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The New Horizons: Music of Many Colors

2017 was a busy year for Jimmy Palafox. Not only did he graduate from high school; he launched two new bands: Santa Cruz Latin Collective and The New Horizons. “I […]

A Look Back at Johnny Winter Archival Releases

IMPORTANT NOTE: This review concerns the long out-of-print vinyl releases of early Johnny Winter material — The Johnny Winter Story, About Blues and Early Times — NOT any subsequent reissues. […]

Album Review: Emma Wilson – Memphis Calling

Memphis calls and Teesside answers. Blues vocalist Emma Wilson hails from the gritty industrial yet picturesque region of Northeast England, and her background includes dates at a wide variety of […]

Blackburn: Band of Brothers (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part Two… Soul music figures into the Blackburn Brothers’ mix as well. The lyrics of “Bobby’s Blues,” the new album’s opening cut, display a social consciousness reminiscent of […]

Blackburn: Band of Brothers (Part 2 of 3)

Continued from Part One… Many Paths Converging Into One For their own musical journeys, the four Blackburn brothers each built upon their father’s foundation. “I got a great start from […]

Blackburn: Band of Brothers (Part 1 of 3)

An edited version of this feature appeared previously in Living Blues. Four brothers are carrying their storied family musical tradition into present day and the future. The legendary Underground Railroad, […]

Still Got the Mojo: A Conversation with Foghat’s Roger Earl (Part 4 of 4)

Continued from Part Three… With regard to a life in music, what’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? I left school when I was 15. I’d been working after […]

Still Got the Mojo: A Conversation with Foghat’s Roger Earl (Part 3 of 4)

Continued from Part Two… 1977’s Foghat Live was even a bigger smash than was Fool for the City. It came out during that period when everybody put out a live […]

Still Got the Mojo: A Conversation with Foghat’s Roger Earl (Part 2 of 4)

Continued from Part One… Foghat had some commercial success early on, but it was when “Fool for the City” came out that things really took off. With the benefit of […]

Still Got the Mojo: A Conversation with Foghat’s Roger Earl (Part 1 of 4)

Foghat began in 1971 when three of its members – guitarist “Lonesome Dave” Peverett, bassist Tony Stevens and drummer Roger Earl left Kim Simmonds’ band Savoy Brown to start their […]