Bobby Bryan’s prison days, blues nights

TERRA BLUES, NYC —  Bobby Bryan counsels convicted teenage felons at the Rikers Island prison during the day. At night, he sings the blues. Makes sense, right? But Bobby’s blues have a decided upbeat vibe because Bobby’s outlook on life, despite what he deals with every day, is decidedly upbeat. And it’s clear he’s having a…

Robert Powers, a blues legend, shows why at Terra Blues

TERRA BLUES, NYC — Playing the blues has to come from the soul. There is no room for artifice or ego or flamboyance. It’s story-telling, sorrow, humor, hard-times and good times. It can be imitated, but fakers just don’t resonate. Robert Powers is the real thing, and it’s clear his many Grammy nominations have been well-earned….