DJ for The Sunday Night Blues Room
Gladstone, Oregon, United States
Pringle was born a poor sharecroppers son in North Portland back in the sixties. St Johns was his playground. Pringle’s dad began his “traveling salesman blues” tour starting in ’72. Pringle, at a young age, quickly became privy to the suburbs of towns such as Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago. He returned home in 82 only to find that the Jantzen Beach rollercoaster had been torn down. This was hard on the then 19 year old. He also noticed that within every city he lived, rock radio existed. Particularly with Steve Dahl and the Coho Breakfast Club in Chicago in the late 70’s. No, he did not attend Disco... Read More
Pelican Staters Yvette Landry and co-star Roddie Romero take part in some tasty time travel by way of a roadhouse-ready set of gems from the past, heavy slanted towards home state artists. Bobby Charles’ work factors in frequently and particularly well on the duo’s steamy take on “Homesick Blues”. Other regional torchers include “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”, “I Need Somebody Bad” and a heart tugging workup of a classic tune more famous as an instrumental smash for pianist Floyd Cramer, “(My) Last Date (With You) ”.
Russ Green Album: City Soul Label: Cleopatra Genre(s): Contemporary BluesBlues
Posted By: Duane Verh
Jun 10, 2018
Fluid and fiery blues harmonica glides over a tight and tasty, contemporary small-group sound on Russ Green’s debut offering. The Chicago-bred Mr. G. sweetens the pot with soulful, citified vocals and smart song crafting. Standouts include “First Thing Smokin’”, “Believe In Love” and “Lover Man”.
Lurrie Bell Album: Tribute to Carey Bell Label: Delmark Genre(s): Chicago BluesBlues
Posted By: Duane Verh
Jun 8, 2018
Chicago blues master Lurrie Bell & his brothers serve up a fitting homage to their celebrated blues harp blowing father; a rock-steady stream of authentic, classic Windy City blues that grows more rare by the day. Drummer James Bell stands out both driving the outfit “old school” and vocally on the slow blues “Keep Your Eyes On The Prize”. The leader’s rough-hewn guitar and vocals and solid harmonica play from brother Steve and guests Charlie Musselwhite and Billy Branch make for a solid session of “get it while you can” fare.
While tugging at heart strings from a variety of angles, Phillip Sandifer reliably provides a couple of constants. The Texas-bred singer/songwriter’s emotionally convincing vocal delivery and appealing, immediately memorable and pop-savvy chorus hooks make for a “grows-on-you” set abundant with airplay-worthy fare. Standouts among a solid group include “That Wind”, “The Trouble With Guitars” and “That Kind of Lonely”. Good, good stuff.
This Canadian duo's captivating two-part vocals never falter as they navigate an impressive batch of warm-hearted, roots-bound originals; nearly overshadowing the consistently top-notch fretwork to be heard throughout this set. Standouts include “Stitch In Time”, “The Salesman” and “You Are A Shining Light”. A “Best Of ‘18” candidate.