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Issue 7-37, September 12, 2013

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 In This Issue

Jim Crawford has our feature interview with Chicago guitarist extraordinaire, Joel Paterson. Bob Kieser has photos from the Marquette Area Blues Fest. Steve Jones has photos from Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus.

We have 5 music reviews for you! James "Skyy Dobro" Walker reviews a new release by Too Slim and the Taildraggers. Rhys Williams reviews a new CD from David Gogo. John Mitchell reviews a new release from Lurrie Bell. Marty Gunther reviews the new CD from The Blues Overdrive. Rex Bartholomew reviews a new tribute album from Global Noise. We have the latest in Blues Society news from around the globe. All this and MORE! SCROLL DOWN!!!

 From The Editor's Desk

Hey Blues Fans,

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You don't want to miss this one as it is the best show of the fall season!

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Wishing you health, happiness and lots of Blues music! 

Bob Kieser


Last week we featured a cover story interview with Ten Years After. We missed the fact the that last names of original members Leo Lyons, Ric Lee were omitted from the interview.

Also in our review of the Byron Blues Fest we stated that the artists Bobby Messano was from Maryland. He is actually from New york. We apologize for the errors. 

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 Featured Blues Interview - Joel Paterson  

The naysayers are always talking about how the Blues is dying and we all need to make an effort to keep it alive. While the keep it alive part is true, the Blues is certainly in good hands as long as there are young players who continually step up and take the torch and run with it.

Chicago-based guitar slinger Joel Paterson is one of those players. Not only is he a bona-fide Blues guy, he plays jazz, rockabilly, country pedal steel and probably some classical if you can get him to admit it. Being well-versed in all types of musical genres is his motivation. That, and a desire to put food on the table. Playing in a variety of bands enables him to stay sharp and he can make a decent living in and around his adopted city of Chicago.

Joel is originally from Madison, Wisconsin but he was lured to Chicago many years ago by the music and has never left for any length of time.

“Thank you, I’m glad you think I’m still young,” Joel says. “I’ve been a professional musician for about 20 years now, so I feel like I’ve been at it for a while. I know a lot of people might think of me as more of a swing, jazz, rockabilly, country, etc guitar player—but I always think of myself as a Blues guitarist first and foremost, because that was my first love and it’s what got me started playing guitar.”

Just like many of the young guns today, Joel heard the old masters on vinyl in his parents record collection as a teenager and caught the bug.

“I started when I was around 13 or so, and I taught myself the rudiments of guitar from a Lightnin’ Hopkins LP that my mom had,” Joel relates. “That is when I became obsessed with Blues. There is a great record store in my hometown of Madison, WI called B-Side—they got in a lot of the Yazoo label LPs back then. I bought them all and that’s how I got into acoustic country Blues. I learned guitar mostly by ear. I took some theory lessons later to learn what the hell I was doing, but I’m pretty much self-taught. Of course I love all of the Chicago Blues greats, but most of my early influences go back to ‘20s and ‘30s Delta stuff. But I get into everything, I love acoustic and electric Blues the same.”

One standard question almost all guitar players are asked is who are/were their favorite players and Joel has an extensive and diverse list of great pickers to choose from. He spans the whole scene from acoustic, to electric Blues, to jazz and country. A definite testimony to his guitar dexterity.

“That’s always a tough question for me—get ready for a long list,” Joel says. “Here are a few in no particular order: Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Robert Nighthawk, Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Magic Sam, Charlie Christian, Tiny Grimes, Bill Jennings, Barney Kessel, Grant Green, Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, I’m sure I am forgetting a lot.”

Joel’s bio describes him as an all-around player and never pin points his first love—Blues but he says he plays in the various groups to sustain himself without having to hit the road for long spells like so many of his contemporaries choose to do.

“The Blues, country, rockabilly, jazz guitar wizard has spent the last 10 years touring and recording with acts like Dave 'Honey Boy' Edwards, Wanda Jackson, Carl 'Sonny' Leyland, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Deke Dickerson, and his own Joel Paterson's Blues Roundup and the Modern Sounds (who were voted best Chicago Jazz Band in the 2009 Chicago Reader Poll). While Paterson can recreate the sound and feel of guitar greats like Django Reinhardt, Tiny Grimes, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, and Merle Travis, he can also nail the Chicago and Delta Blues idioms of guitarists like Blind Blake, Robert Nighthawk, Jimmy Rogers, and Freddie King. If that wasn't enough, this guy can also tear it up on a pedal steel. Plain and simple this cat can play.”

“Definitely a love of playing (is why I play in various bands),” Joel says. “Definitely love of playing and love of music. But I think it just came naturally out of living in Chicago and trying to get by playing music. There are so many great musicians here from different genres, I usually get into a new phase out of necessity by joining a new band. I do manage to I squeak by playing here. I go to my home state of Wisconsin to play a lot, too. “

“Here are some of the bands around Chicago that I currently play in:

The Modern Sounds. We specialize in Chicago's finest in classic Blues, swing, rockabilly, and everything in between. The band features a big sound and tight, three-part harmonies,” Joel says.”

Joel plays guitar, Beau Sample plays slap bass, and Alex Hall is the drummer. The band strives to bring its audience back to the "Modern" era.

Paterson formed Ventrella Records in 2001 as an independent label based in Chicago specializing in all styles of American roots music, including Blues, jazz, rockabilly, Western swing, and more.

“I founded Ventrella Records in 2001 with the release of the solo country blues album, "Down at The Depot,” Joel says. “The label is named after our friend and spiritual advisor James Ventrella, Chicago music connoisseur and international man of mystery. Ventrella Records is mismanaged by me with Beau Sample and Alex Hall as production staff. We founded Ventrella as a way to get rich quick or go broke show.

