...There’s no doubt that this week’s batch of new releases feature some of the best guitarists in history.
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, "Good News" (Stony Plain): The hot-rocking blues guitarist teams with singer Diane Blue and fellow string-benders Nicholas Tabarias and Zach Tunis on his latest release.
Jimi Hendrix, "Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight" (Experience Hendrix/Legacy): The guitar hero's legendary August 1970 concert in England makes its long-awaited appearance on Blu-ray.
Ian McLagen & the Bump Band, "United States" (Yep Roc): The Small Faces/Faces keyboardist is in fine fettle on his latest solo album, recorded in his home studio near Austin, Texas.
Nazareth, "Rock 'n' Roll Telephone" (Conveyor): The veteran British rock troupe's latest is the last for original signer Dan McCafferty, who's being sidelined by health issues.
The Nighthawks, "444" (Ellersoul): The roots rockers from Washington, D.C. haven't mellowed a bit, even in their 41st year.
Playing For Change, "Playing For Change 3: Songs Around the World" (Palm): The multi-media collective's latest project features a contribution from the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards in a rare solo appearance.
B.B. King, "Life of Riley" (MVD/UMe): The blues legend's life and career are examined in this new documentary and accompanying soundtrack album.