At 82, the blues king still digs deep to soulfully cover songs of his heroes such as John Lee Hooker and Lemon Jefferson with a horn-driven, all-star band including pianist Dr. John.
JONATHA BROOKE The Works
The folk-pop singer's new album seamlessly pairs her original music with previously unreleased Woody Guthrie lyrics. Brooke reigns supreme on the touching love song "King of My Heart."
DONNIE KLANG Just a Rolling Stone
It's an uneven debut for Klang, a winner of Diddy's reality show Making the Band 4, mainly because overproduction stifles his Justin-esque vocals. But he manages to break free on the bonus track "Beautiful Escape."
SONYA KITCHELL This Storm
The singer-songwriter's angelic voice and sharp lyrics make this versatile set of folk, rock and alternative songs a compelling listen. One standout? "Here to There," a country-tinged musing on the meaning of life.