Blues Boom is a column that will target on presenting the cream of the crop of blues, modern blues, neo blues & blues rock sound. Eight tracks will be featured on every post that every blues fan should directly move to.
“Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music”. – Albert Collins
The kick-off for this Blues Boom round-up belongs to the Canadian citizen Damian Noga & his powerful acoustic blues gem from the recently released debut album ‘Looking for More‘ (which arrived twenty-three years after picking up a guitar for the first time), ‘Confidential Blues‘. Strictly confidential and blues!
… Archie Baker is a London-born, Sheffield-based alternative soul & blues musician and ‘Arrogance‘ is a pure electrifying, soulful, blues rock experience, and also the closing track of the artist’s recently released, ‘Adult Fiasco‘ EP. Turn this up loud!
Next up, we find young and fresh Chantelle du Toit with her powerful, blues rock number ‘Stuck In The Middle‘. Just listen to her 100% persuasive vocal performance, unleashing the maturity of an accomplished artist. Pure blues rock dynamite!
Brothers of Song is an unusual concept band of half brothers from Canada, experimenting in different writing styles and genres, so the element of the unexpected is strong in their art. With ‘Curves on You‘ they explore the classic blues form and sound, and made me feel like having a ride with a Coupé de Ville with this on. Gem!
Hardwire Speers is an established solo artist and veteran solo musician from Canada, mixing blues with jazz, and ‘My Guitar Won’t Cry Over You‘ is a fine track about ‘a musician’s guitar goes many places and does many things, but my guitar won’t be crying over the woman who left me‘. Nothing less could be expected of a song starting with a Muddy Waters‘ mention on the very first lyrical verse….
Joce Reyome (they/them) is an artist originally from Attleboro, Massachusetts, and ‘Cross My Heart‘, the latest single with Colin Buchanan and Erin Costelo, is the evolution of their originally tame, folky sound into a more soulful, blues explosion. Beauty!
War & Peace Party is the solo project of guitarist/songwriter Nick Kurth (The High Definitions, DAWNA) and ‘Drift On‘ is the closing track off the recently released ‘Collected Blues‘ EP, a lo-fi, blues slow-burner ideal for hallucinatory, mind excursions… Drift on!
Cliff Tullis‘ ‘Eagle Feathers‘ tells a story of a man that keeps finding eagle feathers, and through this find a deeper connection with nature, and it’s an excellent blend of blues rock, americana and 90s alternative rock. Can you feel the desert?
‘Blues Brother’: Christos Doukakis