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Chris O'Leary endorses Seydel Harmonicas

Chris O’Leary endorses Seydel Harmonicas

VizzTone artist Chris O’Leary has signed an endorsement deal with Germany-based Seydel Harmonica Company.  Making handcrafted Haronicas since 1847, Seydel is the world’s oldest harmonica manufacturer, and  the only one using stainless steel reeds.  Chris O’leary’s model of choice is that Seydel 1847 Classic, stainless steel reeds and reed plates over a sealed wooden comb O’Leary […]

Our 2014 BMA Nominees!

Our 2014 BMA Nominees!

Congratulations to our 2014 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES BLUES MUSIC AWARDS ARE HAPPENING MAY 8, 2014 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE!  SEE YOU THERE!     CANDYE KANE  Contemporary Blues Female Artist         LITTLE G WEEVIL Acoustic Blues Artist     RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND That’s When The Blues Begins / Song of the Year […]

Welcome Austin Young !

Welcome Austin Young !

VizzTone proudly presents the debut recording from Colorado’s teenage blues phenom, AUSTIN YOUNG.  At 17, he delivers deep passion, exciting showmanship, and electrifying musicianship.  His inspirations range from Blues giants to guitar masters.  As he devastates audiences near home and at concerts and festivals, he is a hard act to follow even for today’s established stars. […]

Long Tall Deb!

Long Tall Deb!

Just click on the CD cover to hear the whole album in the VizzTone Store. VizzTone is so proud of the new Long Tall Deb CD, Raise Your Hands, we’re having a week-long Listening Party! “Long Tall Deb is a powerful singer who was raised in the dirt of Texas Blues.”    – Art Tipaldi, Blues […]

Bob Margolin receives Keeping the Blues Alive Award

Bob Margolin receives Keeping the Blues Alive Award

Congratulations to this year’s KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE Award recipient in the field of journalism… BOB MARGOLIN! Bob’s eBook is available in the iTunes Store, also on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble & Sony   Unfortunately Bob couldn’t join us in Memphis to blow the roof off the Rum Boogie or accept his KBA award […]

Mitch Woods on Voice of America!

Mitch Woods on Voice of America!

Mitch Woods has been getting a tremendous response to Blues Beyond Borders, his CD/DVD chronicle of his triumphant tour of the Republic of Turkey.  Voice Of America Radio recently broadcast a great interview, in which Mitch talks about his travels as well as his influences and beginnings in the gumbo of New Orleans music and […]

James Montgomery Band - feat. Johnny Winter, James Cotton, and More!

James Montgomery Band – feat. Johnny Winter, James Cotton, and More!

The VizzTone label group is proud to welcome the James Montgomery Band, and their new CD featuring special guests Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer, the Uptown Horns, and seminal rapper DMC! Click Here To Listen! When blues legend James Montgomery sings and plays the harmonica, he summons the power and inspiration of […]

VizzTone Blues Party On Beale!

VizzTone Blues Party On Beale!

One of the highlights of IBC Week is our annual VizzTone extravaganza at the Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale street. We’ll be tearing it up with performances by VizzTone family and friends on Friday and Saturday nights, February 1 and 2, from 10 PM until LATE!  This year DAVE GROSS and GINA SICILIA will host the […]

A Harp Player's Take on Dennis Gruenling's Technique

A Harp Player’s Take on Dennis Gruenling’s Technique

—by Richard Rosenblatt (Non harp-playing readers beware:  Turn back now, read no further, lest you catch a glimpse into the dark recesses of a harmonica player’s brain.  It’s not pretty, and you may turn to salt.) ROCKIN’ ALL DAY by DENNIS GRUENLING is, among other things, a very advanced Blues Harmonica Master Class.  Dennis is above all things […]

Available now... new Fiona Boyes CD!

Available now… new Fiona Boyes CD!

Now Available!   Blues For Hard Times is the latest Blue Empress/VizzTone release from internationally acclaimed blues artist FIONA BOYES.  This new recording is a stripped-back, traditional album featuring a mixture of acoustic and electric small ensemble performances and 6 solo tracks.  Produced by Kaz Kazanoff, featuring guests Bob Margolin, Derek O’Brien, Jimi Bott and […]