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.