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Great interview by Colin Campbell in Blues Matters
Keep your eyes out folks for mr. Justin Champagne. Great article in The Advocate in Nola, ck out “Number to Heaven” on YouTube, get your hanky ready.
Delicious 35 CD box set out Jan 29th!
John Mayall will be releasing the most amazing 35-CD Box Set on January 29, 2021 Rolling Stone premieres "Curly" recorded by the BBC in 1967 and featuring Peter Green, John McVie and Aynsley Dunbar. Enjoy!
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Track is off blues legend’s upcoming box set The First Generation: 1966-1974
It's Justin Champagne time in The Advocate.
Justin Champagne's social media numbers are surging. YouTube views for the New Iberia native’s country/hip-hop song, “When I Pull Up,” reached 860,000 this week.
Legendary soundman, Frank Gallagher goes behind the scenes with Jim Kerr of Simple Minds, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison and Kate Pierson of the B52's.
Frank X. Gallagher, the host of the podcast, Soundman Confidential is on a mission to keep the magic of live music in the public’s imagination.
Rock and Blues Muse
John Mayall releases new single "I'm As Good as Gone" feat. Buddy Miller, out on all platforms Nov. 20th via Forty Below Records in honor of his 87th birthday. Deep funky groove! Check this out here.
The Bowman's new video "Digger" premiered in American Songwriter today.
When the current U.S. administration empowered border agents to imprison illegal immigrants coming over the Mexican border in crude cages and cruelly
Bette Smith bringing you a Daily Ditty!
The Daily Ditty is coming at you today from Bette Smith featuring Curtis J. Brewer on the guitar! They're playing you Bette's song "Whistle Stop," from her 2020 album 'The Good, The Bad, & The Bette.'
Hey Jeremiah Johnson fans, the album is out today. "Unemployed Highly Annoyed." We feel that. Read our review here by #JohnApice and follow links to order if you haven't already.
Jeremiah Johnson Band Fan Page Pati DeVries #newmusic2020 #buymusic #americanamusic #blues Ruf Records
LImited Edition - 5000 boxes - out 29 Jan 2021
JOHN MAYALL - THE FIRST GENERATION LIMITED EDITION 35 CD BOX SET DROPS ON 29 JANUARY 2021 VIA THE MADFISH LABEL THROUGH SNAPPER MUSIC
Hot off the press - Emily Duff's new video - "Devils & Snakes"
song written by Emily Duff ©2020 Emily Duff/Mr. Mudshow Music/BMI (all rights reserved) Video by Skip Duff & Emily Duff Song Produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel ...
World Premiere Video: Jeremiah Johnson 'Muddy Black Water' - American Blues Scene
"As a full-time musician, I have always felt like I had to struggle to keep my head above water." - Jeremiah Johnson
Twin Sister Band, The Bowmans Drop First Single, "Digger" October 27th From Their Forthcoming Album, Scrutiny To Be Released Fall 2021
Song Premiere: The Bowmans’ “Digger” • Americana Highways
Americana Highways brings you this premiere of The Bowmans’ song “Digger” from their forthcoming album due in 2021. The Bowmans are twins Sarah and Claire. The song was written and produced by Sarah Bowman; recorded at SoundFarm Studios, Luzern Switzerland & Chäslager Stans Kulturhaus, on Sta...
Bart Ryan’s tale of “Evil,” from Starlight and Tall Tales
The aptly-named Starlight and Tall Tales, Bart Ryan’s most intimate album to date, is a collection of “stories told over a bottle of wine under the stars,” as Ryan described it, a…
Katarina's new EP, Weeping Wind, will be released on Nov 20th
“Weeping wind” is PREMIERING NOW! Thank you @americansongwriter, I am blown away (HAHA) by the nice write up!
Enjoy today's Daily Ditty featuring Nikki O'Neill - Music! She just released a brand new album entitled 'World Is Waiting,' and you can check it out now on Spotify!
We love Whitney Shay.
The music video for "Stand Up!" has finally arrived!
This video was filmed during a day off of our whirlwind February 2020 Blues caravan tour in Germany. Watching it now takes me back to the wonderful experiences we had touring and making people happy getting to play live music. I hope we can all get back to doing that again sometime soon!
