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TTBB News Flash

JazZagorje 2014, Nov 7th, 2014 - Though our audience at Zagorje gig appeared a bit cold and unresponsive at first, we managed to warm them in the second part of the program. After an usual insert of SRV Tribute with related instrumental, they began to applaud loudly and loudly. Finally, we got to the encore, where we offered my own Voodoo Momma swamp blues and Robert Cray's classic Playin' In The Dirt. All in all, solidly done.

New (Old) Blues On The Block

Remember this guitar ace: Maurizio Pugno. It's no wonder why Mark DuFresne (ex. Roomful of Blues, etc.) and Sugar Ray Norcia (ex. Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, etc.) recorded with him. He is master of tone and an excellent blues player. I wish I could perform and record with him onboard sometime. :D

New (Old) Blues On The Block

Check out this: Bobby Mack CD called Texas Guitar (Highway Man). A song called Doin' Alright succeeded in gettin' my blood burbling again. It's good to hear Bobby Doin' Alright. 5/5

TTBB News Flash

A blues guitarist wanted for The Tzar Blues Band (Ljubljana, Slovenia). A new member should be proficient in various blues-roots substyles (East/West Coast swing blues, Texas shuffle, Louisiana rhumba blues, etc..). Adequate experience is essential. Contact: thetzarbluesband@email.com; Web: www.reverbnation.com/thetzarbluesband

New (Old) Blues On The Block

Woah! I got something good on my ears. And that is a superb blues guitarist named Chuck Hall from Arizona, USA. I fancy his guitar playin' approach very much. A lot of Texas blues can be heard in his playing and Chuck usually does not overplay. Texas blues shuffle is one of his favorite blues styles and he plays it with swagger and a good taste. If I would be asked to describe him I would say: a much sharper Jimmie Lee (Vaughan) with some of the virtuosity of Stevie Ray (Vaughan).

New (Old) Blues On The Block

Hey, I am watchin' this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFmAZOqxq0 and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on5iS1UU5OU. Yeah, Solid Senders from Austin, TX. What a band!!! Got their two CDs. 6 stars of 5! ;)

New (Old) Blues On The Block

Two suggestions for blueslovers: 1/ New LIVE CD from Rick Estrin & The Nightcats called: You asked for it ...Live! It's a funny, witty and amusing collection of songs, this time with Kid Andersen on guitar. And 2/ B.B. and the Blues Shacks - Businessmen - a terrific blues combo from Germany swings and honks like mad with some well arranged horn charts. Have a fine listening and enjoy!

New (Old) Blues On The Block

I always admired Tony Vega. Now I've got my ears on his Live Cd "Shakin' At the Easy" and my admiration continues. Just another delicious piece of hard driving Texas blues rumble. Tony, keep on chargin'.

TTBB News Flash

EboardMuseum, Klagenfurt, Austria, 30 May 2014 - Yesterday we had a solid Blues Rumble in Klagenfurt. With each successive song, the audience reacted more enthusiastically. We had some solid moments to remember, most notably with our cover of I Hear You Knockin' Texas shuffle. We were chargin' like a well-renovated V8 Ford from the 50s sporting the Blues-O-Matic stereo radio. Lazy Lester and Jimmie Lee Vaughan would be proud of us. :D

TTBB News Flash

After some time here they go again. The Tzar Blues Band will be rockin' the night at Eboardmuseum, Klagenfurt, Austria starting at 8.00 p.m. In Blues We Trust!