Category > reviews

The Mob Museum

Another trip to Vegas. Didn’t do well at the poker tables, but that’s another story. I visited the Mob Museum in downtown Vegas, and I enjoyed it and recommend it. (Stop at Banger Brewing for a beer afterward, and at Pizza Rocks for a slice — downtown Vegas is so much hipper than the strip!) […]

Continue reading

Review of Fetch It! from Il Blues, the Italian blues magazine

Quando si va nel profundo Sud degli Stati Uniti a percorrere i luoghi del blues, non ci si può improvvisare “turisti per caso,” perchè il rischio di perdre pezzi di storia è molto alto. Bisogna allora affidarsi ad “un compagno di viaggio”, meticoloso e dettagliatissimo, come l’ottimo libro/guida “Blues Traveling/The Holy Sites of Delta Blues” […]

Continue reading

Review of Blues Traveling, third edition

This is from the funny-named but highly respected country-blues website weeniecampbell.com, written by the great guitarist and teacher John Miller: “Blues Traveling–The Holy Sites of Delta Blues”–Steve Cheseborough, University Press of Mississippi Author Steve Cheseborough must be very happy at the reception his Delta Blues guidebook, “Blues Traveling”, has received, for it is now in […]

Continue reading

EaT your greens

You can go to EaT: an Oyster Bar (N Williams at Failing Street, Portland) to hear me on Saturday nights. And of course for the oysters, absinthe, shrimp etouffee etc. But here’s another excellent reason to visit that fine restaurant: greens. I love many things on the menu, but I want to make special note […]

Continue reading

Say Amen, Somebody!

I enthusiastically recommend Say Amen, Somebody. It is a movie about gospel music but a major part of it is blues singer Georgia Tom, who rechristened himself Thomas A. Dorsey when he became the Father of Gospel Music. The reasons you, a blues fan, ought to run right out and get it from your library […]

Continue reading

Review of Fetch It!

From the fun and and authoritative country-blues website weeniecampbell.com comes this review of my new CD: Fetch It! – Steve Cheseborough Written by Andrew Mullins Fetch It! – Steve Cheseborough Independent Portland-based musician and author Steve Cheseborough has put together a strong set of country blues for his latest CD, Fetch It!, which was released […]

Continue reading

The club that looks like my book

I headed down to Charleston, S.C., the first week of April, for a family reunion and a gig at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. This was my third appearance at Fiery Ron’s, and every time I play there it is a thing of wonder for me and owner Randy Abraham (and, hopefully, for the audience […]

Continue reading

review of Marybeth Hamilton, In Search of the Blues

Marybeth Hamilton, In Search of the Blues review by Steve Cheseborough Marybeth Hamilton has dug up some good stories, and makes some good insights. But then she takes it too far. The stories are about white non-musicians obsessed with African-American music (she uses “blues” in the title and many other places in the book, but […]

Continue reading

Chezz and Taizz reviewed! 2007

Chezz and Taizz reviewed! Originally republished (in Steve Cheseborough blog) 3/21/2007 Old-time vaudeville revived in mirthful, mixed acts Review: Miz Kitty’s Parlour shows off more than parlor tricks, though the result can be tedious Monday, March 19, 2007 LUCIANA LOPEZ The Oregonian The building may have changed, but the parlor’s still the same. The vaudeville […]

Continue reading