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 number with Italian Sasha Barbot and his ‘Old Soul With a New Pair of Shoes‘ an exceptionally fresh blend of blues and electronica, in which Barbot also combines his DJ skills in this catchy electronic blues banger!
… Juhan Ongbrian‘s ‘Walling Blues‘ will transfer you to an early 60’s, murky, confined pub with hardly any customers, but with some dope intrumental blues music unleashing an intense noir mood…
French artist FunkyJu mixes modern electronic sound with traditional blues gifting us with some great riffs in his hooking ‘Jail House Blues‘. Digging the cinematic quality and the well-balanced production!
Mads Jacobsen is a young singer-songwriter from Seattle, -and with the remix by The Atronaut-, has released the infectious anthem of COVID-19 era, and recorded this one in Corona-quarantine in Sicily, Italy. Uptempo, great sense of humor and catchy as….
Ideal to heat up our amplifiers, with Swedish quartet The Royal Beggars who play a red-hot mix of garage and blues rock and their latest video ‘Lonely Dead Red Rose‘ (directed by Max Ljungberg), is an ideal representative of their sound. Killer harmonica!
The Alternating Currents is one hell of a story-telling band, and their track ‘The Kings Daughters’ Hotel‘ is “a filthy little beast, in between Captain Beefheart’s style of Americana and Bob Dylan & The Band.” Couldn’t agree more… Psych-blues explosion!
Fires of Freya is an utterly unique blues rock quartet from North East of England, and we were blown away with their latest video for ‘Complicated‘; A modern blues rock gem with mega riffs, powerhouse vocals and a lot of bounce.
Dessert often, if not always, comes last so we kept the ultra tasty ‘Chocolate Cherry Pie‘ by Ron Addison for now! Bombastic blues funk to make you wake up from the quarantine!
‘Blues Brother’: Christos Doukakis