The year isn't quite half over, but as of today, "summer" is officially here - even if the calendar needs a few weeks to catch up - and by the time summer is over, so will 2011. Or close enough. So Rocks Off asked our staff to give us their favorite two albums of the year so far, plus one out ... More >>
Naxos continues to release episodes from the Masters of American Music documentary series from the '90s, and here are two from the latest releases (the two others profiling Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie). Not a straight biographical doc or even a chronological one about his album releases, The Wo ... More >>
Raw and untamed in its sound, performed by larger-than-life characters who might have popped out of fiction, and shrouded in a (often self-mythologizing) mystery, it's no wonder that the Delta blues attract such interest and scholarship, and is lauded as the most "true" distillation of the genre. Co ... More >>
Bluesman Robert Johnson's shadow stretches long and large
Saturday, April 9, at the Hawg Stop, 11335 Sheldon, 281-456-7867
Tired of guitar-and-drums blues duos? You haven't heard Two Gallants yet.
The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever
Chris Smither uses the blues as a launching pad for a sound that could make you cry