Show Review: Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ Tropical Escapade Already This Year’s Favorite at The Blue Note, Honolulu

I’ll admit I have not thought of Big Head Todd and The Monsters for at least twenty years. Of course I was familiar with their hit single “Bittersweet” off of their album Sister Sweetly (Giant Records/Warner) but since then I really hadn’t paid much attention to the band. The sheer volume of music available in this […]

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Show Review: Last Train Home/ Eric Brace, Thomm Jutz Regale the Rams Head in New Year Reminiscence

The Washington DC area’s “native son” band Last Train Home’s 2-night stand back in their home turf began at the venerable Rams Head Stage in Annapolis. It was January 2nd and the city was still bedazzlingly festive from the recent holidays. LTH bandleader Eric Brace’s frequent partner, producer and musician Thomm Jutz, who played guitar […]

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Show Review with Interview Jackie Venson is Fierce!: Venson Wows the Crowd in Milwaukee With Her Unique Sound

To witness the raw energy and emotion of Jackie Venson live is like having a sonic explosion in your face! Her music defies easy characterization, combining R&B, soul, blues and a healthy dose of hard-edged guitar shredding. She has been described as having an astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid-back grace. This […]

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