• Blues-E-News caught up with Tommy Castro for “Questions With.”

    BEN: The new cd and vinyl release “Stompin’ Ground” on Alligator Records is out and the response is very positive. How does that feel? Tommy Castro: I feel relieved and excited. BEN: The fact that “Stompin’ Ground” is near the top of the Blues Charts as well as in...
  • 5 Quick Questions with Harpist R.D. Olson “The Real Deal”

    By Staff Writer R.D. Olson is a multi-award-winning harpist-vocalist and Arizona Blues Hall of Fame inductee, currently celebrating the release of his new album, Keep Walking Woman, with two big shows this weekend: Saturday, November 11 at Prescott Center for the Arts in Prescott, AZ; and Sunday, November 12...
  • Blues E-News Does 5 Quick Questions with Paradise Kings

    Santa Barbara-based blues/swing band Paradise King’s latest independent album “Controlled Burn” has received stellar print reviews around the globe while also being featured on syndicated radio program Blues Deluxe and worldwide on American Veterans Radio. “Paradise Kings play a mojo-filled brand of old-school blues with a modern feel. These guys...
  • 5 Quick Questions with Blues Guitar Woman, PEACH

    During February of 2016 American blues singer and guitarist, Peach Reasoner returned to Copenhagen to play with her band at her favorite club, the cozy Café Bartof. Club owners Joacim “Jokke” Friss Holm and Charlotte Bertelsen had graciously agreed that recording equipment could be brought for a live recording...
  • 5 Quick Questions with Iconic SoCal Bluesman, Larry “Fuzzy” Knight

    Bassist-Vocalist-Bandleader Larry “Fuzzy” Knight began his long career in St. Louis performing with, among others, the Ike Turner Band and Chuck Berry, before migrating to Southern California in the 1960’s, where he subsequently played, recorded and/or toured with legendary rock acts like Delaney and Bonnie (for whom he was...
  • 5 Quick Questions With 2017 IBC Winner, Brody Buster

      Brody Buster took home “Best Harmonica Player” at the 2017 IBC (International Blues Challenge) on February 4 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, beating a very competitive field of talented music acts. The Lawrence, KS resident, who fronts Brody Buster’s One Man Band as well as the Brody...
  • 5 Quick Questions with the “Six-String Siren,” Diana Rein

    On Long Road, Diana Rein’s latest critically-lauded album, the ‘Six-String Siren’ displays a sharp tongue, driving blues-based guitar, and melodic solos. The title track eases you into the album with the admission that life tried to steal her dream but “it’s been a long road and now I’m coming...
  • 12 ON 12~INTERVIEW SERIES~Regina Bonelli

    Okay folks #7 in my 12 on 12 part series features Regina Bonelli whose debut CD Open Up The Door released last year with a huge splash. It has received rave reviews and continues to enjoy rankings in some of the world’s biggest charts. All but one track was...
  • 12 ON 12~INTERVIEW SERIES~ Blue Eyes Cry

    Okay, we’re at the half way mark of my 12 on 12 part series. I just adore Blue Eyes Cry. From the first time I heard their May 2013 debut release, Sleepin’ Alone up until this new release, Pull Me In, Blue Eyes Cry have elevated themselves to a...
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