“Our goal is to showcase the great musicians on the roots scene today,” Joel says. “We will continue to make records until I run out of money or licks, whichever comes first. The ideal place to buy Ventrella products is out of the trunk of a 1997 Honda Civic, but our CDs can be found on if you are a savvy internet shopper.”

Shake 'Em On Down features Joel on guitar and vocals; Rick Sherry, harmonica and vocals; Alex Hall, drums; Beau Sample, bass (and other various rhythm sections featuring Chicago's finest).

“We play an early style of electric country Blues and jump Blues, with a heavy dose of Dr. Ross, Joe Hill Louis, Papa Lightfoot, Robert Nighthawk, Muddy Waters, Big Walter, Johnny Shines, John Lee Hooker, Sun Records era Howlin' Wolf, and more,” Joel relates.

Then there’s The Joel Paterson Trio, a jazz and Blues organ trio featuring Chicago legend Chris Foreman on the Hammond B3.

“We have managed to fit a Hammond B3, Leslie, full drum set, and guitar and amp behind the bar at the famous Green Mill Cocktail Lounge,” Joel says.

Devil in a Woodpile displays Joel’s love of country Blues first learned way back when first listening to Lightnin’ Hopkins on his mom’s vinyl.

The band features Chicago country Blues legends Rick Sherry on harmonica, washboard and vocals; Joel Paterson, National resonator guitar and vocals; and Tom Ray on upright bass and beard.

“I’ve played a Resonator guitar for many years in a Chicago country blues band called Devil in a Woodpile,” Joel relates. “Resonator guitar comes naturally to me because I started out playing country Blues and ragtime. Now lap steel and pedal steel—that is another matter. I started playing that later and it has always been a challenge for me. I think that’s why I like it. I can give you another endless list of steel players I like, but my main influences are the basics: Jerry Byrd, Jimmy Day, and Buddy Emmons.”

The Western Elstons band plays Chicago honky tonk, featuring Scott Ligon on bass and vocals, Casey McDonough, Jimmy Sutton, and Joel on the guitar and pedal steel.

“We play about once a month to a nice, dedicated little crowd.,” Joel says. “We play ‘50s and ‘60s era honky tonk music. Old beer joint music. It gives me a chance to keep up with my pedal steel playing, which is always a challenge.”

Joel’s latest project is The Cash Box Kings, another classic Chicago Blues band who record on the Blind Pig label. CBK has recently been nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award for best contemporary Blues album.

“I didn’t start the band (CBK),” Joel says. “They started in Madison. I started playing with them if they needed somebody to play in Chicago. And I started going up to Wisconsin to play a bit with them because I always love seeing all the familiar faces around Madison.

“I wouldn’t say we’re touring extensively,” he says. “We just play some festivals here and there when it makes sense. Festivals are great, by the way. I’m all for any gig that brings Blues and roots music to a bigger audience gets us in front of a good crowd. All I will say is that Blues is dance music, so get out of your lawn chairs and shake something. But my favorite gigs are still always a great little crowd in a small club. I think that is the way roots music has always been the best experience.

“We are always trying to juggle everyone’s crazy schedule,” Joel says. “I live in Chicago so I don’t have to tour too much to get by. I’m lucky that I get to go to Europe every now and then with my band The Modern Sounds, and The Cash Box Kings. That’s always a hoot.

“They are definitely appreciative in Europe,” Joel says. “They make you feel good. I think Americans are more into their iPhones and take music and musicians for granted. That’s all I’ll say. But every time I go to Europe I’m ready to come home and find a good cheeseburger.”

As mentioned, this is merely a partial list of groups Joel is associated with. He’s obviously in demand as a player and front man.

Most artists get asked about career highlights and Joel referred this writer to his agent for any comments.

“Better let my agent get back to you about that,” he says, with a laugh. “Oh wait, that’s me. (It’s) hard to say. The Modern Sounds opening up for Jeff Beck a few years ago for two nights in Chicago was a great show. I still get a lot of people coming up to me that learned about us through that. The trips to Europe I’ve taken are always a blast. Playing Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Geek festival in California was always a thrill. But I think my career highlights are always just good local shows where we can get a nice little crowd of people listening and dancing.

“As for low points, I played in Bo Diddley’s backing band for a night in Madison way back when,” Joel recalls. “I think it was a career highlight but maybe it was a lowlight because I couldn’t hear one note that I played. No, I’m kidding, it was a thrill. Hard to say about lowlights, maybe I’m good at blocking them out of my mind.”

Joel pays respects to the Vaughan brothers and the Austin players as having an early influence on his playing.

“Oh definitely, those early T-Birds records were a big influence on me when I was starting out,” he says. “I still love them. I have a lot of friends in Austin. That’s where all the pickers live that make you depressed and want to go home to practice. My favorite is Dave Biller.”

Paterson’s versatility and wide ranging musical interests obviously allow him to stick close to home and work on pet projects of which he has numerous.

“Right now my main projects in Chicago are The Modern Sounds, with the versatile musicians Beau Sample and Alex Hall,” he says. “That’s the band where I can just be myself and play whatever I want. I’ve also been playing a lot with the great harmonica player, Rick Sherry. We do everything from acoustic country Blues to ‘50s Sun records-era Blues. I play every Sunday night at the jazz club, The Green Mill with the legendary Chicago organ player, Chris Foreman. We play all the old Jimmy McGriff B3 stuff and it is a blast.”

On the state of the Blues, Joel says he’s too locked into his own Blues world to pay much attention to what’s happening outside his sphere.

“Ouch, that's a tough one,” he says. “I'm not sure. I'm bad at keeping up with what is going on these days. I'm kind of stuck in my own world of listening to the old records. I do wish there were some more folks around here to play that with. But, there a lot of great players around. It’s just frustrating when they all live in different cities.”

All some of us can do is listen and write about it. But, there has to be an audience, right?

Visit Joel's website at

Here are a few videos to check out this great guitar talent!

