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 By John Berbrich    Music    March 2, 2017
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Pocket the Black by Lazy Eye (2016) Produced by Lazy Eye

Pocket the Black, the latest recording from Australia's award-winning blues trio Lazy Eye, has been, for me, a warm and friendly introduction to the band. The 10-song CD was recorded live at Chapel...

 
 By Keith Gorga    Music    February 2, 2017

Doug Irving new CD Songs of The Wood

Doug Irving is a songwriter whose career has spanned decades and resulted in the release of 16 albums. Nearly 40 of his songs have been covered by other artists, many of which were written during an...

 
 By John Berbrich    Music    January 2, 2017

Fistful of Gumption by Randy McAllister (2016) Reaction Records

A fifth-generation Texan, Randy McAllister has been playing his own brand of scrappy blues for over a quarter-century. He's a vocalist, songwriter, and drummer who also plays harmonica and washboard....

 

Dust To Gold by Cris Jacobs (2016) American Showplace Music

The first thing that caught my attention when listening to Dust To Gold, the new CD from Cris Jacobs, was his voice, so rich and earthy. And the words from the first song, "The Devil or Jesse James,"...

 

All For Loving You (2016) The Alexis P. Suter Band CD Review

This 11-song CD contains good solid blues-rock featuring powerful vocals and transcendent lead guitar. The powerful vocals are provided by the eponymous Alexis P. Suter, a gal who sings in a big bass...

 

Relentless (2016) Paul DesLauriers Band-from Big Toe Productions

Relentless is the perfect word to describe this fearsome blues-rock trio. From the ascending opening bars of “Stewtro Rock (Just Got Back)” to the textured guitar-drums interplay at the close of ...

 

The Nashville Sounds of Boot Hill by Boot Hill

This 2-song CD was put together as a tribute to Wanda Chase who died in 2014. Wanda was the loving wife of Pete Chase, Lead Guitarist in the musical ensemble Boot Hill. Other band members include...

 

Professor Louie's Crowmatix Takes on the Band

The Band lives again. Professor Louie & the Crowmatix echo the sound and the feel that Garth, Levon, Rick, and Richard had in their heyday. All that's missing is the voice of Levon. But these...

 

CD Review-Been Around a While

As far as Minimalist recordings go, Been Around a While by Dalannah and Owen is about as minimal as you can get: Dalannah sings the songs and Owen plays the bass and that's it. Yet there's nothing...

 
 By Keith Gorgas    Music    October 1, 2015

Wake Up!

"Hey, looks like the Whole Earth Catalog!" was my first thought when I laid eyes on The Rustic Riders latest CD,Wake Up! It's a collection of 13 songs written and sung by Lisa Meissner, who along with...

 
 By John Berbrich    Music    October 1, 2015

You Keep the Money by Tas Cru

Having followed the career of veteran bluesman Tas Cru from his early days with the Conrad Story Blues Band to his career as a solo artist, and having seen him perform live in many small clubs in...

 

The "Back to School" Showcase

With the cornfields as high as an elephant's eye, apples just ripe for the pickin' and the last of the August sunshine still warming our glorious souls, it's also time to harvest the innumerable recor...

 

UNCLE JOHN'S RADAR

SLIGHTLY STOOPID "Meanwhile...Back At The Lab" This CD features Special Guests: Karl Denson, Ian Neville, Ras MG (Sublime), The Aggrolites, Beardo & Angela Humte! While it is rare commodity for a...

 
 By R O Donnell    Music    August 1, 2015

ALLEXA HOOPER'S DEBUT ALBUM "WHERE THE BROKEN ONES LIES" SOARS

Allexa Hooper's debut album "Where the Broken Ones Lies" is an inspiring atmospheric medley that ever so delicately floats from one expressive tune to the next without pretention. As a...

 
 By Uncle John Moyer    Music    July 1, 2015

UNCLE JOHN'S RADAR

LUCID "DIRT" Lucid is a sextet that fuses rock, reggae, hip-hop, and the world music into a kaleidoscope of embracing sound & pure intent. Lucid's powerful and energizing concerts have their fans...

 
 By Uncle John Moyer    Music    June 1, 2015

Uncle John's Radar - Monthly Reviews of National & Regional Bands

KELLER WILLIAMS "VAPE" Unbelievable!! It's so hard for me to believe that VAPE is Keller Williams 20th official release. Vape finds the prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist offering 10 original...

 
 By Uncle John Moyer    Music    June 1, 2015

Uncle John's Radar - Monthly Reviews of National & Regional Bands

CASTLE CREEK "The Only Life" This powerful Duo hails from the heart of Central New York. This is CD is their first full length studio project featuring 12 tracks with lyrics and music by Kim Monroe...

 
 By Keith Gorgas    Music    March 1, 2015

Michael Falzarano Latest CD

I was familiar with Michael Falzarano's work since 2005 as the rhythm guitarist of the reformed Country Rock band, The New Riders of The Purple Sage. I was also aware that he'd performed in a similar...

 
 By R O Donnell    Music    March 1, 2015

Bee Children Veranophonic...CD Review

Bee Children Veranophonic Fluttering Wisdom... Billing themselves as a pop band with strong folk influences, the Bee Children have recorded and released their first album titled Veranophonic. They...

 
 By Keith Gorgas    Music    March 1, 2015

Mike Agranoff's - Straight Lines

Until recently, my exposure to folksinger/song-finder Mike Agranoff's work was limited to hearing him throw in a few songs at the Minstrel Show in Morristown, NJ -- a venture that he shepherds. So, I...

 
 By R. O Donnell    Music    March 1, 2015

A Fine Line CD Review

A while back, I was sitting with an old pal talking about nothing more than nothing. Stories past and present were being sacrificed and pondered while sipping gracious cups of jitter juice, a pot...

 
 By Keith Gorgas    Music    January 1, 2015

On With Life new from Kev Rowe lead guitar player for the Big Leg Emma

Kev Rowe is best known as the innovative and dynamic lead guitar player for the Big Leg Emma, a bluegrass/jam rock band based in western New York State. Kev's got another side to him. He's also a sing...