Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Buddy Guy Wins the Blues Grammy

The results are in! The 58th Grammy Awards took place last night, and the blues ambassador himself, Buddy Guy, won Best Blues Album with 'Born to Play Guitar'.

Congrats to the OG of the Blues for his deserved win (as I predicted). Below is the title song off the album, performed at a concert held in the White House in the presence of President Barack Obama:

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lonesome Valentine Blues

This is not a blog about celebrating happiness; so for you lonesome souls on this day, I present to you a playlist of vintage mellow blues to match your alcohol binge tonight:

Bo Carter - Sorry Feeling Blues

Ishman Bracey - Left Alone Blues 

Ramblin Thomas - So Lonesome


 Charlie McCoy - Last Time Blues

 Johnnie Temple - Lead Pencil Blues (It Just Won't Write)


Casey Bill Weldon - Somebody Changed the Lock on That Door


Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Trailer for Miles Davis Biofilm

A while back (almost two years ago) I posted about how actor Don Cheadle was seeking funding to make a Miles Davis biofilm 'Miles Ahead'; well after a long wait, the film is going to be released in theaters on April 1!

Here's the epic 2 minute trailer that was posted last night:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

20th Anniversary Tour of 'Come Find Yourself' - Fun Lovin' Criminals

One of my all time favorite bands, and definitely one the most underrated. Their mix of blues, rock, funk, hip-hop, lounge, and the gritty mafioso urban lyrical content caught my attention instantly back in the day and I never looked back.

The Fun Lovin' Criminals are starting this year with a bang; their first album, released in 1996, 'Come Find Yourself' turns 20. And to celebrate, the boys have kicked off a massive European/Australia tour.

I am without a doubt their biggest fan from the Middle East; hopefully they set a gig in the region so I can go watch... been a dream of mine since 1997! I have all their albums and DVD's including some limited release vinyls.

Not only that, a re-release of the album has been announced which includes rare goodies, like rare takes, remixes, videos, and the like:

Go to their official page [here] and check out a classic track from the original album:

Monday, February 1, 2016

'Too Poor to Die' (live video) - Ali Sleeq & Steve Harper

A while back, I performed with new acquaintance  Steve Harper at Qout Market, and I just received the video. This was our first performance together, hope you enjoy it!