Joel with the Cash Box Kings CLICK HERE

Joel with Modern Sounds CLICK HERE

Joel with Devil In a Woodpile and Honeyboy Edwards CLICK HERE

Joel with the Joel Patterson Trio CLICK HERE

Joel Patterson and Rami Gabreil doing some amazing swing guitar CLICK HERE

Photos by Bob Kieser © 2013 Blues Blast Magazine

Interviewer Jim Crawford is a transplanted Texan and the current president of the Phoenix Blues Society. He’s a fan of lots of different types of music but keeps his head mostly planted in the Blues today. He received his first 45 rpm record, Jimmy Reed’s “Big Boss Man,” at about age 8 and it stuck. He hosted the “Blues Cruise” on KACV-FM 90 in Amarillo for many years and can be found on many nights catching a good show at the Rhythm Room, Phoenix’s Blues Mecca.

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 Featured Blues Review 1 of 5

Too Slim and the Taildraggers - Blue Heart

Underworld Records

11 songs; 49:26 minutes; Suggested

Styles: Electric Blues, Blues Rock

I have already picked the 2013 Song of the Year (awarded in 2014); it is Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ "Good to See You Smile Again." Surely, track five from Tim “Too Slim” Lanford’s 11th Taildraggers’s studio release will be a top notch contender for "Song of the Year" in every Blues lover’s playlist! Slim wrote it from a deep place of love, and he brought into the studio the fantastic, former Wet Willie front man Jimmy Hall to sing the soaring lead vocals. It is a pure Blues number that “sho’nuff is” the Blues with Slim's penetrating, Chicago Blues guitar notes “singing along” in the mid-song passage. The unbelievably talented studio lineup includes Grammy Award winning producer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi) on drums, Reese Wynans on organ, Delbert McClinton cohort Rob McNelley on second guitar, and Tommy McDonald is the bassist. Further, Jimmy Hall adds his magic harmonica to the title cut, also done in classic Blues style, about a lover with a "big Blue Heart made of glass."

Tim "Too Slim" Langford and wife/manager Nancy made a career enhancing move from Seattle WA to Nashville TN in the fall of 2012, and the positive results showed up right away in his latest CD, "Blue Heart," the 19th release overall in his incredible career. Recently charting as high as #3 on the Bilboard Blues Chart, “Blue Heart” gave Too Slim a pleasant shock. “It was quite a surprise, when I looked at the chart the first time. I actually overlooked it (his new album’s position); you know, I didn’t look high enough,” he laughed. “I’ve been on the charts 20-some times, but never that high,” Too Slim said in an August 2013 Blues Blast magazine interview with Terry Mullins. The fact is: his last four albums have charted in the Top Ten on the Billboard Blues Chart.

Across the set, recorded in Nashville and composed in the unique genre of "Too Slim and the Taildraggers music," Langford takes his songwriting and masterful guitar work to an inspired level. Is it the water in Nashville or just the Southern vibe? Either way, the nine originals and two covers are simply killer! The CD possesses all of the qualities that have made this originally-from-Spokane WA-band fantastic: witty lyrics, true Blues spirit, and most of all, superb musicianship. Fans of TS & the Td will hear Slim’s ripping slide guitar and passionately sustained lead lines they have come to expect and love. They will also enjoy an oil painting by Nancy Langford as we are treated to another CD cover featuring her wonderful art.

The ferociously gritty, low-down opening number "Wash My Hands" may be interpreted as a sequel to "Shiver," the title track from Too Slim's 2011 CD which was nominated for a B.M.A for Blues Rock Album Of The Year. "Wash My Hands" expounds on "Shiver's" theme of trying to redeem oneself from bad decisions, with Too Slim wryly commenting, "I used to be a sinner, and I liked it." Sometimes, the aftermath of bad decisions sticks to one like smelly river sludge: "So I washed my hands in the muddy Mississippi, but this life of sin don't wash off easy. Doing my best to try to come clean, but that dirty old devil left a stain on me."

"When Whiskey Was My Friend" opens with an atmospheric, almost spooky intro featuring a trembling organ chord from Reese Wynans and a mesmerizing guitar refrain. Here, our long-suffering narrator is trying to reason with himself (and all inebriated, lovelorn friends): "If had some whiskey; I’d drink it all. No one to talk to except these dogs. I try to tell them about these Blues. They’re staring at me like I'm a fool… It used to be so easy when whiskey was my friend." The tricky truth about alcohol is that it may seem like a boon companion, but will become an addicting "frenemy" in the end.

New Nashville friend David Duncan provided the song “Shape Of Blues To Come” while Slim makes it his own and Rob McNelley creates a tantalizing rhythm guitar line. Fans will also find Langford dipping deeper into his art on the set closing song, “Angels Are Back,” featuring acoustic slide with intertwining electric guitar lines.

For the future, Langford plans even more touring from his new centralized geographic base. His latest touring trio consists of E. Scott Esbeck on bass and drummer Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes helping to bring the Too Slim sound, for the first time, to the east coast and southeast, where it should be a natural fit.

Thanks to Amy Walker who contributed to this review.

Reviewer James "Skyy Dobro" Walker is a noted Blues writer, DJ, Master of Ceremonies, and Blues Blast contributor. His weekly radio show "Friends of the Blues" can be heard Saturdays 8 pm - Midnight on WKCC 91.1 FM and at in Kankakee, IL.

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 Featured Blues Review 2 of 5

David Gogo – Come On Down

Cordova Bay Records

Self release

12 songs - 50 minutes

David Gogo is nothing if not prolific. The Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter’s latest album, Come On Down, is his thirteenth solo album, in addition to his film and TV compositions. Inspired by a recent blues pilgrimage through Memphis, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama, Come On Down features six songs written by Gogo and six cover versions and the result is a very enjoyable blues-rock album.

