Auditions Round-Up: The Voice is the Blues’ Most Powerful Weapon

The blues has produced countless instrumental virtuosos, but the genre has always been a singer’s medium. Young and explosive or wizened and world-weary, the best blues singers scale the heights and plumb the depths of the human condition, as heard on these recent releases. Mississippi bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch was 82 years old when he…
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