Billy Branch / Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues

Roots and Branches: The Songs of Little Walter

A riotous tribute to Little Walter that doesn't play like a faithful homage.

Bobby Rush

Sitting on Top of the Blues

The veteran bluesman is writing, singing, and playing harp as well as ever, and shows he's just gotten better at making records.

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram


The debut album by the 20-year-old Clarksdale, Mississippi native more than lives up to the hype.

Coco Montoya

Coming in Hot

While the California guitar slinger has always been a fine singer, he ups the ante without sacrificing his fire and power here.

Delbert McClinton

Tall, Dark, And Handsome

Supported by the Self-Made Men and saxophonist Dana Robbins, McClinton touches upon all manners of blues on this rollicking record.

Dennis Greunling / Nick Moss / Nick Moss Band

Lucky Guy!

On their second pairing, Nick Moss Band and Dennis Gruenling deliver another set of brawny modern Chicago blues.

Eli "Paperboy" Reed

99 Cent Dreams

Another potent collection of throwback soul from the guitarist.

Gary Clark, Jr.

This Land

A wildly adventurous blues, funk, R&B, hip-hop, and hard rock hybrid that speaks of America in 2019 with raw passion and wisdom.

Jimmie Vaughan

Baby, Please Come Home

The Texas guitar man returns with a swinging set of unlikely covers of vintage jump blues, R&B, doo wop, and more showcasing his inimitable style.

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes

Cypress Grove

The Delta blues singer collaborates with Black Key Dan Auerbach on his richest-sounding album.

Katarina Pejak

Roads That Cross

On her Mike Zito-produced Ruf Records debut, the pianist, singer, and songwriter delivers a dazzling take on modern blues.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Traveler

On his ninth studio outing, the Louisiana-born guitarist and songwriter delivers his most diverse, consistent, organic recording to date.

Leo Welch

The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name

Produced by Dan Auerbach, this is perhaps the final session from one of the last true Delta bluesmen, and it's simply a stunner.

Luther Dickinson / Sisters of the Strawberry Moon


Cut live-in-studio, the guitarist assembles a small band to back a stellar cast of female vocalists who offer soulful, rootsy covers and originals.

Mavis Staples

We Get By

Sharply written and simply produced by Ben Harper, this is another sustaining session from the treasured singer.

North Mississippi Allstars

Up and Rolling

Inspired by a collection of forgotten photos, the band, friends, and family celebrate the ties that bind with rocking Hill Country blues.

Robert Randolph / Robert Randolph & the Family Band

Brighter Days

Celebrated Nashville producer Dave Cobb captures the heart, soul, and fire of the pedal steel man's powerhouse band.

Samantha Fish

Kill or Be Kind

On her Rounder debut, the guitar-slinging blueswoman delivers a soulful, gritty, sometimes raucous look at love through soul, blues, and roots rock.

Seth Walker

Are You Open?

A deft, elegant record that weaves together stories and Southern sounds.

Tedeschi Trucks Band


After a couple of years of poignant losses, this 12-piece outfits returns bloodied but unbowed with soulful, spiky, and adventurous music.

The Cash Box Kings

Hail to the Kings!

A raucous, vibrant, funny collection that brings Chicago blues into the modern age.

The Prime Movers

The Prime Movers Blues Band

This pioneering Michigan blues-rock band finally gets an album of their own with this collection of archival live recordings.

Van Morrison

Three Chords and the Truth

On his sixth album in four years, the Irish singer/songwriter soulfully returns to all-original material for the first time since 2016.

Various Artists

Cadillac Baby's Bea & Baby Records: The Definitive Collection

A long-overdue four-disc box chronicling the history of the Chicago blues and R&B label from the 1950s and '60s.

Various Artists

Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969

Unreleased archival recordings of a legendary weekend of deep blues, featuring Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, and more.

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Mavis Staples