Ronnie Foster Releases First Album as a Leader in 35 Years

Ronnie Foster (photo: Jen Rosenstein) If Ronnie Foster had never recorded anything but the spaced-out, frank and funky soul of 1972’s Two Headed Frap (recently re-released) and 1973’s Sweet Revival, his place in the history of organ jazz would be a given. His dreamy ambience and diggable groove made him essential listening throughout the 1970s—and … Read more

Which Technologies Have Influenced The Development Of The Music Industry The Most Over The Last Few Years?

The contemporary music landscape seems to be continuously changing for as long as we can trackhuman creativity. Even within the span of a single decade, we notice a variety of musical trendsappearing and developing, only to disappear into an even newer variation of the genre. Most timesThis change is heavily influenced, or even fully motivated … Read more

30 Consecutive Years Rockin’ Smokey Joe’s in Philly – American Blues Scene

Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, folk-rock musician Kenn Kweder, entered the music world with his first band Kenn Kweder and The Secret Kids. Known as the “Bard of South Street,” the fiercely independent singer-songwriter has been an iconic name in Philadelphia since the early 1970’s. Noted for musically diverse styles, his influences range from Bob … Read more

LaRue/Alexander Issue An Album 25 Years In The Making – American Blues Scene

Sometimes a really good album sneaks out under the radar. Such is the case with LAX from LaRue/Alexander. With songs like “I Can Have The Blues,” “Highway 96,” “Noble Red Man,” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together,” the album is one gem after another. It has been available for some time now, which … Read more

Interview with Moonchild on 10 Years Working Together, Releasing Starfruit, and Collaborating with Black Female Creators

You can probably feel the excitement in my words, talking to one of my all-time favorite bands out there. The legendary LA soul & jazz trio Moonchild have a special anniversary in 2022 – 10 years “working & growing together”, which was marked by their truly outstanding 5th studio album Starfruit (read my album review). … Read more