Nick Curran: "Doctor Velvet"

"Comin' on like a sci-fi hybrid of T-Bone Walker, Little Richard, and Guitar Slim, guitarist/singer Nick Curran is a powerhouse performer who owes a strong debt to blues and rockabilly artists of the '50s."

"In a move that garnered him a slightly higher profile, Curran signed with legit-blues label Blind Pig Records in 2002 and released his third album the following year. Featuring more of Curran's old-school blues and R&B, Doctor Velvet found the still twenty-something artist branching out into Delta blues, reworking the Sonics' garage rock classic "Shot Down," and performing alongside one of his musical idols, original Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Vaughan." ~ www.allmusic.com

Shuggie Otis: "Shuggie's Boogie (Shuggie Otis Plays The Blues)"
Shuggie "is the son of legendary R 'n' B bandleader Johnny Otis. A musical prodigy he was playing with his father by the time he was 13 and from the word go displayed an uncanny mastery of the blues guitar. This reissue of Shuggie's Boogie collects all of his most notable 12 bar moments. Tasty stuff...

"To pigeonhole him merely as a bluesman is to do a disservice to his unbeliveable range of abilities. yet, it's the place he came from and where he first showed his talents. Shuggie's Boogie is a fine place to get to know the six stringed side of the man who was even once offered the guitarist's job in the Stones. " ~ Chris Jones / www.bbc.co.uk