New release in at Blues 247. Thanks to ALL artists/Labels for their support. Blues On! If you want your music reviewed or played. Go over to the contact page for details………..

If you are a harmonica player, or into harmonica music. I have now started a dedicated website. You can find it here:

Notodden Blues Club (Norway)
Various Artists - Notodden - Mississippi

A BIG thanks to Notodden Blues Club for sending this CD. One mother of a CD!!!!! If you buy one CD this year it has to be this. All the tracks recorded in Notodden, Norway.


1. Lazy Lester - Bloodstains On The Wall
2. David Honeyboy Edwards - Catfish Blues
3. Pinetop Perkins - Down In Mississippi
4. Amund Maarud – Let’s Get High
5. Rita Engedalen - Turtle Blues
6. Lazy Lester – I’m So Tired
7. Snooky Pryor – How’d You Learn To Shake It Like That
8. Pinetop Perkins - How Long
9. Spoonful Of Blues w/Pinetop Perkins - Three Fork Store
10. Lazy Lester - Kokomo Blues
11. David Honeyboy Edwards – I’m The Man And I Always Wear The Pants
12. Snooky Pryor - Juke Joint Shuffle
13. Jostein Forsberg - A Woman
14. Rita Engedalen - Worries & Trouble
15. David Honeyboy Edwards - Blues And Trouble

Robin Trower (UK)
Where You Going To (2016)(Manhaton Records)

Time to rock your blues away! For this release Robin goes back to his rock roots. This is one fine release!

Robin’s currently out on tour in support of this release. Word is once completed, he’s back in the studio to finish off his next?

You can see/hear a track form the album here:

Mitch Kashmar (USA)
West Coast Toast (2016)(Delta Groove Records)

Another fine release from the harmonica maestro. For me not a weak track on it.

The album features:
Junior Watson
Fred Kaplan
Bill Stuve
Marty Dodson

Soundbites can be heard here:
Or here:

Lil' Ed And The Blues Imperials (USA)
The Big Sound Of (2016)(Alligator Records)

Another fine release for Lil’ Ed and the boys. Great music from start to finish.

You can hear the whole album here:

Nick Trill & The Thrillseekers (USA)
True Love (2016)(HeeBee Records)

Some excellent harmonica blues. One of my favorite albums of the year. Guest appearances on piano from Bob Hall/Fred Kaplan/Rob Rio.

The album can be heard and purchased here:

The King Brothers (USA)
Get Up And Shake It (2016)

The King Brothers are Lee King – Guitar/Vocals & Sam King Drums/Vocals.

Made up of a mix of originals and covers, this is great funky blues which is easy on the ear.

You can hear and buy the album here: