Live’r Than They’ll Ever Be

From tapes surreptitiously recorded in 1967 comes a smokin' live album featuring JOHN MAYALL'S BLUESBREAKERS with PETER GREEN, JOHN MCVIE and MICK FLEETWOOD supporting Mayall.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Make That ‘Loving Tribute’

Honoring important people in his life and career, ace jazz guitarist LARRY NEWCOMB adds BUCKY PIZZARELLI to his Quartet and delivers on LIVING TRIBUTE
by David McGee
 

 

 

One Humanist Touch

The second album from singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Mike T. Lewis and his wife and musical partner MaryBeth Zamer–collectively known as the Twangtown Paramours–is a solid advance over the couple’s 2010 debut.
by David McGee
 

 
 

On Down the Line

After a year of personal misfortune, siblings ELAINE and LEE ROY, aka THE ROYS, have transformed their miseries into art on their new album, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN, another stone-cold winner for the duo.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Enter, And Feel the Spirit

Soaring emotions and exquisite quartet harmonizing abound on TRAVELIN' SHOES, a foray into southern gospel (with a stop along the way at western gospel!) by the redoubtable MARLEY'S GHOST
by David McGee
 

 
 

Feeling The Vibrations

Post-Kronos Quartet, cellist Joan Jeanrenaud has created one compelling solo work after another. Her latest, VISUAL MUSIC, delivers an unusual range of emotional wallops, says reviewer DERK RICHARDSON.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Timeless Gospel Messages Delivered in New Ways

MICHELLE DAVID is a gospel dynamo, and she's outdone herself, again, with THE GOSPEL SESSIONS VOL. 2. Bob Marovich weighs in one on of 2017's finest new CD releases.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Dark Saint Rises

A genuine Statement record, IVY FORD's CLUB 27 finds the gifted Chicago-based blues artist-singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist--coming into her own in a powerful way. One of the year's best here.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Breathe Deep The Intoxicating Fragrance

Being unfamiliar with the first two self-released albums by the duo known as The Bergamot (native Indianans Jillian Speece of South Bend and Nathan Hoff of Michigan City), I will happily admit to being bowled over by everything...
by David McGee
 

 
 

All In a Day’s Blues

An alum of the late, great Calvin Owens's Blues Orchestra, guitarist CHARLES 'CD' DAVIS has a winner in his solo debut, 24 HOUR BLUES, featuring some Orchestra vets and four outstanding vocalists playing up a blues storm.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Masters Weigh In

Bluegrass masters DOYLE LAWSON (& Quicksilver) and PETER ROWAN pick it clean, pick it true and demonstrate why the traditional never goes out of style.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Christmas Beyond the Blue

BLUES, BLUES CHRISTMAS VOLUME 3 leads this revised and updated review of four essential blues Christmas albums, including last year's DEATH MIGHT BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS
by David McGee