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
Let’s kick off this Blues Boom round-up with Canberra’s Muddy Wolfe who feel like a ‘Stranger in My Own Town‘; A blues rock banger, and the opener from their 2020 released EP, with a great bluesy guitar unleashing 70s flavoured, divine riffs, a distinctive horn section. and beautiful vocal harmonies. On repeat!
… Logan Fox‘s ‘Muddy Water‘ is a raw blend of americana with blues, succeeding in transfering the live feeling in the studio. Judging from this killer track, fans of raw americana and blues rock should start counting backwards for Logan Fox’s upcoming ‘Far Past Gone‘ EP.
Lauren Anderson needs not more than 2 minutes to deliver the goods, with her latest track ‘Keep On‘. a stunning almost acapella, 2 minute blues, gospel treasure, in diy spirit, (100% recorded, mixed and mastered while in quarantine). A bone-crushing experience accompanied with an ideal noir, B&W, ‘lockdown’ visualizer.
The Fox and the Cat is a fresh Italian blues duo (Alberto and Enrico) and ‘Outlaw’s Blues‘ marks their second release, off their debut album out by the end of summer.
What I love most in their sound, is the ‘spaghetti’ element in their music, combined with their ultra-cool, ‘drunken’ blues vibes!
Next up we find a familiar Blues Boom ‘tenant’ BeeMC and his blues rock stomper ‘Meat Shaking‘, off his latest ‘Cash Is King‘ EP. 70s rock influence, confident vocal performance, and solid, blues rock energy to wake us all up from the ‘quarantine’….
Collin Stanley‘s ‘I Came For You‘ is an unmissable treat for Led Zeppelin fans, but also of those who get YouTube alerts for the just released videos by fresher indie rock/blues rock acts like The Black Keys.
Classic rock ideally mixed with modern blues rock in an utterly catchy gem…
FloodHounds‘ ‘Something Primeval‘ is a heavy, indie rock banger with a blues ‘heart’. The follow up to their previous single ‘Out Of Time’, finds the band in top form, not giving a hoot about genres; These heaps just sing loud, play their guitars like there’s no tomorrow, sound raw & melodic at the same time, and gift us with the utlimate indie-blues anthem of 2020… So far… By them!
R&M is an American band, made up of two songwriters, Garrett Randolph and Brian Mandella.and their ‘Flint, El Paso, Dayton – USA‘, is an atmospheric, psych-folk-blues track, with political edge, that after the 3rd minute mark, blossoms out to an eternal, psych/ambient lethe…. Utterly fascinating!
“And the head of the snake he calls upon his poison.”
‘Blues Brother’: Christos Doukakis