(Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, BB King)

Clare Costello: Halloween EP

Ambient blues rock has a leg up with other genres when it comes to writing reflective lyricism that punches the heart. This intent to hone clear stories into a relaxing yet entertaining fashion is clearly shown in Clare Costello‘s Halloween EP.

Benjamin Hunter & Joseph Seamons: Take Yo Time

It is like getting back in time. Take Yo Time is the debut album of musical duo Benjamin Hunter & Joseph Seamons. Listen up to this newest artists as they take us to a journey that will remind you of how beautiful a simple life is. This album is easygoing, and has unassuming vibe. It is a combination of folk, acoustic, blues, and country with that distinct 60′s musical style.

Jennifer Meade: Loveville

Big vocals? Check. Catchy beats? Check. Undeniable swag? Oh, that one won’t be forgotten. Upon hearing the first few notes of Jennifer Meade‘s EP, Loveville, you can quickly tell that this girl’s got the pipes to last her through a lifetime. A lifetime of entertaining us, that is.

U.S. Army Blues: Live At Blues Alley

Chase last year’s blues away with a record that’s sure to transport your senses back to the yesteryears. Live At Blues Alley, a collection of jazz tunes recorded live, definitely fits the bill. It’s brought to us by the long-standing U.S. Army Blues, an Army Dance Band that entertained soldiers and civilians in dance zones during World War II.

The Record Company: Feels So Good EP

Let the rhythm and blues of The Record Company wash your stale day over. Early this November, the band, which is based in Los Angeles, released their second EP, Feels So Good. The Record Company is a trio composed of Chris Vos, Alex Stiff, and Marc Cazorla. Although their music has been compared to the classic sounds of Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, the band has found a way to add a fresh twist to their own music, making them timeless and unique.

FrostWire Creative Commons Mixtape Vol. 4

And the time of the year came again to share with all of you the best of 2013 FrostWire features. From blues, to pop, electronic, hiphop and rap comes 12 of our favorite tracks from our favorite artists. Last year over 294,000 of you downloaded our Mixtape Vol. 3 – this year lets take those numbers even higher, because the great musicians behind this compilation certainly deserve some love.

Balance and the Travelling Sounds: Departure

Here’s one ‘departure’ from the usual R&B and soul you’re exposed to: Balance and the Travelling Sounds. Calling their funky music as “neo-soul” (remember Lili K?), the group meshes musical tropes from the jazz, R&B, and hip-hop genres to create a type of music that’s both nostalgic and unmistakably modern at the same time.

Parker Smith: Solo Flight

Solo Flight by Parker Smith is an EP composed of songs from live recordings culled from Parker Smith’s solo tour in December 2012 through Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina. Released last 2012, the 11-track EP offers bluegrass tune at its finest.