Indigenous Break Into Stevie Ray Vaughan Territory

Native American family band's fifth album debuts at #4; I-10 Chronicles and Jimmie Dale Gilmore lead Gavin Americana list.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble continue to dominate the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart for the sixth straight week, while the young hotshot Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's Live On (#2) switches places with the venerable B.B. King and his latest release, Makin' Love Is Good for You (#3).

The story is much the same on the Gavin Americana radio-airplay chart. The all-star I-10 Chronicles and singer-songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore's One Endless Night remain at #1 and #2, respectively, but Transcendental Blues (#3), the still-forthcoming CD from Steve Earle, flipflops with country's BR5-49 and their Coast to Coast Live (#4).

The most impressive showing, though, is by Circle (Pachyderm), the fifth album from Indigenous, which debuts at #4 on the blues chart. Out of the Nakota Nation in South Dakota, this blues-rocking family band (two brothers, a sister and a cousin) has created a buzz with its Vaughan- and Jimi Hendrix-styled electric blues.

Rounding out the top 10 on the Top Blues Albums chart are Shannon Curfman, Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions at #5; Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Volume 2 at #6 after 60 weeks on the chart; Jonny Lang, Wander This World at #7 after 82 weeks; Johnny Taylor, Gotta Get the Groove Back at #8; Etta James, Best of Etta James at #9; and B.B. King, Best of B.B. King: The Millennium Collection, on the first anniversary of its appearance on the chart, is at #10.

The eponymous debut by young bluegrass wizards Nickel Creek moves from #10 to #6 on the Americana chart, with Claire Lynch inching into the top 10 (going from #11 to #9) with Love Light.

Completing the Americana top 10 are Mark David Manders & Nuevo Texas, Chilli Pepper Sunset at #5; Wylie & the Wild West, Ridin' the Hi-Line at #7; Todd Snider, Happy to Be Here at #; and the Walt Wilkins Band, Fire Honey & Angels at #10.