Three Very Merry Recordings from 2019
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 The McCrary Sisters “A Very McCrary Christmas” Rounder Records  Keb’ Mo’ “Moonlight, Mistletoe & You” Concord Records Los Lobos “Llegó Navidad” Rhino Records Every year it becomes increasingly difficult to find Christmas Holiday recordings, but after extensive research (not really 🙂 I found three new Holiday albums from three dissimilar artists:  The McCrary Sisters, Keb’ Mo’, and Los Lobos. “A …

Bob PutignanoThree Very Merry Recordings from 2019
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2019 Trois-Rivieres en Blues Festival (Eleventh Edition) -August 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th
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www.3renBlues.com TROIS-RIVIÈRES, CANADA — September 9, 2019 — The 2019 Trois-Rivières en Blues Festival rises as one to the most significant Blues Festivals in North America. This year was their eleventh edition of the otherwise known as the: Three Rivers Blues Festival. This marks the fifth year that the five-year-old Cogeco Trois-Rivières Amphitheater was utilized for this Blues Festival. By …

Bob Putignano2019 Trois-Rivieres en Blues Festival (Eleventh Edition) -August 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th
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“The 2019 Festival International du Blues de Tremblant” – 26th Edition
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TREMBLANT, QUÉBEC, CANADA — The recently concluded 2019 Festival International du Blues de Tremblant was their twenty-sixth edition; it was also my eleventh consecutive year attending and covering this top-notch and zero-admission charge Blues festival. 2019’s headliners included performers from around the globe, as well as regional artists/performers from Québec and Ontario. This year’s edition featured world tested Blues artists: …

Bob Putignano“The 2019 Festival International du Blues de Tremblant” – 26th Edition
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Delbert McClinton & Friends’ Sandy Beaches Cruises XXV Review – January 5 through 12, 2019
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www.Delbert.com – 1-800-Delbert This year’s cruise brought back many familiar faces: Teresa James, Marcia Ball, The McCrary Sisters, Etta Britt, Marc Broussard, Lee Roy Parnell, Big Joe Maher with his Rock House Party Band featuring Anson Funderburgh, Mingo Fishtrap, Gary Nicholson, Big Al Anderson, Bruce Channel, Wayne Toups, The Mavericks, Red Young, The Band of Heathens, and of course Delbert …

Bob PutignanoDelbert McClinton & Friends’ Sandy Beaches Cruises XXV Review – January 5 through 12, 2019
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A Trio of Brand-new 2018 Holiday Christmas Albums
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Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers “All I Got for Christmas is the Blues” Pretty Good for a Girl: https://www.mindiabair.com/    Les McCann “A Time Les Christmas” The Abrahams Company:  https://www.lesmccannxmas.com      Eric Clapton “Happy Xmas” Surfdog Records: https://surfdog.com/  Twice Grammy nominated Mindi Abair is a saxophonist, vocalist, and author. She was also the featured saxophonist for the 2011 and …

eHeziA Trio of Brand-new 2018 Holiday Christmas Albums
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2018 Trois-Rivières en Blues Festival “August 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th” (Tenth Anniversary)
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www.3renBlues.com The 2018 Trois-Rivières en Blues Festival continues its ascent as one to the most potent Blues Festivals in North America. This year was their tenth edition of the alternatively known Three Rivers Blues Fest, easier to pronounce for non-French speaking folks like me. This marks the fourth year that the four-year-old Cogeco Trois-Rivières Amphitheater facility was utilized for this …

eHezi2018 Trois-Rivières en Blues Festival “August 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th” (Tenth Anniversary)
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Festival International du Blues de Tremblant “25th Edition”
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www.TremblantBlues.com MONT-TREMBLANT, QUÉBEC, CANADA:  The 2018 Festival International du Blues de Tremblant was their twenty-fifth edition; it’s also my tenth consecutive year covering this top-shelf Blues festival. This year’s headliners included International performers from around the globe, as well as regional artists/performers from Québec and Ontario. This year’s edition featured Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, acoustic blues artist Eric Bibb, …

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Dennis Coffey – “One Night at Morey’s: 1968” – The CD Review By BOB PUTIGNANO

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Dennis Coffey “One Night at Morey’s 1968” www.OmnivoreRecordings.com   “One Night at Morey’s: 1968” is the performance by guitarist Dennis Coffey, organist Lyman Woodard, and drummer Melvin Davis.  The trio performed at Morey’s, in Detroit, Michigan, every week. There are no vocals; the performance is strictly instrumental, which is more than fine by me.  The Bobby Womack/Wilson Pickett “I’m a …

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Roy Buchanan “Live at Town Hall 1974” 2 CD’s Review
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Roy Buchanan “Live at Town Hall 1974” 2 CD’s Review  www.RealGoneMusic.com Though mass appeal eluded him, and that it has been nearly thirty years since Roy Buchanan’s passing, the superlative guitar hero is rarely forgotten. The two sets captured from these performances at Town Hall in New York City from around Thanksgiving of 1974 were recorded by the Record Plant’s …

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NRBQ CD Review
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“NRBQ” 1969 Debut Album: Reissued, Revisited & Reviewed ~~~ Omnivore Recordings NRBQ wasn’t exclusively Terry Adams’ band though he had a lot of input guiding the quintet from its inception. NRBQ’s debut was recorded by Eddie Kramer at New York City’s famous Record Plant at the end of 1968 and was released the following year making it almost a fifty …

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