ALBUM REVIEW: LIVING  BLUES MAGAZINE

ALBUM REVIEW: LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE

Living Blues Magazine By Lee Zimmerman A powerhouse Nashville-based duo, guitarist Ric Latina and singer/percussionist Jeanette Markey make a formidable impression on this superb set of songs that find the duo sharing co-composing credits. Then title is evocative in...
ALBUM REVIEW: BLUES MATTERS UK

ALBUM REVIEW: BLUES MATTERS UK

Blues Matters Magazine – UK By Alan Pearce The title track Raised In Muddy Water is a very clear indication of what is about to come. Wonderful slide guitar from Ric Latina which provides the perfect balance to the stunning vocals of Jeanette Markey. This lady...
Album Review: “…a force like Etta James”

Album Review: “…a force like Etta James”

[From Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine – June/July 2016] The band Markey Blue was formed in Nashville when Ric Latina and Jeanette Markey teamed up as a duo for “a few club dates” and things began to click sspk8yd. Together they started writing songs and found...
Album Review: “…an unqualified success!”

Album Review: “…an unqualified success!”

[From Flying Shoes Review] This is a very classy, straightforward blues set from this Nashville-based outfit. Guitarist Ric Latina – a veteran of many country and blues groups and sessions – teamed up with singer Jeannette Markey in 2012, initially just to write a few...
Album Review: “This is the blues at it’s very best.”

Album Review: “This is the blues at it’s very best.”

[From Blewzzman’s Blues CD Reviews | by Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro] Career wise, Jeanette Markey and Ric Latina have individually traveled down many different roads. But since joining forces in 2013, those roads have merged into one. And since that is the very road that...
Album Review: “Blues from the top shelf”

Album Review: “Blues from the top shelf”

[ from Chris Spector – Midwest Record ] MARKEY BLUE/The Blues are Knockin’ (SOUL O SOUND): It’s good to see this indie blues duo make the most of the nu opportunities the present throws in your path to try and make a living as a working muso.  First off, this...
Album Review: “Complex, moody sensuous Blues…”

Album Review: “Complex, moody sensuous Blues…”

[ from Peter Merrett – PBS 106.7 ] *** MARKEY BLUE – “The Blues Are Knockin’ “. Label – Soul Sound Records. Ric Latina – Guitar, Song Writer. (Jeannette) Markey – Vocals, Percussion, Song Writer. ***Track 1. – “I’ll Wait For You”. Written by Ric Latina, Jeannette...
Album Review: “This cat and kitten are the real deal…”

Album Review: “This cat and kitten are the real deal…”

[ by Bill Wilson – Reflections In Blue ] What began as a couple of performers looking to put a show together and maybe do a few gigs has turned into an unstoppable international sensation.  Individually the pair have something special, a fact that can be spotted...
Album Review – “meticulously crafted album…”

Album Review – “meticulously crafted album…”

[ by Rhetta Akamatsu – blogcritics.org ] This is Markey Blue’s second album and it’s just as impressive as their debut Hey Hey was. The core of the group, vocalist Markey Latina and guitarist Ric Latina, are perfectly paired, with Ric’s expressive guitar...