Ruthie Foster is among the finest vocalists working in roots music today and her recent Blue Corn Music release Live At The Paramount wraps her considerable talents in a brassy big band setting. The harmonies on this album are part of the band’s signature sound, along with well-crafted songs and outstanding musicianship. Ordinary Madness is a strong showing from one of the best guitarists, singer-songwriters of the modern era. mark Arm is awesome!! Listen to “In My  Girlish Days”, Red Rooster Original The Gypsy Woman Told Me is a righteous set of pure Chicago blues from two of its preeminent practitioners. Another surprise hit from Dion who graces the album with 14 original blues tunes with guests Jeff Beck, Rory Block, Joe Bonamassa, Samantha Fish, Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth, John Hammond, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Joe Louis Walker and many more. The fierce essence of the band is still very much present and is mixed with a new maturity and high-level songwriting skills that’ll keep listeners singing along and reaching for the “Repeat” button. From the Vaults: Cold Chills Henry Gray & Bob Corritore 2020 $2.18. Review of Ain’t Done Yet  The Allman Betts Band: Bless Your Heart. Blues Rock By Martine Ehrenclou and Mike O’Cull 2020 has been a whopper for the music industry with the pandemic. We only reviewed his new DVD, not the CD. This list is in no particular order. With armfuls of Blues Music Awards, Living Blues Awards and three Grammy nominations, Copeland has been praised by luminaries such as Jeff Beck and Carlos Santana. (Alligator Records) Ryan Perry, I always look forward to your year end list and your recommendations during the year. Zito is a blues/rock monster and this is arguably his best work thus far. This is as lowdown and real as it gets and is a functional cure for the plastic-hearted music we all hear far too much of. 73. critic score (5) 63. user score (25) Fantastic Negrito. This one is epic on every level. The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival | A showcase of fine, contemporary blues talent: 28th-30th August 2020. We chose albums that pretty much knocked us out. Releases from stalwarts like Savoy Brown and Robert Cray as well as newer voices like Whitney Shays and Shemekia Copeland shone as brightly as ever. Elvin Bishop website  Greg, For now, add every one of these albums to your listening rotation. Huge mistake to suggest including an album we did not review. It’s may take me all year to sample and listen to your recommendations! There’s so much energy and life to Allison and his crew on this album. El Dorado Listen to “One Last Time”, Bernard Allison Black Top Run combines vocal and instrumental cuts to great effect and paints a clear picture of Landreth’s monumental talent and keen instincts. Tinsley Ellis website, Released on KTBA Records (Joe Bonamassa’s record label) Blues with Friends by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion, features blues/roots contemporary artists Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Samantha Fish John Hammond Jr., Sonny Landreth Jerry and Jimmy Vivino, Joe Louis Walker, Brian Setzer, Stevie Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Search Primer and Corritore are simply unbeatable. Review of We Fly Free  Le live de Kenny Wayne Shepherd est somptueux, et le Jeremiah Johonson ?? The album is an impressive accomplishment as well as a wonderful lesson in adapting to the situation at hand. 2020 has been a whopper for the music industry with the pandemic. There’s so much energy and life to Bernard Allison and his crew of A-list band of musicians on this album that highlights some of his best cuts from several of his albums. Live At The Paramount Review of Blacktop Run  These are our 100 favorite albums of 2020. VA - 70s Blues Rock (2020) 19-03-2020, 08:42. Faces - Stay with Me 2. Self Made Man Prev; Next 40 years in the blues business have only made Ellis better and more eloquent, which rocks because he obviously still has a lot to say. Released by Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group and produced by Eric Corne, the record brings us Trout playing better guitar than ever and writing songs that are right on target for the year that 2020 has been. A contemporary exploration of Southern R&B, Country-soul, blues/rock and blues, El Dorado established King as one of the most soulful voices of his generation. One cursory listen might lead you into thinking their sound is Southern rock—they are much more than that. Last Light On The Highway Legendary rock band Thunder have rescheduled their arena tour of the UK to May 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 1. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. It’s a bold and beautiful set of rock music full of emotional honesty and tremendous performances by band members Alan Nimmo, Stevie Nimmo, Jonny Dyke, Zander Greenshields, and Andrew Scott. Review of Ice Cream In Hell  Albert Castiglia website, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Elvin Bishop and Grammy-winning harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite conspire as an awesome blues duo on their new album 100 Years of Blues on Alligator Records. Prove It On Me Many people consider King King to be the strongest blues/rock band out there these days and Maverick proves the band is worthy of such profound praise. Plan to check out We Fly Free and One Shot also. Review of Maverick  1,016. last updated: Thu 5th Dec 2019. Delivery Details. Anthony Gomes website, Britain’s own blues/rock hurricane King King dropped the band’s most evolved record yet this year with Maverick, which was released on Channel 9 Records. Listen to “I Got Nothin'”Â, Sonny