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Arthur Migliazza – Laying It Down (Album Review)

Thirteen tracks of refreshing boisterous piano centric joy, full of authenticity, reinvention and firepower. That’s is an easy way to describe Laying It Down from piano man and two time international blues challenge finalist Arthur Migliazza, but what is happening here is so much deeper as it is evident Migliazza has spent a life time of study to become a master Blues, Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, Stride and Trad Jazz Pianist.The songs on his new album are presented in a straight forward clean…See More
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Arthur Migliazza – Laying It Down (Album Review)

Thirteen tracks of refreshing boisterous piano centric joy, full of authenticity, reinvention and firepower. That’s is an easy way to describe Laying It Down from piano man and two time international blues challenge finalist Arthur Migliazza, but what is happening here is so much deeper as it is evident Migliazza has spent a life time of study to become a master Blues, Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, Stride and Trad Jazz Pianist.The songs on his new album are presented in a straight forward clean…See More
Apr 9
A blog post by Rick J Bowen was featured

Jim Suhler – Panther Burn (Album Review)

Texas guitar man and long time member of George Thorogood’s Destroyers, Jim Suhler explores all the musical regions the lone Star state has to offer on him new solo release Panther Burn.The fourteen track collection kicks off with the slow burning swamp rocker title track featuring mean resonator slide guitar on a classic tale of returning to the mythical delta town.Kim Wilson joins Suhler…See More
Mar 25
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Jim Suhler – Panther Burn (Album Review)

Texas guitar man and long time member of George Thorogood’s Destroyers, Jim Suhler explores all the musical regions the lone Star state has to offer on him new solo release Panther Burn.The fourteen track collection kicks off with the slow burning swamp rocker title track featuring mean resonator slide guitar on a classic tale of returning to the mythical delta town.Kim Wilson joins Suhler…See More
Mar 20
Daniel T commented on Rick J Bowen's blog post 'John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)'
"It will be a good collection. While I think his post 2000 out put has been a bit ...spotty... there are plenty of highlights that rank with the best songwriters out there. For me though, his best so far , and one of the best of all time by anybody…"
Mar 11
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Mar 9
EE Roberts commented on Rick J Bowen's blog post 'John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)'
"True, Jack.  Hiatt is a prolific and a masterful writer.   I may have to buy this collection soon."
Mar 9
Jack Kidd commented on Rick J Bowen's blog post 'John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)'
"Agree with you EE regards Russell Smith, shame he has not been as prolific or available as the totally brilliant Mr. Hiatt. However, there's still time yet for the Ace's man, surely. "
Mar 9
EE Roberts commented on Rick J Bowen's blog post 'John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)'
"Hiatt is indeed one of the greats.  Another great songwriter, IMO, is Russell Smith: Third Rate Romance, The Rock,  I Need a Heart to Come Home To.  Songwriters  Like John Hiatt and Russell Smith who can perform well enough to…"
Mar 7
Jim McGuinness commented on Rick J Bowen's blog post 'John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)'
"Outstanding review, Rick. By coincidence, I just bought this collection and have been listening to it a lot. Though I've always liked Hiatt, I have to confess that I only own three of the eight albums covered by this set. That makes…"
Mar 5
A blog post by Rick J Bowen was featured

John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)

John Hiatt is certainly one of the most prolific songwriters of all time having penned hits for Bonnie Raitt, B.B King, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey and Three Dog Night. His skill with multiple genre’s including rock, country, blues and soul, solidifies his status as one of the founders of modern Americana, and a true songwriters’ songwriter.His twenty second album is a unique collection of seventeen songs, at least two from each of the 8 albums released between 2000-2012 chosen more because of…See More
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Rod Melancon – Parish Lines (Album Review)

Bursting forth with a sound salvaged from the cutting room floor of a long lost session of the million dollar quartet at Sun Studios, ‘Parish Lines’ from Rod Melancon isn’t retro; it’s the real deal. Hailing from South Louisiana, as documented on the fiery honky-tonk track bearing that name, Melancon delivers vocal skills full of authenticity and back country pride. The ten strong songs cover the gamut of roots rock, country and hillbilly soul, and tell us tales of a small town America that we…See More
Mar 4
Rick J Bowen posted a blog post

John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)

