I also recommend the Jimmys. Unbelievable guitarist, great showman, and just a great guy. It is distinguished by a passionate, gospel-tinged singer, punchy horns, chicken-scratch guitars, and tight rhythm sections. Eunie: Gary Clark Jr. Is a MUST SEE. Tank and The Bangas earned national recognition after winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2017. No way you can list everybody but I would add Stoney Curtis and Sue Foley.I hope I didn’t just overlook them, Jim: Martine, I also co-host a blues radio show. Occasionally has doubled up both with Mike Zito and with Danielle Nicole (my current favorite of entire list!) The next group of artists based on your suggestions will be coming soon. Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric, The 8-Bit Big Band and More: New Release Cheat Sheet Join Our Email Newsletter Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox. 1. May 17, 2019. He’s my inperation for felling the blues. This isn’t a top list of the best or worst. The last 3 of his cds have been produced by Tab Benoit as well as he’s currently on Tab Benoit’s- Whisky Bayou Records label. "Soul Love" by … Great live shows! This is a great list! pls add to your list….tyler morris a very young man out of worcester ma, as well as the delta generators, craig rawding, and the heidi nirk band from RI . A cool duo that I just stumbled across today on iTunes. Btw, EVERTHING on that label is fantastic! Jacques: Buddy Flett, from Shreveport, LA—co-wrote Percy Sledge hit, “First You Cry”, just for starters. Need to check out JJ Grey & Mofro, Mike Farris and you forgot the Tedeschi Trucks Band. As a confirmed blues fan, I’d like to throw in Tad Robinson’s name for blues/soul!! Diana Rein needs to be on here! Please comment in the comment section below. I got to see her perform live a few times in California. A New Year calls for new music. Steve: I’m totally flabbergasted that Layla Zoe was not on this list. Snoh Aalegra - - ugh, those feels again. Humbly I would suggest the following additions: Blues Rock: North Mississippi Allstars, Rock: The Magpie Salute, Southern Soul: The War and Treaty, Gary:Martine you are building a library here and this list will keep growing In the list below, we’re highlighting a wide range of artists who are all heavily influenced by soul music but have very different sounds. and how can you not include Eric Bibb in the acoustic blues slot? The thread provided a list of 20 or so Black female artists, hailing from all genres, for you to check out in 2018. A few others i forgot to mention; JD McPherson, Jason Ricci, Billy Gibson ,GhostTown Blues Band, Nick Moss. But you did pretty good. Charles Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017) was an American funk/soul/R&B singer. Thank you Martine. Many of my favorites on here. From enlightening examinations of love to bold proclamations of self-worth and powerful social commentary, this year’s soul releases touched on all of those — and more. Stacy: Great list and heard of a lot of them, Lance Lopez is pretty awesome. Colleen: This is WONDERFUL! I saw them perform myself and have to agree with everything you wrote. Soul and R&B from that real deep place in the heart. Anthony Gomes, Markus King tkts in hand. I would like to bring you some artist to your attention Anderson. The Sweden-born singer has a one-of-a-kind voice that transcends any song from simple to soulful. Mike Welch,. Rick: Rock/pop/blues Patrick Droney A New Generation Award winner (Robert Johnson). And also Chantel McGregor from UK. Nine-piece soul band from Pittsburgh on their way up. 11 British R&B/Soul Artists To Watch In 2019. Also Stevie Salas , rockin for sure.Thanx 4 the great list ♡. There’s a link to it if you’re interested. Nick Moss Band feat Dennis Gruenling. Looking forward to checking out some of the ones I don’t know yet. It’s wonderful to see so many modern blues, rock and soul music fans who are tapped into these genres. Great list. !I forwarded it to my wall to help enlighten my friends. Info-video. Derek: Great list Martine,Check out and add Matty T Wall from australia to the list of blues, blues rock guitarist songwriter, has 2 albums out and his latest Sidewinder is great. Just ADD your faves and move on, people! The ten, or so, musicians that I’ve heard are so good that I can’t wait to treat my ears to the others. So glad you had such a great time at the show. Yolanda Adams At The 2019 Soul Train Awards: Our Lady Of Soul Gets Candid On The State Of Gospel A Q&A feature story with our Lady of Soul on … Walt. Like – Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Tab