In the complex tapestry of blues music, few artists manage to encapsulate the genre’s deep roots and evocative storytelling like Robert Finley. Releasing his new album, Black Bayou, on October 27, 2023, under Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label, Finley brings his 69 years of life experiences and vast artistic acumen to bear in a collection that feels at once timeless and immediately necessary. This album is more than just another blues record; it is a poetic narrative that unravels the quintessence of Louisiana life, its rich culture, and the complex emotional [...]
Manchester, a historic music hub, routinely delivers groundbreaking artists to the global stage. Every decade, its streets echo with the sound of a new band ready to etch their legacy. This decade, that roar comes from guitarist and singer-songwriter, Ashley Sherlock, with his debut album Just A Name, released under Ruf Records. The album encapsulates the powerful synergy of Sherlock’s telepathic blues-rock trio, shaped by the ever-vibrant Charlie Rachael Kay on bass and the dynamic Danny Rigg on drums.
The inception of this band, as recalled by Ashley, is reminiscent [...]
In the vast tapestry of music, every so often, a track emerges that not only resonates with the era it is born into but also carries an ageless soul, making it timeless. Cookin’ On 3 Burners, with their latest offering, “I’m Comin’ Home To You,” featuring Stella Angelico, weave such a sonic experience.
The song introduces itself with a catchy horn melody and a swanky guitar part that speaks of old soul clubs and dance halls, resounding with stories whispered between the notes. Here, Jake [...]
In the vivid panorama of blues, where rawness dances with elegance and honesty tangoes with fantasy, a new beacon of sound arises, Death Wish Blues, crafted by the magnetic duo Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton. Their harmony redefines the blues, interweaving it with threads of rock’s guttural guitar solos, the vocal grounding of traditional blues, and the atmospheric twang of country, akin to a perfectly multi-faceted art exhibition, where blues, rock, and country genres coalesce into a sonic tapestry of remarkable depth and vibrancy. In addition, The album was produced by [...]