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2020 TOP 10 BLUES/ROCK ALBUMS

Rocking Electric Blues & Blues/Rock


Kicking off 2020 year's end festivities with a top ten of the most exciting electric blues and blues/rock albums released in the past twelve months. An over 150 years old genre, the blues, has managed to maintain its relevance despite past and present struggles and obstacles. With the blues remaining a core influence to quite a few metal genres, sub-genres and styles for the past five decades, and even longer in the world of rock, publishing a list focusing on rocking electric blues and blues/rock was the obvious thing to do.


"Who's to say a blues man can't play rock and roll?"

Joe Bonamassa

10


WALTER TROUT

Ordinary Madness


Released on August 28, 2020


Blues/rock guitar shaman, singer-songwriter, and street survivor Walter Trout delivers another batch of his heartfelt six-string excursions on his new record.


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9


TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS

The Remedy


Released on July 17, 2020


Fifteenth studio album from Too Slim and the Taildraggers, the powerhouse trio fronted by guitarist/vocalist Tim “Too Slim” Langford.



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8


DAVE FIELDS

Force Of Will


Released on July 3, 2020


NY Blues Hall of Famer artist Dave Fields sixth and latest album Force of Will is a ferocious mix of blues, rock and beyond, that stretches the boundaries.



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7


ALASTAIR GREENE

The New World Blues


Released on October 23, 2020


Greene blazes a big trail with his new record and continues his ascent to the top of the blues/rock game.




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6


SASS JORDAN

with the CHAMPAGNE HOOKERS

Rebel Moon Blues


Released on March 13, 2020


Canadian rock vocal queen Sass Jordan returns with her ninth studio album and her first release in almost ten years, comprised of seven well-chosen blues covers and one new original song.

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5


KING KING

Maverick


Released on November 27, 2020


Kink King's new lineup delivers an album (their fifth) of well-written, nicely-polished and superbly-executed blues/rock.




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4


DENNIS JONES

Soft Hard & Loud


Released on October 16, 2020


Los Angeles blues guitarist and vocalist Dennis Jones's seventh album as a leader centers on his contemporary take on the blues includes funk, rock, and reggae influences, that make him unique and identifiable.

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3


TINSLEY ELLIS

Ice Cream In Hell


Released on January 31, 2020


Ellis's rocking seventeenth solo studio effort showcases blues/rock from a master at the height of his power, vocally and instrumentally.



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2


JOE BONAMASSA

Royal Tea


Released on October 23, 2020


The blues/rock master, Joe Bonamassa makes every effort to channel the aura of the great British Blues explosion on his latest LP.



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1


ALBERT CUMMINGS

Believe


Released on February 14, 2020


It’s been said that you don’t seek out the blues – it seeks out you. For guitar virtuoso Albert Cummings, no words could ring more true. Cummings' masterful guitar wizardry has drawn comparisons to iconic axe legends Albert King, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, and even his own musical inspiration, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Albert says “all you need to do is Believe!”

One of the best 2020 albums across genres & Blues/Rock Album of the Year!


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