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