CD REVIEWS – Blind Lemon Sessions

The reviews are coming in for Blind Lemon Sessions — Mick Kolassa’s January 2020 Album Reflections In Blue The roles of the songster, singer/songwriter, storyteller, bard, minstrel, bluesman, griot, etc. is one of the most important positions in the business of making music.  One major purpose behind having a band performing was to allow patrons […]

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Blind Lemon Sessions – NEW CD!

Blind Lemon Sessions - NEW CD!

January 2020 Release Mick Kolassa began this acoustic album when Thomas Schleiken, of Blind Lemon Records, invited him to do some shows in Germany and record a couple songs for a compilation album.  What began as a couple songs kept expanding into this – where Mick got a chance to play some of his old […]

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CD REVIEWS – 149 Delta Ave

CD REVIEWS - 149 Delta Ave

The reviews are coming in for 149 Delta Ave — Mick Kolassa and the Taylor Made Blues Band’s September 2018 CD release… Reflections In Blue Mick Kolassa surpassed my expectations, for which I owe him and the band an apology.  149 Delta Avenue is one of the finest pieces of blues and deep Southern soul […]

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149 Delta Ave – New CD!

149 Delta Ave - New CD!

September 1, 2018 Release After releasing two critically acclaimed albums of other people’s music, Mick is back to what he loves the most: recording and releasing what he calls his own “Free Range Blues.” This new album, 149 Delta Avenue, covers a multitude of blues styles and sub-genres. Mick has assembled a collection of fine […]

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CD REVIEWS — Double Standards

The reviews are coming in on the February 2018 release Double Standards! Elmore Magazine Mississippi-based guitarist and vocalist Mick Kolassa gathers a bunch of his friends for duets in this set of blues standards. Blues is often rowdy and raucous but here Kolassa and friends demonstrate how the idiom can be played with finesse and […]

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