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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 Australian band, hailing from Ulverstone in North-West Tasmania,  Don’t Come Monday‘s ‘Hangman‘, a raw, blues rock/alternative rock hybrid with powerful vocals, addictive harmonica and desert feels, “co-produced and recorded at Kindred Hall by Andrew Forth, mixed by Russ T. Rokk (Hoodoo Gurus, Rose Tattoo, Midnight Oil, Noiseworks, The Choirboys), and mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound (Gotye, Eskimo Joe, Ballpark Music, The Living End)“.

Lucid Evolution is a quartet from Richmond, Virginia, and ‘Dwell’ is among the most outstanding tracks of their recently released ‘Ascension‘ EP. An emotive blues rock/americana number with compelling vocals, that “deals with growing up not feeling very loved and finding love from within“. 

Groove Doctor Bob‘s ‘XTRA XTRA Read All About it‘ is an addictive Southern rock/blues ear-candy taken from the Gold Coast Australia musician’s 4th album. Sit comfortably and make sure you check the super cool video below…

The French-born singer-songwriter and musician Romain Gutsy recently gited us with his playful, acoustic, folk/blues treasure ‘The Girl from Kerry‘, that will get you moving withe its lovely energy and gradual build-up.

…How about some honky tonk blues from Austria? Well, Prinz Grizzley‘s ‘Payback Day (I´ll Give No Warning)‘ is a “vintage blues-rock banger with roadhouse bar fight vibes, keeps up the momentum as the narrator drinks and plots his revenge“.

Vancouver based LJ Mounteney‘s ‘Take Some Care of Me‘ (written by Linda Kidder) is a tender blues, sonic hug, with alluring vocals and some over-the-top guitar work. Ideal gor after hours with the “bestest” company aorund…

WellBad‘ ‘Rooftop‘ is an adorable vintage, jazz/swing/blues song which accroding ti the artist “goes back in time, exploring the swinging, raspy sound of the 1920s“. Electrifying, vigorous and super tasty music form Germany!

.Last but not least, Sweet Leona‘s ‘Jolene‘ is an ultra catchy, blues rock n’ roll with Southerm rock finishing touches, featuring a “frenzy” paino, and you defo don’t wanna miss this whimsical tune about a…..carzy dog!

‘Blues Brother’: Christos Doukakis