Jose Ramirez is one of Latin America’s most popular blues guitarists and vocalists. He has played with some of the biggest names in the blues industry, including Buddy Guy, Anson Funderburgh, Janiva Magness, Mark Hummel, and Bryan Lee. Ramirez recently signed with the world-famous blues label Delmark Records, based in the blues-rich city of Chicago. This makes him the first-ever Latin-American to sign with the renowned record company. In addition, Ramirez has teamed up with guest guitarist Jimmy Johnson for an impressive romp through blues land for his second studio album. The album is called Major League Blues.
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Clint Morgan is an Olympia, Washington-based singer-pianist who delivers a blues sound with shades of country, gospel, R&B, and rock and roll. Morgan is now bringing that mixture to his third album called Troublemaker. Morgan brings in multiple special guests to round out the album—Kinky Friedman, the McCrary Sisters, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Watermelon Slim, and Jonn Del Toro Richardson. Also, Morgan and co-producer and keyboardist Kevin McKendree built the core band out of Nashville’s finest, including guitarist Doug Lancio, bassist David Santos, drummer Kenneth Blevins, violinist Jimmy Stewart, multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke, and [...]
Quinn Sullivan is a twenty-two-year-old singer, songwriter, and guitarist releasing his album WIDE AWAKE via Mascot Label Group. Sullivan has been touring the world since he was 11-years-old, playing storied venues such as Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival, Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, and three Montreux Jazz Festivals. Sullivan has shared the stage with his hero and mentors Buddy Guy and Carlos Santana on several occasions. Sullivan’s performance experience includes appearances on national television programs such as The Ellen DeGeneres [...]
Texas guitar slinger Ally Venable is back with her fourth album titled Heart Of Fire on Ruf Records. The album contains eleven tracks that feature originals by the singer, songwriter, and guitarist, as well as covers. The album was recorded at Blue Studio in Stantonville, Tennessee, with producer Jim Gaines. Venable speaks about the album, “On this album, I really wanted to create a tone of overcoming your struggles and persevering through them.” She further says, “My vision was to really spread a positive message of love.” She continues, “The world needs that right now.” Special guests include Rick Steff, [...]