"Stand Up" Recording Credits:
Written by Whitney Shay & Adam J. Eros
Recorded at Wire Recording Studio, Austin, Texas.
Produced and Arranged by Mark ‘Kaz’ Kazanoff
Released on Ruf Records, Feb 2020.
Filmed in Dortmund, Germany; February 2020
Directed by Lola Reynaerts
Featuring members of Ruf's Blues Caravan 2020: Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry, Roger Innis, and Amanda Dahl
Thank you to Musiktheater Piano, Little Guitar Slinger, EB Of Course, and Andy King Photography
Purchase the full album out on Ruf Records here:
“This fine album is sure to figure on the ‘Best Of’ lists at the end of the year and comes strongly recommended!” -Blues Blast Magazine
“Shay has again pushed the music bar aside to deliver an excellent, full-on rocking R&B album that packs a hefty punch.” -Elmore Magazine
“This woman is a powerhouse, a freight-train, a force of nature, and just about any other metaphor for strength that you could dream up. Shay’s soul doesn’t just shine through; it sparkles.” -Imperfect Fifth
"Stand Up, is big, bold, brassy hard rockin’ R’nB, hot enough to blister paint, and irresistible…sizzles hot in the pan of R’nB music, a lovely gumbo of songs with plenty of attitude, cooked up.” -Rhythm & Booze
Turn-of-the-century Soul Hip Hop's Ruff Endz, are back with a not to be missed live stream on Nov 21st - read on:
Ruff Endz, the hip-hop soul duo of David "Davinch" Chance and Dante "Chi" Jordan are back to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a special Livestream performance on November 21st. The band that brought you hits like "No More Shopping Sprees" and "Someone to Love You" were originally part of a q...
Nikki's new record is out this Friday - October 16th.
Nikki O’Neill | World Is Waiting | (Blackbird) Four out of Five Stars Nikki O’Neill had a great year last year, prior to the pandemic. She took the
Country Rapper Justin Champagne Drops Viral Tik Tok "Swervin'" on Oct 9th
Country rapper, Justin Champagne has dropped "Swervin'", the second in a series of singles that will be released this fall. "Swervin'" is the follow-up to Justin's heartbreaking video released in late August for "Number to Heaven" which debuted on CMT.com and racked up 180,000 views sinc...
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Singer Bette Smith, born in Bedford-Stuyvestant, Brooklyn, to Trinidadian parents, just learned she’s part Italian and she’s very excited. “Now
Thank you Martine and Rock and Blues Muse for the Whitney Shay video premiere. xp
Video Premiere: We are pleased to premiere ‘Stand Up!’ by soulful, powerhouse vocalist Whitney Shay from her new album, ‘Stand Up!’ out now on Ruf Records. Rocket-fueled R&B, fun video! Check this out!
Thank you John Schaefer / WNYC "New Sounds" for the fabulous Bette Smith premiere.
Week of Sep. 28: This week, the next great Brooklyn soul singer Bette Smith; the return of Public Enemy, and a posthumous duet from John Prine and Kurt Vile. Plus, a huge Prince reissue.
Bart Ryan: Starlight and Tall Tales Review - Blues Rock Review
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Bart Ryan has the usual blues influences, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins. But on Starlight and Tall
Review: 'The Good The Bad And The Bette' Bette Smith
Bette Smith By Mike O'Cull Fierce rock and soul vocalist Bette Smith puts down a big sound on her new record The Good, The Bad & The Bette, which breaks free September 25th, 2020 on Ruf Records. Produced
Video Premiere: Jeremiah Johnson “Unemployed and Highly Annoyed” • Americana Highways
Photo Credit – Dawn Wilcox Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Jeremiah Johnson’s song “Unemployed and Highly Annoyed, the title track from his forthcoming album due on October 30. Unemployed and Highly Annoyed (Ruf Records) was produced, recorded and mixed by Paul Niehaus IV at...
Soul Singer Bette Smith Collaborates With Jimbo Mathus, Matt Patton on Vivacious 'The Good The Bad The Bette’ (ALBUM REVIEW) - Glide Magazine
Bette Smith grew up in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Brooklyn’s Bedford–Stuyvesant. Her humble beginnings were mitigated somewhat by her father, a
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