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Sunny Crownover

Sunny Crownover

"Right Here, Right Now"

"For her debut solo effort, she has returned to her blues-based R &B roots with a dynamic and powerful "statement" album entitled "Right Here, Right Now." Sunny Crownover has scored a big hit with this one… and gets two big thumbs up from us!"
- Nashville Blues Society

"Sunny Crownover's earlier recordings displayed talent and promise. On "Right Here, Right Now," she has certainly arrived."
-Jazz.blues

"Like they say, everything's bigger in Texas and the bluesy vocals of songstress Sunny Crownover are no exception. On her latest release, Right Here Right Now, Sunny belts out the tunes with a strength that shows this girl was clearly formed from one of God's music molds… I say BUY IT if you like good blues, jazz and a little bit of everything in between."
-Music News Nashville

DaviD Maxwell

DaviD Maxwell

"Blues in Other Colors"

"David Maxwell is one of the premier blues pianists of his generation, and on this release he follows musical giants like Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal in producing a set that effectively melds traditional blues with the roots music of India, Morocco, West Africa, Turkey and Spain…."Just The Blues" is exactly that as Maxwell demonstrates just why he is held in such high respect."
-Blues in Britain

"On this eclectic and fascinating disc, he fuses blues and world music styles in convincing fashion.…All 13 instrumental numbers are original, proving that Maxwell is an imaginative composer as well. The absence of vocals allows the listener to create their own film to accompany these vivid soundscapes."
- Exclaim Magazine

"David Maxwell and this brilliant corps of World musicians have put a new spin on the blues with "Blues In Other Colors…they bring the power of this music to life, taking the blues on a literal trip "around the world!... This one further solidifies David's diversity and reputation as one of the finest blues pianists on the scene today."
By Don & Sheryl's, BLUES BLOG

Nuno Mindelis

Nuno Mindelis

"Blues that lifts your spirit and floods your soul…Should you only buy one album this year... then make sure it is Angels & Clowns by Nuno Mindelis as seldom does an artist come along whose sound is so natural that it appears effortless and yet has it all!"

-Blues Connection

"Already considered a star in South America he has a worldwide reputation as one of the world's finest guitarists...and that reputation is well-deserved. I have heard many great guitarists from all over the world and I have to agree wholeheartedly, this is some great stuff.

"He plays with a power and passion with no need for all the high-tech effects that so many seem to need just to get their points across. Music flows from his guitar like water from a mountain stream…cool and refreshing."
-Billtown Blues Association

"Mindelis matches up his ebullient, blues-bound guitar work and understated, almost offhand vocal style with deceitfully simple but highly potent lyric sets, courtesy of Mike Bowden and John Williamson. The result is here-and-now blues and soul chemistry of a very unique and seductive character. "
-Roots Music Report

"[Angels & Clowns] needs to be cranked up loud and enjoyed. The music leaps from the speakers, invading the listener's ears with soulful rhythms and bluesy guitar riffs…Give it a listen, you will not be disappointed"
-Examiner.com

Paul Gabriel

Paul Gabriel

"What's the Chance"

"Paul Gabriel's "What's The Chance" has been nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award in the Best New Artist category."

"What's the Chance…Gabriel's smooth nightclub-blues style meshes well with that of pal Duke Robillard, who also produced this disc of mostly originals. The New England guitar hot shots trade friendly fire on "Ride Ride Ride," while Gabriel's swinging cover of Chris Kenner's "Something You Got" truly hits the sweet spot."
-Vintage Guitar Magazine

"Paul Gabriel's What's the Chance, is sweet as honey. …As with musicians, there are good albums, great albums and albums that will remain in play for generations to come. This album falls into that category. From straight-ahead blues to a touch of smooth jazz, this band has it covered from start to finish. It's a keeper to be sure."
-Billtown Blues Association

"What's The Chance… Smart, tight, sexy, full of band interplay, this is timeless electric blues at its most sophisticated… Duke Robillard is the perfect producer for guitarist-singer-songwriter Paul Gabriel. Putting Robillard and Gabriel together in a recording studio seems like an inevitable step in their long and fruitful musical relationship. The entire collection of supporting musicians are individual standouts, and together they make vibrant, rich music."
-Don & Sheryl's, BLUES BLOG