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“Accompanied by little more than a banjo”: William Elliott Whitmore’s Folk and Roots songs

He grew up on his family farm in Iowa, respecting the land on a philosophy of caring for crops, and to never take more than is needed and, ultimately, to try to leave things better than how they were found.  With that approach, William Elliott Whitmore is recording beautiful albums since 2003 in the Folk and Roots genre.  

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The Blues Sisters from Larkin Poe release Preachin’ Blues from their upcoming album ‘Peach’

The Blues Sisters of Larkin Poe Hailin’ originally from Atlanta Georgia just released a new single “Preachin’ Blues’. as part of their upcoming album Peach. This Cover of  Delta Blues legend Son House contains intense beats, magnificent slide guitar licks, and soulful vocals. 

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Blend of Country and Funk infused Blues on NEW The Texas Gentlemen album TX Jelly

The bluesy sound in  “Habbie Doobie” and “Pain” reminds you of two of the three kings in blues. Albert King and Freddie King would probably like these tracks as the show groove, funk, and soul in a blended mix of Southern Rock. We’re talking about The Texas Gentlemen who released their debut Studio album TX Jelly this September via New West Records.

‘A band Slowly Coming Together’

The band describes this record nicely “Sometimes, authenticity can sneak up on you. The first sounds you hear on The Texas Gentlemen’s debut studio album, TX Jelly, is that of a band slowly coming together.”

“Habbie Doobie” Blues and Funk inspiration

“Habbie Doobie” is remarkable for its grooving guitar riff, which reminds you of Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign”. Also, the Honky Tonk Piano additions in this track make you very happy. On their website you’ll read that it is “a low-slung piece of vintage country-funk that slams out of the speakers and announces the Texas Gentlemen as a force to be reckoned with”, I couldn’t agree more!

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New Album Hurry Home by The Deslondes: A beautiful blend of all roots, blues, folk and country

Hailin’ from New Orleans The Deslondes are remarkable for their inventive take on New Orleans Country and Rhythm and Blues. From Bluegrass to Folk and further, it is amazing how this band adopts all genres in the American Roots tradition in their repertoire. This September the band released their sophomore album Hurry Home via New West Records.

New Orleans based The Deslondes

The Deslondes released their second album which includes my personal favorites “Muddy Water” and “Hurricane Shakedown”. Hurry Home contains 13 songs in a variety of blues, roots, and country.

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ALBUM | “Maness Brothers Bring Rock n’ Roll back into the forefront of the promise land”

Well, this Blues ‘n Roll duo hailin’ from Missouri is influenced by The Hooten Hallers, Radio Moscow, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion anR. L. Burnside.  If that doesn’t make you interested in their sound! The Maness Brother combine some of the grooviest rock ‘n roll with Blues Rock and made heavy guitar and harmonica solos a trademark of their sound.  

Bring rock n’ roll back into the forefront of the promise land

This April the Maness Brothers released their latest album called “Maness Brothers” . As far as blues and rock can be combined the Maness Brother sho’ know how to do that.  From A to Z, songs are heavy, bluesy and groovy.  Like “Bailin’Hay”, which features killer up-tempo drums, screaming harmonica tunes and some fine slide guitar.

 

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