Benoit – Tommy Castro – Joe Bonamassa – Jonny Lang – Beth Hart – Anthony Gomes – and a few others.. All great musicians but they really don’t need to be on this list. Marty: Great list! My recommendation from europe/sweden is Lisa Lystam Family Band. Top 10 Current Jazz Musicians 2019 and Documentary. But, Y’all forgot Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal. blues soul jazz rocknroll and more…. Ms. Parker is based out of the Twin Cities and Ms. Ford is based out of the Chicago area. She’s burning tracks in the blues world right now! I would like to respectfully request that BB Chung King & The Buddaheads be added to the list. Also 3 different artists formerly in Butch Trucks Freight TrainHeather Gillis, Bruce Katz, Melody Trucks Band. If you get a chance to see this young gun believe me you will be wishing she was your daughter slinging that axe. Giuseppe: My favourite homegrown talent for the blues/rock has to be Lawrence Jones, really articulate player with a raw voice, and let’s us not forget Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado, D.: It’s a great list, indeed – but you forgot the greatest of all: Eric Sardinas. Damon was also the guitarist/singer for Butch Trucks and Dicky Betts Band. 25 must-hear R&B, Soul and fusion Jazz albums from the various flavours of new-age Soul Music to spin right now – Summer Walker, Lianne La Havas, Snoh Aalegra, Brent Faiyaz & More. I can’t believe I forgot to recommend them in your first fly by! Michael: Dear Martine, so many new impressions – thanx a lot. Led by the late, great Alan Mirikitani (may he rest in peace) The Buddaheads (aka The Screaming Buddaheads) were a blues/roots rock band fronted by Alan Mirikitani’s vocals and lead guitar. Saw him open for Samantha Fish. People know who they and they will be seen. Please add a Canadian friend to Blues Rockers, Sean Pinchin. There are still more to go! Check out his Blue Drops of Rain album. A supreme stylist, guitarist & trail blazer. You are one class act! Cheryl: Great list! Some are pure soul, others get a bit funky, while some are a mishmash of genres. Mike: Oh man yeah, there’s a few on this list that really don’t need to be. Joe Bonamassa (Redemption) Delbert McClinton, Keb Mo, Robert Cray, Foy Vance, Philip Sayce. From London UK….. shes amazing! Critic Score 75 7 reviews. Ian: How about The Backsliders, a great Australian band? Thanks! There is an increasing number of new independent artists, who don’t accept the labels demands, making the music they want to make, financed by crowdfunding. Huge shout out to my faves, Tony Campanella, Jeremiah Johnson, Anthony Gomes, and TTB! the new cd out Neon highway blues is fantastic ! Amazon. Bob: Great article, but you need to include Ronnie Baker Brooks. Bobby: You should include Magnolia Bayou out of Gulfport, Mississipp. Old School blues based Rock! So, keep your suggestions coming! Click on the link to the initial article ( inside this article) and you’ll see Joe Bonamassa, Philip Sayce and many of the others you mentioned. (sorry I’m not aware of their last names) on drums were just as solid a rhythm section as I’ve ever heard when they were not shining in their own rights with unexpected syncopations and subtle accents that carried both guitarists forward like a freight train coming at your ears…Jeff’s solo album with Robben helping out is fantastic and if you’ve not given it a review I highly suggest you do…It’s titled ‘NOW’ Pierre Lacocque is a blues harp master and the musicianship was outstanding. Glad to see Davey Knowles name on there. So, we’ve scoured the Italian musical landscape to bring you, 16 artists, we’re expecting big things from in 2019. Francis: James Pitts Band should be on this list. Two other band’s you should check out is The 44’s out of California and the Belairs out of Columbia Missouri. If you want rock bands that are under the radar check out Joyous Wolf. 7 Alternative British R&B/Soul Acts to Watch in 2019; ... contours of downtempo Nu-Soul - grown and sexy music for nocturnal animals. We saw him open for Tab (w/Tab on drums) a few years ago, he was fantastic. Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Samantha Fish we’re in the first article. A must see. Kai Strauss Electric Blues Allstars, Curtis Salgado, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jeff Jensen, Fantastic Negrito, Monster Mike Welch, Joe Louis Walker all these fine Harp players like Jason Ricci, Johnny Mastro, Johnny Sansone, Big Harp George, Brandon Santini. One of the few bands that spans it all…and with two dudes! Best R&B / Soul Music Albums: 25 R&B and Soul albums to spin right now (2021) Essential listening for 2021. Michael: Seasick Steve and Popa Chubby are also great. The best way to describe their music is: fun. iTunes. Anyway I would add Mark Wenner (TheNighthawks) as well as young upstart Daniel Donato. Johnny: Stoney Curtis, Las Vegas. Lion Babe consists of Jillian Hervey, who laces the track with her silky tone and producer Lucas Goodman, who is the driving force behind their soul infused sound that is meant to keep you dancing on your feet. Following a renaissance back in 2015, the British R&B/soul scene is still thriving as we approach the end of the decade. Here’s the antidote to today’s popular music. Old school blues. Chuck: This is a great list; between the original list and the artists listed in the comments I have a lot of fun research to do in the coming days. Keri: GREAT LIST ! We appreciate it. Suggest adding Ben Poole. Thank u for taking the time to boost these fab groups into the limelight. I’m sure the list could go on and on, Ruth: Yes girl! Brother: Thanks Martine for these great lists! Anthony Rosano Ryan McGarvey Toronzo Cannon Aynsley Lister Quinn Sullivan These are rippin’ guitarists, and singers,,they have been layin’ it down hard for years, and are the real deal! Both are great multi-instrumentalists and singers, well steeped in soulful blues. Dar: Ally Venable is one talented young up and comming artist. Antonio: Rules seem to be changing! Denny: One of my favorite guitarist now after going from metal to blues is Gary Hoey ! He played at a small venue outside of Chicago a week or so ago and just blew up the place! I am glad the fans are appreciating, even if some of the journalists and blues societies have not caught on yet Cheers, LZ. Theo: Really enjoyed your article here are a few I thought of Altered Five AG Wienberger The late icon Prince was a fan of her sound, so it doesn’t surprise us that certain tracks sound very Prince influenced – even if not intentional. Funky and tight group. Also, a community minded person who uses her intellect to better those around her! Can I add The Teskey Brothers, Chris Duarte and Matt Schofield. As I wrote in my first article that prompted this one, I’ve been hearing people complain about current pop music because of the lack of soulfulness, a lack of authenticity, manufactured drum beats, compressed auto-tuned vocals and more. Info-video, Victor Wainwright and The Train Jeff: Check out Noah Wortherspoon out of Ohio and Davina and the Vagabonds out of Minnesota. December 18, 2019 As the decade came to a close, soul artists cranked up the heat. Have you ever heard of Uncle Nef? … Bernd: everybody has his own taste, and that is very good otherwise we all would listen to the same music all our life’s. Artists like PJ Morton and Leon Bridges are leading the wave of modern “Old Soul” acts but there are others out there who are creating good music rooted in the classic genre. Young, talented guitarist from Kalamazoo Michigan. Copyright © 2021 Interactive One, LLC. Dave: Joe Bonamassa and KWS are not under the radar as well as many on this list who have been out there doing their things for 30 years or more. She truly rocks! Of course it’s ok to send your thoughts in. Rock and Blues Muse, LLC. Long live the Blues! There are some gems there. For Ronnie Baker Brooks. Thanks for this really thoughtful list. For southern rock, Otis ( it’s a common band name in Spotify so you would have to look for the album Eye of the Sun Peace Never heard of a lot of these will check them out thank you. Shareef Keyes is the most up-and-coming artist on the list. Also a shout out to Coco Montoya and Deanna Bogart. London born singer Samm Henshaw’s raspy tone is usually paired with an instrument heavy beat that will remind you of a classic soul song that was remixed in the 1990’s. Paul Nelson Band…. Thanks for the other suggestions. I welcome your suggestions. All writing is copyright of Rock and Blues Muse and may not be reprinted without permission from the publisher. Wendy: Chris Cain, Karen Lovely, Ben Rice, Lisa Mann, Eric Lindell, Kevin Burt, JP Soars, Southern Hospitality, California Honeydrops!!! Rob: I’m missing The Steel Woods, in the Southern Rock section. Born in Gainesville, Florida, and raised in Brooklyn,… Jesse Dee Saw him a week or so ago at a small venue outside of Chicago and he blew the roof off the place. Sibu Nzuza Trust us, we know how easy it is to fall into the habit of listening to the same music. Jimmy Voegeli is one energized keyboard player. These are many of the artists you suggested. 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