Damn Right, 2019 Has The Blues! – Part 2
Damn right we have the blues! It’s August, the summer is almost over and soon it will be time to head back to work. What to do! First off, don’t stress about things, because we have the perfect elixir to take those blues away. We did the research and came up with some great tunes for you to check out. Below are some of our favorite tracks that hit the mark and just recently came out. This list features established blues artists as well as new artists on the horizon to keep an eye on. So, get comfortable and give these tracks a listen! If you like what you hear, then check out the whole list with the link below. We hope you enjoy…
Jimmie Vaughan ‘Baby What’s Wrong’ [Live]
First up is legendary blues guitarist & singer, Jimmie Vaughan performing ‘Baby What’s Wrong’ which is a Jimmy Reed track from his new album “Baby, Please Come Home.” The whole album is a nod to an eclectic collection of songwriters. Such as Gatemouth Brown, T-Bone Walker, Etta James, Jimmy Reed as well as Lefty Frizell to name a few. The whole album is fantastic and Vaughan does a great job adding his special touch and care to each classic gem.
Delbert McClinton – If I Hock My Guitar
He’s a Texas songwriting legend and he’s back with his 26th album Tall, Dark & Handsome. Whether you’re a fan or you don’t know his music, either way, this album packs a punch of Texas blues! For one, he has the formula down to perfection of what great songwriting is about. He also has longevity and his musical ability to smoothly combine country, blues, soul, rock n roll with a splash of special sauce. Let’s face it, he’s been there and has done pretty much what he wants, and it works for him. It’s a rare talent for most. If I Hock My Guitar is one of the office favorites. Check it out!
Savoy Brown – Walking on Hot Stones
The legendary Savoy Brown band returns with the release of their new album “City Night” through Quarto Valley Records. Part of the late-60’s blues rock movement, these guys were always promoting their albums with non-stop touring. Simmonds and Savoy Brown return with the group’s 40th career album that’s been hanging around the top of the Billboard Blues Charts. Our favorites are Walking on Hot Stones (with a Bowie feel to it), Ain’t Gonna Worry and Neighborhood Blues.
Keb’ Mo’- I Remember You.
I Remember You is the latest single from his recent June release Oklahoma. Wow! Is all we can we say about Oklahoma? This album by Keb Mo’ is truly special. It’s the performer’s first solo album since 2014’s Bluesamericana, it also includes the topical Rosanne Cash collaboration “Put A Woman In Charge” which came out in September. The album also features appearances by sacred steel master Robert Randolph, Jaci Velasquez and Keb’ Mo’s wife Robbie Brooks Moore. Check Out this great live performance at The Cabot, Beverly Mass 06/14/19.
Hannah Wicklund – The Steppin Stones
Hannah Wicklund is a powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of the eponymous rock n roll trio Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones. They write massive blues and classic rock influenced anthems with gnarled distortion, slamming rhythms and hefty guitar solos. She’s touring all over the place, she’s getting a lot of press and she also proves that girls can rock the blues! Watch this video from AUDIOTREE LIVE.
Gracie Curran/Damon Fowler/Victor Wainwright
This girl can belt out a tune! The singer and her amazing band have been packing venues across the country and around the world wowing audiences with her stunning voice and soul shaking delivery. A Blues Music Award Nominee, Boston Music Award Winner and house band at the world famous “Rum Boogie Cafe” on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. This band is quickly becoming one of the most exciting entertainers on the root’s scene today.
Jeremie Albino – Hard Time
There’s no counting the worlds Jeremie Albino has travelled to get to where he is today. Hailing from Canada, his music nods to all manner of troubadours who rambled down similar paths throughout history—he nods slyly to the legendary blues singers who inspired him, offers a soft and insightful touch with his folk songs, and stomps and swaggers through soulful rock ‘n’ roll. He’s definitely a musician to embrace!
Tami Neilson – Big Boss Mama
This woman not only has a voice that packs a punch, but she also has the swagger to back it up and then some! Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, at times she’s considered country other times soul, rockabilly and Americana. She’s a ball of hellfire that’s ready to take your soul and will thank you for it afterwards. Seriously, she’s that damn good! She’s a badass that brings it all to the table. We love her!
Lightnin Luke – Trouble In Mind
Portland raised Lightnin’ Luke is a singer, songwriter and violinist. Luke’s bluesy vocals, heartfelt lyrics and fiddle playing have made him a versatile musical force in the Rose City’s thriving Roots scene. Check out Trouble In Mind along with Poison Angel Girl.
Michael Lee – Praying For Rain
It’s not often that blues breaks the Internet. But after six million-plus YouTube views for his jaw-dropping rendition of The Thrill Is Gone. Do to the unforgettable highlight from last year’s The Voice TV show – it’s no wonder that Michael Lee has been tipped as the bluesman set to drag the genre into the mainstream. Now, with the release of Michael’s self-titled Ruf debut, the next big thing has truly arrived. “This album was a journey,” he reflects. “And a fun one at that.”
Emily Wolfe – Medusa
Emily Wolfe is an American rock and roll musician based out of Austin. She started playing guitar at the age of 5 and has honed her craft over the past 22 years and continues to take her playing to the next level. Her self-titled,full length album was produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes. She is already a shining star to everyone that has witnessed her live performances. she is an artist to watch.
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