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The Pete Kanaras Blues Band

Over the last three decades, renowned Blues guitarist Pete Kanaras has performed with a who’s who list of internationally acclaimed roots music celebrities. The Pete Kanaras Blues Band is spellbinding audiences at The Cat’s eye Pub, in the Fells Point … Continue reading

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Anson Funderburgh

Anson and I have been close family friends for more than twenty-five years. I have had the honor and pleasure of serving as his guitar tech and personal luthier for most of that time, and being able to travel and … Continue reading

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Bettye Lavette

Anyone who has seriously studied the origins and history of American music is cognizant of the impact of ethnicity and culture on its evolution. Yet sadly, many of us are unaware of the sacrifice and struggle endured by untold numbers … Continue reading

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Junior Watson: Get it all, then go straight to the wood shed

As a teenager, I lived in San Jose California, and crossed paths with, and played in garage bands with musicians who would later pioneer the resurgence of Swing, Jump Blues, and west coast style urban R&B and Blues. A few … Continue reading

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Anything by Richard Duran…AKA Lynwood Slim

This gentleman is gifted with one of the greatest voices on the West Coast blues and jazz scenes. He’s known for making simple, direct, in your face recordings with sparse production and artful arrangements. He is a magnet for the … Continue reading

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Mikey Jr.

I had an opportunity to hear, and play with, Philadelphia bluesman Mike “Mikey Jr.” Hudak & his band, Stone Cold Blues, at Baltimore’s Cat’s Eye Pub. “The Eye” is a noisy, no-frills Irish bar where the crowd is raucous and … Continue reading

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Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard: The Duke Meets the Earl

Even in his 50’s Ronnie Earl can strap on a guitar and come at you with the sharpest razor in the blues business. I’ve known Ronnie for over thirty years, and toured with him when I worked with Otis Rush … Continue reading

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Jimmie Vaughan: Do You Get The Blues?

Jimmie and Lou Ann Barton both shine on this spectacular CD. I knew Lou Ann from her early days at Antones Blues Club in Austin, TX. She’s still one of the greatest roots music singers in the business. Jimmie Vaughan’s … Continue reading

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