Larry Thompson

Always expanding the borders and our expectations of what modern blues music can be, Otis Taylor has given us a thoughtful and dynamic release with “My World Is Gone” featuring Mato Nanji. Starting with the title track we have a soft but driven track that features Mato Nanji on some beautiful lead guitar while sharing…

Read More Wednesday’s One: Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (Telarc Records)

Once again Bluescruisers were subject to the captivating sounds and exotic moves of Ms. Anne Harris, of the Otis Taylor Band. She danced and played her way into the hearts and souls of all who experienced her aboard the boat. Whether with the Otis Taylor Band, or jamming with Terrance Simien, Southern Hospitality or the…

Read More Anne Harris: Simplicity is Most Complex or Fiddlin’ With The Blues

This is the third edition of the Blues411 Annual Awards, somehow they seem to have taken on the name of ‘The Jimi’s“ which is fine with me. Yet whatever we call them, they serve as a vehicle to pay tribute to all the fine musicians and friends that have come into contact with Blues411 this past…

Read More The Blues411 Annual ‘Jimi Awards’ 2012 Edition

Well, Blue Mountain Resort was aptly named as the Pennsylvania Blues Festival held court from Friday thru Sunday this past weekend. Michael Cloeren with an able assist by Virginia Buckley and staff, managed the festival with outbursts of rain, thunder, lightning and even a rainbow to throw down one of the  baddest festivals to date…

Read More Photo Gallery/Review: Pennsylvania Blues Festival