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Showing posts with label RJ Mischo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RJ Mischo. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hi Hat Records artist: Hot Roux - Home Town Blues - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Home Town Blues, from Hot Roux, and its cool in a different kind of way. Opening with Louisiana flavored, Don't Wanna Talk About Love, Jerry McWorter on lead vocal and drums leads the way joined by Brent Harding on bass, Franck Goldwasser on guitarRJ Mischo on harp and some hot sax playing from Bill Flores (bari) and Jimmy Calire (tenor). Old style country track, Woman You Haunt Me, is a really cool track with nicely blended vocals, a tasty guitar solo fromKyle Jester and nice piano work from Carl Sonny Leyland. Swamp rocker, Misery Misery has a classic Louisiana flavor and with paired vocals and a tight guitar solo from Kyle Jester, this track should be an instant hit. Rent Party Boogie has a super bass line compliments Steve Nelson and crisp rock n roll guitar riffs compliments Johnny Main. Processed vocals by McWortner work nicely on this track and Calire's sax work is tops. With it's Latin New Orleans flavor and harp work by Mischo, this track is a funky rocker with super crowd appeal. Wrapping the release is Wake Up Slim, a funky country flavored track with a catchy melody. Ed Berghoff's nicely finger picked guitar work really adds a nice bite to this enjoyable closer.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Delta Groove artist: RJ Mischo - Make It Good - New Release Review

Got a hot new release, Make It Good, from RJ Mischo. The CD is chocked full of 13 original tracks. Trouble Belt starts the romp with Mischo on vocals and Johnny Moeller and Nick Curran on guitars. The Frozen Pickle is up next with some terrific harp work from Mischo. Mischo apparently learned how to get his full-tone from Lynwood Slim. The indisputable Johnny Moeller throws down a great Texas style guitar solo on this track and with the assistance of Nick Curran, Ronnie James Weber, Nick Connolly and Wes Starr. Papa's S.T. Special is a harp whoop train type song and demonstrates Mischo's technique well. Minnesota Woman, a cool shuffle track, is a strait up Chicago style blues with Mischo back on vocal and harp and Moeller keeps the back of the track filled with intricate rhythm guitar as well as some nice straight guitar solo's. Not Your Good Man is a great slower blues track, again Chicago style, giving Moeller a great opportunity to shine and of course featuring the great tone of Mischo. I Got You Covered takes it up a notch to an almost blues rocker. The Biscuit Is back takes the jump route and sets the stage perfectly for great harp and guitar work by both men. Elevator Juice is a harmonica boogie and Mischo takes full advantage to show what he's packin'. Moeller throws down a great guitar solo as well. This is a cool driver. All Over Again is a great finish to a great CD letting the players including Nick Curran stretch out a bit. This is a really strong CD and one that if you like your traditional blues mixed in with some updated blues will likely really make you perk up. I personally think it's really strong!
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A track from the new Cd but different backing band.

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Release - RJ Mischo "Make It Good"


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Produced by RJ Mischo


RJ Mischo: Harmonica & Vocals
Johnny Moeller: Guitar
Nick Curran: Guitar / Drums (Track 11)
Ronnie James Weber: Upright & Electric Bass
Nick Connolly: Piano & Organ
Wes Starr: Drums
Richard Medek: Drums (Track 3)
Jeremy Johnson: Guitar (Tracks 3 & 9), Bass Drum & High Hat (Track 9)


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"Mischo far surpasses many better known at harp driven blues."
– Living Blues Magazine

"Among the top ranks of U.S. harp players."
– Blues & Rhythm Magazine, UK

"…one of the current blues scene's finest harmonica practitioners…"
– Blues in the Northwest

We have RJ Mischo's older brother Mike to thank for having the foresight to present his younger sibling with his first Hohner Marine Band Harmonica around the age of twelve. That very same brother was also responsible for aligning Mischo's career trajectory by taking him to see a Muddy Waters concert when he was only 16-years old. Sitting just a mere 10-feet away from the pioneering blues legend at the Bel Ray Ballroom in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mischo was awe-struck. Witnessing Waters' magnetic performance instilled a life-long hunger and appreciation for the blues that Mischo continues to nourish to this day.

Mischo's formal music career got its start over 30 years ago while working his way up through the thriving Minneapolis blues scene—his first paying gig came by way of Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist Percy Strother in the late-1970s. By the early '80s, Mischo was working with Muddy Waters' band alumni, George "Mojo" Buford, and had discovered the secrets to achieving a full-tone on his harmonica via tongue-blocking, a method taught to him by recent Los Angeles transplant, Lynwood Slim, who had taken up residence in Minneapolis at the time. About a year after establishing an all-star blues jam with guitarist Teddy Morgan every Sunday evening at the Five Corners Bar in 1991, the pair released their collaborative debut effort, "Ready To Go," featuring vocalist Percy Strother on Blue Moon Records. Mischo's first official solo album, "Gonna Rock Tonight," followed in '94. Mischo continued to release top-shelf recordings, building up an impressive and sizable catalog in the process, while always employing the services of high caliber musicians such as Jeremy Johnson, Steve Freund, Junior Watson, Frank Goldwasser, Rusty Zinn, Kid Andersen, Barrelhouse Chuck, June Core and Richard Innes. He's also maintained a consistently aggressive touring schedule, making regular trips overseas to Europe, and has even travelled to South America for performances with Brazil's own blues emissaries, the Igor Prado Band.

