Living Blues #278 May/June 2022
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.
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.
- New Releases: Trudy Lynn, Bob Stroger, and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
- Reissues: R&B in DC 1940–1960, Walter Brown, and Homesick James
Breaking Out with Lady Australia
Catching Up with Jeannie Cheatham
2022 Living Blues Festival Guid
Cover photo by Anne D. Harvey (Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, March 2022.)