Larry Garner: "You Need To Live A Little"

"A witty, imaginative songwriter, crisply concise guitarist, and convincing singer, Baton Rouge Larry Garner is the proverbial triple threat -- and a good bet to rise to blues stardom in the immediate future.

His major-label debut is a wondrous collection filled with songs that don't embrace simple cliches ("Four Cars Running," "Another Bad Day," and "Shak Bully" are anything but routine). "Miracles of Time" is almost pop-soul in its structure, while "Rats and Roaches in My Kitchen," Garner's lowdown tribute to swamp blues pioneer Silas Hogan, benefits from Sonny Landreth's burrowing slide guitar."
~ www.allmusic.com

Delbert McClinton: "Live From Austin"
"Live From Austin, Delbert's 1989 Alligator release, was his first live album ever and his first new album - at the time - in nine years. Featuring Delbert's road band plus three additional horns, the album was recorded as the soundtrack for Austin City Limits, the nationally syndicated public television show. Delbert hand picked all of the material on the album from almost ninety minutes of live performance and included five of his own originals. He also flew into Chicago to supervise remixing the tracks along with Alligator president Bruce Iglauer. Live From Austin was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Contemporary Blues Album."
~ www.alligatorrecords.com