The Sideshow Tragedy - The View From Nowhere

The Austin/Texas blues inspired by the XIX century French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Hailing from Austin, Texas, The Sideshow Tragedy is an indie blues-roots-rock duo. Named after references from the Rimbaud poem "Parade", referring to a brutal and gruesome vision of the world. Nathan Singleton's National guitar is supported by Jeremy Harrell's hard-hitting drums, resulting in an adrenaline-fuelled sound. Perfect for people who enjoy Chris Whitley, Nick Cave, The Black Keys or The White Stripes.



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Nico Wayne Toussaint - Plays James Cotton

After a few years break from recording, Nico Wayne Toussaint is making a dazzling come back with an album entirely dedicated to the repertoire of James Cotton, the legendary harp player and singer who passed away last march and had been long associated with Muddy Waters. Nico met James Cotton in the US in 2003 and ended up on stage with him, blowing Cotton's own harmonica! With this album he pays a vibrant tribute to his mentor, backed up by his usual band supplemented by a brass trio. Strong and moving!



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Rosedale - Long Way To Go

Rosedale is a rock and blues band formed in 2016 by singer Amandyn Roses and guitar player/songwriter Charlie Fabert, longtime guitarist of Fred Chapellier, but who also toured with Paul Cox, Janet Robin, Dave White.... Together they revisit American roots music with a fresh and interesting approach. Rosedale’s emotional mix of classic and modern influences paired with a devoted social media following has seen the band's popularity skyrocket in just a few months - their 2017 diary is filling up quickly, with bookings already announced on top festivals all over France.





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Balkun Brothers - Devil On TV

Hartford CT, USA blood brother power-duo, Balkun Brothers, bring you their latest hard hitting release “Devil On TV”. This self produced collection of 10 tracks showcases their appetite for heavy, blues soaked rock'n'roll riffs with doses of steamy funk grooves and back porch stomp boogie. Take the trip as you weave through psychedelic sound-scapes alongside rivers of fiery guitar from front man Steve Balkun, and mountains of soul-quaking drums from younger brother Nick Balkun. With a power mightier than a choir of fallen angles, the two brothers conjure up a sound that could shake even the devil's evil spirit to the core. Turn the dial and tune in, but beware of the Devil On TV!



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Watermelon Slim - Golden Boy

When one sees America in mental and social disarray, rebel poets always rise out of the woodworks. The weathered and shattered face of this outlaw is telling the story of his life: Vietnam veteran, blue collar worker, 18-wheel trucker, socialist activist. Now based in the Mississippi Delta, he paid his dues singing his mixture of Blues and Americana in juke-joints and honky-tonks across the country. His lyrics combine a staggering sense of poetry and deep social consciousness and his moving voice conveys the soul of the real America.





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Eric Bibb - Migration Blues

With Migration Blues Eric Bibb reminds us that if we look at the history of the world we discover that we all have migrants among our ancestors. Eric also draws a parallel between the former African American sharecroppers leaving the brutal segregation and economic misery of the rural South for the industrial cities of the North and the current migratory movement to Europe of the refugees from the war-torn countries of the Middle East and Africa.

This album features a trio comprised of Eric and two stellar guests: JJ Milteau (harmonica) and Michael Jerome Browne (guitar, fiddle, banjo…) and, occasionally, a few more classy performers.

Migration Blues will certainly be considered one of Eric Bibb’s major albums due to the high quality of the songwriting, the raw emotion delivered by Eric’s voice, the richness of the orchestration (despite its sobriety) and the seriousness and topicality of its main theme.



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Nico Duportal - Dealing With My Blues

A new album by one of the very few French bluesmen of international reputation regularly touring abroad and collaborating with American luminaries such as Kid Ramos, Junior Watson, RJ Mischo or Big Sandy. Made up only of original songs, his « Dealing With The Blues » is a tasty gumbo with good doses of exciting roots music such as second line influenced Louisiana rhythm & blues, glittering early soul, rocking gospel and rolling & tumbling jungle.

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Imperial Crowns - The Calling

They are back! Deemed "one of the most original bands on the planet", the larger than life Imperial Crowns introduce to you their fifth album with their own special brand of music they once described as: " ferocious blues, psyche-delta soul & pumpin’ funk ».

The three original members, Jimmie Wood, JJ Holiday and Billy Champagne Sullivan are joined by Rachel Baby Gayta Wood on stunning vocals. Brothers Bob Glaub and Andre Berry on deep to the bone bass grooves. And the genius fingers of master Benmont Tench laying a blessing on the keyboards! So, get ready! Their new album THE CALLING is calling out to you!