Back to the Shack is the latest album by LA's hometown favorites Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns. It features 10 bluesy and soulful tunes, nine co-written by the band, and performed with a fresh and contemporary approach to the band's signature soulful sound loved the world over. Features vocalist extraordinaire and co-writer Mark Campbell, sax man Bill Bergman(producer, co-writer and horn arranger) and Andrew Kastner (co-producer, co-writer and guitarist) and many of LA'
Playing the blues to express joy might sound like a contradiction. And if you’re superstitious, saying that about your unlucky 13th album is even stranger. But for long-time blues guitar standout Mike Zito, “Makes Blues Not War,” released Nov. 18, is not an exercise in misery or a cursed occasion. “I’ve been fortunate that I get to make records for a living,” Zito says in a recent phone interview. “They continue to let me make records. And over the years, I’ve learned to beco
GREY-HAIRED and dapper in a black tuxedo, John Raitt walked ever-so-slightly stooped as he looked for his stage mark in front of the Boston Pop Orchestra on July 12, 1992. He sat, looked down the barrel of the TV camera and the Broadway veteran began to sing a rendition of Hey There. Eyes sparkling, he then turned slightly to watch his daughter join him. The broadcast remains the most memorable moment on stage for Bonnie Raitt in her 40-plus years in the music industry. "Tha
HELENA-WEST HELENA -- The internationally known radio program King Biscuit Time turned 75 years old on Monday with a guest host, no studio audience and a seven-song playlist that paid homage to the pioneering blues musicians who leveraged a 15-minute show into careers that influenced music across the world. Thomas Jacques, assistant director of the Delta Cultural Center, hosted the 17,584th broadcast of King Biscuit Time, said to be the longest-running daily blues radio progr
Sharon Jones, a powerhouse soul singer with a gritty voice, fast feet and indomitable energy, died Friday of pancreatic cancer. She was 60. Her death was confirmed by Judy Miller Silverman, her publicist. She said Ms. Jones died at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., and was surrounded by members of her band, the Dap-Kings, and other loved ones when she died. Ms. Jones sang and shouted the kind of gospel-charged soul and funk she had grown up on. Her voice had bite,