DJ for Rosies Juke Joint
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Out in the Back roads of Napadogan, off a dirt road, off a dirt road and then off another dirt road, lies an old relic of a turn of the century bar, known as Rosie’s Juke Joint. It only comes to life for an hour a week on Sat nights @ 8pm. No one has ever found this place; however, you can listen in every Saturday night @ 8pm on CHSR-FM to hear what goes on. Host Rosie and Zydeco Joe- the bartender, will be happy to serve up some of the best in Canadian blues and beyond!!!
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Review of Emerald Rae
Album Info: Emerald Rae
Emerald Rae Album: Emerald Rae Label: Self-Release Genre(s): Contemporary Folk
Posted By: Duane Verh
Aug 12, 2018
Fiddler/vocalist Emerald Rae takes her folk roots into fresh sounding regions, maxing out her axe’s potential in the service of her consistently compelling melodies. A spell-caster of no small skill, Ms. Rae matches her bowing prowess with appealing use of her fiddle for strumming and plucking vocal punctuation. Minimal production touches provide the ideal finish on one of the year’s more fetching releases. Standouts include “Sadie Dear”, “When The Silvery Moon Comes Out To Play” and “Moving On”.
Trudy Lynn Album: Blues Keep Knockin' Label: Conner Ray Genre(s): Soul BluesBlues
Posted By: Duane Verh
Aug 8, 2018
It’s great to know that the hard-chargin’ deep soul blues style that is vocalist Trudy Lynn’s signature shows no let-up on her newest offering. And, as on her late 2016 release, I’ll Sing The Blues For You, Ms. Lynn reaches back for classics, breathing here-and-now excitement into gems from Ida Cox- “Blues Ain’t Nothin’” and Jimmy Rogers- “That’s Alright” and others. Her own “Blues Keep Knocking” stands out as well.
Bruce Katz Band Album: Get Your Groove! Label: American Showplace Genre(s): Contemporary BluesBlues
Posted By: Duane Verh
Aug 3, 2018
Allman Brothers spinoffs alumnus keyboardist Bruce Katz here states a decidedly fresh sounding case for the joined-at-the-hip relationship between blues and jazz. Working a spectrum from classic jazz organ format to a rockin’ piano-and-rhythm lineup, Mr. Katz balances invention and soul in a most ear-pleasing manner; the groove being the constant. His jam-band roots show on “Freight Train” and the sassy NOLA-flavored title track takes some quirky thematic turns. Other standouts include the splendidly angular “Beef Jerky” and the “after hours” mood piece “River Blues”.
Cassio Vianna Album: Letters to Grace: A Song Cycle Label: Teal Creek Music Genre(s): Latin Jazz
Posted By: Joe Ross
Jul 30, 2018
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Cassio Vianna is a composer/arranger, pianist and educator who is quickly making a big name for himself. Now an Assistant Professor of Music (and Director of Jazz Studies) at Pacific Lutheran University, he heads up the University Jazz Ensemble and teaches jazz courses. All the music, as well as some lyrics, on “Letters to Grace: A Song Cycle” were composed by Vianna. Lyrics were also written by Lacey Caligure and Donna Henderson. Acoustic guitarist Jose Neto, bassist Wagner Trindade and percussionist Flavio Santos provide a very solid rhythm foundation that allows soloists to shine on such pieces as “Rain Samba” and “Like the First Time.” Besides featuring top-flight musicians on the project, the album is also a showcase for the impressive vocal talent of Sherry Alves who interprets each song with a
Cassio Vianna is an accomplished composer/arranger who received his doctorate degree in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado in 2017. He’s now an Assistant Professor of Music (and Director of Jazz Studies) at Pacific Lutheran University. This project opens with “Infancia: A Brazilian Suite in Three Movements for Jazz Orchestra” that Vianna composed in 2016 and inspired by childhood scenes from his youth in Rio de Janeiro’s suburbs. Conducting this big band of nearly 20 masterful Colorado musicians, Dr. Vianna creates a carefree feeling of excitement, uncertainty, passion, joy and optimism. Liner notes credit each contributing musician and creative soloist. A flowing jazz waltz, “April Song,” celebrates springtime in Colorado while “Amizade” (Portuguese for “friendship”) is a poignant tribute to music’s