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Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 25, 2022

STRICTLY A ONE-EYED JACK John Mellencamp (Republic) ***** This is Mellencamp’s 25th album. Once a teller of tales about small town life in the Midwest,...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 18, 2022

LONESOME DESERT STRUM David Gideon (independent) ***** No matter what the genre, nothing is more maddening than someone jumping on a trend because it’s popular....

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 11, 2022

FEELS LIKE FREEDOM Sandy Haley (independent) **** ½ A 5 song E.P. from this Southern California blues singer, a transplant from the soulful city of...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 5, 2022

TALKIN’ ABOUT Waterstreet Blues Band (independent) **** If I read their website correctly, this is Waterstreet Blues Band’s 3rd album. Talkin’ About is definitely the...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR December 29, 2021

WELCOME ABOARD THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN Night Bluemers (independent) ***** I was planning on taking the week off between Christmas and New Year’s Eve from writing...
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Top 24 of 2021 albums, songs and album art by John Kereiff  #24 WYOMING Randy Lee Riviere (Wilderness Records) Wyoming is a rootsy blend of rock, folk and country....

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR November 29, 2021

TURNING TO CRIME Deep Purple (Edel / Ear Music) *** ½ When I heard Deep Purple was releasing a covers album I got a little...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR November 22, 2021

STILL HERE Ben Levin (VizzTone) **** Ben Levin is an old soul. Playing blues piano well beyond his 21 years, Still Here sounds vintage and...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR November 15, 2021

AN HONEST EFFORT Matt Patershuk (Black Hen) *****+ Matt Patershuk’s grandpa used to say “God loves a trier”, meaning there is worth and value in...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR November 8, 2021

THE CONCORD SESSIONS Howard Gladstone (Sonic Peach Records) **** A charming new record here, the 7th, from this Toronto-based folkie. Part James Taylor/ part Bruce...