The new Johnny Sansone release "The Lord Is Waiting And The Devil Is Too" produced by Anders Osborne at Dockside Studio in Maurice, LA. Johnny unleashes some of the deepest lyrics and playing of his career boldly over Osborne's untamed guitar along with drummer Galactic's Stanton Moore.
WMRI is Russian synthesist Mike Winchester. He has quite a few releases spread throughout the Internet, on sites like Jamendo, AmieStreet, Bandcamp, etc. And while much of it is quite good, I feel that his work really shines on a series of recent releases that he alludes to as the “Ambient Gem Series”.~ Free Floating Music
Everybody has a favorite Neville Brother, and those who like funkified blues generally gravitate toward Cyril, the youngest of the New Orleans musical torchbearers. With Brand New Blues, his first solo disc since 2000, the percussionist-vocalist and founding member of the Meters brings his perspective as a human-rights advocate and wetlands preservationist to the original material and a few well-chosen covers.It's a postmodern blues sound, with plenty of soul and funk, plus world music influences. While this might be seen as an infringement on the blues trademark by purists, it's a refreshingly original approach to the music that should resonate with a non-blues audience, as well. Try the suggestive Cream Them Beans the Benoit guitar raveup on & Mean Boss Blues, the gritty version of the Bobby Blue Bland hit I'll Take Care of You and a version of Bob Marley's Slave Driver that seems redesigned for the post-Katrina years. Jeff Johnson –Chicago Sun-Times