BMFR Roadhouse Blues set 3-5 pm EST Thur. Feb 7 2019

If you enjoy upbeat blues….log on today for my Roadhouse Blues set at 3 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com.   Hope you can join us!

Below is my intended playlist….

ARTIST TITLE
Widow Blue Pow Wow Blues
Chris Rea Cool Cool Blue
George Thorogood Help Me
Guthrie Trapp New Walkin Blues (Feat. Jimmy Hall)
Eric Lindell I Got A Girl
Angel Forrest Hold on Tight… Mr. I’m Alright
Koko Taylor Trying To Make A Living
Creedence Clearwater Revival Before You Accuse Me
ZZ Top Just Got Back From Baby’s
Taj Mahal Don’t Leave Me Here
Romi Mayes Bee Sting
JJ Grey & Mofro Mississippi
Geoff Achison I’m Gonna Ride
Julian Sas My Love Is Tumblin’ Down
Ron Hacker And The Hacksaws Bad Boy
Rita Chiarelli Drivin’ Wheel
The Steve Miller Band Can’t Be Satisfied
Steven Van Zant (Little Steven) Soulfire
24Pesos Rise Up
Joe Bonamassa You’ve Got To Love Her With A Feeling (Live)
Lewis Hamilton And The Boogie Brothers Empty Roads
Gary Moore Evil
Larry Tillery If You’re Here Who’s Running Hell
R.J. & the Houndogs My Baby’s Down in Louisiana
Harrison Brown Spirit in the Sky
Bare Bones Boogie Band Sittin’ Here Sewin’
Nick Moss Band Been Gone So Long
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Ben’s IN THE BIN Blues Reviews – September 14, 2018

Here’s a trio of albums I really enjoyed listening to this summer……

Ally Venable Band – Puppet Show  (Connor Ray Music 2018)

Ally Venabl

A blues rocker who looks like a super model and plays a guitar like a super star, this nineteen year old from Texas does a great job on her second album, Puppet Show.  She gets some contributions from Lance Lopez, Steve Krase, Gary Hoey, and Eric Steckel….all blues stars in their own right and a sure sign of what they think of her talent. Loved the slow blues grinder, Comfort in my Sorrows, and enjoyed Backwater Blues, Survive, and the title cut Puppet Show.

Crystal Shawanda – Voodoo Woman (New Sun Records 2017)

crystal shawanda

Born and raised in Canada and now based in Nashville, this native American has an incredible voice that encompasses the best of Koko Taylor, Etta James, and Janis Joplin.  The song, Bluetrain (Slight Return)/ Smokestack Lightning Revisited, is a powerful original tune that I really love.  And she does a great job on covers of Ball & Chain, Hound Dog, Voodoo Woman, I’d Rather Go Blind, and Wang Dang Doodle.

The Lucky Losers – Blind Spot (Dirty Cat Records 2018)

lucky losers

Though they are San Francisco based and recorded the album in San Jose, California, I could have sworn Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz took a pirogue down some black water bayou in southern Louisiana and recorded their third album, Blind Spot, under the shade of a moss covered oak tree next to the water.  She and Phil seem to bring out the best in each other as they take a joyful romp through what I call the “down the bayou” blues….music that is blues infused with a healthy dose of R&B, soul, and a bit of funk. I loved Alligator Baptism, It’s Never Too Early, Love Is Blind, and Supernatural Blues.  And The River is a fantastic showcase for Cathy’s voice.  This album has my early nod for nomination as one of the five best albums of 2018.  It also features some great guitar work by special guests Laura Chavez and Kid Andersen as well as some bad ass guest sax by Nancy Wright and even some violin by Annie Staninec.