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!
“This album really does represent a full circle of blues for me. Eight of the tunes are new compositions and three tunes here represent songs I wrote as much as 30 to 45 years ago when I was leader and front man for the original Roomful of Blues in the 1970s. We hope you enjoy our back to the basics approach to the music here. Just straightforward small band, old school blues.” - Duke Robillard
Six time ‘Blues Award’ winner Duke Robillard is one of the most respected blues and roots music guitarists working today. Guests on Blues Full Circle include Jimmie Vaughan, Sugar Ray Norcia and Kelley Hunt. Robillard has worked with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Roomful Of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds and dozens of blues legends.
With this collection of 13 original old school blues cuts #1 Belgian blues artist Guy Verlinde goes back to the roots. He not only digs deep in the past of the rich blues tradition, but also shares his own blues roots.
"THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD" is a tasty gumbo of new bluesy-country songs recorded in the English countryside...The stellar acoustic band, made up of musicians who have known each other for years, features legendary upright bassist Danny Thompson. His exuberant, soulful sound at the heart of these songs makes THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD a real treat.
A new studio album by Fred Chapellier, the iconic French blues guitar player. In order to celebrate his 50th birthday, Fred teamed with the legendary British sound engineer Steve Forward (Ray Charles, Serge Gainsbourg, Paul McCartney) and, again, extends his range of colors while tapping from the very sources of original blues and rock music.
This is Yana Bibb’s second album. “Afternoon in Paris” is produced by Swedish blues guitar player Staffan Astner. The album promises the right mix of groovy blues and soulful jazz (with a touch of Swedish folk melody) and shows her musical range, influence and depth.
Neal Black is from San Antonio and his music is rooted in the Texas tradition while Larry Garner hails from Baton Rouge, the hotbed of Louisiana Blues. On this "double artist" album they shared everything, songwriting, production, guitar licks and vocals for a truly sparking and inspiring linkage.
With "A Son Of Pride" the new album by Bo Weavil & Band, Matthieu Fromont version of the blues is more electric and sophisticated than before. At the crossroads of rock, funk and garage rhythm 'n blues... Dynamite pulp blues!
Outstanding record after astounding record, Leadfoot RIVET is paving his own way to a very unique spot in the blues, soul & roots music domain. His new offering "Southern Echoes" is a vibrant tribute to the golden age of these styles without being out of date, or a bland copy of his mentors.
Musicians, as usual, are some of the very best there is notably Anson FUNDERBURGH on guitar from Dallas Texas, Slim BATTEUX on organ (Percy Sledge / Ray Charles / Billy Paul ...) and vocals and Stan NOUBARD-PACHA (guitar) plus Stephane AVELLANEDA, Ana Popovic's drummer.
It has been ten long years since Popa Chubby released a live album. This double live CD was recorded in march 2015 and features Popa's hits from Booty and The Beast all the way to his 25th Anniversary CD "I'm feeling lucky". As a special treat Popa and band offer up an impromptu mini set of Rolling Stones classics. This is a career defining live release for the 55 year old NYC guitar slinger!
Seduced by the pissed off blues rock of two nasty little brats from Connecticut, Popa Chubby decided to produce their first album and to hit the road with them. Saint Slide pray for us, time has come for the Balkun Brothers!