Nev Cottee – Strange News from the Sun (2015)

To the delight of anyone who stumbled over Cottee’s 2013 debut Stations, with his deep dark truthful voice, the singer continues to paint from a rich sonic palette that’s decorated by gentle pedal steel guitar, sweet acoustic strums and restrained electronica. Oddly, for a Manchester indie kid (he used to front Noel Gallagher buddies Proud Mary) his voice brings to mind Bobby Charles, even Johnny Cash, and there’s a stack of suffering implied in the voice, but kindness also.

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Zac Harmon – Right Man Right Now (2015)

Blind Pig Records has announced the signing of award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter Zac Harmon.  His distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century.The first release under the pact, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.  Addressing issues straight from today’s headlines, Zac presents them in a fresh original style built on the best blues tradition. And he has some incredibly talented musicians helping him –  guests include Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Anson Funderburgh and Mike Finnegan.  Zac’s first CD in six years.

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Robert Cray – 4 Nights Of 40 Years Live [Deluxe Edition] (2015)

The first CD is fresh, live recordings from four nights recently recorded at four venues in the LA area. With his current band –longtime bassist, collaborator and friend Richard Cousins, keyboardist Dover Weinberg (who was in Cray’s first band) and drummer Les Falconer (O’Jays, Keb ‘Mo) ‘ Cray fronts a group that is solid, seasoned and vital. The playing is in the moment, and the sound is singular.

The bonus CD is a revealing glimpse of Cray’s early career and the promise of a future that would reward fans for decades. Selected from the band’s set at the 1982 San Francisco Blues Festival and a 1987 appearance on the Dutch TV Show ‘Countdown,’ the music captures the band’s youthful presence and its ability to revive the blues without abandoning it. Included are favorites from the Cray’s Band 80s set lists; ‘Smoking Gun’ and ‘Too Many Cooks.’

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