Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jimmie Vaughan — The Pleasure’s All Mine

James Lawrence "Jimmie" Vaughan is an American blues guitarist and singer from Dallas, Texas. He is the older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.

A couple of good ones -----

Significant influence upon Jimmie Vaughan's style came from Freddie King, who advised him personally; from Albert King and B. B. King; as well as from Johnny "Guitar" Watson. Vaughan says that he and his younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan studied Johnny "Guitar" Watson more than any other single guitaris

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Patrick Sweany - Dust My Broom

"Dust My Broom" is a blues standard originally recorded as "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" by Robert Johnson and one here by Howlin'

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Artis Family Band

I stumbled across this video while searching around for video demonstrations on making a gut bucket bass...this is called Gut Bucket Texas Blues. I like this piece a lot!

The Black Keys - Brothers

Brothers is the sixth album by American blues-rock duo, The Black Keys. It is their third release on Nonesuch Records. It was released on May 18, 2010

BBC Review

This über-hip alt-blues/rock duo from Ohio has packed a lot into the decade they’ve spent together. Their songs have cropped up in an impressive array of recent film, video game and TV soundtracks, and apart from several side projects, Brothers is their sixth full-length album.

The Independent
The Black Keys, it seems, are currently everyone's favourite blue-eyed blues band, occupying the spot previously occupied by The White Stripes, until Jack White dived into prog-rock and Goth diversification with The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather respectively. And unlike most white boys trespassing on blues territory, this duo even seem to have won over the hearts of their black peers – which is just as well, since few young black Americans appear inclined to pursue the blues path themselves.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kill it Kid


Kill It Kid (sometimes shortened to KIK) are a 5 piece British band from Bath who formed in 2008. They are signed to London Indie label One Little Indian Records whose roster includes Bjork and Skunk Anansie. The genre has been described as Americana/Blues/Rock. The band have a unique sound, their line-up including slide guitar, a lot of fiddle and at times banjo. After two successful single releases they released their self titled debut album in October 2009. Kill it Kid have widely been recognised as one of the best new acts of 2009, with magazines such as NME and Clash rating the album 8 and 9 out of 10 respectively.

Thanks to Mr Anchovy

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ian Siegal — Hard Pressed

Guthrie Kennard - Matchbox

I have been listening to this album for a while - with a smile on my face. This is a guy with 40 years experience and it shows - highly recommended.

See The Blues Report for a similar review

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lightnin' Hopkins —Baby Please Dont Go

NPR reports Vatican picks Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (Widescreen 25th Anniversary Edition)

National Public Radio is reporting that The Vatican has put the movie "The Blues Brothers on it's list of films.

'The Blues Brothers' Makes The Vatican's List Of Films.

Make sure you listen to the sound file for the full report and quote by Dan Aykroyd. How cool is that?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Aynsley Lister — Sugar Low

I like this

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Geraint Watkins

I haven't posted over here in a while. I don't know what got into me. Let's hear some Geraint Watkins tonight.

And here's Johnnie B Goode!

Ah, that's better. One more. Mystery Train...

Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man

Love Tattoo

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Imelda May

Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues

Notes from YouTube; Buddy Guy performing First Time I Met The Blues, with David Myers, bass, from the movie Chicago Blues, in 1970.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Candye Kane

Listened to Candye Kane play two hours of blues and Boogie Woogie music out doors in Chula Vista, CA today. She was accompanied by Sue Palmer on piano and Laura Chavez on guitar. They were fabulous as always, made for a nice laid back Sunday even listening to blues music. says of her;

A former stripper and men's magazine model who also did the occasional X-rated video shoot back in the '80s, Candye Kane would be the blues version of the Andrea True Connection, but for one vitally important fact: this woman can really sing! An updated version of Bessie Smith with a wicked sense of humor and a gleefully omnisexual persona, Candye Kane and her backup band the Swingin' Armadillos aren't just a novelty act, but a sassy, smart, and always-entertaining mix of sex, showbiz, and swing.

Candye Kane

Stevie Ray Vaughan ~ Lookin'out the Window

Chantel McGregor — No Good For You

Friday, June 11, 2010

Chris Farlowe - The Best of

In the later part of the sixties he did the classic - Handbags and Gladrags, written by his friend Mike d’ Abo of Manfred Man and recently covered by the Stereophonics.

This was to be his last chart success.
In the 70’s Chris sang with the band Colosseum before he moved on to the group Atomic Rooster.

He was involved in a serious road accident which stopped him recording and performing for a couple of years.
He worked with various bands/musicians througout the 80’s and 90’s and
he still performs live today.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Trombone Shorty

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews (born January 2, 1986) is a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Lucky Peterson: Heart of Pain

Started with his first hit at the age of 5. One to continue to listen to

Chicago’s Reader raved, “His musicianship is unassailable…a combination of sleek-handed dexterity and imagination…a happy marriage of blues authenticity and foot-pleasing danceability. This is a young musician of unlimited enthusiasm and nearly unlimited potential having the time of his life and excelling at every stop along the way.”

Blind Willie Johnson "Let Your Light Shine On Me"

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley — Every Day In The Week Blues

Syd Barrett, of English progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, came up with the band's name by juxtaposing the first names of Anderson and North Carolina bluesman, Floyd Council. Barrett noticed the names in the liner notes of a 1962 Blind Boy Fuller album (Philips BBL-7512). The text, written by Paul Oliver, read: "Curley Weaver and Fred McMullen, (...) Pink Anderson or Floyd Council - these were a few amongst the many blues singers that were to be heard in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, or meandering with the streams through the wooded valleys."

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Albert Castiglia

Castiglia has a blues history. In 1990, he joined The Miami Blues Authority and later on won “Best Blues Guitarist” from New Times magazine in 1997.