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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

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Starting this Blues Boom round-up with the Aussie trio, consisting of Stella Anning – guitar, Claire Cross – bass & Joshua Barber – drums, Stella Anning Trio‘s ‘Miss Doug‘, a blues rock instrumental treat with playful jazz finishing touches, and endless groove. which is the first taster of an upcoming 6 track EP. Stay tuned!

Sea Mouse is an alternative blues rock trio hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, and their most recent single ‘Cold and Lonely‘ is an impeccable mixture of delta blues with heavy-fueled garage rock, featuring some explosive guitar work and a stunning vocal performance. Instant crush! 

The MJF Guitar Project‘s (Mike Fujii‘s instrumental project). ‘Free Flow 1‘ is a luscious, instrumental blues rock gem unleashing optimism, and a great, “riff-ogonic” build-up after 1.40 mark. The track is taken from the 2022’s debut album ‘Gold‘.  

The critically acclaimed Toronto blues-rock singer Jake Chisholm recently stroke back with an authoritative blues rock ballad ‘Keep Me Warm‘, “about that beautiful, sweet and warm feeling you get when you surrender to love. It’s a wish that the person you give your heart to will honour and repay the love given with love in return“.

 LJ Mounteney‘s ‘Neighbor, Neighbor‘ is a superb cover from the mid 60’s written by Huey Meaux, and is the 2nd single off of Mounteney’s soon to be released blues album, produced by the legendary Canadian bluesman Jack Lavin. Blues, retro soul and roots music genuinely mixed with the optimum result!

Formed in Jakarta Jaya Blues Band‘s ‘Another Way‘ is a beautiful song, which brings the sounds of old time jazz and blues together with the soulful voice of Lea Oesman. It tells a story too familiar to many of our countries but celebrates the fact that we can sing and make music about it. Hang on for the stunning trumpet solo by Rio Sidik.

The Rams‘ ‘Big Time‘ is the Australian trio’s debut single, and it’s a remarkable mix of blues, country rock and cow punk, mixed by legendary producer/mixing engineer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes).

.Last but not least, Zac Z‘s,- (a British multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is also an Artist, and Fashion Designer ( www.zacz.com) and has been developing in each discipline)-,  ‘Jamout‘ is a 7+ minute, dystopic, instrumental blues number, taken from the 5th studio album ‘Dragom Fly‘. Fasten your seatbelts for this wild ride!

‘Blues Brother’: Christos Doukakis