Opening with a rollicking version of The Faces’ “Bad ‘n’ Ruin” which features searing slide guitar (and, it must be said, significantly better production values than the dear old drunken Faces ever managed), it is immediately apparent that Gogo is a fine guitarist and equally good vocalist, with a warm, rough-hewn, lived-in voice. The band does an impressive job of capturing the in-your-face swagger of Rod and Ronnie’s old band.

The second song, the title track, is one of the highlights of the album. It’s a lovely minor key ballad with tremolo-drenched rhythm guitar and a sparse rhythm section. Gogo sings with impressive passion and commitment: “We lean on the future with the strength of the past, but it’s not always good things, good things that last.”

It is interesting that Gogo credits his blues pilgrimage as the inspiration for many of the songs on the album, since “Natchez Dog” is the only song that is “pure” blues. The vast majority of the album actually sounds more influenced by the American rock scene of the 1970s and early 1980s. “Kings” bears more than a passing resemblance to Glenn Frey’s “Smuggler’s Blues” with a hint of Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” in the overdriven guitars that open the song. There are also two Fleetwood Mac covers in “Spare Me A Little Of Your Love” and “World Turning” (the latter of which Gogo turns into a slide guitar tour-de-force), and a version of Robert Palmer’s “Looking For Clues” with heavily processed guitars and 80s-style drum fills to the fore. The other cover is “Let’s Go Get Stoned”.

Despite writing only half the songs on the album, Gogo’s songs are at least as impressive as the covers. “Blue Eyed Daisy” is a flat-out rocker featuring feedback, several overdriven guitar solos and a very compressed drum sound. “Worth It”, by contrast, has a Stax/soul feel, with a catchy chorus in which Gogo sings: “From darkness comes better times. I can’t promise you that things will be perfect. But come on over to my side, baby, and the love I will give you will make it all worth it.” It also features a beautifully melodic guitar solo that has hints of Clapton’s style of the mid-80s.

The wide range of blues, rock and pop styles played by Gogo on Come On Down is reflected in the number of musicians who feature on the album, including amongst others Rick May, Marisha Devoin and Jay Stevens on bass, William Arthur Hicks and Gordon Grant Baird on drums, and David Vest and Chad Geekie on piano and Rick Hopkins on organ. It is testament to the quality of the musicians and the production skills of Gogo, Rick Salt and Michael Burke that the album hangs together so well and does not feel at all disjointed.

David Gogo is obviously a serious talent and this album has encouraged me to find out more about his back catalogue. In the meantime, Come On Down is well worth checking out by any fans of well-played, well-written blues-rock.

Reviewer Rhys Williams plays blues guitar in Cambridge, England. Influenced by the likes of Jimmie Vaughan, Anson Funderburgh, Kid Ramos and Kid Bangham, he plays a Telecaster because he is a contrarian.

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 Featured Blues Review 3 of 5

Lurrie Bell – Blues in My Soul

Delmark Records

14 tracks; 66 minutes

Quite a lot of CDs these days are only tangentially ‘blues’ but here is one that will be a treasure for all serious blues collectors. Lurrie Bell is an absolute master of Chicago blues whose last two CDs have seen him demonstrating his abilities in acoustic and religious styles. Here he returns to electric Chicago blues and tackles a great selection of classic tunes (with three of his own compositions as well), backed by a crack team of Chicago players: Willie ‘The Touch’ Hayes on drums, Melvin Smith on bass and Roosevelt ‘Mad Hatter’ Purifoy on keys. Matthew Skoller adds harp to six tracks and a three man horn section graces two tracks. Most readers will be familiar with Lurrie’s playing but for anyone new to his music he plays lovely, clean guitar lines without any effects, all the emotion comes from his fingertips. No wah-wah, no distortion and a lesson in style and touch to any budding blues players out there.

The CD opens with an excellent T Bone Walker track “Hey Hey Baby” on which the horns add considerably to a swinging performance. Lurrie’s autobiographical slow “Blues In My Soul” has some wonderful playing from Lurrie and organ and piano accompaniment from Roosevelt. Lurrie has had some hard times over the years so it is good to hear him express his current position so positively: “I like what I’m doing today, this comfortable way of being myself”. All the ingredients of a slow blues are here, from the warm bass/organ wash at the bottom of the mix, through Willie’s expert touch (hence the moniker!) on drums to Lurrie’s emotional soloing. After that Big Bill’s “I Feel So Good” is a great choice with its infectious beat and Matthew’s harp working in tandem with the guitar. “She’s A Good ‘Un” is always associated with Otis Rush though it’s been covered many times. Lurrie makes it his own in this gently rocking version where Roosevelt’s piano is a central part of the cut. “’Bout The Break Of Day” aka “Early In The Morning” is here credited to Junior Wells though I always thought of it as a Sonny Boy Williamson 1 song. Either way it’s another winner!

Jimmy Rogers’ “Going Away Baby”’s insistent beat is fuelled by Willie’s drums and Matthew’s harp. Jimmy is also credited as the author of “My Little Machine” but I again think that it is a SBW1 song; whatever the accuracy of the labeling it’s a fine version as Lurrie bends the strings effectively in his solo. Between these two songs Lurrie’s “24 Hour Blues” is dedicated to Magic Slim who had passed away on the day of the recording, as Lurrie mentions in a spoken intro. The striding piano here is a star feature. Little Walter puts in an appearance with Lurrie’s interpretation of his “I Just Keep Loving You” where most appropriately Matthew’s harp is prominent in a rapid fire run-through. “T-Bone Blues Special” and Eddie Boyd’s “Just The Blues” both leave space for Roosevelt’s piano to shine, the former in an uptempo piece, the latter in a slow blues.

Lurrie’s third composition, the instrumental “South Side To Riverside”, is another keeper as the horns return to propel a funky riff and Lurrie and the horns play along in tandem – great stuff! “If It’s Too Late” is by James L Smith and romps along nicely before Otis Spann is covered on his “Blues Never Die”, another slow blues and a lyrically appropriate end to the CD as Matthew returns to accentuate the lyrics with his harp.

