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SEE: Jesse Redwing Mixing best of sixties blues into a enjoyable long drink!

Jesse Redwing grew up on punk, found inspiration in the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall, Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton and the Stones, then took a step back to “the real shit”: Chess Records, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Buddy Guy and Willie Dixon.

Jesse Redwing mixing best of Blues, Punk and Rock

Inspired by the best British Blues and US Blues musicians of the twentieth century Jesse Redwing knows how to deliver Blues inspired Rock songs like “Comin’ On” and “Crawlin’ Up The Walls”.  Especially “Comin’ On” really digs deep and is most recognizable for its brilliant harmonica solo.

His music is clearly influenced by the best rock and blues musicians of the sixties. Listen below to get the groove!

“I wasn’t born to the blues, but it found me somehow and now there’s no turning back,”

Comin’ on

Crawlin’Up The Walls

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Soul Filled Rhythm and Gospel how we Like It Most! Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost’

You may call him the new voice of Soul. His voice digs deep through your veins and his live performance is a show to remember. Do You get the feeling I’m describing: Reverend Sekou and the Holy Ghost brings beautiful soul filled rhythm and blues, added with funk and gospel to your house, bar or festival.

His grandfather played piano in juke joints for the legends including B.B. King, Albert King, and Louis Jordan. Rev Sekou, together with his band is continuing the legacy or -family-tradition- of his grandfather.

The Band Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost

Writer, producer and lead vocalist Rev. Sekou is a third-generation Pentecostal preacher and long-time organizer, author, and activist, grounded in the traditions of liberation theology. Beside him stands the Arkansas Delta Blues Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jay-Marie Hill (she/they) is a Black y Boricua genderQueer activist, teacher, and renegade born and raised in the Oakland Bay Area.

Next, you have Jay-Marie who works to deconstruct, liberate and recreate possibility through work at the intersections of youth, Black art, and radical activism. This band brings much more than jest very good songs. They all have a mission and extend it among other things through their music.

Debut Album release in 2016: “The Revolution Has Come”

Well, now we got to the point of their music; their debut album “The Revolution has Come” was released in January 2016. They describe their sound as: “The sound of Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost is a symphony of gospel, blues, soul, funk and freedom songs laced with sanctified blues and lyrics that range from religious to risqué”, and that pretty much includes their sound well.

Rev. Sekou – Resist – 5/5/2017 – Paste Studios, New York, NY

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Smoking Blues from a country and Rock N Roll Outlaw: Blind Matty’s new EP GRINGO!

Hailin’ from Toronto Canada guitarist and singer Blind Matty is my new favorite Country Blues outlaw. Matty brings his songs with Rock n Roll attitude and power.  But above all, this long drink of American music really convincing.

EP GrinGo! by  Blind Matty

Packed with a guitar and an Eyepatch he mixes all kinds of blues and rock n Roll into a smoking whiskey of Garage. Blind Matty’s EP GRINGO! was released May 14 on Burger Records.

Blind Matty – Gettin’ Stoned with my Ol’ Lady

Gringo! features four songs “Gettin’ Stoned With My Ol’Lady”, “Sugar Mama”, “Put The Shake On You” and, “Rock N Roll Outlaw”. Follow and find more about Blind Matty Here!

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Classic Songs: How a St. Louis murder led to the traditional “Frankie and Johnny”

There is something special about the city of St. Louis in music history. It is the songs and the musicians who created history. We all know the legendary St. Louis Blues by W.C. Handy, and don’t forget the great St. Louis Jimmy Oden who wrote the Blues classic “Goin ‘Down Slow”

Murder in St. Louis as inspiration

Well, I heard a song called Frankie and Johnny multiple time through Leadbelly and Sam Cooke, who both made in their own way made beautiful soulful versions of it. Also, Elvis has an album titled Frankie and Johnny which was part of the movie with the same name where he performed the song. But behind this great song, there is a story.

According to the Smithsonian Folkways, “In October 1899, a murder took place in a St. Louis apartment (St. Louis murders have inspired multiple ballads, such as “Duncan and Brady”).

Frankie and Albert

Frankie Baker (1876–1952) killed her lover Al “Albert” Britt in a jealous rage after he went to a dance with another woman”,  In some lyrics, Frankie was a prostitute and Al, her pimp.” They also say that The shooting occurred in Britt’s room at 212 Targee Street. You can find multiple investigational stories about the murder online.

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New Album “Same Sun Same Moon” by Rocking Duo Little Hurricane

This April Little Hurricane released their third full-length studio album called Same Sun Same Moon. the 2-person alternative rock band from San Diego, California, featuring frontman Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina are back with 12 new tracks and ready to roll around Europe and the US!

Interesting about the backstory of the album is that while they were recording in their studio (built on Native American lands), the guitarist was “inexplicably drawn” to remove his shoes and climb an ominous 3,400-foot mountain in a “trance-like state,” without food and water or notifying his wife.

“We may not all share the same beliefs, but people are still more alike than different. No matter if you’re in San Diego or South Africa, living 10,000 years ago or today, we all look up to see the same sun and same moon. We are all connected in one way or another. This message of unity beats at the heart of Little Hurricane’s latest release, Same Sun Same Moon.”

 

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