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 Brit citizen Phillipa Cookman & the opener off her debut album ‘Cookman‘,  ‘Empty Box‘, a “slightly rockier, blues-country song with a great groove“. Powerful vocal performance and a powerful dose of blues-y adrenaline! 

Braden Lee Waiters‘ ‘Green Pig‘ with G.Love & Special Sauce is a horny blues number about a bar in the artist’s hometown called the Green Pig. If you like hot as lava blues, then you have to give this a try!

American citizen & guitarist/songwriter Cuda Smith is behind Beyond the Badlands, whose  single ‘Secrets‘ is a stunning mix of blues & Southern rock unleashing tidal waves of emotion…

The Blackwater Fever hail from Australia and their dark brooding blues-rock sound is ideally reflected on the band’s most recent single,   ‘My Weakness‘. Raw & pure blues rock!

Planet of Rhythm is an old school blues rock band and they create foot stompin’ music for general rockin’ out, driving on an open road or just plain fun. ‘Road Angel‘ is a good tune to start with!

Canadian, female-fronted rock band Voodoo Shakedown deliver an unmissable blend of heavy rock with blues rock magma with their latest treat ‘Lead Me Home‘; The band’s 3rd single to date is bursting with dirty guitar riffs and soaring vocals and represents female empowerment. 

Boston ‘hooligans’ Luddy Mussy are bold enough to cover Robert Johnson’s ‘Terraplane Blues‘ ,which is a “love letter to the blues and blues rock from some young enthusiasts“.

Half Deaf Clatch‘s 19-minute opus ‘Ante Peligros Incalculables, Huimos Del Desierto Eléctrico Para Siempre‘, is ‘an instrumental, featuring twangy electric guitar, ambient atmospherics and some other instrumentation. It’s a little bit Western, a little bit Cinematic, a little bit Doomy, a little bit Gloomy and a tiny little bit bluesy‘.

‘Blues Brother’: Christos Doukakis