I have written at some length as every track deserves a mention. Apart from a slight quibble with the attribution of two of the songs I can wholeheartedly recommend this one to all readers of Blues Blast. I can confidently predict that this CD will be on many lists of the best albums of 2013 – it’s already on mine!

Reviewer John Mitchell is a blues enthusiast based in the UK. He is looking forward to a trip to Chicago in October to attend this year’s Blues Blast Awards.

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 Featured Blues Review 4 of 5

The Blues Overdrive – Self-titled CD

Gateway Music – TBO010312

11 songs – 40 minutes

Veterans of the Danish blues scene, The Blues Overdrive invades the U.S. market with this sparkling, smooth eponymous 11-tune release, highlighted by the debut recording of an unrecorded song from the catalog of American roots-rock legend JJ Cale.

Led by Martin Olsen on vocals and guitar and backed by Andreas Andersen on six-string, Thomas Birck on bass and Lars Heiberg on drums, the band was founded in 2001 and synthesizes several genres from swamp blues to shuffles in a pleasant, unhurried manner. They established themselves in the European community in 2003 by winning the 25th anniversary blues competition at Mojo Blues Bar, the pre-eminent club in Copenhagen, where they are based and from which they released two previous CDs for the European market.

\The disc kicks off with “Death On The Highway,” a nice, up-tempo shuffle in which Olsen gets in his car to look for a girlfriend who goes missing overnight. His vocals are light, clear and accent-free, and his guitar-playing strong, with clean, crisp accents in response to his singing and a long solo at the end. “Out In The Country” follows with a Jim Morrison/Doors feel in praise of a barrelhouse woman’s lovemaking skills. “I Was Wrong” is a rapid paced shuffle dealing with misplaced trust in an deceitful companion. Olsen’s lead drives the song forward atop the hard-driving rhythm section.

The pace slows dramatically with “Ball And Chain,” a sonically rich grinding blues in which the singer has a definite difference of opinion with his significant other. “Mr. 16 Tons (Blues For Thorup)” follows. It’s a tribute to the late Peter Thorup, who’s considered the godfather of Danish blues and who co-founded and worked alongside British legend Alexis Korner in three different bands -- New Church, Collective Consciousness Society and Snape -- in the ’70s. It’s a loping send-up in which the band reverentially wonders: “Where’d you get that fancy sound?”

“Too Blind To See” tells the story of a man who’s found out too late that the woman he loves has always done him wrong, but remains permanently on his mind. “I Need Your Lovin’,” a blues-rocker, precedes “Got Myself A Woman,” written by Cale in the ’70s at the height of his career when he was producing major hits that included “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” and performed in public, but never recorded. After two years of discussions, The Blues Overdrive finally won permission to be first in the world to put the tune on disc, and they’ve done Cale proud. The vocal delivery is throatier than the composer’s but the production compares well to his work. It sings the praises of a gal pal who evolved from a hustler to someone 18 years old and “really fine.”

The band switches to a Chicago sound for “Big Fat Woman,” a nice walking blues with a familiar theme. Thomas Foldberg sits in and contributes a tasty harmonica solo. They change the pace with a slow blues, “Done Tryin’,” next, bemoaning efforts to reach a loved one on the telephone, before finishing with “Feelin’ Kind Of Blue,” which features a man who’s been “walkin’ in the dark” for too long and who’s urging his companion to rock him long and hard to chase the blues away.

Unlike many of their European contemporaries who delve deeply into the rock side of blues, The Blues Overdrive lays down consistent, steady, swinging tracks This CD would be a welcome addition on both sides of the Atlantic.

Reviewer Marty Gunther has lived a blessed life. His first experience with live music came at the feet of the first generation of blues legends at the Newport Folk Festivals in the 1960s. A former member of the Chicago blues community, he’s a professional journalist and blues harmonica player who co-founded the Nucklebusters, one of the hardest working bands in South Florida.

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 Featured Blues Review 5 of 5

Global Noize – Sly Reimagined

Zoho Music

10 tracks / 51:49

From 1967 to 1983, Sly and the Family Stone laid down huge hits and played a vital role in the evolution of the soul and funk music genres in the United States. This San Francisco-based group’s career started off strong, but their productivity tapered off over the years as egos and drugs distracted them, and they eventually lost focus on the music. Their songs have been covered by everybody under the sun, but nobody has gone as far as Global Noize, who has created a super-slick tribute album, Sly Reimagined.

Global Noize’s core members are DJ Logic on turntables, Falu on vocals and Jason Miles with the keyboards and programming. Miles was the producer and arranger for this album, which had to be a Herculean task with the complexity of the personnel that participated in the project. Noize is famed for seamlessly working guest artists into their live shows and recording projects; this time they outdid themselves, featuring 9 singers and 17 instrumentalists, including luminaries such as Roberta Flack and Nona Hendryx, as well as Greg Errico, the original Family Stone drummer.

Sly Reimagined includes ten tracks, but only eight songs, as there are two versions of a few of the tunes. It would be a stretch to call this a blues album, as there is a heavy funk, jazz and world music influence, but it is a really neat collection of music with a unique sound that is quite compelling.

Nona Hendryx kicks things off with “In Time,” and right away it is obvious that this is a tight album. The keyboards, horns and guitar are pure 1970s funk, but Butterscotch’s tasteful beatbox and Malika Zarra’s backing vocals give this song a modern world beat.

“It’s a Family Affair” appears twice on this album: first with Roberta Flack on lead vocals, and a second time with Falu taking the lead. Flack’s take (the Groove Version) has a multi-layered contemporary sound with an infectious percussive beat overlaid with keyboards, turntables, horns, and counter vocals by James “D Train” Williams. Falu’s Mumbai Mix of this song provides a completely different tone, with her Indian-style vocals, crazy synths, Jay Rodriguez’s righteous tenor sax work and a decidedly more Spartan beat. I cannot pick a favorite between these two versions as both are very well done.

