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”

[ 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 set...

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…”

[ 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 by...

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 perfectly...

Album Review: Blues & Rhythm Magazine (UK)

[By Mick Rainsford \ Blues & Rhythm Magazine (UK)] Delta Groove’s expansion into Publicity & Promotion has got off to a great start with the release of this hot and soulful set by Markey Blue – who in (Jeanette) Markey have a huge talent both as a vocalist and a...

Album Review: Blues Blast Magazine

“Hey Hey, all of you lovers of classic blues and soul – Markey Blue flies high on her debut CD!” Releasing a debut blues album is like being a trapeze artist. When musicians strike the perfect balance between instrumentation and vocals, their resulting performance is...

Album Review: Blues Festival Guide

"Markey Blue Band Taking the Soul/Blues Scene by Storm" NASHVILLE, TN – Just one month after the ­release of their debut album, Hey Hey, eleven of the twelve tracks are receiving airplay in the US and worldwide. This spirited band makes it hard to stay in your seat,...

Press: Blues Festival Guide

Hey Hey, it’s Markey Blue! Coming out of the gate at #1 on the Blues Debut Chart, Markey Blue’s Hey Hey is also riding high on the Roots Music Album and Singles charts. Original songs and fresh grooves, with some help from Grammy-winning Stax legend Steve Cropper and...

Album Review: Making A Scene

From MakingAScene.org I love female blues singers. I wrote a book about them (my T’ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,) but not every new artist I get to review really stands out. Many are good, but they just don’t hit me in a special sort of way. This is not so with...