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Though unrelated by blood, three men named King were arguably the most influential blues guitarists of the past sixty years. Such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Carlos Santana all credit the Kings as being major influences on their playing styles.
Subtle differences distinguish each of the men's music, but each of them is/was a blues master in his own right.
As of this writing, BB King is still performing at age 88, however Freddie King died in…Continue
Posted by Dan King on December 15, 2013 at 10:00pm
Beautiful Lo-Fi Americana, but from Finland
My eldest son lives in Finland and was taken to see Ochre Room by some workmates; the following day he contacted me and demanded I get a copy of the album. I did some on-line research and liked what I heard so contacted the band who sent this CD by return. It’s a small world at times; isn't it?
Ochre Room are a 5 piece band who were all brought up on a steady diet of Americana and Folk music which is instantly…Continue
I’ve had a long list running since the summer and found it being added it to at least monthly as 2013 has seen some inspiring new music as well as a treasure or two from the vaults of history. Given the ferocity of the competition I decided to go for a Big Tune differentiator ie no matter how good the quality of the performance there had to be a number of truly excellent songs in there to get it over the line.
1 Sara Petite – Circus Comes To Town
The Lone Bellow was literally in the middle of a stunning performance at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on the first day of December, gripping an audience in the cramped but energized room with tunes that went from exuberant to emotional in a matter of minutes.
Then one lone bellow filled the room.
Zach Williams, the group’s animated frontman, showman and funnyman, acoustic…Continue
Posted by Michael Bialas on December 15, 2013 at 1:30pm
Ray Price died yesterday afternoon, one day after initial false media reports surfaced, creating a sort of accidental vigil as tributes flowed upon hearing the erroneous news of his passing on Sunday. I think the error, while certainly distressing to his family, was a wonderful gift. Having literally watched loved ones pass away before me, I am fully aware of the power of sending energy to those on the threshold. All that energy and love does make a difference in the comfort of the…Continue
It was only by a quirk of fate that I found myself in Dublin’s fair city on a Monday night in early December; so imagine my excitement at finding Josh Ritter was playing an intimate gig in a Church. An e-mail or two later, I found myself standing at the back of a beautiful venue watching Stephen Kellogg win over the audience with his intelligent songs and witty chat.
In keeping with the venue’s ‘day job’ sound and lighting were kept to a minimum, meaning only the front for…Continue
Posted by Alan Harrison on December 15, 2013 at 7:30am
Started by Victor Barclay in Indie artists connect yesterday.