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
Starting this Blues Boom round-up with a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from Liverpool composing and playing music that fans of Frank Zappa, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Animals As Leaders and John Scofield will appreciate., John Byrne and his instrumental blues rock beast, based on the yearning for home for one who travels. ‘Itinerant Heart‘ is a blazing instrumental gem, which blues aficionados should definitely check out!
… Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of today’s top guitarists whose signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre. ‘If These Walls Could Talk‘ is a soulful sample of his artistry!
Moving ‘North‘ with the help of Toronto-based singer-songwriter and multimedia artist, Duane Forrest and his gentle acoustic, blues-jazz fusion in impeccable style. Smooth & infectious!
Liam St. John is an up-and-coming blues/alternative rock ‘noisemaker’, who’s coming hot from the hit tv show “The Voice“, with his volcanic debut single ‘OZARK‘, in which he combines his ravishing vocal performance with modern blues sound mixed with alternative rock explosions. What a debut!!
Reverend James Elmore Jenkins is a Minister, musician, and folk artist who currently resides in the Carolinas, and ‘Rise Up!‘, is a dreamlike, gospel blues treat with a phenomenal vocal performance….
“My life has been a journey of self-expression.”– says singer-songwriter Ralph Pezzullo whose latest blues rock with a big, red, pop heart track, ‘Lockdown Blues‘, is a flawless statement with phlegmatic humour, for the pandemic measures we’ve all suffered the past months. This one sets the GPS for…….”planet FREEDOM”!
Matt Woosey Band is fronted by the British singer-songwriter and blues/folk musician Matt Woosey, who now lives in Germany, and ‘Let It Flow‘ (WeLive Festival | Live im Schlachthof | Corona Concert), is an exceptional amalgam of blues, funk and laid-back folk sounds with a passionate vocal performance and some exquisite guitar work. Furthermore, the live video is an excellent placebo for all gig-goers who’ve missed live shows so much during the pandemic social distancing era. Vital!
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Canadian Siydock delivers the goods with its latest track ‘Spleen‘, an uncommon, complex, acoustic, blues with freak folk elements gem and lyrics like the following:
‘I am the spleen you take out in between
The virtuous love sinks stood talking pristine
Like the façade that’s ignored by your God
Ephemeral and broken our moments would be
Wake up, wake up, you never get to wake up
Take your sleep in a pill so you’re not dreaming enough
Love is a maze you can’t trap on your page
Where adulterants and lovers draw hopeless as one.…’
‘Blues Brother’: Christos Doukakis