The Living Proof of Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy is 74-years-old and his latest album — Living Proof — dropped today and that collection of gut and grit is, without a doubt, spectacular.  Buddy Guy is one of our greatest American Blues Heroes.  He has transformed his talent into something bright, white-hot, and unbending.

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Sean Costello: The Wailing Willow

Sean Costello was a Wailing Willow.  He started playing a professional Blues guitar at age 14 and by 2008 he was dead of an overdose on the eve of his 29th birthday.  On 10/10/10 in Atlanta, Georgia, there is a fundraiser — in Sean’s name — to help raise money for continued research into the depression and bipolarism that killed him.

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The Andy Poxon Band Red Roots Review

When we are met with the abject Blues failures of fail-safe luminaries like Eric Clapton and Cyndi Lauper — getting a fresh breath of the Blues with 16-year-old Andy Poxon — is just the tonic we need to keep on skiffling.

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The Clapton Review: Waiting Four Years for Mediocrity

Eric Clapton’s new album dropped today — simply titled, “Clapton” — and this is his first album of new songs in over four years and, unfortunately, the record is ashamedly weak and painfully forlorn.  See Clapton dully staring back at you from the album cover below?  That’s perfectly encapsulates the listening experience of the music.  He.  Blankly.  Stares.  At.  You.  With.  A.  Dour.  Face.

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