Category: Americana

Blues

Exploring the Chicago Blues of Lurrie Bell

  I have mentioned before that I often use a review of the birthdays listed at AllAboutJazz.com as a way to explore new music. Many times I write a post about whose music I have discovered. The following posts was written back in 2013, about Lurrie Bell..... Lurrie Bell carrying on the Chicago Blues tradition of his father Carey Last year 2013 was a great year for Chicago Blues artist Lurrie Bell. Bell, the son of the great blues harpist Carey Bell released one of his most successful solo albums, Blues in My Soul.  Blues in My Soul, released on...

Blues, Music, Playlists

A Six Pack Playlist of New Blues – (Dec 3-9 2017)

Tommy Castro's Stompin' Ground Kicks off a  Playlist of New Blues  So last week after I made the John Gorka playlist I visited the Roots Music Report’’s Blues Chart. I scanned down the list. There were new releases from a few artists I know and like and several new artists. I decided to make a playlist to see which albums I would like to explore in more detail, I.e. listen to the full album. Here are the albums and artists, the playlist and my thoughts on the albums. Stompin’ Ground - Tommy Castro Tommy Castro has been a favorite of...

Americana, Blues, Folk

Late Summer and Fall 2017 Playlist – Americana and Blues

A  Six Pack Playlist of Americana/Folk and Blues and More I may never be able to catch up writing about the various albums I have been listening to over the last three to four months.  So I have decided to make a few playlists that will group the tracks roughly by genre. Here;'s what's on the first one.... Americana - Folk       Lew Jetton & 61 South - Palestine Blues  I started listening to this album, when we spent a week at the Jersey Shore back in August. It was the soundtrack for a couple of the runs...

Americana

Let’s go Up in the Old Hotel with Tom Russell

Let's Go into the Afternoon with To Russell's  Up in the Old Hotel  Tom Russell's latest release Folk Hotel has been in my music rotation for a week or so now. And I like the album more and more each time I listen to it. There are few songwriters whose songs send me to Wikipedia to look up references as do Tom's. As A matter of fact, I was  sent scurrying on the first song "Up in the Old Hotel". The first thing that I went to find out about was who was Joseph Mitchell, whose ghost wanders the halls...

Blues, Blues Album Reviews

Groovin’ at the Crosse Roads on a Four Mile Run…..

The Run - Creek Out and Back - Modified - 4.03 miles So today I ran for the first time in almost two weeks!! Two reasons, one a nagging cold that has been mostly nasal congestion and the other a very busy two weeks! Anyway, I worked today an easy Black Friday at Target. Nobody is buying food on Black Friday!! This afternoon I came home had leftovers from yesterday's dinner and then took a nap! When I woke up I didn't really feel like running, but the temperature was in the 60s and there was still about an hour of...

Blues, Blues Album Reviews

Buy My Soul Back – Kevin Selfe

Great Soundtrack to a New Workout Type..... Kevin Selfe - Buy My Soul Back  ***** The Workout.... So Sunday after sitting through that miserable Eagles loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs, I just couldn't make myself lace up my new running shoes and go for a run! What I did instead was pull out the stationary bike and did a 30 minute interval workout. I really didn't know how to lay out the workout - so I ended up alternating 1 minute of fast riding followed by 1 or 2 minutes of relatively slow riding. The result that I was able...