Living Blues #278 May/June 2022

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Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

Blues Boss Man

By William Wirtz

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is one of the few remaining piano-playing frontmen in the blues. Wayne talked with us earlier this year about his journey on the keyboard into, out of, and back to the blues.


Kevin Burt

I Was Like Kind of that Old Soul that People Talk About

By Scott M. Bock

Iowa may not be known as a hotbed of the blues but Kevin Burt is certainly working to change that impression. After winning three of the top IBC awards in 2018 his career has exploded.


Ra’Shad the Blues Kid

Raised on the Blues

By Christopher Klug

Based in the small south Mississippi town of Laurel, Ra’Shad the Blues Kid rides the line between the old school blues sounds of his mentors LC Ulmer and T-Bone Pruitt and the modern southern soul sounds of artists like J-Wonn, Ms. Jody, and Mr. Sipp.


Let It Roll

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – Aladdin Records, Los Angeles, August 21, 1947

By Jas Obrecht

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was one of the great musicians in blues history. In 1947 he cut four blazing sides with the hard-rocking Maxwell Davis Orchestra in Hollywood for Aladdin Records. 


Record Reviews

  • New Releases: Trudy Lynn, Bob Stroger, and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
  • Reissues: R&B in DC 1940–1960, Walter Brown, and Homesick James

Editorial 

Blues News 

Breaking Out with Lady Australia 

Catching Up with Jeannie Cheatham

Book Reviews

2022 Living Blues Festival Guid

Obituaries

Radio Charts


Cover photo by Anne D. Harvey (Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, March 2022.)
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