Anthony Gomes – “Peace, Love, & Loud Guitars” – 2019-05-29

Anthony Gomes caught live earlier this year at The City Winery in Nashville. Peace, Love & Loud Guitars is the title track of his most recent album. This live version segues into an as of yet untitled piece which expresses his unapologetic view of those that feel there’s too much rock in the blues. Not only is Anthony one of the top guitarists in blues today, but is a scholar of the blues, having written the book, ‘The Black & White of The Blues’. B.B. King is his hero and mentor. Anthony has adopted much of B.B.’s attitude and plays what comes from the soul. Some of it is loud and straightforward, with some humor thrown in, but it can also be the sweetest sounding traditional style of blues you’ll ever hear, either way, it’s real and it’s the blues. Enjoy!

Albert Castiglia – “Bring On The Rain” – First Live Performance 2019-04-19

April 19th at The Ale & The Witch in St. Pete, FL was a special night for The Albert Castiglia Band. This show debuts the talents of Albert’s new bassist, Justine Tompkins, and is the premier of two of the new tracks from Albert’s forthcoming album, ‘Masterpiece’. This particular song, ‘Bring On The Rain’ was the last song recorded for the album, and takes Albert’s talent as a songwriter and musician to another level. It’s fitting that it was a blustery outdoor spring night that saw the debut of this intense track. Along with Albert on guitar and vocals, Brian Menendez is on drums, and Justine Tompkins on bass. For more info on Albert’s music and tour schedule go to www.albertcastiglia.net

Blues Archive announces the Purpose of the Archive

Mike Shivvers – Blues Archive

Purpose

Our purpose is to provide a centralized archive for the preservation of the music, culture, and history of the Blues, though the video documentation of Blues music performances, interviews, recollections, and documentary profiles of the artists, people, and places significant to Blues music history. We provide a network of association and collaboration with fans, musicians, venues, promoters, and Blues societies with the same goals in mind, the continuation and preservation of The Blues.