Global Noize went in a different direction with their two versions of “The Same Thing,” as Hendryx takes the lead vocals on both. The first time up it has a fast tempo with turntable scratching and baritone sax. Then for the redux (67 Mullholland Drive Mix) they slowed things down considerably for a pure funk vibe with heavy keyboards, more of Rodriguez’s tenor sax and Amada Ruzza’s popping bass. Though the first version is very good, the second one blows this song out of the water, and I even prefer it over the Family Stone original.

Maya Azucena provided the lead vocals for three of the songs: “Fun,” “You Can Make it if You Try” and “Stand!” She has a gorgeously throaty voice, and can hold her own with any soul or blues singer I have ever come across. This young woman from Brooklyn has appeared on many albums over the past twelve years, often times helping out worthy causes along the way.

Throughout the album I was taken with how Jason Miles took the original Family Stone material and arranged it into an innovative format while still keeping the original spirit of the music alive. Even with diverse personnel contributing to each track, the album has a unified sound and theme throughout. The engineering and mixing are spot-on, and though I am very picky about production values, I found nothing to complain about here.

Sly and the Family Stone was a very important contributor to our musical culture and history, and I am grateful that Miles and his crew of regulars and guest artists put their hearts into creating this tribute. Sly Reimagined is not an album of cover tunes, but is instead a worthy tribute, and Global Noize has set the bar high. I hope you can check it out for yourself!

Reviewer Rex Bartholomew is a Los Angeles-based writer and musician; his blog can be found at

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 Featured Live Blues Review 1 of 2 - Marquette Area Blues Festival

The 10th Annual Marquette Area Blues Festival was produced by the Marquette Area Blues Society. The fest was held in Marquette, Michigan on the banks of Lake Superior in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This was a nine and a half hour drive and I arrived just in time to catch the second and final act of the Friday lineup, The Gas House Gorillas.

The group features Rick Fink, vocals, Crusher Carmen on bass, Jim Davis on saxophone, Snake Osborne on guitar and Eddie Everett on drums. This is one wild and crazy band which had the crowd up and madly dancing.

On Saturday the fest opened with a Marquette Area band, Harp, Hart & Bones.


It featured Eddie Consolmango on harp and slide, Bill Hart on guitar and Randy Seppala on percussion. They also had a fine guest harmonica player whose name we did not get. (Sorry). They showed the crowd a commanding knowledge of country Blues that had the crowd singing along.

Next up was The Organgrinders Blues Band.

These guys are a Wisconsin band that featured Looper on harmonica and vocals, Sven Gonstead on guitar, Eric Sheffield on bass and Tim Russel on drums. Looper is a talented singer and harmonica player and I recommend you catch this band if you have the

Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang took the stage next. Eddie is a Grammy winning sax player who has played with such names as Howlin' Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Magic Sam and Muddy Waters. He even arranged the tracks on the classic recording The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions which featured Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Ringo Starr and others.

This man is a true legend. We featured Eddie on the cover story of our May 16, 2013 issue (See it Here). In that interview by Jim Crawford, Eddie told us some of the history of working with both Muddy and The Wolf.

During this performance, Eddie talked for almost 10 minute about the one day in Chicago when he actually worked for both of them on the same night. The audience, and of course me, were both spellbound to hear this detailed history right from the source. (We are working on getting a copy of the audio from the sound board recording and hope to bring you this incredible story in an upcoming issue)

You can catch Eddie at the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards on October 31st at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago, see the ad above in this issue or CLICK HERE for ticket info.

Saturday seemed to be a Chicago Blues day as another great Chicago band, The Nick Moss Band was up next. The band features Nick Moss on vocals and lead guitar, Michael Ledbetter on lead vocals and guitar and Patrick Seals on percussion. They also had a different bass and keyboard player than I had seen before and I apologize that I did not get the names.

Nick played a great set of his best Blues and the crowd loved it. Another change was that Michael Ledbetter has taken a much greater role as the front man and singer for the band. Ledbetter is a very talented singer and performer having previously been a classically trained singer. That aside, Michael is a natural performer and I hope Nick keeps him out front as he seems at home there and the crowd loved it.

The final act on Saturday was Big James & The Chicago Playboys. Big James is lead singer and trombone player.


This is one professional, tight band with a fantastic horn sound driving some great Chicago soul Blues. A fitting way to end the show on Saturday! 

Sunday's lineup started off appropriately with a group called Sunday Driver. The band features a driving Blues guitar sound and heartfelt vocals featuring a spiritual message appropriate for this Sunday performance.

The band features Marc Burie on guitar and vocals, Gabe Spera on drums and Art Spera on bass.

Next up on Sunday was The Marquette All-Star Blues Revue. This was a multi band set that featured among others U.P. Gumbo,

The Flat Broke Blues Band with Walt Lindala guitar and vocals, Mark Johnson on bass, Mike Letts on guitar, Lorrie Hayes on vocals and harmonica, Jim Cohen on drums and several guests.

Next up was Wisconsin's own Tweed Funk.

The band features Joseph "Smokey" Holman on vocals, JD Optekar on guitar, Eric Madunic on bass, Nick Lang on Drums, Jon Lovas on sax and Kevin Klemme on trumpet.  

Next up was John Németh. John is a master of both soul and Blues. He is a great singer, harmonica player and a talented song writer. He has a new band since I saw him last a couple of years ago and they were top notch!.

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Closing out this great fest was multi BMA winner Janiva Magness. Her band included herself on vocals and cigar box slide guitar, Zach Zunis on guitar, Jim Alfredson on keyboards, Gary Davenport on bass and Matt Tecu on drums. The crowd like her lively set.