Landreth You’re going to like what you hear. The Great British Rock and Blues Festival play host to recognisable names from the blues and rock genres as well as many covers acts so you can enjoy all your favourite tunes. This isn’t a full list—14 albums was plenty. (Fantasy Records) Join us in Memphis when winners are revealed on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Genre: Blues Rock / Classic Rock / Hard Rock Country: New Zealand Released: 2020 Review of Last Light On The Highway  Review of El Dorado If there’s a better slide player out there, they remain undiscovered. King’s previous albums and EPs include Carolina Confessions, Due North, The Marcus King Band and Soul Insight. You won’t be sorry you checked this out. Blues legend and Grammy winner Robert Cray returns with an album that certainly poised to rake in buckets of awards. Perfume Genius and Dua Lipa had us dancing in our homes, Thundercat and Angelica Garcia dug deep to reach new heights, and long-running acts like the Strokes, AC/DC, and Stephen Malkmus reminded us that rock isn't dead. Marcus King website, Mike Zito and his smoking band tracked Quarantine Blues while actually in quarantine at the beginning of the pandemic. We do not believe there is a best or least best. Lynne Jackaman website, 2020 Blues Music Awards nominee Albert Castiglia hits hard on his live album Wild and Free thanks to Gulf Coast Records. Awesome list… just listening to the selected tracks and adding to my wish list. She mixes her trademark blues and gospel chops with the sophisticated vibes of Ella, Basie, Sinatra, and Quincy Jones in this set recorded live at the 105-year-old Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. It sure would be at or near the top of my personal top 20 list of albums released in 2020. That’s What I Heard Denis, Whatever mood you’re in, click play and you’ll be transported into some of the best music around performed by A+ Robert Cray and his band. Best Blues Albums 2020 – So Far 12 of the Best . Fantastic list of albums to explore! Hats off to a all that made a well put together list of Artists Congrats to Anthony Gomes once again Blues – Rock at its best !!!! 2020 has been a hard year for bands and fans alike and this year we’ve put together a Top Ten based on the votes of all our regular reviewers. Larkin Poe website, Southern rock and roll band Robert Jon & The Wreck have been releasing albums since the band’s inception in 2011, collecting multiple awards along the way. Disraeli Gears by Cream. Great list! 75. critic score (8) 71. user score (53) Larkin Poe. This time out, Block spotlights the music of female performers from the blues’ formative years, many of whom were underrepresented in the blues boom of the 60s. Savoy Brown Website, Contemporary bluesman, guitarist, singer-songwriter Bernard Allison released Songs From The Road on Ruf Records. A great weekend for the whole family – Bernard Allison website, Toronto native and #1 Billboard artist, Anthony Gomes is a blues/rock guitarist, singer-songwriter who propels blues/rock into the contemporary music culture. Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 2021. Greene has all the guitar, vocal, and songwriting power anybody could ask for and will no doubt reach the heights of stardom we all dream of. (Blue Corn Music) Festival tickets are now on sale. We’re still listening to them, finding nuances and new grooves along the way. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival has been POSTPONED New dates 8-10th October 2021 By now it probably won’t come as much of a shock to anyone that this year’s festival on 2-4 October has had to be postponed. All Rights Reserved, Interview: Eric Johanson Rock Blues Guitarist Singer, John Mayall Releases New Single ‘I’m As Good As Gone’ Feat. Private Lives. And we are grateful. Songs From The Road Allison is the son of blues great, Luther Allison, and is regarded as a slide guitar master. Listen to “Last One To Know”, Ruthie Foster Big Band Tracklist: 1. Listen to “Cruisin for a Bluesin”, Marcus King Best Seller in Psychedelic Rock. The blues songs are not covers or versions of blues standards. Songs From The Road is all about killer contemporary blues. Rock and Blues Muse, LLC. There are no camping options available for this event, but as it's held at a Butlins … Captured live at a packed music club in Germany, this live set is a raw and real set of blues mixed with rock, R&B, jazz and funk from Allison’s collection since he began his solo career in the 1990s. (Tricki-Woo Records) The Proven Ones is a blues supergroup consisting of guitarist Kid Ramos, vocalist Brian Templeton, keyboardist Anthony Geraci, bassist Willie J. Campbell, and drummer Jimi Bott, who have dozens of awards, thousands of gigs, and millions of miles under their collective belts earned with some of the top acts in the world, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Radio Kings, The Mannish Boys, and Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. Arrives: Sunday, Jan 31 50 Years - Don't Stop [3CD] by Fleetwood Mac. Rescheduled until February 2021 . Review of Blues With Friends  Whitby Blues Festival. This is the sound that inspired him as a young man and has informed his musical journey from then until now. From Canada, Wayne is the ball-of-fire beacon of blues. Fans voted in record numbers. It’s already been a banner year (so far) for new music with blues, rock and roots albums from Larkin Poe, Dion, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Robert Cray, Bernard Allison, Marcus King, Sonny Landreth, Rory Block, Tinsley Ellis, The Proven Ones, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, John Primer & Bob Corritore, Ruthie Foster, Red Rooster and many more.