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January 4, 2018

Let’s say you are looking through your music collection, trying to find just the right thing to enhance your evening environment. You wanna hear something fresh and you’re staring at stuff you’ve been listening to since back when all your old rock-n-roll tee shirts sti...

September 10, 2017

The history of the blues has provided us more Lightenings and Willies than you can shake a pair of drum sticks at, but this was the first time I was aware. I now wish I had listened at him long ago. He capitalizes on the fun elements of the music and I’m here to testif...

September 10, 2017

I didn’t know what to expect when I popped in this CD, and that’s exactly what I got.  Are you with me so far? HA! So I listened again. The first track is a combination of electric and electronic, disco and funk, with pedal effects. The second track has Biscuit Miller...

September 10, 2017

This is Andrew Chapman’s first cd, but he sounds like he has spent a lifetime behind the mic. Well chosen material, well played. Terry Wilson at the helm, with help from a few Phantoms and his wife. There is great variety on this cd. Different choices in approach, inst...

July 19, 2017

This is the debut release from Greg Stover. He wrote the songs, except for one cover. He is backed by Deb Callahan’s band. I call this music rock, not blues. The band is real good and there are some nice songwriting examples here. I also like the recording, I love the...

July 19, 2017

I I I I  L L Love the Ph Ph Ph Phantom Blues Band! Here we have Tony Braunagel on drums and Johnny Lee Schell on guitar, Mike Finnigan on organ and piano. It was recorded in Johnny Lee Schell’s studio and he engineered it. He also co-produced with Tony and Johnny Ray J...

July 4, 2017

I can’t call this the blues, although the pain of relationships abound in these songs. This is a short cd at 36 minutes. The songs are written and performed by a husband and wife team, with a full band. I hope they are calling on either past experiences or observation...

July 4, 2017

Laura has some solid support on this cd. Tony Braunagel on drums. Teresa James on background vocals and her man Terry Wilson on bass. Keys, a guitar player and a horn section to round it out. Tony is not the producer for once, but Terry is. This isn’t rocking blues des...

July 4, 2017

This is Ivor’s debut cd. Its solid. Drum, bass, guitar and vocals. I think there are a few songs without a drum.  A good portion of the songs feature acoustic guitar and Ivor understands how to play it. I have heard them played like electric guitars before, but that be...

July 4, 2017

Gina wrote most of these songs , 3 of them she didn’t.  She has a rich, full, strong voice. She will be performing in KC at Knuckleheads on August 5th. I somehow have the feeling that if you’re not there, Luca Brasi will get involved. So how about you maybe do this lit...

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