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Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods

Candy Store Kid

Nugene

When Luther Dickinson (touring with the Black Crowes at the time) joined brother Cody and British blues guitar man Ian Siegal onstage during their set at the 2011 Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival, the seed was planted for the followup to Siegal’s “The Skinny” — last year’s wildly successful collaboration realized at Luther and Cody’s Zebra Ranch in Mississippi hill country.

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Ana Popovic

Unconditional

Eclecto Groove

For her sixth studio album (counting her 1998 debut as a member of Hush), Yugoslavian singer-songwriter-guitarist Popovic left her Amsterdam base for three months to descend on the Crescent City and craft her finest release.

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The New Mastersounds

Breaks From the Border

Tallest Man

British retro-soul group The New Mastersounds have been around since they rose like a Phoenix in 1999 from the ashes of the original Mastersounds (not to be confused with America’s late ’50s/early ’60s easy-listening bop combo of the same name).

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7 Walkers

7 Walkers

Response

Lyricist Robert Hunter has been pretty busy lately. Last year saw the release of albums written with Bob Dylan (“Together Through Life”) and New Riders of the Purple Sage (“Where I Come From”) plus a song with Bruce Hornsby for Hornsby’s “Levitate” (“Cyclone”). This year saw the onetime Grateful Dead scribe’s second Jim Lauderdale collaboration (“Patchwork River”); a song with Cesar Rosas on Los Lobos’ “Tin Can Trust” (“All My Bridges Burning”); and this album, a project with Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and guitarist/singer Papa Mali (aka Malcolm Welbourne).

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Devon Allman’s Honeytribe

Space Age Blues

Provogue

The press release advertises “guitar licks that explode into whistling comet trails,” but such effects are hard if not impossible to find. This sophomore release is simply a solid blues-rock album showing impressive songwriting growth from 2006’s “Torch.”

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