CD Reviews: Blues Geography Time

Linda Valori hails from Italy, and yes the blues and R&B influenced music is as hot as a stalled train on the ‘El’ in the summer heat. Why the ‘El’ well, there’s a relation with Chicago and Ms.Valori. This release was recorded, mixed and mastered at JoyRide Recording studio in Chi-town and features a solid […]

Early November Music: Transitioning the Seasons With Music

The Soul of John Black: Good Thang (Yellow Dog Records) John Bigham (aka Soul of John Black) has always been on the cutting edge of music whether with Fishbone back in the day, or as a solo artist with SOJB. Steadfastly refusing to be classified or fenced in by genres, critics or even fans in […]

CD Reviews: Music The Healer

Here is what has been playing in the workout room, on the iPod while biking and keeping me company in the air during my return to Rochester.

Lionel Young Band: Blues & Boogie Woogie

Lionel Young is the first double champion in the history of the IBC. Lionel Young won the 2008 IBC in the solo-duo category, and the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) band competition as The Lionel Young. I first met Lionel on the October 2009 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, the infamous ‘cruise to nowhere’. That […]