CD Reviews of 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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Double Standards – New CD!

Double Standards - New CD!

Double Standards is a celebration of the greatest blues songs, performed as duets with some of his musical friends. Mick’s love of many blues styles is well known, and this album brings the listener a wide range of blues, from down home to classic Chicago to jazzy to blues rock, Mick and his friends bring […]

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Monday Blues Jam Photos

Monday Blues Jam Photos

A few photos from the Monday Blues Jam for the Blues Society of Northwest Florida.

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The Beatles As Blues – ‘You Can’t Do That’

The Beatles As Blues – ‘You Can’t Do That’

The Beatles As Blues – ‘You Can’t Do That’ “Michissippi” Mick Kolassa and Mark Telesca do just that by bluesifying the Fab Four. By JD Nash – American Blues Scene It’s well known that the Beatles began as a skiffle group in England. Steeped in blues and R&B influences, they almost single-handedly created the genre of […]

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Cashbox Music reviews new CD
You Can’t Do That!

Cashbox Music reviews new CDYou Can't Do That!

Mick Kolassa and Mark Telesca are bluesmen to the core, who have been honing their craft for decades. Through constant touring, releasing albums, and appearing as sidemen on countless albums released by friends, they have achieved the respect of their peers and a degree of commercial success. They engaged in an impromptu jam session at the […]

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