Stranded in Minneapolis on a gray overcast day. No real clue as to when I will once again get underway. Vancouver awaits at the other end of the arc once our monstrous metal flying machine gets it out of park! Corey Harris – Fulton Blues (Deluxe Edition) –Blues Boulevard Records 2014 One cigar – An accomplished traditional acoustic blues artist with a great blues voice, this CD hints at his talents but I think he has so much more to offer when he turns on the amp! We will see as the years go by. I like the two electric tunes; Catfish Blues and Cryin Blues. Anderson East – The Muscle Shoals Sessions – Live from Fame – Electra Records 2015 One cigar – Touring with J.J. Grey and Mofro in late April will help expose this young talent to blues audiences that will enjoy his raspy voiced R&B sound. This five song EP is great from start to finish and instilled with the spirit and professionalism of one of the great American recording locations, Fame Studio (where Wilson Pickett, Duane Allman, and many others played). Big Dave McLean – Faded But Not Gone – Black Hen Music 2014 One Cigar and a round of beer at the Roadhouse – Great album from a long time Canadian blues troubadour. Reminds me of Ray Wylie Hubbard and Tony Joe White with a strong streak of the “Down the Bayou” spirit in him. Famous for playing the backroad barns and bars of the Canadian plain, you will enjoy this one from the comfort of your own home!
Smokin’ Blues Reviews while stranded at the airport (April 8, 2015)