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2021 TOP 20 BLUES/ROCK ALBUMS

Rocking Electric Blues & Blues/Rock

"The blues is a mighty long road. Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential."

Billy Gibbons




20

SAMANTHA FISH

Faster


Released on September 10, 2021

Boundaries pushing, album #11 by the pop/rock blues artist.




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19

WHITEY SOMERS

The Call Of The Blues


Released on September 17, 2021

An eclectic mix of original blues and rock on this 5th album by the Canadian artist.




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18

SUE FOLEY

Pinky's Blues


Released on October 22, 2021

The Canadian-born artist names her 16th album after her pink paisley Fender Telecaster.


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17

GRINDER BLUES

El Dos


Released on September 24, 2021

The power blues trio fronted by dUg Pinnick, sophomore studio effort.




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16

CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM

662


Released on July 23, 2021

The talented young musician names this sophomore album: 662 - the area code of his Clarksdale (MS) stomping grounds.



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15

COLIN JAMES

Open Road


Released on November 5, 2021

The 20th studio album by the platinum-selling Canadian artist.



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14

DIRTY DAVE OSTI

Retro-Sonic Blues Train


Released on July 30, 2021

Excellent 6th album by the West Coast axeslinger/one-man-band.



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13

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

The Blues Album


Released on September 17, 2021

A classic blues performance on the 8th studio album by the British blues-rock phenom.



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12

BILLY F GIBBONS

Hardware


Released on June 4, 2021

The third solo album by legendary ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist.




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11

STEVE MARRINER

Hope Dies Last


Released on July 2, 2021

Best release to date by the talented Candian multi-instrumentalist blues rocker.



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10

JOANNA CONNOR

4801 South Indiana Avenue


Released on February 26, 2021

Virtuoso slide guitarist, singer, and songwriter Joanna Connor's new rockin' Chicago blues album!



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9

SETH LEE JONES

Flathead


Released on September 10, 2021

Tulsa slide guitar wizard and master luthier, Seth Lee Jones, delivers a collection of nine rocking, road-tested blues covers.


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8

THE RECORD COMPANY

Play Loud


Released on October 10, 2021

The rock trio returns with a set of fuzzy, hook-heavy tunes!




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7

GHOST HOUNDS

A Little Calamity


Released on September 3, 2021

Pittsburgh's blues/rock favorites Ghost Hounds, return with a sophomore effort proudly fueled by their love of true rock and roll.


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6

TROY REDFERN

The Fire Cosmic


Released on August 6, 2021

Britain’s “King of Slide Guitar” delivers a smoldering, massive-sounding new album.




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5

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD

Living In A Burning House


Released on January 29, 2021

A master class in distinctive, contemporary roots music with catchy lyrics, undeniable grooves, and exhilarating guitar playing, at its core.


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4

THE BLIND PILOTS

All Kinds Of Crazy


Released on May 18, 2021

Excellent stoner-rock-infused blues debut effort by the Australian blues rockers!




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3

SHAW DAVIS & THE BLACK TIES

Red Sun Rebellion


Released on July 30, 2021

The Floridian power trio continues on their blazing path from the blues to hard rock on their 3rd studio effort.



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2

GARY MOORE

How Blue Can You Get


Released on April 28, 2021

Smoking new set consisting of 4 originals and 4 covers, a posthumous release marking 10 years since the legendary Irish guitarist's untimely passing.


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1

THE BAD DAY BLUES BAND

Table By The Wall


Released on January 8, 2021


Londoner rockers, The Bad Day Blues Band, deliver a set of fiery blues-rock tunes on their highly anticipated studio debut effort! The (London's Abbey Road recorded) album showcases a band that manages to find just the perfect balance between the more traditional blues, and modern, aggressive, in-your-face rock. The eleven incendiary tracks on Table By The Wall (1 cover + 10 originals) are undeniable proof of the band's high-octane energy and stage chemistry being conveyed successfully into the recording studio. With this body of music, the rockin' London quartet establishes itself as one of the most exciting, explosive, and original sounding blues/rock bands of the moment! One of the best 2021 albums across genres & Blues/Rock Album of the Year!


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