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Dennis Herrera Blues Band (USA)
http://www.dennisherrera.com/
Livin’ Life Not Worryin’ (2015)

Dennis was a new name to me until a chance meeting on facebook. This resulted in Dennis sending me this excellent album. From start to finish this is a solid album. And one I can highly recommend.

Dennis is back by a great band, with special mention to Denis Depoitre on harmonica.

Dennis is also joined on the album by:
Anson Funderburg – Guitar
Tommy Castro – Guitar
Lynwood Slim – Vocals
Igor Prado – Guitar
Jeffrey Paul Ross – Guitar
Dan Mccann - Bass

This, along with a previous release from Dennis, can be heard and purchased from his website.

Harp Explosion – One Man Band (Croatia)
https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Harp-Explosion-Thee-One-Man-Band/242587182419227
5 Years Later (2014)

HE-OMB is Iggy - vocals, chromatic harmonica, diatonic harps, and tambourine.

This isn’t strictly a blues album. More what one can do with a harmonica? I have to say this appealed to me. If you’re looking for something a bit different, you may want to check this out!

Iggy Is joined on this release by:

Walter Daniels - Tenor saxophone and high harp on “50ft High”
Tongue Tied Twin - Slide guitar on “Howl, Howl”
Madja Knucklehead - Guitar on “Kinky Loops”
Wasted Pido - Guitar on “I Don’t Know”
Erotic Biljan - Guitar on “Lone Wolf”
Roma - Tenor saxophone on “OMB”
Stane - Guitar on “Tail Chase”

This along with other releases can be heard and purchased here:
https://harpexplosion.bandcamp.com/

VA - God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (Alligator Records)(2016)
http://www.alligator.com/albums/God-Dont-Never-Change-The-Songs-Of-Blind-Willie-Johnson-CD/

This release finds various artists playing songs of Blind Willie Johnson. For me the strangest inclusion is Sinead O’Conner singing ‘Trouble Will Soon Be Over’.

More in depth info can be found on the alligator website above.

Toronzo Cannon (USA)
http://www.toronzocannon.com/
The Chicago Way (2016)(Alligator Records)

More fine music from Toronzo on this, his debut release on Alligator Records.

More in depth info on this release can be found on the Alligator website here:
http://www.alligator.com/albums/The-Chicago-Way/

Steve Nimmo (Scotland)
http://www.stevienimmo.com/
Sky Won’t Fall (2016)(Manhaton Records)

Most people in the UK will know Steve has one half of the Nimmo Brothers. This is Steve’s second solo release, but debut release for the Manhaton label.

Nice solid Blues/Rock. Well worth checking out.

Steve is currently out on tour with Ben Poole, promoting this release.

More info on this and previous releases can be found on his website.

Jamie Thyer & The Worried Men (UK)
http://www.theworriedmen.com/
Postcards From Bedlam (2016)(Self Released)

A new name to me until this landed on the doormat.

High energy music from start to finish. Played it three times. Enough said!

More info about this and other releases can be found on Jamie’s website.