Just For Today
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
It's Ronnie Earl's band, but he doesn't dominate it. Recorded live at a couple of venues in his home state of Massachusetts,the Stony Plains release is a seamless blend of jazz, soul and r&b by a band of seasoned vets comfortable enough with one another to have an intense musical conversation without stepping on each others' toes.
On“ Vernice's Boogie,” it's all Dave Limina on keys, rippling through a…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:00am
Although Hans Theessink has made a name for himself with his acoustic blues guitar proficiency, he's the closest thing to Ry Cooder other than Cooder himself. On his last outing on Blue Groove, Theessink collaborated with long time Cooder vocalist Terry Evans for 2012's Delta Time, a soulful, gospel drenched electric blues excursion. This time out its all Theesink, acoustic and…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 8:00am
He may have lost his voice, but his sound is still as strong as ever. James Cotton's latest Alligator release, Cottonmouth Man, shows him at the top of his powers, his trademark waaaah harpblast still a formidable force.
Cotton does manage to croak…Continue
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment
Jeffrey Foucalt says this Cold Satellite outing reflects his introduction to rock and roll courtesy of Little Richard. But this ain't no a-wop-bappa-loo-bop-a lop-bam-boom festival. It's more of a countryfied version of a Faces/Stones collaboration. The parents are poet Lisa Olstein and singer songwriter Foucalt, who got a lot of favorable critical attention for his '11 solo project, the folky/country, pedal steel-laden Horse Latitudes.…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment