Feb 06

“Fat Man Blues” – Blues Fiction by Richard Wall

Fat Man Blues tells the story of “Hobo John”, an English blues enthusiast on a pilgrimage to present-day Mississippi. One night in Clarksdale he meets the mysterious Fat Man, who offers him the chance to see the real blues of the 1930s. Unable to refuse, Hobo John embarks on a journey through the afterlife in the company of Travellin’ Man, an old blues guitarist who shows him the sights, sounds and everyday life in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way, the Englishman discovers the harsh realities behind his romantic notion of the music he loves and the true price of the deal that he has made.

Fat Man Blues is available on Amazon.com

Feb 02

The 60minuten Blues Interview: ANTHONY GOMES – Feb 7

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#1 Billboard Blues Artist, Anthony Gomes, has been creating burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 12 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, the aptly-named, riff-laden Electric Field Holler crackles with his bare wires passion.

Gomes’ formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. Headlining concerts in 17 countries, Gomes has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Jeff Healey, Heart, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Word of Anthony’s performances has reached Eric Clapton, Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, Toby Keith, Jonny Lang, Ron White and Vince Vaughn who have all attended Gomes’ concerts. Perhaps the greatest complement was offered by Morgan Freeman who jokingly professed that Anthony was, “not bad for a white boy.”

Gomes is also an award winning blues history scholar, earning the University of Toronto’s C.P. Stacey Award for the highest overall academic grade point average by a history major. Anthony completed his master’s degree thesis on the racial and cultural evolution of blues music, graduating with high distinction.

Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is The Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music. Through private donations and winning sizable grants from State Farm Insurance and CVS Pharmacy, the foundation has funded songwriting scholarships, offered music education programs, and donated musical instruments to those in need.

Anthony Gomes sings and plays with integrity and deeply felt emotion oblivious to fortune and fashion. The resulting music is a blazing cathartic experience radiating therapeutic heat for body and soul.

Bluesmusicfan.com is thrilled with its partnership with 60minuten.net and it’s founder Viktor Büttner. A new blues interview will be broadcast regularly on Sundays at 1:15 PM eastern. Our own DJane Cheyanne will be co-hosting the live interviews with Viktor for The 60minuten Blues Interview. They will feature today’s top blues musicians and brand-new blues bands who are creating exciting new music for us to listen to (and broadcast!).  We are particularly excited that we are providing an opportunity for our listeners to ask/submit questions of the artist during the live interviews! Keep your eyes on the blog and our social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook for the upcoming interview announcements.

Jan 18

The 60minuten Blues Interview: LAZER LLOYD – Jan 24

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One of our Top 20 Blues Albums of 2015!  Some people are born to play the guitar, some are born to play the blues. Lazer Lloyd was born to do both – but his primary motivation is to reach people. “I’ll heal you, you heal me. Everybody’s got the blues. When we got them together, it all works out.” he says on one of his videos. And he certainly reaches out and connects, putting it all out there. Straightforward and honest lyrics drenched in rich blues, the album and the man challenges our stereotypes of rockin’ blues musicians and delivers his musical convictions with strength. Give the moving song called Never Give Up a listen.

Lazer Lloyd is a genre-defying artist whose self-titled CD on Lots of Love Records topped the blues-rock charts through the summer of 2015 bringing comparisons to Santana at his best from Elmore Magazine’s sage Jim Hynes and “Muddy Waters on electric steroids” from veteran Canadian music & arts journalist, Bob Mersereau. Downbeat Magazine praised Lazer’s “exuberant vocals and razor sharp guitar”. Vintage Guitar magazine featured him as a talent to watch “showing off his chops on tough blues-rockers, soul ballads, and funky Hendrix-inspired rock”.

Whether smoking hot or meditative, Lloyd’s unique style is forged through the white-hot furnace of his three insatiable loves: songwriting, guitar, and communicating with the audience. At the core he notes is, “Blues, roots rock, folk, it’s real; it’s about everyone’s life story and it heals.”

Lazer Lloyd was born in New York and raised in Connecticut surrounded by his father’s jazz and blues records. Family trips to jazz festivals and concerts, including Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan, inspired him to follow a musician’s path.

Bluesmusicfan.com is thrilled with its partnership with 60minuten.net and it’s founder Viktor Büttner. A new blues interview will be broadcast every week on Sundays at 1:15 PM eastern. Our own DJane Cheyanne will be co-hosting the live interviews with Viktor for The 60minuten Blues Interview. They will feature today’s top blues musicians and brand-new blues bands who are creating exciting new music for us to listen to (and broadcast!).  We are particularly excited that we are providing an opportunity for our listeners to ask/submit questions of the artist during the live interviews! Keep your eyes on the blog and our social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook for the upcoming interview announcements.

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