The Underground: The Rising Souls – Slow Blue


Welcome to The Underground (or Notes from the Underground if you’re a Dostoyevsky nerd), a weekly segment in which I examine the very best in unsigned, undiscovered and underground music. It’s my goal to highlight and hopefully promote talented artists who have yet to receive the attention they deserve. If you know (or are!) a [...]

John Mayer Cancels U.S. Tour; Will Take Indefinite Hiatus from Live Performance

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John Mayer has cancelled his U.S. tour due to throat problems. The tour was to be his first in the United States in two years. The singer has also announced that he’ll take an indefinite hiatus from live performances. “During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because [...]

Howlin’ Rain – The Russian Wilds Review


Listening to The Russian Wilds by Howlin’ Rain in its entirety for the first time is akin to doing a drug that instantly pulls you into an idealized version of 70s rock. Complete with all the delicate blues nuances, powerful singing, guitar solos, vocal harmonies, stylish organ, instrumental mastery and Rolling Stones nods you’d expect (and with a runtime to boot!). It’s a drug in incredibly short supply (and, sadly, low demand) these days, and most of the kids looking to score don’t even really know what they’re looking for. The Russian Wilds, my friends, is pure Cambodian. And I’m totally hooked.

Honeyboy Edwards dies at age 96

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According to his website, David “Honeyboy” Edwards,  one of the last pre-war bluesmen, died age 96 yesterday morning at around 3 am. Edwards was a musician his entire life, and began touring when he was only 14 years old, and had already established himself as a solo artist at age 17. He was good friends [...]

Album Review: Keb Mo – The Reflection


“The Reflection” is an aptly named album. Keb Mo remarks on his website that “It’s the culmination of all my influences throughout my career”. It can be said that the album is a reflection on the long path that lead Kevin Moore to become Keb Mo, a reflection and love letter to the music and [...]

The Corduroy Road, Madeline, and Possum Jenkins at 40 Watt


The Corduroy Road, Madeline and Possum Jenkins hit 40 Watt in Athens, GA for a great show. Read the live review by Caroline Baggett.

The Marty Manous Band


A few months ago we saw the Marty Manous Band play at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia, where they opened for The Answer. We were instantly impressed by this young band with such an old, soulful sound. The talented group of musicians that make up the Marty Manous Band, Marty Manous (Guitar), Cody [...]

Aaron Williams and The Hoodoo Hit Eddie’s Attic Tonight!

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It takes a lot for me to get blown away anymore. In our line of work, we are privileged to see some of the best musicians in the world…up close. So, it took me by surprise when I ventured out last night to catch Aaron Williams and The Hoodoo at Darwin’s in Marietta. This Madison, Wisconsin trio has been causing a stir in the music industry, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about at their first Atlanta performance.