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

SFJAZZ Collective at Barbican Hall – London Jazz News

Chris Potter, Martin Luther McCoy, Gretchen Parlato, Etienne Charles, David Sanchez, Edward Simon, Warren Wolf, Matt Brewer & Kendrick Scott (Barbican, 25 June 2022. Live review by Charles Rees) LR: Edward Simon, Warren Wolf, Martin Luther McCoy, Chris Potter, Matt Brewer, Etienne Charles, David Sanchez & Kendrick Scott. Photo credit: Roger Thomas In celebration of … Read more

An Evening with Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren – American Blues Scene

Opening night of the Daryl Hall Concert with special guest Todd Rundgren was a cause for celebration in more ways than one. First of all, both “blue-eyed soul” singers had an opportunity to entertain an intergenerational crowd with hits from their respective careers. Secondly, the spacious Auditorium Theater has superb acoustics and was the perfect … Read more

The Blues Foundation Announces 2022 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees – American Blues Scene

The 12 honorees of The Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame’s 42nd class encompass over 70 years of music, spanning from Lucille Bogan in the 1920s & 1930s, Little Willie John in the 1950s & 1960s, and Johnnie Taylor from the 1950s through the 1990s. This year’s inductees in the Blues Hall of Fame’s five … Read more

The Complete, Legendary, Live Return at The Town Hall NYC November 4, 1973 (Oblivion Records, 2022) ***** ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein First thing first, given this audience tends to prefer physical media, inarguably digital is the right, best solution for this release. Yes, inarguably. Here’s why: the last major group performance recorded before 1973, The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor or Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vols. 1–3, is one set split … Read more