John Hiatt is certainly one of the most prolific songwriters of all time having penned hits for Bonnie Raitt, B.B King, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey and Three Dog Night. His skill with multiple genre’s including rock, country, blues and soul, solidifies his status as one of the founders of modern Americana, and a true songwriters’ songwriter.His twenty second album is a unique collection of seventeen songs, at least two from each of the 8 albums released between 2000-2012 chosen more because of…See More
Mar 1
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Eddie Cotton – Here I Come (Album Review)

On his third album Here I Come Mississippi born Eddie Cotton Jr. is out to prove everything is up to date on the delta. Guitarist singer songwriter Cotton performs with fire, snap and sass on the ten original tracks backed by Myron Bennett (bass), Samuel Scott, Jr. (drums) who hit each groove with calculated precision. Produced skillfully by Grady Champion for his DeChamp records, the 2010 IBC winner also makes a guest appearance adding his legendary harmonica skills to two tracks.The album…See More
Feb 27

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Rick J Bowen

Rick J Bowen, drummer, vocalist, and songwriter, grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan playing in school band, choir and show bands. While earning a BA at Western Michigan University he was able to spend two years in the rhythm section of Gold Company, a top college jazz vocal ensemble. After college Rick played in various rock and blues bands until he landed in Soul Syndicate, a blues/rock group who won the chance to open for Bad Company after taking first in WLAV’s “Baddest” band competition. Soul Syndicate went on to open for The Storm and Common Ground as well as doing club tours of the Midwest and East Coast.

Moving to the Northwest in 1994, Rick soon landed gigs and sessions with many diverse local artists and is on call for sessions and production at Contact Create Studios. Always playing for the song and striving to be the backbone of the rhythm section has allowed Rick to flex his chops in a variety of genres.

As a member of  The Stacy Jones Band, who received the 2009 "best new band" award, has become a NW favorite and received several nominations for "best of the blues "awards. 

Rick is endorsed by and plays THUMPER CUSTOM DRUMS. www.thumpercustomdrums.com

He is also  member and contributing writer for the Washington Blues Society and a staff review writer for Innocent Words. http://innocentwords.com

 

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Arthur Migliazza – Laying It Down (Album Review)

Thirteen tracks of refreshing boisterous piano centric joy, full of authenticity, reinvention and firepower. That’s is an easy way to describe Laying It Down from piano man and two time international blues challenge finalist Arthur Migliazza, but what is happening here is so much deeper as it is evident Migliazza has spent a life time of study to become a master Blues, Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, Stride and Trad Jazz Pianist.

The songs on his new album are presented in a…

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Posted on April 9, 2014 at 1:30pm

Jim Suhler – Panther Burn (Album Review)

Texas guitar man and long time member of George Thorogood’s Destroyers, Jim Suhler explores all the musical regions the lone Star state has to offer on him new solo release Panther Burn.

The fourteen track collection kicks off with the slow burning swamp rocker title track featuring mean resonator slide guitar on a classic tale of returning to the mythical delta…

Continue

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:30pm

Rod Melancon – Parish Lines (Album Review)

Bursting forth with a sound salvaged from the cutting room floor of a long lost session of the million dollar quartet at Sun Studios, ‘Parish Lines’ from Rod Melancon isn’t retro; it’s the real deal. Hailing from South Louisiana, as documented on the fiery honky-tonk track bearing that name, Melancon delivers vocal skills full of authenticity and back country pride. The ten strong songs cover the gamut of roots rock, country and hillbilly soul, and tell us tales of a small town…

Continue

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 4:00pm

John Hiatt - Here to Stay Best of 2000-2012 (Album Review)

John Hiatt is certainly one of the most prolific songwriters of all time having penned hits for Bonnie Raitt, B.B King, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey and Three Dog Night. His skill with multiple genre’s including rock, country, blues and soul, solidifies his status as one of the founders of modern Americana, and a true songwriters’ songwriter.

His twenty second album is a unique collection of seventeen songs, at least two from each of the 8 albums released between 2000-2012…

Continue

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

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At 11:21pm on November 25, 2012, Lindsay May said…
Thanks Rick, I really appreciate the kind words. Had a big year, was a New Folk Finalist at Kerrville and toured in the first half of the year. Now I'm busy mixing another album. It's keeping me out of trouble.
I really enjoy your reviews. You have a nice take on the tunes and great ears.

Hope the gray days aren't getting you down.

Cheers!

Lindsay
At 5:42pm on March 26, 2010, No Depression said…
Hi Rick - Welcome to the No Depression community! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
Kim
 
 
 

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