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The Eric Street Band (UK)
Company Man (2011)
The Journey (2010)

Two more great albums in from Dennis Siggery/Niel Sadler (AKA The Eric Street Band). I’m not sure why these guys aren’t better known?

Company Man. This is NOT your usual blues album. What you get is a concept album, about the company man that loses his job/family etc. Strangely it works!

More info about the idea behind this album can be found on the discography page of the website.

The Journey. More gritty blues about modern life. ‘Blues For The Modern Dayz’

Both albums can be purchased from the bands website.

Ritchie Dave Porter (UK)(Self Released)
Acoustic Blues EP (2015)

For Ritchie’s second release he’s gone acoustic! This EP consists of 7 songs which in old money would have been an album.

I have to say I like this EP. Maybe Ritchie’s found a new road to travel? Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with his electric music.  

Go give it a listen at least.

Buddy Guy (USA)
Born To Play Guitar (2015)(RCA)

Its Buddy!

Eddie Cotton (AKA Eddie Cotton Jr)(USA)
One At A Time (2015)

Another great album from one of my favourite bluesman.

Sadly it’s so new I can’t send you in the direct of any soundbites. Well worth purchasing.

Ian Siegal (UK)
The Picnic Sessions (2015)(Nugene Records)

On this recording Ian is joined by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, & Jimbo Mathus.

This album was actually recorded in 2013, whilst attending the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic. The recording is the result of what is described as an impromptu jam.

I would call this an out and out blues album, but it worth checking out.

The album can be heard and purchased from his website.

Michael Quest (USA)
Not Done Yet (2015)(Self Released)

Straight forward no nonsense blues.

His albums can be heard and purchased here: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MichaelQuest

Shemekia Copeland (USA)
Outskirts Of Love (2015)(Alligator Records)

Shemekia’s debut release for Alligator. This lady can sing!!! Be prepared to have a good time.

Shemekia is joined by special guests: Billy F Gibbons: Guitar, Alvin Youngblood Hart: Guitar and Vocal and Robert Randolph: Steel Guitar.

More info about the release can be read here: http://www.alligator.com/news/index.cfm/nid/661/t/Shemekia-Copeland's-OUTSKIRTS-OF-LOVE-Set-For-September-11-Release/

A couple of soundbites can be heard here: http://www.alligator.com/albums/Outskirts-Of-Love/