US singer/songwriter ISAAC ARAGON is currently winning plaudits with his latest single, ‘Brown’. Like his previous, charting singles like ‘Who’s Standing With Me’, ‘Brown proffers a gentle sound, but the song packs a punch! Like much of his work Isaac likes to deliver messages in his music; so, intrigued, we hooked up with the Albuquerque-based … Read more

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Premiere Track ‘Evolution’ – American Blues Scene

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal have lived up to their name for the past decade, spreading bold yet nuanced soul/R&B through constant touring and regular releases. Averaging 125 shows a year and already eight deep albums (including live releases), the ultra-authentic sextet is sharing the healing power of love and empathy through melody, lyricism, groove, … Read more

Soul Blues Belter Lauren Anderson Premieres New Single ‘Tell Me Baby’ – American Blues Scene

Still fresh from her Love on the Rocks release, Nashville singer-songwriter Lauren Anderson has announced yet another album full of soulful blues rockers titled Burn it all Down. “I’ve never released 2 full albums so closely together,” she tells me, “and I’m still really excited about all the tunes off of Love on the Rocks. … Read more

Doug MacLeod – A Soul To Claim

Doug MacLeod – A Soul To Claim Reference Recordings 12 tracks After many visits to Memphis with the Blues Music Awards and other work with the Blues Foundation, Doug MacLeod decided to move to that area and settle down in Tennessee, giving up the West Coast for a home on the Mississippi River. This … Read more

A Chance Meeting Brings New York Punk and Global Soul Face to Face – American Blues Scene

Global Soul is the musical genre created and performed by singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and True Groove Records CEO Tomás Doncker and his stable of artists. By its very definition, the genre is the indiscernible combination of musical styles which most recently met face-to-face with the music of New York Punk queen Patti Smith. Patti … Read more

Chastity Brown Embraces Modern Soul on ‘Sing to the Walls’ – American Blues Scene

As the daughter of a blues musician, Chastity Brown was born with an innate ability to channel complex circumstances into beautiful, uplifting songs. But after surviving the isolation of the early pandemic and witnessing the global racial reckoning that manifested itself in the riots mere blocks from her South Minneapolis home, even she is surprised … Read more

Rise Up with Doug MacLeod on ‘A Soul to Claim’ – American Blues Scene

Doug MacLeod is real, the product of a life filled with humor, a touch of horror, and pathos we can all identify with. His new album A Soul to Claim Addresses a plethora of emotions, a genuine heartfelt journey and a reflection of the times we’re living in. “I don’t call on my muse at … Read more

Soul and Fire ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein As a certain high profile artist touts his own foray into prog rock, these small groups recently released albums featuring their own proggy jazz. Each of these features guitars and/or synths in the foreground, but the individual approaches of the groups shows just how much variety there is in the wide … Read more