Late August Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

The dog days of summer are coming to an end. Join us for some Thursday afternoon roadhouse blues at 3 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com.

The intended playlist is below……

ARTISTTITLE
Nathan CavaleriThe Stumble
Colin Linden and Luther DickinsonHonest I Do (Feat. Rachael Davis)
Annika ChambersWorld Of Hurt
RJ MischoIf You Leave Your Man For Me
Carie and The SoulshakersJust The Way It Feels
Dawn Tyler WatsonDon’t Make Me Mad
Mama’s Blues JointFree
Dirty Red & The SoulShakersTouch Of A Woman
The Blues & Boogie Kings With Mitch KashmarNine Below Zero
Rival SonsStood By Me
Dallas HodgeShame Shame
Mudtrain Blues ExpressOn Schedule
Daryl Roberts and Hey GringoWatch Out
Donna Hourigan & The Lucky Lips BandTalk The Talk
Dr Jellybone SlimJellybone Blues
Andrew Robert EustaceHad Enough
Pete WordenHard Luck Liv’in
Nancy WrightSugar Coated Love
Nick Moss Band Feat. Dennis GruenlingAs Good As It Gets
Paul Gemmell and The Black Magic Blues BandWho Are You
David Reed and The IntrovertsStarted out with Nothin’
DMLCMy Baby’s Lovin’
Derek DavisUnconditional Love
Delbert McClintonDown in the Mouth
Dennis Brennan & The White OwlsGood Lover (Live)
Moonshine SocietyThe One Who Got Away
Luxuriant SedansWhat’s Up
The Blue FlamesEverything Will Disappear
Sugar Queen and the Straight Blues BandBullock Blues
Christone “Kingfish” IngramFresh Out (featuring Buddy Guy)
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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.