His Delta Groove debut, "Make It Good," is RJ Mischo's tenth release and he makes good on the promise of that title by delivering a high-octane fueled album—complete with 100% original material—backed by a formidable stable of talent featuring Austin's foremost blues elite. Mischo explains: "I was at the King Biscuit Blues Festival watching a performance of Anson Funderburgh when the vision for this album came to me. I knew the drummer Wes Starr lived in Austin, Texas. I asked him right then and there if he would be interested in working with me on this project." Joining Starr on the Austin sessions are guitarists Nick Curran and Johnny Moeller, bassist Ronnie James Weber, and pianist Nick Connolly. Drummer Richard Medek, and Mischo's old pal, guitarist Jeremy Johnson, are also on board for a couple of lowdown tracks recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prepare yourself for some big blues and a little rock 'n roll, on what most assuredly adds up to one of RJ Mischo's toughest sounding and most satisfying ventures yet…make it good indeed!



This memorial day weekend catch RJ Mischo performing at the 23rd Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. RJ will be featuring Rick Holmstrom for a memorable performance.



05/11/12: Meilen, Switzerland – Jazzfestival
05/12/12: Meilen, Switzerland – Jazzfestival
05/13/12: Landshut, Germany – Jimmy's CafĂ©
05/16/12: Rosenheim, Germany – Le Pirate
05/17/12: Perlesreuth, Germany – Landgasthof Hafner
05/19/12: Munich, Germany – Goerreshof
05/26/12: Simi Valley, CA – Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
06/01/12: Fayettevill, AR – George's Majestic Lounge
06/02/12: Eureka Springs, AR – Blues Weekend
06/03/12: Eureka Springs, AR – Blues Weekend
06/08/12: St. Peter, MN – Embassy Bar
06/09/12: St. Peter, MN – Blues Festival
06/13/12: Minneapolis, MN – 331 Club
06/14/12: North St. Paul, MN – Nuemann's Bar
06/16/12: Robbinsdale, MN – Eagle's Nest Lounge
06/23/12: Quapaw, OK – Downstream Casino
06/24/12: Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Public Library
06/29/12: Fayetteville, AR – Smoke & Barrel
09/25/12: Clarksdale, MS – Shack Up Inn "Hindick's Harmonica Jam Camp"
09/26/12: Clarksdale, MS – Shack Up Inn "Hindick's Harmonica Jam Camp"
09/27/12: Clarksdale, MS – Shack Up Inn "Hindick's Harmonica Jam Camp"
09/28/12: Clarksdale, MS – Shack Up Inn "Hindick's Harmonica Jam Camp"
09/29/12: Clarksdale, MS – Shack Up Inn "Hindick's Harmonica Jam Camp"

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Shake Dancer - R J Mischo

Singer Harmonica player R.J. Mischo began his music career 20 years ago in Minneapolis. He worked with the area’s legends of the Blues scene like Muddy Waters Alumni Mojo Buford and Sonny Rogers, as well as Percy Strothers & Milwaukee Slim. R.J. then lead his own groups and gained a reputation as one of the regions top acts. During his tenure in Minneapolis, R.J. was nominated into several categories by the Minnesota Music Academy and in 1996 won the award for Best Harmonica Player. RJ Mischo funnels everyday life and personal experiences through his harp and vocals, and what pours out is the hot-blooded passion, the playful humor and high voltage energy of the blues.

R.J. was introduced to audiences worldwide when he & guitarist Teddy Morgan formed the RJ & Kid Morgan Blues Band featuring Percy Strother. In 1992 they released Ready To Go on the W. C. Handy award winning Blue Loon Records. 1994 brought the critically acclaimed Gonna Rock Tonight also on Blue Loon Records. After several successful tours of Europe, RJ recorded 2 CD’s, Rough ‘N" Tough in 1996 and Cool Disposition in 1997 on the prestigious German label, Crosscut Records. In 1998 R.J. Mischo and His Red Hot Blues Band moved to San Francisco , California. As well as performing regularly in the Bay area, the Band also tours extensively throughout the United States and Europe. R.J. has appeared on some of the world’s biggest Blues events. R.J.’s 1999 release, West Wind Blowin' , features 15 songs & guest appearances by Rusty Zinn & Steve Freund.