“Ain’t Nothing You Can Do!” is another shining example of the power of pure Chicago blues. Backed by an all-star cast that includes Henry Gray, Barrelhouse Chuck, Big Jon Atkinson, Troy Sandow, Chris James, Patrick Rynn and Brian Fahey, Primer and Corritore lead their seasoned session partners through a hard-hitting program of stompin’ shuffles, rowdy dance floor packers and treacherous slow blues.
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This inspired collaboration was born out of a mutual love and respect for the classic blues era of the ‘50s and ‘60s and artists such as Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Elmore James and B.B. King. Featuring Anthony Geraci, Ronnie James Weber and Marty Richards, along with special guests Laura Chavez, Doug James and Sax Gordon.
Mitch pays tribute to his legacy, tipping his musical hat to the unique sounds of West Coast blues with a program of well-chosen covers mixed in with his own original compositions, all filtered through his own individualistic approach to the blues, and distilled down into the essence of what the blues is today. Featuring Junior Watson, Fred Kaplan, Bill Stuve and Marty Dodson.
An old school, modern masterpiece that will sit side by side with all of those “desert island discs” that are so universally cherished. It’s an indispensable addition to any blues library. With guests Willie Buck, Alabama Mike, Dave Riley and Tomcat Courtney.
Thirteen Geraci-penned numbers that are full of fresh original ideas spanning the many shades of blue. Featuring Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch, Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson, Toni Lynn Washington, Monster Mike Welch, Michael “Mudcat” Ward, Marty Richards and Neil Gouvin.
While listening to “Watch Your Step!” it is as if you are in a New Orleans dance hall that just happens to be on a beach in California. Sorry Santa Cruz, your secret is out of the bag. Featuring Kid Andersen, Anthony Paule, Mighty Mike Schermer, Bob Welsh and Rusty Zinn!
Rick Vito’s latest endeavor marvelously illustrates his distinctly singular approach to roots music, along with his trademark blues-infused slide guitar. Vito skillfully blends traditional blues, rock ‘n’ roll and R&B with modern sensibilities and consummate musicianship that’s sure to please even the most discerning listeners.
A 14-song selection recorded over a 19-year period, in which all but four tracks are previously unissued. Featuring Robert Lockwood, Jr., John Brim, Nappy Brown, Tail Dragger, Dave Riley, Big Jon Atkinson, Kirk Fletcher, Kid Ramos and more!
My Own Holiday distills a large portion of the best that rock music has had to offer over the last half century into a compelling sound that is all their own. It’s nitty, gritty, dirty, bluesy, ballsy and downright unpolished. It’s raw, brash, almost cliché rock and roll – all cigarettes and distortion and bad love.
“Way Down South” dispenses any notion that the blues is not only alive, but doing quite well indeed, thanks in large part to this incredible Brazilian ensemble. Featuring Mud Morganfield, Kim Wilson, Sugaray Rayford, Mitch Kashmar, Rod & Honey Piazza, Lynwood Slim, Junior Watson, Monster Mike Welch and more!
Blending together the regional influences of Memphis soul, Texas blues and New Orleans R&B, Andy, Nick and the band dish out ten new original compositions, along with three choice covers selected from the songbooks of T-Bone Walker, Alvin Robinson and Delbert McClinton.
Terry has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth–in his playing, songwriting or his personality. On “Gotta Bring it on Home to You” he features his gorgeous tone (sax AND voice!), classic songwriting, and a few choice covers.
“This House” finds Dwight retaining his blues-based roots, while also allowing for the influences of his current Nashville surroundings to seep into his music. Dwight is joined by special guest vocalist and co-writer Bekka Bramlett (daughter of Delaney and Bonnie) on two songs, along with a cast of Nashville’s finest.
“Dangerous” represents a cross section of classic and contemporary, originals and seldom-heard covers, all representing the truth at the core of Sugaray’s blues soul. Features the Mannish Boys along with special guests Sugar Ray Norcia, Kim Wilson, Big Pete, Kid Andersen, Monster Mike Welch, Anthony Geraci, Fred Kaplan and more!
Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King return to form with a stripped-down set of tough, electrified Texas roadhouse blues. “Road Dog’s Life” features an arsenal of mostly new and original material, emphasizing King’s own wry, insightful lyrics, along with Kubek’s searingly incisive, incendiary guitar. With guests Kim Wilson and Kid Andersen.
A refreshingly original take on traditional roots styles in a sea of ‘the same ol’ thing featuring thirteen skillfully written and wonderfully performed songs composed by founding members, Tommy Eliff and Mitch Dow. Includes special guests San Pedro Slim and Alex “Li’l A” Woodson on harmonica.
11 tracks including 5 Grainger originals, as well as a soulful re-imagining of Robert Johnson’s, “C’mon in My Kitchen,” resulting in an album that shows the richness and diversity of Kara’s influences. Features Kirk Fletcher, Mike Finnigan, Jimi Bott, James Gadson and more!
One of the most consistently satisfying traditional-style blues releases since the heyday of Chicago blues. Includes guitarists Billy Flynn and Chris James, pianist Barrelhouse Chuck, bassists Bob Stroger and Patrick Rynn, as well as Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith and Brian Fahey on drums.
“Long Walk Home” features 11 original compositions demonstrating Selfe’s musical depth and diversity with forays into West Coast, Texas, Chicago and Delta blues, along with top-notch support by veteran blues and roots musicians including Mitch Kashmar, Gene Taylor, Allen Markel, Jimi Bott and Doug James.
“Drink Drank Drunk” is an old-school barn-burner; the kind of disc that blows the dust — and the doors — off the Texas, Chicago, Louisiana, West Coast and deep soul traditions with a vital song-oriented approach rare in the blues today. Featuring Anson Funderburgh!
Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson and Angela Strehli, all highly regarded vocalists in their own rights, have joined forces as the Blues Broads. Reflecting more than two centuries of collective experience in blues, country, gospel and rock, this awesome aggregation is nothing less than a roots music “supergroup” of the first order.
“Close to the Bone” is a new spin on the Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King sound – it’s their ‘unplugged’ release, played almost entirely on acoustic instruments. It allows their music to breath and flow, and displays some beautifully subtle interplay that might have been overlooked in another setting. Featuring Big Pete, Bob Corritore, Lynwood Slim, Kirk Fletcher, Shawn Pittman, Fred Kaplan and more!
“Make It Good,” is RJ Mischo’s tenth release and he makes good on the promise of that title by delivering a high-octane fueled album—complete with 100% original material—backed by a formidable stable of talent featuring Austin’s foremost blues elite including Nick Curran, Johnny Moeller, Nick Connolly, Ronnie James Weber and Wes Starr.
Blues Music Award Winner!
Serving up a double dose of the Mannish Boys on a two-CD set, allowing them to really stretch out and feature more special guests and sounds than on any of their previous recordings. Includes Mud Morganfield, Jackie Payne, Elvin Bishop, James Harman, Rod Piazza, Bob Corritore, Jason Ricci, Mike Finnigan, Junior Watson, Nathan James and more!
Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers have forged a cumulative sound that combines elements of 1920s acoustic blues, amplified juke joint hill country, and 1950s uptown blues mixed with 1960s soulful R&B. Along with a special guest appearance by the one and only James Harman, you’ve got all the ingredients for one truly innovative and trailblazing American roots album that is destined to set the music world on its ear!
An album of raw, intense, emotional blues, performed ferociously and with no apologies. Includes legendary pianist Henry Gray, guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Chris James, along with a rhythm section consisting of bassist Patrick Rynn and drummer Brian Fahey.