Blues Blog & Reviews

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Review: Exorcist - Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood, the burgeoning bluesman from Florida, has spent upwards of ten years teetering on the edge of blues music stardom, trailblazing a name for himself and The Selwyn Birchwood Band through non stop touring and a colossal radio presence…

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Out & About: Chicago Blues Fest 2023

Wayne Baker Brooks kicked off the Fest with a solid set of covers and originals, including a nice of version of his dad Lonnie’s “The Crawl”.

Brooks was followed by Bobby Rush with The Blind Boys of Alabama. Rush did…

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Review: Let's Go - The Hungry Williams

This dynamic local band is named after legendary New Orleans drummer, Charles "Hungry" Williams.  The Hungry Williams have been producing great music and an entertaining stage show in Milwaukee and around the Mid-West since 2018.  The band plays an energetic…

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Out & About: Mar-May 2023

The Incorruptibles held a release party for their new CD “Highway Hypnosis” and new t-shirt on Sunday March 26th at Just J’s - the place was packed. “Hypnosis Highway” features The Incorruptibles, Amy Ashby, Jim McCarthy and Bill Siebert…

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Review: Pier 43 - Paul Filipowicz

Pier 43, the 11th album from Chicago blues legend, Paul Filipowicz, is a triumphant summary of Filipowicz’s career to date, brandishing his tell-tale rugged vocals and delivering each guitar solo with soul-filled conviction. Throughout the record’s 53 minutes, the blues…

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Review: Oscar's Motel - The Cash Box Kings

The Cash Box Kings Oscar’s Motel is rooted in solid traditions of 60s Chicago Blues, New Orleans jazzy blues, and delta blues.

Oscar’s Motel, their tenth album was released in March to immediate enthusiasm and airplay by the satellite and…

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Out & About: Jan-Mar 2023

Hello everyone, Happy 2023! I hope everyone is ready for another fantastic year of music! I started the year off on Sunday January 8th at The Tonic Tavern with an excellent show hosted by The Third Coast Blues Collective…

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Out & About: Oct-Dec 2022

On Friday October 28th I caught Jimi Schutte’s American Blues with special guest Stephen Hull. 

On Sunday November 6th I was strolling down Brady Street and low and behold there was Steven Cohen sitting out in front of a shop…

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Out & About: 9/17/2022

The 2nd Annual Best Dam Blues Fest (BDBF) was held on Friday September 16th and Saturday 17th, 2022 in Thiensville, Wisconsin. The Village Park is a beautiful setting, sitting right along-side the Wisconsin River. Numerous musicians and fans mentioned the…

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Out & About: 8/19/2022

Greetings everyone!

The Granville Blues & R&B Festival was held over the last two weekends of July. On Sunday July 24th, Sonia Astacio Downs opened the show, followed by The Nu Blu Band. Next up was Demetria Taylor. Demetria and…

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