Jonathan Butler at Blues Alley

Jonathan Butler returned to Blues Alley last month, just in time for the release of his latest gospel CD, Free. It’s always a treat for me when he comes to…

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers Live In Seattle

That’s the iconic Maxell ad that didn’t need words to show exactly how that perfect album can hit you. When was the last time you felt like that? Put an…

Lorraine Feather – Flirting With Disaster…

A Review In Two Chapters Listen to the album while you read this. You are going to love it and you can buy it without even having to get out of…

Lebron – New Era

Saxophonist Lebron Dennis (Lebron) has released his second offering on the Trippin N Rhythm label, and has a lot to show this time out. Surrounded by a host of great…

John Dillard – Let’s Ride

There are so many times that we wonder why this guy doesn’t have a CD out to go with all of his great performances. We see them locally and wish…

Eric Darius, Urban Jazz Coalition – Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Series

This is how we spend two summer Sunday afternoons in my hometown. We hang out by the ocean or at one of the beachside restaurants and bars. Or we go…

Streaming services – can we make this work for musicians?

I know, I know (she said in her best whiny voice.) Streaming is a hot button issue right now. Musicians get a pittance when you listen on a streaming player,…

Blake Aaron – Soul Stories

Let’s start out with the bottom line. I love this album. Guitarist Blake Aaron’s Soul Stories has already delivered three hit songs and every song on here has the same…

6th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival

Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Foundation presents the 6th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival on the grounds of the Lake Arbor Community Center in Mitchellville, MD. Events begin the evening…

Boney James – A Conversation About FutureSoul

SV: 23 years and 15 albums if you count the collaboration with Rick Braun and the seasonal projects, which we do because people loved them. Other people have come and…