Rick Galusha's Pacific St. Blues and Americana

Since inception (1989), Pacific St. Blues & Americana strives to be a discerning voice helping roots fans sift through the mountains of music released every year. We are not for everyone; we want to engage active, critical listeners that hear beyond d'jour. Interviews include: Johnny Winter, Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Jerry Wexler, Tommy Shannon & Chris Layton, B.B. King, Dr. John, Robin Trower, Robben Ford, Mato Nanji, Joe Bonamassa, Harry Manx, Sue Foley, Marshall Chess, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Louvin, Kim Richey, Radney Foster, Eric Johnson, David Clayton Thomas, Al Kooper, Phil Chen (Wired, Blow By Blow), Ian McLagan, Art Neville, Southside Johnny, Miami Steve Van Zant, Nils Lofgren, Bruce Iglauer, Charlie Musselwhite, Studebaker John, Chris Duarte, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Hamilton Loomis, Peter Karp, Roomful of Blues, James Harman, Hadden Sayers, Malford Milligan, Melvin Taylor, Otis Taylor, Dave Alvin, Coco Montoya, Jimmy Thackery, Marsha Ball, Maria Muldaur, Shelby Lynne, Magic Dick & J. Geils, Lil' Milton, BuddyGuy, Aynsley Lister, Matt Schofield, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, James Cotton, Robin & Jesse Davey, Hugh Coltman (Hoax), Sean Kelly (Samples), John Entwistle (The Who), Mark Olson (Jayhawks), Walter Wolfman Washington, Anthony Gomes, Bob Malone, Chubby Carrier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Murali Coryell, David Jacob Strain, DeAnna Bogart, Michael Lee Firkins, Guy Davis, Jason Ricci, John Doe, Little Feat, Matt Woods, MikeZito, Peter Buffett, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Corky Siegel, Todd Park Mohr, Watermelon Slim, Magic Slim, Corey Harris,- - - - - - ------------------------Radio archives: http://www.kiwrblues.podomatic.com/. Playlists: http://www.omahablues.com/ Reviews featured in http://www.blueswax.com/. Email: KIWRblues@gmail.com Live online; Sundays 9 a.m. (-6 GMT) http://www.897theriver.com/

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Blues Purists Beware! Alice Stuart

Artist: Alice Stuart
Title: 'Can't Find No Heaven'
Rating: Good Label: Burnside

Purists beware!Portland based Burnside Records is rapidly developing a reputation of very credible music releases with a strong representation of Pacific Northwest artists. Among this growing clan of credible releases is a new album by former Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention member Alice Stuart. Stuart's rootsy based approach began in the early '60's as an opening act for folk and blues luminaries such as Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, Phil Ochs, Jack Elliot, Muddy Waters, and Doug Kershaw

During her less than prolific career, Stuart has recorded her rambling blues style with the upper crust of blues-roots labels including Arhoolie, Fantasy, and now Burnside. With the endorsement from the Northwest's greatest music mogul Terry Currier - it appears that Stuarts career is coming back strong after a ten-plus year break. Produced by the well respected guitar man Terry Robb, Stuart's album is a heartfelt mix of revived acoustic blues based songs with a tasty touch of folky feel. Purists are fated to adore this record. Stuart's vocals are torn and frayed with the strand of weakness that endears the listener.

Described by Rolling Stone magazine as, "a major talent... her lyrics are evocative...", "Can't Find No Heaven" includes guest appearances by Evidence Records harp player Paul DeLay.

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