DJ for The Crossroads with Adam Kennedy
GATESHEAD, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
As the old saying goes modern music evolved from the Blues and Robert Johnson. Each week on his show, Blues Hall of Fame inducted photojournalist Adam Kennedy will be embracing that sentiment as he takes you down to “The Crossroads” metaphorically speaking. Adam will be playing the very best of blues, roots, and rock music from artists around the globe. Here you will find the perfect mix of contemporary music as well as legends from each of these beloved genres.
After releasing a series of ambient, electronic based albums, including his all-time solo masterpiece from 2019 called Alternate Landscapes, as well as a brilliant album called Across The Evening, created in 2020 with Estonian guitarist Robert Jürjendal, Oregon-based guitar conceptualist Jon Durant returns in 2021 with a splendid new CD from his group Burnt Belief - their fourth entitled Mutual Isolation. Isolation might not be the best term to describe this album, as start to finish Mutual Isolation is brimming with a new found sense of musical collaboration on what is Jon’s first new album with Burnt Belief in several years.
Of course, there was the Edwin Durant Kovtun that Jon made in 2019 with Ukrainian singer Anna Kovtun and bass ace Colin Edwin, the other main half of Burnt Belief. Harking back to earlier Burnt Belief albums, Mutual Isolation, featuring Jon once
Mike Cohen Album: Winter Sun Label: Blujazz Genre(s): Contemporary Jazz
Posted By: Robert Silverstein
Oct 17, 2021
In early Autumn 2021, BluJazz released Winter Sun by New York based saxophone / woodwind player Mike Cohen. An atmospheric journey into contemporary instrumental sounds, Mike’s latest album makes for a very enjoyable set of jazzy, sax-based tracks. Excelling on alto and soprano sax, Mike also penned all the music on the album with the exception being an ‘epilogue’ cover of Paul Simon’s “The Boxer”, originally from 1969’s Bridge Over Troubled Water album. On the ten-track, 57-minute Winter Sun album Mike is joined by a number of musicians including Brian Gelfand (piano), Ronen Itzik (drums) and Danny Weller (bass). After decades of his trying to block it out of his memory, it turns out a lot of the Winter Sun tracks took Mike back to his being diagnosed with leukemia and his having to deal with chemotherapy at age 13.
Reflecting back on the
Produced with the assistance of a Prince Edward Island PEI Arts Grant, Canadian fiddler/singer Gordie “Crazylegs” MacKeeman has released a fun, lively album of rollicking music that families can share with the kids. MacKeeman also adds banjitar, foot percussion, percussion and guitar. Mark Geddes, the album’s co-producer and recording engineer, sings and plays bass, drums, percussion and mandolin. Some members of MacKeeman’s band, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, make appearances on banjo and pedal steel (played by Tom Webb), guitar and vocals (Peter Cann), along with several other musical friends and family. When not performing, MacKeeman has worked for a decade as a daycare teacher, and he recognizes the many benefits of music and movement for all ages.
Folk for Little Folk draws from a repertoire of old-time, folk, bluegrass and even some classic
Miss Lady Blues Album: Moe Betta Blues Label: Self-Release Genre(s): Soul Blues
Posted By: Duane Verh
Oct 16, 2021
Kesha Boyd, aka Miss Lady Blues, serves up a satisfying set of vintage-sounding soul and blues, both true to these genres and fresh in delivery. The ‘Bama-bred, Atlanta-based vocalist and songwriter raises the temp on multiple occasions here on tracks including “She Ain’t Me” and “What I Want”. The track “Addicted” is a textbook piece of classic soul. Production throughout is spot on.
Jim "Kimo" West Album: Ka Honua Maluhia - Peaceful World Label: Westernmost Genre(s): World
Posted By: Joe Ross
Oct 12, 2021
Jim “Kimo” West’s instrument arsenal includes a number of slack key and other guitars, in various tunings, used to conjure beautiful, serene images of flowers, beaches, forests, moonlight, waves and birds. West’s new acoustic music is always calm, relaxing and meditative. A piece like “Tradewind Serenade” is played on solo slack key guitar and one’s imagines the feeling of a warm evening zephyr rustling through the leaves of coconut palms. In “Kipahulu Bound,” Kimo uses several multi-tracked guitars to present soundscapes of majestic waterfalls, rainbows and vistas. It was also very pleasant to hear a few tracks with colorings of fretless bass (played by Jimmy Johnson), violin (Ben Powell) and Japanese side flute and kane bells (George Abe). “Ka Maka ‘lo – Eye of The Hawk” is a very earthy blend of