The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Albums Collection (2006-2012) [FLAC]

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Artist: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Album: Albums Collection
Genre: Blues
Year: 2006-2012
Size: ~ 1.58 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: WavPack / FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

While they’re only a trio, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band deliver a sound that lives up to their name, with thick, bass-heavy, blues-based guitar figures and growling vocals accompanied by muscular but minimal drumming and the metallic percussive scratch of a washboard (making them one of the first rock bands to regularly feature the latter instrument since Black Oak Arkansas). The group was formed by guitarist and singer Josh “Reverend” Peyton, who was born and raised in Indiana, and first exposed to music through his father’s record collection, which was heavy on Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan, all artists with their own take on the blues. When Josh was 12 years old, his dad gave him a Kay guitar, and once he grew to know his way around the instrument, he got an amp to go along with it. With his brother Jayme Peyton on drums and a mutual friend on bass, Josh formed his first band, Drive-Thru, and began playing parties and dances as Josh developed a greater passion for vintage blues, ranging from electric blues icons like Muddy Waters and B.B. King to country-blues artists such as Bukka White and Charley Patton. Not long after finishing high school, Josh broke up Drive-Thru after developing a severe case of tendonitis that made it extremely painful for him to play the guitar. However, after a year working as a hotel desk clerk, doctors at the Indiana Hand Center were able to perform surgery that allowed him to play the guitar again, and around the same time, he met a woman named Breezy, who shared his love of the blues. The two fell in love and eventually married; they decided to form a band, with Josh on guitar and vocals, and Breezy on vocals and washboard. Jayme Peyton rounded out the group on drums, and the Big Damn Band was born. The group hit the road hard — they play up to 250 dates a year — and in 2004 cut their first album, The Pork n’ Beans Collection, which they self-released, selling thousands of copies at the merch table at their shows. After two more self-released albums (2006’s Big Damn Nation and 2007’s The Gospel Album), Peyton’s Big Damn Band struck a deal with Side One Dummy, a punk label with a fondness for aggressive roots music, and 2008’s The Whole Fam Damily was their first release for the label. In late 2009, Jayme Peyton left the Big Damn Band, and Aaron “Cuz” Persinger took over the group’s makeshift drum kit (complete with a modified bucket). Two more albums for Side One Dummy followed (2011’s Peyton on Patton, with the group covering the songs of blues legend Charley Patton, and 2012’s Between the Ditches) before Persinger left the Big Damn Band and Ben “Bird Dog” Bussell signed on as drummer in 2013. In 2014, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band signed a new record deal with the relaunched blues label Yazoo Records; their first release for the company, So Delicious, dropped in January 2015. – Artist Biography by Mark Deming

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Hurricane Ruth – Discography (2011-2017) [FLAC]

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Artist: Hurricane Ruth
Album: Discography
Genre: Blues
Year: 2011-2017
Size: ~ 1.31 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

“Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a musical force of nature. She takes the soul and the energy of the greats who came before her and combines them into her own brand of blues that grabs you and doesn’t let go until well after the records are finished playing.” — Dave Tomlinson — Preserving the Blues

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Eric Bibb – Migration Blues (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Eric Bibb
Album: Migration Blues
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 262 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Eric Bibb is one of the most respected blues singer/songwriters of our time. His music is always reverent, keeping one foot in the blues and folk storytelling traditions. “Whether you’re looking at a former sharecropper, hitchhiking from Clarksdale to Chicago in 1923, or an orphan from Aleppo, in a boat full of refugees in 2016 — it’s migration blues,” Eric says about his new release, Migration Blues. Mainly composed of new tunes, Migration Blues also includes covers of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” and Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” An arrangement of the traditional “Mornin’ Train,” closes the opus. Eric Bibb’s career spans five decades, 37 albums, countless radio & TV shows and non-stop tours, making him one of the leading bluesmen of his generation.

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Eric Gales – Middle of the Road (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Eric Gales
Album: Middle of the Road
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 326 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Middle of the Road is Eric Gales fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) after Transformation (2011), Relentless (2010) and The Psychedelic Underground (2007) and it sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish. Middle of the Road is the running theme throughout the record. “It’s about being fully focused and centered in the middle of the road. If you’re on the wrong side and in the gravel you’re not too good and if you’re on the median strip that’s not too good either, so being in the middle of the road is the best place to be”, according to Eric. Eric Gales’ new album will be released on February 24, 2017.

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Jeff Lorber Fusion – Prototype (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Jeff Lorber Fusion
Album: Prototype
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 328 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 release. Superstar keyboardist, writer, producer Jeff Lorber is renowned as a pioneer in the jazz-fusion movement. Scoring #1 radio hits with Jeff Lorber Fusion and as a founding member of smooth jazz super-group Jazz Funk Soul, Lorber performs constantly before his dedicated fans from coast to coast.

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John Lee Hooker – Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest (2017) [WEB FLAC]

John Lee Hooker - Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker's Finest (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: John Lee Hooker
Album: Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 216 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

All new for 2017! Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest salutes the King of the Boogie with celebrated recordings from the prime of his career. Spanning the legendary bluesman’s time on Vee-Jay, Stax, Riverside and Specialty Records, the collection includes such favorites as ‘Boom Boom,’ ‘Boogie Chillun” and ‘Big Legs, Tight Skirt.’ New liner notes by music journalist Bill Dahl round out the package.

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Ruthie Foster – Joy Comes Back (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Ruthie Foster
Album: Joy Comes Back
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 266 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

In the tight-knit musical community of Austin, Texas, it’s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don’t. If you do, word gets around. Praises are sung. And one day, you find yourself performing a duet with Bonnie Raitt in a documentary, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater, trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. You might even wind up getting nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy three times in a row. In addition to your six Female Artist of the Year/ Koko Taylor Blues Music Awards. For ”Joy Comes Back,” Foster wasn’t merely singing about love and loss; she was splitting a household and custody of her 5-year-old daughter. Music was her therapy. In the warm confines of Austin producer and former neighbor Daniel Barrett’s home studio, she found a comfort level she’d never before experienced while recording. It gave her the strength to pour the pain of her family’s fracture and the cautious hope of new love into 10 incredible tracks, nine of which are by a diverse array of writers from Mississippi John Hurt, Sean Staples and Grace Pettis, daughter of renowned folk singer Pierce Pettis, to Chris Stapleton and Black Sabbath. Yes, Black Sabbath; Foster re-imagines ”War Pigs” as a jam session with Son House. She also covers the Four Tops’ ”Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,” written by Ivy Jo Hunter and Stevie Wonder.

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Southern Avenue – Southern Avenue (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Southern Avenue - Southern Avenue (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Southern Avenue
Album: Southern Avenue
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 256 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Southern Avenue features five young, but seasoned musicians who came from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience. Their self-titled debut album on the iconic Stax label is a breath of fresh air with its own unique blend of gospel-tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and soul-inspired songwriting.

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