I want to congratulate Marquette Area Blues Society, Mark Stonerock, Tom Buchkoe, and all the staff for a great festival experience. Here is wishing you another 10 years of great success!

Photos and Commentary by Bob Kieser.

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 Featured Live Blues Review 2 of 2  - Frampton's Guitar Circus

 A fantastic show was held at RiverEdge Park in downtown Aurora, IL, on Friday night, August 16th. Frampton’s Guitar Circus is a Summer 2013 roving event which features 1970’s guitar guru Peter Frampton accompanied across the US by a host of other guitar greats. The August part of the tour featured Frampton with none other than the great BB King along with Louisiana slide master Sonny Landreth. I had marked my calendar for this show a long time ago and as the date got closer I was mildly surprised that not only were King and Landreth opening for Frampton but that he also had jazz guitar great Larry Carlton and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and his son Julian Frampton join him for his set.

RiverEdge Park is a brand new outdoor music venue on the east side of the Fox River in Aurora, right across the street from the Metra Train Station. Access by car or train is easy. Parking is ample at the station and overflow lots, and if that is not enough there is a huge multi-story garage a few blocks away across the street from the casino. I had been there in June for the Blues on the Fox event held there and I really love the new digs!

Sonny Landreth opened promptly at 6:30 PM and sadly he was only allocated a 30 minute set. He filled that 30 minutes with a lot of great music and slide guitar work. His song “Congo Square” is my favorite of all his songs that he’s written and performed, and I was delighted that he’d decided to play if that night- it was certainly my highlight of his set. The press was only allowed to snap non-flash photos at the stage front for the first three songs of each act so we all scurried about, snapping away to try and get the “best” shot. I was impressed, as always, by Sonny’s set. He is the consummate slide guitar player and one of the overall best right now on slide.

BB King’s band came out to warm up the crowd after a short break. What a great set of musicians Mr. Riley B. King has that tour with him! I have seen them several times over the years and they never fail to impress me with their prowess. With James Bolden the musical director and trumpeter, Stanley Abernathy on trumpet, Melvin Jackson and Walter King on sax, Charlie Dennis on guitar, Ernest Vantrease on piano and keyboards, Reggie Richards on bass, and Tony Coleman on drums and percussion, they put on quite the show of their own.

After a couple of songs, BB came out with Lucille, sat on a simple folding chair and he and the band played “Everybody Wants to Know Why I Sing the Blues.” He and the band played for about a half hour and BB often interacted with the crowd, especially the pretty women within eye and ear shot.

He then brought out Peter Frampton for his finale, “The Thrill is Gone,” standing his guitar on end and telling Peter he could play what he liked. The song went on for 10 or 15 minutes as BB did a chorus, eyed some woman for Peter, and then he told Frampton to play whatever he liked. The same scenario occurred at least 3 or 4 times; BB enjoyed the extended set into the night despite the quip that he’d never seen mosquitoes driving a boat before. He finally gave it up and left the stage obviously tired but happy to have entertained the huge crowd. At 87 years young he may not be what he once was but he can still sing, play and “be” BB King!

After a longer break, Frampton appeared with his band. Stanley Sheldon on bass has been with him since Frampton Comes Alive! (1976). Dan Wojciechowski on drums, Rob Arthur on keys and Adam Lester on guitar round out the group and create a formidable set of players for the guitar wizard and his great show. Playing a mix of newer stuff and classics, Frampton wowed the crowd over and over again.

“Show Me the Way” was the first of his famous tunes to get paraded out and it brought the crowd to their feet. Larry Carlton then joined Frampton and the two put on an amazing show. Carlton is a famed jazzman and his licks were superb, doing “RCM” and “Friday Night Shuffle” with Peter. The crowd was floored and I was very, very impressed by Carlton. Peter and his band followed with “(I’ll Give You) Money.”

Frampton’s son Julian and Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick came out next for a cool and frenzied rendering of a couple of Cheap Trick songs. “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender” featured Julian on vocals and both Frampton and Nielsen on guitar. Nielsen was great but had there been a competition Frampton would have easily been the victor. It mattered little; it was all hugely fun.

Frampton followed them with “Baby, I Love Your Way” and some instrumental pieces and then performed “Do You Feel Like We Do?” to close the set. A huge ovation brought him back out for an instrumental “Off The Hook” and then he finished with Larry and Rick; they broke into an extended version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” That alone was worth the price of admission- what a performance! It was great to finally hear these classics live and to see Frampton still at his peak!

Frampton’s Guitar Circus was a three ringed event with three varied and great guitar styles. Landreth’s slide, King’s swing and Frampton’s rock made for a cool and fun mix; the added guests were a nice surprise and also added a lot to the show. All in all I was quite satisfied and the long drive home was hardly noticeable as I relived what I’d just heard in my head over and over again!

Photos and Commentary by Steve Jones.

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The Illinois Central Blues Club presents "Blue Monday" every Monday night for the last 25 years - BLUE MONDAY SHOWS - Held at the Alamo 115 N 5th St, Springfield, IL (217) 523-1455 every Monday 8:00pm $3 cover. September 16 - Albert Castiglia, September 23rd - Rich Fabec Band, October 7th - Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack, October 14th - Jason Elmore and HooDoo Witch, October 21st - R.J. Mischo, October 28th - The Blues Deacons. More info available at  

Piedmont Blues Preservation Society - Greensboro, NC

 locaTEDThe Piedmont Blues Preservation Society announces it's Blues Challenge Competitions for Band and Solo/Duo performers. The events will occur September 29, 2013 for Solo/Duo Acts and on October 6, 2013 for the Band Competition. Both events will be held at the historic Flatiron bar in downtown Greensboro. The top three finalists in each competition win cash prizes and the top winner in each competition advances to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, January 21 - 25, 2014.

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DC Blues Society - Washington, D.C.

