgotten blues albums from some of the most iconic Chicago blues men and women ever to grace wax. This edition focuses on the album Singin’ With the Sun by Little Arthur Duncan. *Notes by Chicago blues master guitarist … Read more