Living Blues #285 July/August 2023


Ernie Vincent

Walking the Dap Walk

By Scott Barretta

New Orleans funky blues guitarist Ernie Vincent has been at it for over 60 years. His biggest recording, Dap Walk, was released in 1972 but he has never slowed down. His 2023 release, Original Dap King, is introducing him to a whole new audience.

Gina Coleman

It’s Been a Long Run

By Mike Stephenson

Singer and guitarist Gina Coleman fronts the Massachusetts-based band Misty Blues. Her tenaciousness and showmanship have led the seven-piece band to an ever-widening audience.

Mojo Ike Woods and Lady Val

Miami Mojo

By William Wirtz

The King and Queen of the Miami blues scene have shined bright in South Florida for over 30 years. Starting out in what was left of the old school chitlin’ circuit clubs, the pair is now expanding their reach around the country and overseas.

Kevin Gullage 

Carrying on the Music

By Mike Stephenson

Twenty-five-year-old Kevin Gullage is the son of noted New Orleans bass player Tony Gullage. Brought up under the wings of his dad and piano player Henry Butler, the young keyboardist now fronts the hot Crescent City band Kevin and the Blues Groovers.

Let It Roll

The Allman Brothers Band, Capricorn Records, New York City, March 12–13, 1971

By Jas Obrecht

Lightning sometimes strikes at a live performance when everything clicks and a band collectively rises to heights beyond their norm. Most of the time when this happens no one is recording it, but over two nights in 1971 at New York’s legendary Fillmore East they were. The result is one of the best live albums of all time.

Record Reviews

  • New Releases: Selwyn Birchwood, Boo Boo Davis, and Lil’ Jimmy Reed
  • Reissues: Stax Songwriters, Furry Lewis, and Henry Gray



Blues News

Book Review


Radio Charts

2023 Living Blues Awards Winners 

Cover photo by Dale Gunnoe
Ernie Vincent at Euclid Records, New Orleans, May 20, 2023.


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