Cheer for your favorite band at the D.C. Blues Society's Battle of the Bands. This annual event takes place on Saturday, October 12, 7 PM – Midnight at American Legion Post No. 268, 11225 Fern Street, Wheaton, MD 20902. The winner will represent the DC Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), January 21- 25, 2014 in Memphis, TN and at various local events. Purchase Advance Tickets & Save! DCBS Members: $10 advance/$12 door / Non-Members: $13 advance/$15 door.

Save the Date! Saturday, November 2, 2013, 6:00 - 11:30 PM, it’s the 6th Annual College Park Blues Festival at Ritchie Coliseum, across from University of Maryland, Route 1, College Park, MD 20740. Support this fundraiser and help send the DCBS Battle of the Bands winner to the IBC. More info at or call 301-322-480

Crossroads Blues Society - Rockford, IL

Crossroads Blues Society just successfully finished up their 4th Annual Byron Crossroads Blues Festival and now it's time for Blues in the Schools and other events!

Gerry Hundt and Ronnie Shellist will visit two Rockford area schools and then perform at the Just Goods Listening Room in Rockford on Wednesday September 25th at 7 PM. Then on October 2nd, Bryan Lee and the Blues Power Band wil be in two schools in Byron, IL and then will perform at 7 PM at Carlyle Brewing Company in Rockford. On October 28th they have Hawkeye Herman visiting two Rockford area schools and then he will also be at the Just Goods Listening Room at 7 PM on that date.

Bobby Messano returns to Rockford on Wednesday, September 11th at Marys Place on Madison Street in Rockford. Cover charge is $7 and the band starts at 7 PM. Bobby had a great set in Byron and his new CD debuted at #21 on the Living Blues charts!

And then it's time for the post-festival volunteer recognition party on Sunday, September 22nd. Weird. Eclectic. Blues. Rock. Country. Cowboy. From down under to Byron just for you! Australia's #1 blues and roots band and it's free for volunteers and only $5 for everyone else. So come on back to Byron on Sunday, September 22nd at 3 PM at the American Legion on Union St. for this great show and a thank you to our volunteers. 50-50 raffle, door prizes, and more! The Packers are on at noon and all should be done except the crying by then and the Bears won't make anyone suffer until 7:30 PM so there is lot of time for great music and fun!

Lastly, Crossroads is hosting their own blues challenge on Sunday, October 13th at the Adriatic Live Music Bar on 323 W Jefferson St in Rockford. Time is TBD as the number of bands is still not certain. To find out about the event, go to

Blues Society of Central PA – Harrisburg, PA

The Blues Society of Central PA proudly presents a night of ”Women of the Blues” on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Champions Sports Bar 300 N. Second St, Highspire, PA. from 7 PM – midnight featuring The Ann Kerstetter Band, Miss T & The Mosquitoes and our headliner act , The Deanna Bogart Band. Admission is $15.00 Watch for info at 

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society - Davenport. IA

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society will be having a Bikes and Blues Fun Run, Sunday September 15th ending at Martini's on the Rock 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL featuring a show by the Chris Duarte Group at 6pm. Registration is from 10:30 to 12 at The Muddy Waters 1708 State St Bettendorf, IA. Entry fee is $10 per rider and includes admission to the show. The poker run route is approx. 110 miles. Last bike out from Muddy Waters 12 noon, and last bike back in to Martini's by 5 pm.For those not going on the poker run admission is $10 for MVBS members and #12 for non-members.


Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl Presents the First Annual Blues Day Festival Wednesday, September, 18th 2013 fro 5 to 98pm and Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL. The show features Fernando Jones and the Columbia College Ensemble All-Stars. Admission is free. For more info visit or email

The West Virginia Blues Society - Charleston, W.V

The West Virginia Blues Society will hold its 7th Annual Blues Competition on October 19, 2013 at Pullman Plaza Hotel, Grande Ballroom, Huntington, WV. Bands, solo/duo and a youth division blues acts will compete for cash prizes and WVBS sponsorship to the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee January 2014.

The West Virginia Blues Society will have 18 competition slots filled by regional blues acts from all over West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and other states. If your band has the Mojo this could be your ticket to Memphis for the Big Show.
The first-place winner of Blues Competition will receive $750 dollars in cash and WVBS sponsorship to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2014. The second place winner will receive $250 in cash. The Youth act will receive $100.
Complete information, application & rules are available online at Deadline for application submission is October 1, 2013. For more information contact Competition Director, Jack Rice at 304-389-1438 or e-mail:

River City Blues Society - Peoria, IL

River City Blues Society is once again sponsoring Bikes Blues BBQ September 14th 2013 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm At VFW Post 1232, 15665 VFW Road Pekin, Illinois.Bikes Blues & BBQ sponsored by Freebird Abate, River City Blues Society, and Pekin VFW Post 1232. Live Blues Music featuring: Chris Duarte Group from Texas, Jimmy Warren Band from Chicago, and Matthew Curry & The Fury from Bloomington. Admission is $10.00

Prairie Crossroads Blues Society - Champaign, IL

Monday, September 23, PCBS presents Jiggy & the Source at Louie's Dixie Kitchen & BBQ, 1104 N. Cunningham Drive, Urbana, IL. For more info visit

Friends Of The Blues - Watseka, IL

Now in their seventh season, The Friends of the Blues present 7 pm early shows: Thur, Sept 19, Reverend Raven and Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Kankakee Valley Boat Club, Thur, Oct 3, Too Slim and The Taildraggers – “It’s Everybody’s Birthday Party” - Kankakee Valley Boat Club, Tues, Oct 22, Kilborn Alley Blues Band - - Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsmen's Clu. b, Thur, Nov 7, Terry Quiett Band - Crazy Beaver Grub & Pub, 510 S. Oak St., Chebanse IL 60922 Tues, Dec 10, the return of the Ori Naftaly Band from Israel! - Kankakee Valley Boat Club sponsored by Mr. Vacuum, Bradley IL  More information: or

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